Workshops

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.

Stakeholder Engagement Forum on Day 2 providing inside access to the Western Cape’s provincial government and leaders defining the development pipeline for the region.

Spotlight on the Garden Route Rebuild initiative

  • Get an update on the progress on the Garden Route Rebuild initiative and the plans for rebuilding the Garden Route
  • Find out how you can contribute to the Garden Route Rebuild initiative
  • Get updates on how the local construction market and private sector professionals can best collaborate for the rebuilding of the Garden Route

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 2017

Day 1
Contractors Corner (demos and training)
Open Knowledge Lounge (CPD accredited)
10:00 Crystalline Technology and Durability of Concrete Structures

“Kryton is the pioneer of integral crystalline waterproofing technologies and is the inventor of the first crystalline waterproofing admixture. The Kryton crystalline formula allows concrete to self-seal hairline cracks up to 0.5 mm, even years after the original construction.
Kryton has waterproofed thousands of high-risk concrete waterproofing projects around the world using Krystol Technology, South African success stories include: Kakamas Hydroelectric Scheme in Upington, Finsch Mine Reservoir in the Freestate and Anglo American Smelter Silos in Polokwane.”

  • Kryton introduction
  • Traditional waterproofing vs crystalline technology
  • Waterproofing admixtures and differences
  • Complete waterproofing system
  • References and Case studies

Hosted by:
Balint Csegezi
Territory Manager – Europe & Africa
Kryton International Inc.

Can processed builders’ rubble compete with traditional construction materials?

Builders’ rubble is often classified as waste. In line with global trends, the perception in South Africa is also changing to view processed builders’ rubble as a very useful construction material.

Civil engineers at the University of Stellenbosch are demonstrating the usefulness of builders’ rubble in the South African context – key findings, applications, durability challenges and solutions including research in progress will be presented.

Hosted by:
Chantal Rudman,
Lecturer in Civil Engineering,
University of Stellenbosch

Kirsten Barnes,
Waste Economy Analyst
GreenCape

10:30 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

11:00 Surfaces & Alignments in the field

Hosted By:

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

11:30 Best practices in Key Account Management

Hosted by:
Tony Riley,
Divisional Sales Manager – Key Accounts,
Builders, South Africa

 
12:00 Compliance with Employment laws in the Building Industry

  • Legal background of the BIB
  • Requirements in terms of employment in the Building industry
  • Requirements in terms of contracting with subcontractors in the Building Industry
  • How to check if an employer is compliant with the minimum requirements of the BIBC

Hosted by:
Michael Caldecott
Operational Manager
Building Industry Bargaining Council

Complete Construction Solutions

Hosted by:
Peter Damhuis
Construction Computer Software (CCS)

13:00 Prize Announcements
13:30 Topic to be confirmed

Hosted by:
Concrete Society of Southern Africa

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

14:00 Builders Online
Hosted by:
Rudi Botha, (e-commerce) Digital Sales Manager,
Builders, South Africa
 
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 Electronic Building Plan
A fully electronic building plan has installed and land use application approval system where developers, architects and planners can submit building plans from anywhere in the world 24/7 via internet and receive all their correspondence and approvals (including the building plan) online. The construction world would love to know about this system and how it has streamlined and improved development applications in Cape Town.

Cheryl Walters
Director Development Management
TDA CapeTown

Field to BIM Workshop : 3D laser scanning and imaging technology

Hosted by:
B. Godfrey     
Building Point SA

10:30 Builders Online

Hosted by:

Rudi Botha, (e-commerce) Digital Sales Manager,
Builders, South Africa

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
Director
Lloyd & Hill Inc

Stakeholder engagement forum: The Western Cape is open for business
Moderator: Senior representative, Wesgro*
11:00 Welcome Address
Robin Hayes, Editor, Cape Business News
11:05 Opening Address
Senior representative, Office of the Executive Mayor, City of Cape Town*
11:15 Inner city transformation round table discussion

  • An overview of infrastructure, transit oriented development and investment taking place in Cape Town and across the province
  • An update on developmental milestones for the city and progress made towards current developmental goals

Panellists:

  • Tasso Evangelinos, CEO, Cape Town Central Improvement District
  • Rob Kane, Chairman, Cape Town Central Improvement District
  • Bulelwa Makalima-Ngewana, CEO, Cape Town Partnership
  • Nomzamo Mnqeta, Director: Built Environment Management, The City of Cape Town’s Transport and Urban Development Authority
11:45 Questions and answers
11:50 Provincial investment and development round table discussion

  • 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 and initiatives for construction, infrastructure development, spatial transformation and inner city refurbishment in the Western Cape

Panellists:

  • Solly Fourie, Head of Department, Western Cape Department of Economic Development*
  • Jacqui Gooch, Head of Department, Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works*
  • Thando Mguli, Head of Department, Western Cape Department of Human Settlements
  • Senior representative, Western Cape Department of Local Government 
12:20 Questions and answers
12:25 Spotlight on the Garden Route Rebuild initiative

  • Get an update on the progress on the Garden Route Rebuild initiative and the plans for rebuilding the Garden Route
  • Find out how you can contribute to the Garden Route Rebuild initiative
  • Get updates on how the local construction market and private sector professionals can best collaborate for the rebuilding of the Garden Route

Panellists:

  • Senior representative, Garden Route Rebuild Committee
  • Senior representative, Disaster Management and Fire & Rescue Services, Western Cape Department of Local Government*
12:55 Questions and answers

*=invited

13:00 Prize Announcements
13:30 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:
Carlos Alves
Regional 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
Dr. Yashean Luckan, SACAP
Marella ‘OReilly, SACAP

South African Institute of Building Design (SAIBD) and South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP)

14:00 Best practices in Key Account Management

Hosted by:

Tony Riley,
Divisional Sales Manager – Key Accounts,
Builders, South Africa

15:30 End of programme