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Registered Project and Construction Managers be appointed to construction projects

Registered Project and Construction Managers be appointed to construction projects

The South African Council for the Project and Construction Management Professions (SACPCMP) urges that only appropriately registered Project and Construction Managers be used on construction projects, irrespective of the size and nature of such projects.   This follows the recent Sunday Times report, indicating that Construction and Project Managers who worked on the two Eskom power stations ... »

SACPCMP expresses shock regarding the death of workers on construction site in Isipingo

SACPCMP expresses shock regarding the death of workers on construction site in Isipingo

The South African Council for the Project and Construction Management Professions (SACPCMP) is shocked to learn about the death of three workers who were killed at a construction site in Isipingo, Durban. »

CESA responds to 2019 Budget Speech – promoting ‘Value for Money’ Procurement!

CESA responds to 2019 Budget Speech – promoting ‘Value for Money’ Procurement!

While Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) supports the provisions of Minister Tito Mboweni’s 2019 Budget presented in his speech, the organization believes that Government needs to urgently revise its Procurement Practices for Consulting Engineering Services related to the development of Infrastructure making sure that the citizens of South Africa get ‘Value for Money’ infrastructure that is ... »

Construction Management – The Power of the Pre-Plan

Construction Management – The Power of the Pre-Plan

After the award of a Tender there should be: A hand-over meeting between the Estimator and the Contract Director, and Contract Manager who will be running the project and the Construction Manager. The preparation of a pre-plan of how the construction team will manage the project. »

Creative Minds Converge in Kenya

Creative Minds Converge in Kenya

I was indeed fortunate to be invited to attend a conference in Nairobi Kenya on the subject of “Innovation – Science – Engineering – Education.”  The famous quote from Nelson Mandela “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” was used in the context of Construction, to introduce a paradigm shift necessary in engineering education to make engineers more aware of e... »