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SAISC

Institute to host conference on structures for mining

18th November 2011 The Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (Saisc) has announced that it will host the second international Structures for Mining and related Materials Handling (SMMH) conference in October 2012.  

JV receives steel award

18th November 2011 Joint venture (JV) contractors Aveng Grinaker-LTA and WBHO received top honours in the annual Steel Awards hosted by the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction, for their contribution to the construction of the new Protea Court rooflight, which forms part of the R1.7-billion Sandton... 

CSIR research confirms the superior energy efficiency of light steel frame building

18th November 2011 A recent research project by the Built Environment division of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) confirmed that a light steel frame (LSF) dwelling, built to SANS 517, will result in significant savings of electricity used for heating and cooling of the building, compared... 

Focused on training

19th November 2010 Specialist steel fabricator for the structural steel and mining industries Tass Engineering will run the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction’s (SAISC’s) assembler training programme for the third time, owing to the company’s past success. “Three individuals from the first training... 

Structural engineer 
overcomes challenges

By: Tracy Hancock     19th November 2010 Cape Town-based KFD Wilkinson Consulting Engineers, the structural engineers for the Cape Town International Airport (CTIA), was a joint winner of the Steel Awards 2010 infrastructure category.

The CTIA won the category along with the King Shaka International Airport, north of Durban.  

Institute hosts UK architect

19th November 2010 The Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC), this year, hosted UK-based architectural firm Rogers, Stirk, Harbour & Partners’ (RSHP’s) Andrew Tyley.

Each year, the SAISC brings a noteworthy architect to South Africa. RSHP is known for its iconic work on structures such as... 

Light steel frame building industry buoyant

19th November 2010 The Southern African Light Steel Frame Building Association (Sasfa), a division of the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC), says that, despite tough economic conditions in the construction industry, both the association and the light steel frame building (LSFB) industry are... 

Benchmarking for structural steel industry

19th November 2010 Since the registration earlier this year of the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC) as a United Nations Industry Development Organisation (Unido) subcontractor and procurement exchange centre (SPX), to promote the involvement of its members in the South African Competitive... 

Roofing specialist awarded for airport projects

19th November 2010 Two projects of Global Roofing Solutions (GRS), a subsidiary company of steel distributor Kulungile Metals Group, were the joint winners of the infrastructure category at the Steel Awards 2010.

The judges noted that both projects, the Cape Town International Airport (CTIA) and the King Shaka... 

Call for government to improve competitiveness of local fabricators

19th November 2010 There has been an urgent call from the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC) for government to improve systems that would make local steel fabricators more competitive against their foreign counterparts.  

Low-cost housing 
for South Africa

By: Tracy Hancock     19th November 2010 Steel producer ArcelorMittal Distribution Solutions plans to construct a multimillion-euro plant in Vanderbijlpark, next year, to produce insulated steel panels to construct buildings, such as low-cost housing, schools, shopping centres and factories, reports ArcelorMittal Distribution Solutions... 

Additional contract 
for Unki

19th November 2010 Structural steel fabricator and erector Cosira Group, a member of the Southern Africa Institute of Steel Construction, has been awarded the additional Unki conveyorStructural steel fabricator and erector Cosira Group, a member of the Southern Africa Institute of Steel Construction, has been... 

Award, commendation 
for architecture

19th November 2010 The Freedom Park Museum, on the Salvokop Hill, in Tshwane, won the the Architectural Category at this year’s Southern Africa Institute of Steel Construciton’s Steel Awards.

The Freedom Park Museum forms part of the second phase of the heritage development Freedom Park, which was initiated by... 

Steel Awards honours SA’s best

19th November 2010 The Cape Town stadium was the overall winner of the 2010 Steel Awards, which, perhaps, attracted the best-ever entries since the award’s inception, says Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC) executive director Dr Hennie de Clercq.

The awards were hosted by the SAISC and held... 

Indepth look into the 2010 Steel Awards

19th November 2010 In a year in which some of the most outstanding entries since the inception of the Steel Awards were received, prompting Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC) executive director Dr Hennie de Clercq to say "perhaps the best ever", Cape Town Stadium has been named the overall... 

Local steel company part of R3bn investment in warehouse

By: Creamer Media Reporter      19th November 2010 As part of a R3-billion investment by vehicle manufacturer Ford, and forming part of a high-volume export programme, the construction of an automotive supplier plant is currently being erected in Rosslyn, Pretoria.  

Council modifies focus for 2010

20th November 2009 The South African International Steel Fabricators (ISF) Council reports that it will modify its focus in 2010 to gain a more significant share of the global steel market, says ISF director Neels van Niekerk.  

Local steel construction industry fares well internationally

20th November 2009 In terms of product quality, design capability, manufacturing technology and customer service in general, the South African steel construction industry competes favourably with most of its first-world counterparts, reports the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC) executive... 

New steel beams 
for local market

20th November 2009 A new range of steel beams for the local steel construction industry, particularly for the multistorey construction industry, will soon be manufactured in South Africa by a Konti Steel group company, Konti Blue, under licence from UK steelworker Fabsec. 

And the winners are . . . 

By: Lindsey Berry     20th November 2009 This year’s Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC) Steel Awards received a record number of entries, despite a downturn in the local steel industry as a result of the global financial crisis. SAISC executive director Dr Hennie de Clercq says that the institute regards the awards... 

Stadiums take top honours at steel awards

20th November 2009 The Moses Mabhida stadium, in Durban, is the overall winner of the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction Steel Awards 2009 and is also the joint recipient of the South African Institute of Civil Enginees (SAICE) Award for Technical Excellence. 

Training programme gains momentum

By: Lindsey Berry     20th November 2009 The Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC) is experiencing increased interest in a number of its training programmes for workers in the local steel industry. 

Benchmarking critical, 
says Institute

20th November 2009 Benchmarking is significant to the continued growth of the South African steel industry says Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC) industry development director Kobus de Beer. 

Significant investments made for expansion

By: Lindsey Berry     20th November 2009 Steel construction company B&T Steel has invested significantly in improving its facilities, expanding its production capacity and in securing safety accreditation during the economic downturn in order to position itself favourably for expansion into new markets when the economy recovers. 

Light steel frame building industry experiences growth

By: Lindsey Berry     20th November 2009 The light steel frame building (LSFB) industry has seen growth in the low and medium-rise building sector during the past year, while other construction sectors have had a decreased demand from the low and medium-rise building industry. 

Increased capacity enables project success

By: Lindsey Berry     20th November 2009 Structural steel fabricator DSE, part of construction group Grinaker-LTA, has increased its production capacity, which has enabled it to successfully complete contracts for a number of large infrastructure projects. 

Joint venture picks up export award

20th November 2009 Consulting engineering and project implementation firm Hatch’s involvement in Rio Tinto’s QIT Madagascar Minerals (QMM) ilmenite project saw its wet plant team of design engineers winning first place in the export category of this year’s Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC)... 

Promoting steel aesthetically

20th November 2009 As part of the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction’s (SAISC’s) initiative to promote steel as an aesthetic building material, it has, in conjunction with the South African Institute of Architects, recently invited a number of renowned international architects and designers to South... 

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