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Consulting Engineers

Consulting confidence on the rise

17th October 2001 The consulting engineering industry has performed better than expected in the first six months of this year, with fee income rising and the confidence index up. However, burning issues remain which can have a negative effect on an industry still under pressure. 

Association commits to partnering with the government

10th August 2001 The South African Association of Consulting Engineers (SAACE) has committed itself to partnering with government in the acceleration of the delivery of infrastructure and to growing the engineering profession in a representative manner. 

Skills decline hurting acoustic engineering 

10th August 2001 South Africa is experiencing a precarious situation resulting from the severe lack of qualified acoustic professionals, which does not bode well for the future of this type of specialised engineering. 

How to get your payment

10th August 2001 Is it a claim, or a circumstance, or rather a dispute, product failure or defective workmanship by the contractor? Is the situation covered by insurance? Firstly, what situations are covered? 

First phase of water project completed

10th August 2001 In this month phase 1A of the Injaka Regional Water Purification Plant was successfully commissioned and handed over to the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry (Dwaf) in the Northern Province. 

Local firm wins global award

10th August 2001 A project designed and managed by a South African firm has won the first prize in a global public participation competition. 

Transformation of consulting engineers

10th August 2001 The South African Association of Consulting Engineers (SAACE) is intensifying its efforts to accelerate transformation. 

Sustainability the key to engineering

10th August 2001 Sustainability should be the cornerstone of all engineering practices’ code of ethics and design principals. 

African engineers could be guiding the world

10th August 2001 The disbanding of tied aid will go a long way towards making African consultants more competitive not only on the African continent but globally. 

Helping to build a skilled sector

10th August 2001 East Rand firm MBS Consulting Engineers has always approached its contracts, particularly those in the townships and rural areas, with the philosophy that community involvement and trust are paramount to the success of any project. 

Company consulting in Swaziland

10th August 2001 The facilities management consulting division of Old Mutual Properties, has been appointed by Drake and Scull to assist its client, Mhlume Sugar Company, to undertake a feasibility study of the entire reticulation operation. 

Consulting sector shows improvement

10th August 2001 Confidence levels among the consulting engineering fraternity improved marginally over the last six months of last year and it appears the industry has performed better than expected, but issues of serious concern to the South African Association of Consulting Engineers (SAACE) remain delayed... 

New empowerment consulting firm formed

10th August 2001 The launch of Stemele Bosch Africa earlier this year is a further milestone in the Bosch & Associates (B&A) group’s empowerment and restructuring programme. 

SA firm establishes a base in Angola

10th August 2001 Consulting engineering firm Stewart Scott has earmarked the potentially lucrative Angolan market for future growth by registering an office in Luanda and securing work in the former Portuguese colony. 

Water-management contract awarded

10th August 2001 Water is the driving force of pulp and paper mills and as a result, it is essential to manage incoming and outgoing water streams 24 hours a day. 

Poorly-designed floors thwart contractors

10th August 2001 Industrial floors and paving, despite the availability of modern technology, remain the bane of many a contractor’s existence. 

New Act governs professional engineers

10th August 2001 The South African government has given the Engineering Council of South Africa (Ecsa) two years to enforce the compulsory registration of professional engineers. 

Lack of payment still the thorn in consultants' side

10th August 2001 Payment issues from the public sector for projects undertaken are still a significant problem for firms offering a consultancy based engineering service. 

BEE in consulting needs some attention, says firm

10th August 2001 Uncertainty and concern about the state of the consulting engineering sector, with specific regard to black-owned firms needs to be placed under the spotlight. 

Two water projects for

10th August 2001 Pretoria engineering and project management firm BKS is involved with two projects initiated by the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry (Dwaf) at present – the National Water Resource Management Strategy, andpreparations for an Olifants River and Catchment Management Agency (CMA). 

French connection in local engineering

10th August 2001 About 40% of consulting engineering firm Bergman-Ing 

Shopping centre construction continues

10th August 2001 Construction on phase three of the Northgate shopping centre is under way. 

Consultants are a valuable investment, maintains firm

10th August 2001 The perception that hiring Consultants is an additional expense needs to be changed to one of seeing value in the services they offer. 

Traditional engineers are an endangered species

10th August 2001 Information technology’s (IT’s) use in engineering applications is an absolute necessity, believes Development Engineering Consultants principal Sam Amod. 

Rufus Maruma, Stewart Scott

20th July 2001 Rufus Maruma Stewart Scott Leader of 560 

Sipho Majobozi, Knight Piesold

13th July 2001 Sipho Majobozi Knight Piesold Leader of 170 

School makes good progress

22nd June 2001 The School of Consulting Engineers reports progress and success in its efforts to assist consulting engineering firms and other services in the built environment to meet the huge challenges facing them in a rapidly changing business environment. 

The risks and rewards of mining in Africa

14th June 2001 Since the mid 1980s, the geographical focus of mining companies has shifted from the US, Canada and Australia to developing territories in, among others, the rest of Africa. 

More engineering empowerment

By: System Author     29th September 2000 One of South Africa’s largest consulting engineering firms, Stewart Scott, is continuing its aggressive empowerment programme following the signing of a letter of intent to merge with Bloemfontein black-owned firm Maxplan SA last month. 

Consulting engineers need to find new ways of doing business

By: System Author     11th August 2000 Consulting Engineers 

Focused niche market benefits company

By: System Author     11th August 2000 Consulting Engineers 

Unique three-dimensional modelling system in use

By: System Author     11th August 2000 Consulting Engineers 

Consulting engineers embracing new SA

By: System Author     25th February 2000 Civil engineering and construction 

New R80-million roads project

By: System Author     11th February 2000 The R80-million South African National Roads Agency project to rehabilitate the national route between Zandkraal and Winburg in the Free State is expected to start before the end of March. 

Engineers owed R550m through non-payment

By: System Author     26th November 1999 The amount of overdue fees owing to the South African consulting engineering profession from its public and 

French inspection company is reactivated

By: System Author     29th October 1999 Well-known French certification, inspection and consultancy group Bureau Veritas is determined to raise its profile in South Africa again. 

Upturn predicted for SA building industry

By: System Author     8th October 1999 Based on contract documents sold by the Joint Building Contracts Committee this year, CEO Peter Bold is predicting a significant upturn in the building industry. 

Undercapacity dogs consulting engineers

By: System Author     13th August 1999 Consulting Engineers 

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