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Steel Awards 2013

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SteelFuture Conference - 5 & 6 March 2013 - Presentations

To open the presentations, please click on the topic of the presentation. Please note that some of the presentations are copyrighted and not available for download. Please also note that the presentations available for download are for personal use only and may not be copied or distributed without permission of the author. Please contact Tiana...
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SteelFuture Conference - 5 & 6 March 2013 - Photos - Sessions Day 1

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SteelFuture Conference - 5 & 6 March 2013 - Photos - Sessions Day 2

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SteelFuture Conference - 5 & 6 March 2013 - Photos - Exhibitors and Sponsors

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SteelFuture Conference - 5 & 6 March 2013 - Photos - Networking

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SAISC Breakfast Talk - Benchmarking - 3 March 2011

The SAISC hosted its first breakfast talk of the year on 3 March 2011. Guests heard Mikkel Christiansen of Rheo Systems give an overview of how the industry’s benchmarking is taking shape. He was contracted by the Institute to conduct the benchmarking of its contractor members.

The SAISC registered with UNIDO (United Nations...
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SMMH 2012 - October 2012 - Photos

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Steel Awards 2012 - The event - Part II

If you would like more photos of the event please contact Pamella Mnyanda at 011 726 6111 or pamella@saisc.co.za

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Steel Awards 2012 - The event Part 1

If you would like more photos of the event please contact Pamella Mnyanda at 011 726 6111 or pamella@saisc.co.za

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Steel Awards 2012 - All the winners

Here are photos of the Steel Awards winning projects - photos of the event will follow soon

The overall winner of Steel Awards 2012 were the giant chimneys at the Medupi Power Station in Limpopo, which also won the Mining and Industrial category prize.

Breaking with tradition this year, the judges elected to...
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SAISC Golf Day 2012

The SAISC Golf Day was held at the Houghton Golf Club on 9 May 2012

Some more images will follow soon

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SAISC Breakfast Talk - Importance of Welding in the Industry

The SAISC hosted a breakfast talk on Thursday 23 February with speaker Jim Guild of the SAIW. He gave a presentation on why the welding and fabrication industry is important to South Africa and why self-sufficiency has to be encouraged. Some of the challenges by the industry were highlighted.  The presentation also gave some information and...
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Steel Awards 2011 - 15 September 2011

The Steel Awards, held on the 15th September 2011 at Emperor’s Palace, Kempton Park, Suncoast Casino, Durban and the One&Only Hotel, Cape Town was hosted by the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC) with the Aveng Group the main sponsor.

Here is a taste of what happened on the evening in Johannesburg.
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Visiting Engineer - Dr Leroy Gardner - September 2011

Leroy Gardner, senior lecturer at Imperial College London recently visited South Africa and gave lectures to post graduate students at Wits and UCT as well as an afternoon lectuire to practising engineers in Johannesburg and Cape Town on the deformation capacity method and the introduction of the Eurocode in the UK.

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SAISC Golf Day - 11 May 2011

The trophy for the SAISC Golf Day 2011 was contested in high spirit and great weather by 31 fourball teams at Houghton Golf Club (Johannesburg) on 11 May 2011. The team of NJR Steel, hosted by Group Managing Director, Chris Kothe, not only took the trophy from the reigning champions (Cosira) , but also had among them Colin Chapman,  the player...
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SAISC Committees Breakfast - 20 January 2011 - Chilean Miners Rescue

We  are bombarded every day with news and events from all over the world.  On a few occasions specific events touch people from all countries and walks of life and we experience rare unified emotions.  The Chilean mine disaster and its outcome was such an event.  The mining industry represents a dangerous environment where safety performance...
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SAISC Breakfast Talk - Future SA Nuclear Programme

The SAISC hosted its last breakfast talk of the year at the Country Club Johannesburg on 7 October 2010. 90 people attended the breakfast and listened to a presentation by Mr Garry Kingsley-Wilkins, an engineer with extensive experience in the nuclear and electricity industries.

His presentation can be downloaded for further...
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Steel Awards 2010

On 15 September 2010 the SAISC celebrated the 29th edition of Steel Awards – this time in three cities simultaneously with 900 guests at the Emperors Palace in Gauteng, 240 guests at the Suncoast Casino in Durban and for the first time ever on the same night also in Cape Town at the Vineyard Hotel with 140 guests attending. Guests were wined...
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Visiting Architect: Andrew Tyley - August 2010

The firm Rogers Stirk Harbour and Partners is one of the leading groups of architects in the world, and Richard Rogers is one of the most famous among living architects. Among the projects that have sent them to the top of their profession are the Centre Pompidou in Paris, Terminal Five at Heathrow, the Antwerp Law Courts, and many...
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SAISC Breakfast Talk - Kaltenbach 8 August 2010

The SAISC recently hosted a very sucessful breakfast talk on 5 August 2010 at the Country Club Johannesburg with 110 attendees.

The speaker was Mr Valentin Kaltenbach, of the famous German company bearing the same name. The company makes machines and handling equipment for the fabrication of structural steelwork. He talked about how to...
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SAISC Golf Day - 21 April 2010, Killarney Country Club (Johannesburg)

The big question:  Would Louwill Engineering hold on to this prestigious trophy for a third(!) consecutive year?
The other question:  Would the weather hold?
The answer to the latter is, ‘Thank goodness for the single sunny April day, amidst rather incessant rain on all the surrounding days!

We applause our members for...
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SMMH Conference 2009

The first international conference focusing very specifically on Structures for Mining and Related Materials Handling (SMMH 2009) was hosted by the SAISC at Sun City, 9 to 12 November 2009 - Platinum Sponsor Macsteel. The conference attracted 25 presenters and authors from South Africa and as far afield as the USA and Australia - all with...
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Steel Awards 2009

The Steel Awards 2009 Gala Dinner on 3 September was a celebration of our collective ‘fluency’ in every aspect of the structural steel industry THROUGH every aspect of the event! In fact, we had ‘blooming steel’ on all the tables – in the place of flowers we had shot blasted steel serviette rings and placemats that read like ‘crip’...
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