Building bridges to close scarce skills gap

To SAICE’s delight, the all-girls team from the Domino Servite School from Kranskop near Pietermaritzburg, reigned supreme at the International Bridge Building Competition, organised by the South African Institution of Civil Engineering and held at St Albans College in Pretoria on 31 August 2018. Not only did they win, they were the youngest team to…

Women in Hard Hats 2018

This year SAICE’s Johannesburg branch hosted its third annual Women in Hard Hats (WIHH) event at the Country Club in Auckland Park, on the 24th of August 2018. The event was a great success and saw approximately 100 guests in attendance. These included; 60  students from various student chapters as well as branch members. Our…

Corrections to published SAICE forms of contract

Kindly note that corrections to the published SAICE forms of contract, their Guides and their corrected pro forma forms, can be downloaded from the SAICE website page entitled GCC: Pro-forma Templates, Corrections & FAQ at http://saice.org.za/gcc-corrections-faq/ Corrections to the following SAICE publications have been published and are available for download:- • General Conditions of Contract…

SAICE President visits Zimbabwe

SAICE 2018 President, Mr Errol Kerst PrEng was invited by the Zimbabwean Institution of Engineers to give the keynote address at the “The Zimbabwe Infrastructure Investment & Development Conference” held at the Elephant Hills Hotel at Victoria Falls in North West Zimbabwe. His address titled “Change, Economics and Getting Involved” – where President Kerst spoke…

Nothing for mahala

“Nothing for mahala – nothing for nothing” (Stax, Nothing for Mahala, 1985) One may not approve of the law of gravity because of the bruising when one takes a fall. One could argue based on thinness, fatness, agility or fragility. One might even vehemently oppose gravity standing atop the 223 m high Carlton Centre in…

Civil Engineering needs a Father

In my work at SAICE my energies are generally given to position civil engineering as the ‘go to’ profession for any work that requires accuracy, diligence, trust, ethical values, professionalism, reliability and integrity – so that where the task summons for the services of men and women of honour, the plea would be, “…find me a Civil…