Free technical training workshops

Expand your industry expertise with an innovative workshop training programme featuring guest speakers, case studies and presentations providing skills development as well as insight into the business and project aspects of the construction industry.

CPD Accreditation for Architectural Professionals*

Accredited CPD by SAIBD valued at Category 1, valued at 0.1 credit per hour of workshop

CPD Accreditation for Quantity Surveyors

Accredited in terms of the requirements of the Association of South African Quantity Surveyors with:

Category: 1
CPD Hours:
  • Day 1: 3 CPD Hours awarded for delegates attending the workshops on the 23 August 2017
  • Day 2: 3 CPD Hours awarded for delegates attending the workshops on the 24 August 2017

(Total of 6 CPD Hours awarded for delegates attending both days of the workshops)

Workshop programme

Day 1: 23 August 201

Day 1
Contractors Corner (demos and training)
Open Knowledge Lounge (CPD accredited)
10:00 Waterproofing case study

Hosted by:

Practical demonstration of builders’ rubble mixes

Hosted by:
Dr. Kirsten Barnes
Waste Economy Analyst

11:00 Height Safety Risk Control & Fall Prevention

  • Causes and consequences of falls from heights
  • Shortcomings and risks with traditional fall arrest equipment
  • Up to date controls for various risk activities
  • Legal requirements and the consequences of non-conformance
  • Risk assessment, fall protection plan and implementation of controls

Hosted by:

John T. Smit

Professional Fall Protection Planner Height Safety Risk Consultant Fall Protection Controls Engineer

JTS Height Safety Risk Management & Control

Surfaces & Alignments in the field

Hosted By:

Petrus Calitz
Area Manager: Western Cape, Lower Eastern Cape, West Coast & Namibia
Aciel Geomatics 

12:00 Topic to be confirmed

Hosted by:
Building Industry Bargaining Council

Integrated Cost Management Solutions

Hosted by:
Clifford Human
Construction Computer Software (CCS)

12:30 Using water efficiently in construction* Topic to be confirmed

Hosted by:
Concrete Society of Southern Africa

13:00 Prize Announcements
13:30 Electrical contractors masterclass* Cost engineering for effective construction project management*
14:00 Advanced concrete repairs* Leveraging mobility and Cloud to get the most out of your business and your systems

Millennial’s entering our workforce brings a new dynamic to the way in which companies will need to transact going forward. These youngsters are looking to work for companies that are on top of their game in terms of the systems and platforms on which they operate.  If your construction business is using outdated software that is clunky to use and has antiquated user interfaces you will battle to attract new talent from the Millennial pool

This presentation will  look at the technology behind the Lula Build Estimating system and show you real life case studies as to how Lula build has helped companies to grow their business forward.

Hosted by:

Johann Potgieter
Managing Director and co-founder
Convirt (Pty) Ltd

15:00 End of Day 1 programme

Workshop programme

Day 2: 24 August 2017

Day 2
Contractors Corner (demos and training)
Open Knowledge Lounge (CPD accredited)
10:00 How to calculate building costs* Field to BIM Workshop : 3D laser scanning and imaging technology

Hosted by:
B. Godfrey     
Building Point SA

10:30 Enterprise development: complying with new treasury regulations* Why using 3D Point Clouds reduces costs in construction projects

  • Both small and large projects benefit from using this technology as long as the project team are willing to use them. This presentation will deal with the multi-faceted value point clouds can offer. After 12 years of using this technology, Lloyd & Hill Inc demonstrate a few of the basic ways point clouds outperforms other forms of as-built data. This has value in both design and construction.

Hosted by:

Justin Hill
Lloyd & Hill Inc

11:00 Stakeholder engagement forum: The Western Cape is open for business

Moderator: Tim Harris, CEO, Wesgro

  • An overview of infrastructure and investment taking place across the province
  • What’s in store for the construction sector for 2017/18? Market trends and investment opportunities to watch out for in the Western Cape marketplace will be highlighted
  • New business opportunities for construction, infrastructure development, spatial transformation and inner city refurbishment in the Western Cape
  • An update on developmental milestones for the province and progress made towards current developmental goals

11:00 Welcome Address

Senior representative, Office of the Executive Mayor, City of Cape Town*

11:15 Inner city development round table discussion


  • Tasso Evangelinos, CEO, Cape Town Central Improvement District
  • Rob Kane, Chairman, Cape Town Central Improvement District
  • Bulelwa Makalima-Ngewana, CEO, Cape Town Partnership
  • Lance Greyling, Director of Trade and Investment, City of Cape Town*

12:00 Provincial investment and transformation round table discussion


  • Solly Fourie, Head of Department, Western Cape Department of Economic Development*
  • Jacqui Gooch, Head of Department, Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works*
  • The Honourable Bonginkosi Madikizela, MEC, Western Cape Department of Human Settlements*


13:00 Fundamentals of Readymix Concrete 101

Learn about the difference between cement and concrete as well as the fundamentals behind readymix concrete. Workshop highlights include:

– Ordering Readymix

– Receiving Readymix

– Placing Readymix

– Testing Readymix SARMA

Hosted by:

Senior Representative

Southern Africa Ready Mix Association (SARMA), South Africa

Architecture via the SACAP Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Compulsory registration for Architectural Practitioners.

Hosted by:

Videsh Boodu, National President,SAIBD
Dhanashwar Basdew, Vice President, Architectural Activist & Transformation Visionary

14:00 How to find, hire and train motivated workers*
15:00 End of programme