The Architecture Talks (CPD Accredited), Contractor’s Corner and Smart Talks were the three workshops that took place at the African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo, bringing like-minded people together to learn and share experiences about the built industry. Attendees had the opportunity to attend sessions based on industry interest and this year, we followed the industry trend of connecting the full value chain so that content areas and sectors are not siloed at the event.

Throughout our workshops the content was sub-divided into two critical segments namely technical and practical. Our workshop programme, extensively researched with professionals in the built environment across Africa, provided visitors with the knowledge to make their job easier. These FREE to attend workshops allowed industry experts to present solutions to improve everyday work life and through the variety of tracks, workshops will aimed to provide for each of our key audience segments such as architects (draftsmen to technologists), small to medium sized contractors and engineers (civil to structural).

If you’ve missed the opportunity to attend, take a look at the programme below and download the workshop presentations to see what you missed out on:

Programme Day 1

Time

Architecture Talks
(CPD accredited)

Hall 5

*0.1 CPD credits awarded per session 

11:00

National Building Regulations  and SANS revisions – what to expect
Videsh Boodu, Vice President, South African Institute of Building Design (SAIBD)

12:00

Architectural Profession Act and the rules of professional conduct

Kgaogelo Mashile, Legal and Compliance Officer, South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP)                   

 

Time

Contractor’s and
Transformation Corner

Hall 5

Architecture Talks
(CPD accredited)

Hall 5

*0.1 CPD credits awarded per session

13:00

An overview of insulated concrete form work – a permanent solution
Trevor Ogle, New Sales & Business Development, Brook Kerith Civil & Building

The introduction of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) and their impact on specification and construction

Stephen Wise, Programme and Product Development Manager, Knauf Insulation

14:00

How concrete that fail the tests win a court case – what to look out for when dealing with the specification, testing and disputing of ready-mixed concrete

Jacques Smith, Managing Member, Go Consult

Using TRUSS4 software for structural engineering to design, provide quotes and to fabricate Trusses more efficiently

Matthew McCathie, Head of Sales/Marketing, Shock Proof Investments

15:00

Construction Guarantees – what are the requirements for contractors?

Trevor Donga, Chief Executive, NAMCO Guarantees

Promoting social and economic objectives through procurement for an inclusive built environment profession                            

Dhanashwar Basdew, Representative, South African Institute of Building Design (SAIBD)

Programme Day 2

Time

Contractors’ and Transformation Corner

Hall 5

Architecture Talks
(CPD accredited)

Hall 5

*0.1 CPD credits awarded per session

Smart Talks

(digital construction)

Hall 5

13:00

An overview of precast concrete in terms of quality and the relation to successful project deliverance     

Henry Cockcroft, General Manager, Concrete Manufacturers Association (CMA)


Complete system solutions from the experts in suspended ceilings – all from a single source!

Roland Klaus, Regional Sales Manager, Knauf AMF


Effect of silane modification on styrene acrylic polymer design

Yeşim İnan, Technical Solutions Leader, Organik Kimya

14:00

Concrete quality essentials

Johan van Wyk, Director, South African Readymix Association (SARMA)

Design with HERADESIGN Acoustic Wool Panels for proper sound absorption and room acoustics

Klaus Nageler, Product Manager: Heradesign, Knauf AMF, Austria


How to get started with Building Information Modelling (BIM) in large scale and complex construction projects; Hospital case study

Tomi Henttinen, CIO & Director of R&D and BIM, Gravicon Oy, Finland

15:00

Fall protection in South Africa – humanising safety by embracing real risk
Andreo du Preez, OHS Trainer and Height Safety Specialist, Andra Safety Consultants

Lightweight insulating concrete with thermal and acoustic characteristics – a smarter, application-specific variation of standard concrete

Victor Bouguenon, Managing Director, CemteQ


Programme Day 3

Time

Contractors’ and Transformation Corner

Hall 5

Architecture Talks
(CPD accredited)

Hall 5
*0.1 CPD credits awarded per session

Smart Talks (digital construction)

Hall 5

10:00

The relevance of CPD including the conditions and validation. SACAP’s and the voluntary associations roles

Videsh Boodu, Vice President, South African Institute of Building Design (SAIBD)

11:00

Understanding building costs

Graham Alexander, Head of Tech and Idea Generation, BuildAid

The introduction of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) and their impact on specification and construction

Stephen Wise, Programme and Product Development Manager, Knauf Insulation

Smart energy solutions – incorporating solar, energy management, electric vehicle charge and virtual utilities

Kevin Robinson, Sales Consultant, SolarEdge Technologies


12:00

Concrete pumping – equipment, costing and technical tips

Carlo Garbini and Giovanni Bartoli, Pan Mixers South Africa (PMSA)

Extending the life of your structures using Concrete Crystalline Technology

Sandor Dowling, Marketing Manager, Sanika


Renewable energy and energy efficiency applied intelligence

Senior representative, SPV Engineering

13:00

Truck safety – truck inspections and legalities around the loading of trucks

Senior representative, Isuzu

Flooring HTC – floor preparation and polished concrete

Andreas Hasselmose, Sales Manager, Superb Flooring Systems

How to get started with Building Information Modelling (BIM) in large scale and complex construction projects with a hospital project case study

Tomi Henttinen, CIO & Director of R&D and BIM, Gravicon Oy, Finland

 

Time

Contractors’ and Transformation Corner

Hall 5

Architecture Talks

Hall 5
*0.1 CPD credits awarded per session

Smart Talks (digital construction)

Hall 5

14:00

Safety & risk assessments

John Higgs, Board Member and Mentor, National African Federation for the Building Industry (NAFBI)
Lindombuso Zwane, Route Sheq Officer/Safety Officer, NAFBI
Mark Pillay, Mentor, Group 5

Using sandstone in your designs to enhance the appearance of homes and corporate buildings – a showcase of the Lesotho State House

Tosin Bello, Marketing Lead, Lesotho Stone