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Consulting Engineers

Traditional leaders buy into consulting engineering firm

17th November 2004 The Congress of Traditional Leaders of South Africa (Contralesa) has, through its investment arm, acquired a 25,1% stake in UWP Consulting, a Johannesburg based multidisciplinary consulting engineering firm established in 1972. 

Top enviro consultancy opens branch in Western Cape

By: abdul cook     5th November 2004 Leading South African environmental consultancy WSP Walmsley has established a presence in the Western Cape with the opening of a Cape Town office. 

SA engineering body supports African directorate

4th November 2004 Regional differentiation requires different support from the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (Fidic) and the need in Africa is for capacity to be built and sustainability to be achieved in FIDIC's regional structures, said Graham Pirie, chief executive officer of the South... 

Factory contract awarded in Mozambique

20th September 2004 Consulting engineering group Knight Pi 

Learners involved in bridge-building competition

8th September 2004 The International Bridge Building Competition 2004, organised by the South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE), kicked off late last month at an event held at Student City in Berea. 

Concern over unqualified consulting engineers

31st August 2004 The South African Association of Consulting Engineers (Saace) is concerned about reports it has received regarding the appointment of consulting engineers on construction projects who are without the necessary qualifications and skills. 

Fee discounting can be bad for industry – Saace

30th August 2004 The selection of the correct consulting engineer, together with the other members of the professional team, is probably the single most important decision that a client will make during the course of any project and the success of the project depends on obtaining the most appropriate quality of... 

Consortium selected for Joburg development project

20th August 2004 An agent of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality, the City of Joburg Property Company, has selected a company from five bidders to conduct consulting services at the Greater Florida Lake Developments, in a contract valued at between R300 000 to R400 000. 

More kudos for engineering firm

17th August 2004 Consulting engineering group Bigen Africa has again received the award for Business Excellence at the South African Association of Consulting Engineers’ Glenrand MIB Excellence Award banquet, held on August 11 at the Hilton Hotel, in Sandton. 

Construction achievements recognised

13th August 2004 The South African Association of Consulting Engineers (Saace) on Wednesday recognised the outstanding achievements of its members when it announced the winners of its annual Saace Glenrand MIB Excellence Awards for 2004 at a gala banquet in Sandton. 

New service to counter skills shortage

By: andrea marais     6th August 2004 Due to the changing environment of consulting engineering in South Africa, research has shown a growing need among public and private sector enterprises for value-added consulting and operational services in fields of resourcing, financial, operations and project management. 

Sewage plant being constructed in the Free State

By: andrea marais     6th August 2004 The complete in-house design and manufacture of a 500 m3/d sequential batch reactor (SBR) sewage-treatment plant commenced in April in Rosendal, in the Free State, and is scheduled for completion in August this year.? 

R18m HVAC contract to start soon at new shopping centre

By: andrea marais     6th August 2004 The R18-million heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) contract for the new Trade Route Mall shopping centre, in Lenasia, has been awarded to local consulting engineering company WSP Consulting Engineers SA. ? 

Bypasses streamline traffic

6th August 2004 The Transkgalagadi national road through Botswana not only provides the main link between South Africa and Namibia, but is of strategic importance to the entire Southern African Development Community (SADC) as the shortest possible route between Mozambique in the east and Namibia in the west. ? 

Firm helps develop BEE charter

6th August 2004 Founded in 1961 the B & Group continues, through its subsidiary companies, Bosch Projects, Stemele Bosch Africa (SBA) and Munitech, to provide a multidisciplinary consulting, project engineering and operational management service.? 

Careful land selection for new cemeteries in the Eastern Cape

6th August 2004 As burial rates appear to be on the increase, more local authorities in the?Eastern Cape are turning to professional geotechnical specialists when?selecting land for the establishment of new cemeteries.? 

World Cup 2010 to revitalise demand for skilled engineers

6th August 2004 In South Africa’s tenth year of democracy it seems fitting that the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) is not only celebrating its hundredth anniversary, but has chosen South Africa to host the 2010 World Cup. ? 

R150-million new underwater tunnel for Durban harbour

By: andrea marais     6th August 2004 With the high congestion at the Durban harbour, the National Ports Authority (NPA) is planning to widen and deepen the harbour entrance. 

Water availability project under way

By: andrea marais     6th August 2004 Since the Cabinet decision two months ago to develop a dam in the Olifants river catchment, in Mpumalanga and Limpopo Province, local consulting engineering firm BKS has started with the planning and the technical work involved in the project. 

Braamhoek design contract awarded

By: andrea marais     6th August 2004 As part of State-owned power utility Eskom’s plans to raise the country’s peak electricity production capacity, the proposed development of the new Braamhoek pump-storage scheme would serve as a critical peak demand source of power. 

Engineers in urban renewal and science project

6th August 2004 Engineering firm WSP Consulting Engineers and Ubunye Engineering Services have been jointly appointed to carry out all of the civil, structural, mechanical and electrical work on the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre in Newtown, Johannesburg. 

Saace to host annual awards next month

19th July 2004 This year’s annual South African Association of Consulting Engineers (Saace) Glenrand MIB Excellence Awards, designed to recognise the outstanding achievements and world-class quality of its member firms, will be hosted at a gala banquet on August 11, at the Hilton Hotel, in Sandton. 

Engineers look to work together to meet Africa’s needs

8th July 2004 The Group of African Member Associations (Gama), which represent consulting engineers across Africa, is focusing on capacity building strategies and the creation of support networks to help address the development gaps still plaguing Africa. 

New tool to help municipals in procurement selection

5th July 2004 Consulting engineering group UWP Consulting has designed a web-based software application to assist municipalities with their professional services procurement processes. 

Engineers issue preferential procurement guidelines

By: Zonika Botha     18th June 2004 The South African Association of Consulting Engineers (Saace) has issued a guideline document on preferential procurement to its members and some clients. 

Survey reveals construction slowdown

By: jenny furness     8th June 2004 The most recent management information survey (MIS) conducted by the South African Association of Consulting Engineers (Saace) up to December 2003 has revealed that in the latter part of 2003, with gross domestic product (GDP) declining and down to 2,5%, the construction industry experienced a... 

Engineering body achieves ISO 9001

20th May 2004 Business organisation the South African Association of Consulting Engineers (Saace) has announced that it has successfully achieved ISO 9001 certification, making it the second service association in South Africa and one of the first consulting engineering member associations within the... 

Engineering firm outlines transformation progress

12th May 2004 A Western Cape consulting engineering firm, Liebenberg & Stander, has announced that it now has black majority shareholding (54%), in addition to 12% female shareholding and 50% black participation at executive-director level. 

Engineering firm in wet-services buy

1st April 2004 Consulting Engineering firm WSP has acquired of SJ Franklin & Associates, a specialist in plumbing and drainage for commercial projects. 

Engineers to outline preferential procurement ideal

22nd January 2004 The South African Association of Consulting Engineers (Saace) is in the final stages of drafting a ‘guideline document’ in which it will outline what it believes to be best practice in the area of preferential procurement – an issue that has emerged as a serious bone of... 

DTI to host cosmetics-manufacturing event

By: laurian clemence     20th January 2004 The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) will be hosting a cosmetics and beauty products manufacturing workshop on February 4, in Sandton, in a bid to jump-start cosmetics business opportunities in South Africa. 

Corrosion protection for KZN bridges

16th January 2004 More than 39 bridges on the Kwazulu-Natal South Coast are in the process of being rehabilitated by contractors Stefanutti & Bressan, under the direction of AA Loudon (Siyeza) consulting engineers, who approved the use of a migratory corrosion inhibitor (MCI) from StonCor Africa. 

Engineers push for uniform procurement methods

By: Zonika Botha     16th January 2004 Transformation and a uniform method of procuring professional services will be two of the main priorities of the South African Association of Consulting Engineers (Saace) in 2004. 

Abbas Jamie, Arcus Gibb

12th December 2003 Full name: Abbas Jamie Position: CEO of Arcus Gibb since 2001 Main activity of the company: Multidisciplinary engineering consultancy Date and place of birth: November 27, 1965, Cape Town Education: Belgravia High School, Cape Town, matriculation, 1983; University of Cape Town, BSc Eng (civil),... 

‘SA executives in touch with their organisations’

12th November 2003 In a recent report, titled ‘The Innovator's Advantage’, financial advisory firm Accenture surveyed 581 executives in 18 countries, and said that South African executives are generally in touch with their organisations. 

Action taken to preserve historic Joburg post office

6th November 2003 The Johannesburg Property Company (JPC) is facilitating a R2-million project to ensure the protection and preservation of one of Joburg’s oldest inner-city landmarks, the Rissik Street Post Office. 

CSIR launches new Open Source Centre for SA

13th October 2003 The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) at the weekend launched an Open Source Centre as part of broader endeavors aimed at stimulating the adoption of Open Sources Software Technologies in Africa. 

BEE charter moves by construction sector

By: Zonika Botha     29th August 2003 The consulting engineering fraternity is in the process of thrashing out a ten-year transformation strategy, which will form part of an eventual broader black economic empowerment (BEE) construction charter. 

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