Industry Events: Occupational Health and Safety Systems Short Course, ADI Expo, International Conference on Civil and Structural Engineering

Industry Events: Occupational Health and Safety Systems Short Course, ADI Expo, International Conference on Civil and Structural Engineering

Construction Events

Event:

Occupational Health and Safety Systems Short Course

Date:

7 July 2018

Event location:

CPUT Bellville Campus, Cape Town

Event Description:

Weekly sessions on Saturdays covering leadership, employee participation, planning, operations and improvement of an OHS system.

Contact Details:

Tel: 021 959 6600
E-mail: swartzb@cput.ac.za

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Event:

ADI Expo

Date:

4 – 5 July 2018

Event location:

Indaba Hotel, Spa & Conference Centre, Johannesburg

Event Description:

This event showcases products like manufacturer products and technology etc. in the Manufacturing, Fabrication, Repair & Maintenance industry.

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Event:

International Conference on Civil and Structural Engineering

Date:

7 July 2018

Event location:

Reef Hotel, Johannesburg

Event Description:

International Conference on Civil and Structural Engineering objective is to promote scientific and educational activities towards the advancement of common man’s life by improving the theory and practice of various disciplines and sectors of Architecture, Civil Engineering.

Contact Details:

E-mail: info@icssit.org

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Industry Events: WISA 2018, SASEC & Drones Conference

Industry Events: WISA 2018, SASEC & Drones Conference

Construction Events

Event:

WISA (Water Institute of Southern Africa’s Biennial Conference & Exhibition 2018)

Date:

24 – 27 June 2018

Event location:

CTICC, Cape Town

Event Description:

The central theme of “Breaking barriers, Connecting ideas” seeks to address past, existing and future water resource challenges by promoting collaboration, cooperation and integration within the water sector. The Southern African region faces increased uncertainty and vulnerability regarding water supply. The following thematic areas for the conference seek to promote, inspire and demonstrate the value of working beyond existing mandates and perceived restrictions. While an emphasis is placed on Southern African case studies and research, international examples applicable to the Southern African context are welcome.

Contact Details:

Tel: +27 11 463 5085
E-mail: info@soafrica.com

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Event:

SASEC (Southern African Solar Energy Conference)

Date:

25 – 27 June 2018

Event location:

Blue Waters Hotel, Durban

Event Description:

The conference will focus on both Solar Photovoltaic and Solar Thermal Energy technology systems and applications. The conference provides the opportunity for researchers, engineers, technologists and individuals to share and discuss recent developments in the field. It is a particularly good opportunity for postgraduate students to showcase their research progress, network and develop knowledge of solar energy technologies.

Contact Details:

Tel: +27 21 406 6167
E-mail: deidre.raubenheimer@uct.ac.za

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Event:

Drones Conference

Date:

28 – 29 June 2018

Event location:

Emperors Palace, Johannesburg

Event Description:

The conference comprise breakaway sessions where professionals in various industries mining, agriculture, GIS, land surveying, recreation included will explore how UAVs can be put to optimal use in their field of expertise. The conference will also tackle the technical aspect of drone use; there will be expert analysis of how data is gathered and processed and how it will be interpreted in the overall context of of the successful operations of an organisation. Presentations will be accompanied by live demonstrations of drones at work, as well as an exhibition place where a comprehensive variety of UAVs will be on show.

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Tel: +27 11 886 0433
E-mail: info@vukanicomms.co.za

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Featured Project: Cato Ridge Private Hospital, KZN

Cato Ridge Private Hospital, KZN

The Palms - Building

Description:

Construction of the Cato Ridge Private Hospital, to be located in Cato Ridge, KwaZulu-Natal. The hospital will consist of 85 beds, two major operating theatres, one minor theatre and a level two trauma / casualty unit. The hospital site is 300 metres from the N3 located on the corner of Uitskomst Street and Mazeppa Road. Estimated Project Value: R 117 million. Approximate GPS Coordinates for the intersection of Uitkomst Street and Mazeppa Road, as per Google: -29.73980, 30.58367. Estimated project value: R99 million.

 

 

Status:

Underway

Category:

Building

Industry:

Healthcare

Sector:

Private

Region:

Cato Ridge, KZN

Value:

R61 Million – R100 Million (Estimated Project Value: R 117 million)

Timing:

May 2018 to August 2019 (15 months)

Class

Invited / Negotiated

 

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Industry Events: SAPICS Annual Conference 2018 and Africa Rail 2018

Industry Events: SAPICS Annual Conference 2018 and Africa Rail 2018

Construction Events

Event:

SAPICS Annual Conference 2018

Date:

10 to 13 June 2018

Event location:

Century City Conference Centre, Western Cape

Event Description:

The Conference programme contains a selection of workshops, mainly on the Sunday afternoon of June 10, for which there is no surcharge. In addition, a variety of fascinating site visits are arranged at a nominal charge, mainly for Wednesday June 13. Pre-booking of both workshops and site visits is required, as there is limited space available. In summary, the programme provides 2.5 days of outstanding presentations, educational workshops, relevant site visits, networking and social activities, designed to enhance delegates’ professional knowledge, experience and standing.

Contact Details:

Tel: 0110236701
E-mail: info@sapics.org.za

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Africa Rail 2018

Date:

12 to 13 June 2018

Event location:

Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg

Event Description:

Everything you ever needed to know about the latest railway projects happening across the African market

Contact Details:

Tel: +27 (0)11 516 4061
E-mail: siphiwe.ndaba@terrapinn.com

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Industry Events: Frigair Exhibition 2018, Railway Infrastructure Maintenance Management and Bow Tie Analysis Master-Class

Industry Events: Industry Events: Frigair Exhibition 2018, Railway Infrastructure Maintenance Management and Bow Tie Analysis Master-Class

Construction Events

Event:

Frigair Exhibition 2018

Date:

6 – 8 June 2018

Event location:

Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg

Event Description:

FRIGAIR is Africa’s largest heating, energy, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration exhibition. Learn about the latest industry trends and technologies, especially around the industry’s crucial role in the rapid development of eco-friendly, energy efficient and sustainable technologies for the future.

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Tel: 011 579 4940
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Event:

Short Course in Railway Infrastructure Maintenance Management

Date:

4 – 8 June 2018

Event location:

Pretoria

Event Description:

The Railway Infrastructure Maintenance Management short course will introduce you to the general principles of railway infrastructure maintenance and the management thereof, as applied to the fields of track, traction power supply, signalling and rail-bound, telecommunications, as well as its integration into a multidisciplinary approach.

Contact Details:

Tel: 012 434 2500
E-mail: info@enterprises.up.ac.za

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Bow Tie Analysis Master-Class Course

Date:

6 – 8 June 2018

Event location:

Pretoria

Event Description:

The Bow Tie Analysis MasterClass course explains a simplistic methodology to follow during the risk analysis process. It will deal in particular with the strategic relevance of the Bow Tie Analysis, setting up a scene to compare results from audits, accidents, incidents, monitoring activities for comparison of passive and active controls related to specific scenarios determined during the risk identification process.

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Tel: 012 434 2500
E-mail: info@enterprises.up.ac.za

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Industry Events: JBCC Suite of Contracts and Key Principles of Tendering Workshop

Industry Events: JBCC Suite of Contracts and Key Principles of Tendering Workshop

Construction Events

Event:

JBCC Suite of Contracts

Date:

28 – 29 May 2018

Event location:

Melrose Place Guest Lodge, Johannesburg

Event Description:

JBCC Suite of Contracts – Edition 6.1 + 1 day JBCC Claims – Public and Onsite Training

Contact Details:

Tel: 0114477470
E-mail: faith@alusani.co.za

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Event:

Key Principles of Tendering Workshop

Date:

1 June 2018

Event location:

Umhlanga, Durban

Event Description:

South Africa’s premier masterclass on how to submit compliant and winning tenders. This workshop has now been presented to more than 2,000 delegates and with the on-going changes in the tendering legislation companies are advised to continue to align, not only their bids but also their sub-contracting processes with these regulations.

Contact Details:

Tel: +27 82 496 1657
E-mail: gerrit@taranisco.co.za

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Industry Events: 24 – 25 May 2018

Industry Events: Pipes Technologies Conference, Key Principles of Tendering Workshop, Advanced Programme in Project Management (APPM)

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Event:

Pipes Technologies Conference

Date:

24 – 25 May 2018

Event location:

Emperors Palace, Johannesburg

Event Description:

Conference will cover pipe systems and latest technologies used in infrastructure applications like water supply and distribution, gas transmission and distribution, drainage and sewerage, road and land drainage

Contact Details:

Tel: +27 11 886 0433
E-mail: getrude@vukanicomms.co.za

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Event:

Key Principles of Tendering Workshop

Date:

21 May 2018

Event location:

Pretoria

Event Description:

South Africa’s premier masterclass on how to submit compliant and winning tenders. This workshop has now been presented to more than 2,000 delegates and with the on-going changes in the tendering legislation companies are advised to continue to align, not only their bids but also their sub-contracting processes with these regulations.

Contact Details:

Tel: +27 82 496 1657
E-mail: gerrit@taranisco.co.za

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Advanced Programme in Project Management (APPM)

Date:

21 & 22 May 2018

Event location:

Pretoria

Event Description:

The advanced programme in project management (APPM) takes you beyond the basic principles of project management and focuses on mastering advanced concepts with the integration of modern technologies and management approaches to the lifecycle of projects.

Contact Details:

Tel: 012 434 2500
E-mail: info@enterprises.up.ac.za

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Industry Events: African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo, Key Principles of Tendering Workshop and Project Management Short Course

Industry Events: African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo, Key Principles of Tendering Workshop and Project Management Short Course

Construction Events

Event:

African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo 2018

Date:

16 – 17 May 2018

Event location:

Gallagher Convention Centre – Johannesburg

Event Description:

The African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo caters for the entire African construction, cement and concrete industries. The audience includes architects, engineers, contractors, quantity surveyors, government representatives as well as suppliers of products and services to the industry. Featuring seven dedicated zones, a dynamic outdoor exhibition, numerous free workshops and fantastic prizes.

Contact Details:

Tel: +27 87 654 3249
E-mail: marcel.dutoit@totallyconcrete.co.za

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Event:

Key Principles of Tendering Workshop

Date:

14 May 2018

Event location:

Port-Elizabeth

Event Description:

South Africa’s premier masterclass on how to submit compliant and winning tenders. This workshop has now been presented to more than 2,000 delegates and with the on-going changes in the tendering legislation companies are advised to continue to align, not only their bids but also their sub-contracting processes with these regulations.

Contact Details:

Tel: +27 82 496 1657
E-mail: gerrit@taranisco.co.za

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Event:

Short course on project management principles and practices with MS Projects

Date:

14 – 18 May 2018

Event location:

Pretoria

Event Description:

The project management principles and practices with MS Projects short course: design, implement and manage basic project plans using proven project management software applications for scheduling purposes.

Contact Details:

Tel: 012 434 2500
E-mail: info@enterprises.up.ac.za

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L2B Blog: History of Hard Hats

.History of Hard Hats

History of Hard Hats

Hard Hats; a common symbol of the Construction Industry, but have you ever stopped to wonder about the History behind this safety accessory?

History

According to Prescot Valley Tribune, “The Hard Hat originated with Edward Bullard, a WWI veteran. He brought a steel helmet home after the war. This metal headgear was the inspiration to revolutionize industrial safety. Bullard’s father worked in the industrial safety business for 20 years and sold protective hats, but they were made of leather.

Construction of the Hoover Dam, which began in 1931 was the first project in which construction workers were required to wear Hard Hats. Later, in 1933, the construction site of the Golden Gate Bridge became America’s first “Hard Hat Area”.”

The first Hard Hats were made from:

  • Leather
  • Canvas
  • Steel
  • Aluminum
  • Fibreglass
  • Plastic
  • and finally today’s High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE).
Functionality

The function of the Hard Hat is pretty obvious. If worn and fitted correctly it provides limited safety from shock, perforation, fire, water and heat.

Hard Hats also provide a form of identification.

A wearer can use colour coded Hard Hats to differentiate between job titles/responsibilities:

  • White – Managers, Engineers, Supervisors/Foremen
  • Blue – Electricians, Carpenters and other technical operators (besides civil workers)
  • Green – Safety Officers
  • Red – Fire Fighters
  • Yellow – Labourers
  • Brown – Welders and workers with high heat application
  • Grey – Site Visitors

These colour codes are general and could change according to the Project.

Over time Hard Hats, like most things also need replacing. As a wearer, you should inspect your Hard Hats before each use.  Your support strap should also be replaced annually and the entire hat every five years. Hard Hats may also allow for the attachment of safety accessories; most noteworthy are face shields, respirators, hearing protection and work lamps.

Future

Today’s Hard Hat hasn’t changed much since the 1960’s and has become a staple of safety, but they may be getting an upgrade in the future.

According to Sourceable, “In Australia, RMIT has developed a system whereby sensors can be embedded onto safety glasses, helmets or boots and can monitor and inform workers of impending danger…”
Sounds really interesting, after all, technology is a part of our every day lives and why not safety too.
Industry leaders can achieve much by ‘upgrading’ the Hard Hat. For example, by monitoring and assessing stats you can take precautions; not only in the present but also in the future through behavior analysis. But this may also present issues; like how much monitoring is too much when it comes to privacy and tracking? What are your thoughts?

In conclusion, the future sure looks safe when it comes to Hard Hats. The History of Hard Hats was certainly an interesting topic to research and blog.

Finally

Do you have any Hard Hat stories or facts you’d like to share? Or do you frequently use one?

Sources

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hard_hat

https://www.pvtrib.com/news/2018/jan/26/ask-contractor-history-hat-protects-workers/

https://www.thenbs.com/knowledge/what-colours-are-safety-helmets-hard-hats-on-construction-sites

http://www.civilology.com/helmet-color-code-construction/

https://sourceable.net/smart-hard-hats-next-trend-construction-safety/

 

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Featured Project: Jacana Eco Estate

Jacana Eco Estate

 

Description:

Construction of 30 homes, for a gated estate which will be known as Jacana Eco Estate. Plot and plan development offers different sites and designs. The estate aims to provide, newly built modern contemporary homes, located within a gated estate, at affordable prices, all the while maintaining modern design features, high-quality finishes and a safe living environment. Estate also focuses on the environmental issues, such as rainwater harvesting, gas and solar options. Security with 24/7 guarding facilities at the gate. The site is situated along Hayfields Road in Hilton, KwaZulu-Natal.

 

   

Status:

Awarded

 

Category:

Building

 

Industry:

Residential

 

Sector:

Private

Region:

Hilton

 

Value:

Unknown At This Stage

 

Timing:

February 2018 to December 2020 (2 years)

 

Class:

Invited / Negotiated

 

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