29 September 2014

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Book today for the SAICE Awards in Durban 16 October - only a few seats left!

The SAICE Awards is a high profile event and will be attended by over 400 civil engineering practitioners, industry leaders, sister organisations, government officials, project leaders, civil engineering students, media and the general public. This is a once in a lifetime networking opportunity for the industry. Be there!

Lagos collapse - Civil engineers' questions

The Lagos collapse with its resultant death of 84 South Africans has dominated the news.  It is truly shocking to know that 115 people have died and numerous more seriously injured because of a lack of implementing standards. It is as shocking to learn that the officers responsible for enforcement of these standards are denied access and often brutalised and hospitalised.  SAICE has to ask several questions concerning construction as well as materials standards, and health and safety issues in Nigeria. Thinking of recent collapses in our own country, serious thought must go into preventing South Africa to reach a stage where entering a building or mall would trigger thoughts for one’s safety!

Development and Innovation for who?

SAICE President, Stanford Mkhacane in his presidential address titled “Taking Civil Engineering to the remote and marginalized areas of South Africa” made a call for civil engineers to use their skill and innovation to better the lives of those who need it the most, particularly those in the forgotten remote and rural areas of the country. But how will this be achieved in the current situation of the industry?

Bid to improve municipal water delivery through peer-to-peer benchmarking

The national Municipal Benchmarking Initiative (MBI) is a volunteer performance improvement system initiated in 2010 by Salga, the Water Research Commission (WRC), the Institute of Municipal Engineering South Africa and the eThekwini municipality, in KwaZulu-Natal.  The MBI was formed to help municipalities improve their service and operational performance by sharing information on key indicators and by setting benchmarks to either be equalled or exceeded.

NWU prof named one of seven global WTO Chairs

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has formally honoured North-West University (NWU) Professor Wilma Viviers as one of seven global candidates for its latest Chairs Programme.

Lagos Declares Zero Tolerance for Building Collapse

Speaking at a media interactive session, the General Manager, Lagos State Building Control Agency, (LASBCA), Dr.  Abimbola Animashaun, said the target of the agency was to achieve zero incidence of building collapse in the state every month through strict monitoring and enforcement of the appropriate building codes.
You’ve been PINKED! Show your support…

Secure your SPOT for the Durban Branch Golf Day which will be held on 24 October at the Durban Country Club to raise money for the Breast Cancer Awareness Association. CANT MAKE THE GOLF DAY?  You can still show your support for women suffering from breast cancer, by wearing a pink shirt on the day.
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