Over three days, the African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo welcomed more than 2000 attendees for an engaging learning experience. All sessions were recorded for your convenience and are now available on the links below. You may also download the presentations.
 
Of course, we have also actioned your request! So, save the date for Part 2 of our accredited Digital Talks where you will have the opportunity to acquire CPD from 10 – 11 November 2020. More information to follow.
 
What’s more? We are giving two architecture-related service providers an opportunity to get involved and present on their latest products. If you want to grab this opportunity and be part of our CPD Accredited Digital Talks, contact Steve Lee today on SteveLee@dmgevents.com or call him on +27 21 700 5507.

 

TUESDAY, 15 SEPTEMBER: 11:00 – 12:00 

The Covid-19 impact and further support for SMMEs in South Africa

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The Covid-19 pandemic has caused revenues in many SMMEs to fall and the majority report that they are being forced to cut back on business spending to survive. This discussion will highlight what the public and private sector can do to support this important business segment.

Moderator: Graham Alexander, Director, Buildaid Radio 
Speaker: Aubrey Tshalata, National President, National Federation for the Building Industry (NAFBI) 

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TUESDAY, 15 SEPTEMBER: 14:00 – 15:00

An update on the Architecture Profession

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Architecture professionals gained a better understanding of the Identification of Work (IDoW) policy in this SAIBD and SACAP two-part session. After the National President of the SAIBD outlined the policy’s guidelines, he addressed the concerns of professionals on the impact it had on the sector. Videsh Boodu shared the screen with SACAP representative, Ntanganedzeni Makakavhule who presented on the updated code of conduct allowing attendees to walk away with comprehensive updates from such credible organisations.  

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WEDNESDAY, 16 SEPTEMBER: 11:00 – 12:00

Understanding the changes to the industry standards and its impact on the architecture profession

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Accredited by South African Institute for Building Design (SAIBD), this session provided clarification on the recent changes to industry standards and the impact these have on the architecture profession. Such standards include energy efficiency for architects, roof standards, as well as Part A of the National Building Regulations. The presentation was delivered by the National President of SAIBD, Videsh Boodu.

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WEDNESDAY, 16 SEPTEMBER: 14:00 – 15:00

SIDSSA programme and overcoming the inherent challenges with Supply Chain Management 

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In a session supported and accredited by the South African Institute of Cvil Engineering (SAICE), representative Kibiti Ntshumaelo presents on the SIDSSA programme and overcoming the inherent challenges with Supply Chain Management.

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THURSDAY, 17 SEPTEMBER: 11:00 – 12:00

Survival toolkit for South African Contractors

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In a two-part session supported and accredited by the South African Institute of Civil Engineering (SAICE), representatives look at the general conditions and project management. The session begins with a presentation by Theunis van Zyl on the significant attributes that differentiate the GCC 2015 from the rest. This is followed by Werner Jerling considering the procurement, project implementation and project management that will improve the outcomes in both construction and localisation.

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THURSDAY, 17 SEPTEMBER: 14:00 – 15:00

Concrete and material case studies

Moderator: Nico Pienaar, Director, ASPASA 

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Accredited by ECSA and supported by ASPASA, this two part session considered concrete and material case studies. Barry Pearce, the founder of Learning Matters Etc, covered aspects of in-house testing, as well as setting up checks and balances with the others parties involved in approving the material once onsite. Later Jaco du Plessis from Go Consult tackled the tough question, how does perfectly good concrete fail? The session was expertly moderated by ASPASA director Nico Pienaar.

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PAST DIGITAL CONTENT

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Our Programme Director Kelly Jean Easton speaks to architect and urban development specialist, Shaakira Chohan. Being Women’s Month, she highlights some of the trends and developments for female architects and gives her message to those wanting to have a bigger presence in the industry.

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Kelly Easton, Programme Director at African Construction Expo speaks to Zanele Mabathoana – Professional Chief Quantity Surveyor at Gauteng Department of Infrastructure – on what it means to be a women in the construction industry. Zanele was the 2018 winner of the Rising Star Award at the annual African Construction Awards, which is Powered by NAFBI. During this interview, she discusses her positive journey as a young woman in a male-dominated industry.

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Kelly Easton, Programme Director at African Construction Expo speaks to Charne Karaolis – the Founder and MD of MSHEQ – on what it means to be a women in the construction industry. Charne also discusses how she built her all-female health and safety consultancy and delivers an inspirational message to all women this August. Charne is one of the esteemed judges for the African Construction Awards, which will take place in 2021.

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Over a cup of coffee, our editor of Concrete Trends Nicholas McDiarmid discussed the largest mining house in Africa with the director of ASPASA, Nico Pienaar. Lafarge-Holcim came up as a major focal point, following the pivotal services that ASPASA provides. Pienaar also highlighted safety, community engagement as well as regulatory compliance. 

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Charles Nduku, President of the South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP), discusses how the professional organisation is driving transformation in line with the objectives of national government. Being interviewed by Kelly Easton, Programme Director for dmg events, Nduku also touches on the hard-hit architecture profession due to Covid-19 and the procurement measures in place for built environment professionals.

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Our event director Tracy-Lee Behr sat down with Nicholas McDiarmid the editor of Concrete Trends to talk about the pivotal relationship between events and media as a force for good during lockdown, as well the insights he has gained from the CEOs, Directors and MDs across the public and private sectors in South African Construction, which all amount to one thing: a call for projects.

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We hosted a Student Town Hall Meeting where construction students address the challenges the youth are facing as they experience a Youth Day like no other. Hear from our students and the future generation of the construction industry.

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We hosted a Student Town Hall Meeting where construction students address the challenges the youth are facing as they experience a Youth Day like no other. Hear from our students and the future generation of the construction industry.

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We caught up with Tasneem Motara, MEC for Infrastructure Development and Property Management

With the immense pressure on government to respond effectively to the pandemic she lets us know what the departments strategy and plans are going forward.

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WEBINAR: 21 MAY

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We are experiencing unusual times and there is no blueprint for what to do or how to conduct business during a global pandemic.

As professionals in the construction sector, we are concerned about how the sector’s growth forecast has been impacted by the ongoing Covid-19 crisis. We are kept up at night, trying to understand the pressure points and change our ways as lockdown levels and its restrictions are implemented. View the full webinar