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Business Development Training Courses, 1/2 Day Courses - 16 and 23 February 2017, SAISC Offices, Parktown

The SAISC will be delivering two brand new half-day training courses, aimed at the rainmakers in the Industry. Anyone involved in business development,-
management and developing strategy for their businesses will benefit. 

The lecturing approach is hands on with mentoring, examples, and discussions. Students will receive a full set of notes with many references to continue their business development journey. Why not become part of a select group of individuals that grow the steel industry. In order to ensure quality personal attention from our lecturers class sizes are limited to a maximum of 15 people.

DATES AND VENUE
Thursday 16th February 2017, SAISC Offices, Parktown

Thursday 23rd February 2017, SAISC Offices, Parktown
Lecture Times starting at 7:30 am to 12:30 am

LECTURER

Paolo Trinchero
CEO SAISC

COURSE CONTENT

Business Development in the Steel Industry
Introduction to the steel industry (Local and Global)
The Value Chain
The Client
Market Sectors
Marketing and Business Development Strategy
Market Inteligence and Analysis
Key Account Management
The Role of Networking

Business Development Projects in 2017
Targeted Specific Market Sectors and Clients
Projects for 2017 - Focus
Export Opportunities (Africa and others)
Lobbying 101
Innovation and why it's critical

ATTENDANCE FEE
R1500 Vat Incl per course or
R2500 Vat ncl for delegates attending both courses

Our Development Courses are only available to full members of the SAISC.


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Steel Awards 2017, 13 September (JHB, CT, DBN)

The annual SAISC Steel Awards takes place this year on the 13th of September in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban concurrently. 

Bookings for the event will open toward the end of June 2017. 

for more information, contact Denise Sherman on (011) 726 6111 or denise@saisc.co.za


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SAISC Breakfast with Wim De Klerk, 8 February 2017 (JHB)

The SAISC will be hosting its first quarterly breakfast event on the 8th of February 2017 at the County Club Johannesburg in Auckland Park:

CURRENT INITIATIVES IN THE INDUSTRY, PROSPECTS FOR 2017 AND HOW WE CAN WORK TOGETHER TO SURVIVE AND GROW

SAISC CEO Paolo Trinchero as well as ArcelorMittal South Africa CEO Wim De Klerk will be presenting, followed by opportunities for discussion and networking.

If you are interested in attending, please download the event brochure and registration form here.

Please rsvp by the 3rd of February 2017.


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Moment Connection Design, 5-6 May 2016

Cost:

Members - R4560
Non-Members - R5400

This course is specifically aimed at young graduate engineers and designers who have some knowledge of connection design.

Key topics covered include:

• Introduction and overview of moment connections
• Dealing with eccentricities and bolted and welded
connections - bolted and welded side brackets
• Bolted and welded splices in beams and girders
• Yield line approach to moment connections
• Beam and haunch connections to columns
• Column splices
• Moment bases to columns


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Download: Moment Connection Design Brochure and Registration form

Basics of Steel - 10 May 2016, JHB

Venue: Sunnyside Park Hotel

Cost:
Members - R 2280
Non Members - R2850

When it comes to construction, steel as a medium has many virtues. Its strength, durability and versatility are a few of the things that make steel a superior medium. This 1 day Basics of Steel course aims to show newcomers to the industry, or non-technical support staff the features,correct uses, as well as how to avoid making potentially dangerous mistakes when ordering or recommending structural steel products.

Who is this course aimed at?

This course is aimed at graduate engineers, technicians, draughtsmen,technologists, sales and marketing personnel and anyone else who needs a basic introduction to how steel is manufactured, how we make steel products useful for so many applications, and the availability and detail of the basic range of hot formed products.


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Download: Basics of Steel Brochure and Registration Form

Basics of Steel, 12 May 2016 - DBN

Venue: (to be confirmed)

Cost:
Members - R 2280
Non Members - R2850

When it comes to construction, steel as a medium has many virtues. Its strength, durability and versatility are a few of the things that make steel a superior medium. This 1 day Basics of Steel course aims to show newcomers to the industry, or non-technical support staff the features,correct uses, as well as how to avoid making potentially dangerous mistakes when ordering or recommending structural steel products.

Who is this course aimed at?

This course is aimed at graduate engineers, technicians, draughtsmen,technologists, sales and marketing personnel and anyone else who needs a basic introduction to how steel is manufactured, how we make steel products useful for so many applications, and the availability and detail of the basic range of hot formed products.


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Download: Basics of Steel Brochure and Registration Form

Member Breakfast, 18 May 2016, JHB

18 May 2016, 6:30 for 7am - 9am
Johannesburg Country Club (Auckland Park)

The SAISC will guide discussions on:

  • Update on tarrifs and the fair pricing model including an export and project promotion discussion.
  • Update on the construction sector codes and transformation in the steel sector.

Guest presentations by:
Ulrich Joubert, Bureau of Economic Research
Dean Subramanian, ArcelorMittal South Africa


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Download: 18 May Member Breakfast Invitation and Registration Form

Basics of Steel, 19 May 2016 - CT

Venue: (to be confirmed)

Cost:
Members - R 2280
Non Members - R2850

When it comes to construction, steel as a medium has many virtues. Its strength, durability and versatility are a few of the things that make steel a superior medium. This 1 day Basics of Steel course aims to show newcomers to the industry, or non-technical support staff the features,correct uses, as well as how to avoid making potentially dangerous mistakes when ordering or recommending structural steel products.

Who is this course aimed at?

This course is aimed at graduate engineers, technicians, draughtsmen,technologists, sales and marketing personnel and anyone else who needs a basic introduction to how steel is manufactured, how we make steel products useful for so many applications, and the availability and detail of the basic range of hot formed products.


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Download: Basics of Steel Brochure and registration form

Portal Frame Design to SANS10162, 26-27 May 2016, JHB

Cost:

Members - R4560
Non-Members - R5400

Key topics covered include:

• Introduction to portal frames
• Loading: Dead loads, imposed load (live), imposed
load (wind)
• Load combinations
• Purlin and girt design
• Frame analysis (P-Delta effects & snap through)
• Fly brace design
• Portal rafter design
• Portal column design
• Gable post layout and design considerations
• Deflection considerations


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Download: Portal Frame Design course brochure and registration form

Industrial Building Layouts, Load Paths and Joint Configurations, 2-3 June 2016

Cost:

Members - R4560
Non-Members - R5400

Key topics covered include:

• Layouts
- Industrial building layouts and general information
- Portal frame layouts
- Truss & lattice girder layouts
- Bracing layouts
• Loading
- Overview of typical loading
- General load paths
• Joint configurations and load paths


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Download: Industrial Building Layouts brochure and registration form

Basic Connection Design, 9-10 June 2016, JHB

Cost:

Members - R 4560
Non Members - R5400

Key topics covered include:

• Introduction
• Bearing Bolts and Tension Bolts
• Friction Grip Bolts
• Welds and welding
• Eccentricities in Beam Connections
• Behaviour of Plate and Rolled Section Elements in Connections
• Flexible Beam end Connections
• Block Shear Failure
• Web Yielding and Crippling - Web Stiffeners
• Crane Girder Connection Concepts
• Column Bases for Direct Loading (no moments)

All in accordance with SANS 10162–1:2011 with lots of hands-on problem solving for candidates.


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Download: Basic Connection Design Brochure and Registration Form

Steel Awards 2016 - Project Entries (20 April) & Dinner (15 September)

SAISC Steel Awards 2016 - the 35th Event

The steel construction award for excellence in the use of structural steel

Also celebrating:

SAISC 60th Year
and the
6th Steel Awards Photo Competition

PROJECT ENTRIES

This is your chance to show your 'metal'
– but you need to enter to be awarded!

OVERVIEW

Please refer to the pdf version of the entry form for full details on all aspects - click here OR request the MS Word version for doing your actual entry here.

ENTRY DEADLINE: Thursday, 21 April 2016  ~ 10% Early bird discount deadline: Thursday, 14 April 2016

CATEGORIES

Categories and winners vary annually according to the actual entries, but in 2016 there will definitely be awards in the following categories, in addition to other that may arise.

  • Overall Winner
  • Tubular Category
  • Light Steel Framing Category
  • Factory and Warehouse Category
  • Metal Cladding Category

CRITERIA

Does the project illustrate what can be achieved with steel?

Other factors to be considered:

  • The importance of steel as a structural component in the project
  • Benefits achieved by using steel construction
  • Aesthetic appeal
  • Environmental/ sustainability consideration
  • Innovation in design, fabrication or construction
  • Technical prowess required for realising the project
  • Engineering expertise
  • Exceptional quality of workmanship
  • Tubular content
  • Cladding: workmanship, innovation, special solutions, size, speed, architectural finish...
  • Export project
  • Satisfaction of client's brief, particularly cost and/or time efficiency (speed of construction)
  • Special details: bolted or welded connections, or the like
  • Value to society/ community development
  • Any other unique features

MAIN CONDITION OF ENTRY

The steelwork should essentially have been completed in 2015.
(More conditions on the entry form.)

STANDARD PROJECT ENTRY FEES:

  • Projects of 10 tons or less: A fixed fee of R925.00 (including VAT) will be charged.
  • Large projects of more than 10 tons: A fixed fee of R3600.00 (including VAT) will be charged and the nominator company will also receive these benefits:
    One complimentary seat at the Steel Awards dinner at the venue of their choice - Johannesburg, Cape Town or Durban on the condition of booking more than one seat in total.
    5% discount on any size advertisement placed in the special Steel Construction Journal edition that will be released at the Steel Awards dinner.

Early bird discount of 10% will apply for all COMPLETE entries received by Thursday, 14 April 2016.

Multiple bookings: Special discount will apply for entering more than 3 projects: 4-8 projects: 10%; 9+ entries: 15%
(Full details on the entry form.)

MATERIAL TO BE SUBMITTED BY THE DEADLINE

  • The fully completed entry form, including full and accurate details of all project team members
  • 6-20 quality images, including one to consider for the Photo Competition
  • A project description and entry motivation.

*PLEASE NOTE: Entries that are illegible or still incomplete, missing images or motivations by the entry deadline will not be considered.

CONTACT DETAILS
for full details, entry form, submission and enquiries

Marlé Lötter:   Tel: +27-(0)11-726 6111   E-mail:  marle@saisc.co.za

SAISC STEEL AWARDS DINNER

To be hosted in Gauteng, KZN & the Western Cape on 15 September 2016 - venues and details to be advised.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
and GENERAL EVENT ENQUIRIES

Contact Marlé Lötter at marle@saisc.co.za for infomation on this excellent marketing platform.


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Download: Steel Awards 2016_Entry form for reference

SAISC AGM - 3 November 2016

Country Club Johannesburg

Save the date!


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Membership Breakfast Talk - 28 January 2016

Venue: Country Club Johannesburg

Topic: STEEL MELTDOWN The crisis in the steel industry - government, private and labour sectors How to deal with this jointly and constructively

Guest speaker:  Tapiwa Samanga, the dti - Chief Director Mineral Processing/Benficiation, Oil & Gas and Construction

Event overview and booking form: Click here


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Download: SAISC Breakfast 28Jan2016_Steel Meltdown

SAMCRA Workshop for SAFAL - January 2016 (Date TBC)

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Fruther details to follow


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SAISC Golf Day - 20 April 2016

Venue: Bryanston Country Club

SAVE THE DATE


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