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.
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.
As a role player in the construction and built environment industry in the Western Cape you cannot miss out on cutting edge product solutions and invaluable learning opportunities presented at the 7thCape Construction Expo, 11-12 September 2019 at Sun Exhibits GrandWest
Compensation Fund Commissioner Vuyo Mafata will host a breakfast networking session in conjunction with the George Business Chamber on the 19th June 2019 at Pine Lodge (Chilli and Chive) in George. This is the first session that the Commissioner is hosting with the George Business Chamber members and it forms part of the implementation phase for the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that was signed by the Fund and the Chamber in 2018.
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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If you are serious about doing business in Africa's construction and concrete sector, you cannot afford to miss the African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo powered by the Big 5,
11 - 13 June 2019
Gallagher Convention Centre
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
For a copy of the detailed Programme, click HERE
2 Day Summit
Belmont Square Conference Centre, Cape Town, South Africa,
1 - 2 October 2018
‘The Role of Procurement and SCM in Construction H&S’ focuses on issues and processes related to appointing and managing stakeholders in terms of H&S. This focus will include the interface between clients, construction project managers, construction H&S agents, designers, quantity surveyors, contractors (construction managers), subcontractors (construction managers), and suppliers, including construction H&S managers and officers, and other stakeholders. The theme was identified due to the role of procurement and SCM in H&S, the issues that arise, and mention of the supply chain relative to ‘accidents’, and collapses in the media.
The summit will be of relevance to architects, Construction H&S Agents / Managers / Officers, engineers, inspectors, interior designers, project managers, quantity surveyors, and all interested construction role players.
Day 1 will feature presentations addressing, among other, cidb update, pre-qualifying CHSAs, prevention through design, the role of public sector procurement in construction H&S, SACPCMP update, Section 37 of the OHS Act: acts or omissions by employees or mandatories, statistics and the cost of accidents (FEM), and the role of BIM in managing the supply chain during temporary works. These will be followed by an ‘H&S Rant: What keeps me awake at night! courtesy of the delegates. The official proceedings on day 1 will be followed by a networking function.
Day 2 will feature workshops, namely contracts and H&S issues, costing and pricing for CHSA services, ISO 45001, prevention through design, and temporary works design. The official proceedings on day 2 will be followed by the ACHASM AGM.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
The Association of South African Quantity Surveyors (ASAQS) will award 12 CPD hours in Category 1, the South African Council for the Project and Construction Management Professions (SACPCMP)will award 10 CPD hours (Category A - Core) (Validation No. SACPCMP/CPD/13/004RV), and the South African Institute of Occupational Safety and Health will award 5 CPD points.
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