The construction industry has potential to create employment opportunities to cushion the impact of an anticipated increase in unemployment in the immediate aftermath of the current nation-wide lockdown. This is according to a submission made by the Construction COVID-19 Rapid Response Task Team (CCRR19TT) to motivate for a phased reactivation of the construction Sector. The task team is a body representing major organizations in the sector including contractors, property developers, construction professionals, suppliers, and service providers.
The submission is calling for an immediate re-activation of live construction sites that were at various stages of completion when the lockdown came into effect on the 27th of March, under strict safety requirements. This would be followed by a phased re-opening of the industry at the beginning of May.
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The Minister of Employment and Labour Thulas Nxesi has called on employers who are registered with the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) to apply for the Covid-19 benefits through theTemporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme on behalf of their employees.
As part of its response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Department has issued a directive for relief to be provided to contributors who have lost income or required to take annual leave as a result of the Coronavirus breakout.
To date, the UIF has received just over 55 268 applications from employers representing about 1 601 767 employees. In total, the UIF has over 1 800 000 employers registered on its database representing more than 8-million workers.
Two-Day ACHASM 2019 Construction Health and Safety (H&S) Summit,
Westville Country Club, Durban, 2 - 3 October 2019
The role of Industry 4.0 in Construction H&S
The objective of the summit is to provide a forum for construction industry role players to address construction H&S related matters with specific emphasis on topical issues, the development of knowledge and skills areas, and to debate ‘challenging’ issues.
The summit will be of relevance to architects, construction managers, construction project managers, Construction H&S Agents / Managers / Officers, contractors, engineers, inspectors, interior designers, landscape architects, quantity surveyors, and all interested construction role players.
Industry Day, 4 June 2019
1st Association of Researchers in Construction Safety, Health, and Well-Being (ARCOSH) Conference, Cape Town
The Industry Day will focus on topical issues and processes related to managing construction H&S, among other, ‘The role of Building Information Modelling (BIM) in H&S’, ‘The role of Industry 4.0 in H&S’, and ‘Cannabis use in construction’.
The Industry Day will be of relevance to architects, Construction H&S Agents / Managers / Officers, construction managers, construction project managers, engineers, inspectors, interior designers, insurers, quantity surveyors, and all interested construction role players.
The Industry Day, although linked to the conference, will be priced separately to the Scientific Paper Day on 3 June.
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11 - 13 June 2019
Gallagher Convention Centre
The Honourable Minister of Public Works, Mr Thulas Nxesi at the inauguration of the CBEs 5th term Council on Wednesday 16 January 2019 expressed his Department’s expectations of the CBE, specifically that of transforming the South African Built Environment sector. During his address the CBE was reminded of its priority mandate to be the leader and driver of transformation in the built environment. These issues would be further interrogated at the CBE’s second annual Transformation Indaba, set for 7-8 February 2019 at the CSIR Conference Centre in Pretoria.
The Minster called for a renewed and sustainable approach to address the slow pace of transformation and working in silos so prevelant among sector stakeholders. To this effect the CBE will act as lead sector coordinator of the South African built environment, with a specific focus on building public / private sector partnerships while drawing on the active participation of the academic sphere of our country.
SOUTH AFRICAN COUNCIL FOR THE PROJECT AND CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONS (SACPCMP)
We wish to advise that the SACPCMP is one of the six (6) Councils for the Built Environment Professions (CBEPs) that has been established by Acts of Parliament and in the case of the SACPCMP this is through Act No 48 of 2000.
What is synonymous with each of these CBEP’s is that under Section 18 of the Act they prescribe the categories of Registration that reside under the ambit of each of these CBEP’s.
We would like to provide clarity on the specification of the registered persons to be appointed to provide services within the context of the Built Environment.
29-31 OCTOBER 2018 (MASTER CLASS: 29 OCTOBER 2018)
GALLAGHER CONVENTION CENTRE, MIDRAND
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