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Joint CIB W099 and TG59 International Safety, Health, and People in Construction Conference

Joint CIB W099 and TG59 International Safety, Health, and People in Construction Conference

"Towards better Safety, Health, Well-being, and Life in Construction"


Cape Town, South Africa, 11-13 June 2017

Workshops, Sunday 11 June 2017

Construction constitutes a challenge in terms of ergonomics as it requires work above shoulder level and below waist height. Furthermore, designers are required to consider ergonomics throughout all stages of projects. A range of client, designer, construction project manager, quantity surveyor, contractor, and material manufacturer / supplier interventions can complement construction ergonomics. Furthermore, the draft Ergonomics Regulations published for public comment on 27 January 2017, amplify the need for the construction industry to focus on ergonomics. 

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SACPCMP - Constructing new Perspectives

 The SACPCMP held a wonderfully informative conference from the 26th to the 28th of October: 'Constructing new Perspectives' 


The topics were carefully selected and strategically aligned to the NDP, which provides the experience, shared perspectives and common vision for us all. As such the NDP informs the remarkable theme of this conference: 'Towards growth, development and transformation in Construction and Project Management Professions.'


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ACHASM Summit "A big success!"

The Annual ACHASM Summit took place in October this year. It was very well attended and, from all accounts, thoroughly enjoyed by all participants. 

The wide range of topics meant that there was something of interest for all participants.  A very big thank you to all of our guest speakers & to our main sponsor, PERI. without whom the 2 days could not have been as successful as what they were. 

From discovering hidden talents (thank-you Louis for all your IT support!), to hearing about all of the latest happenings in our Guest Speakers' areas of expertise, the 2 days proved to be an invaluable learning experience. 

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2016 ACHASM SUMMIT - Occupational Safety and Health

ACHASM 'PRE-MORTEMS VERSUS POST-MORTEMS: ASSURING H&S THROUGHOUT A PROJECT’S STAGES VERSUS LEARNING BY ACCIDENT' SUMMIT,

 WESTVILLE COUNTRY CLUB, DURBAN, 10 - 11 OCTOBER 2016

The theme was identified due to the increased media coverage afforded the construction industry in terms of ‘accidents’, in addition to the incidence of fatalities, notwithstanding the fact that ‘one fatality is one too many’. 

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African Construction and Totally Concrete Expos

The African Construction and Totally Concrete Expos are the definitive African educational and networking platform for insights on the latest developments and technologies associated with the cement, concrete and construction industry.

The interactive discussions focus on challenges and solutions of new developments and also identify new opportunities for the industry. International, high-level speakers will present their views through presentations, case studies and interactive panels. 

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World Health And Safety Day

MBA Western Cape are holding a Seminar for World Safety Day.

Come join us 

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A team approach to zero fatalities, injuries & disease

The symposium theme 'A Team Approach to Zero Fatalities, Injuries, and Disease' focuses on mitigating and ultimately, eliminating fatalities, injuries, and disease, in particular, fatalities.

This focus will include the interface between clients, project managers, construction H&S agents, designers, quantity surveyors, contractors, insurers, government, and other stakeholders.

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