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EVENTS Doors open welcoming all in attendance to the fifth annual SACPCMP conference. adjudication, Professor Adimbola Windapo from the association discussed a structured candidate programme and Hubert Thompson from Thompson and Thompson shared how to deal with challenges to jurisdiction when it comes to adjudication and arbitration. Day 2: SACPCMP's role Hosted in the OR Tambo conference centre of the hotel, delegates were welc omed by the MC for the event, radio and TV personality Peter Ndoro. Minister of Public Works, Nkosinathi Nhleko gave the keynote address and shared that delegate’s added value by increasing the pool of knowledge related to the National Infrastructure Plan (NIP). “Professionals in the Built Environment Professions (BEP) have a significant role to play in shaping the future of South Africa through building a sustainable society that considers the well-being of future generations,” he said. Registrar of the association, Nomvula Rakolote, took to the podium and gave a comprehensive overview of the sector and the role of SACPCMP. Since 2013 the organisation has received about 13 000 CHS applications and have dealt with 12 192. Mark Anderson from NOSA giving delegates an overview of SHE management. She described the organisation as the melting pot of the industry with various provincial programmes for professional construction mentorships rolled out. “The conference provides a unique platform inclusive of all the stakeholders in government, industry, civil society and academic institutions to share information, discuss and further drive the growth, development and transformation of the industry in South Africa,” she said. CHS is a major issue in the industry, Rakolote gave many examples of health and safety contraventions found on site. She added that the organisation has started consultation processes to set up registration of building inspectors. “This is together mandated by the Council for the Built Environment (CBE) and the National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC). A task team has been established,” she said. A discussion forum relating to construction contracts and detailing the salient features of dispute avoidance on different construction contracts was led by Uwe Putlitz, CEO of the Joint Building Contracts Committee (JBCC). Ceonraad Snyman from HKA Consultants also joined him to explain the changes of the NEC4 Celestine Jeftha from mentoring4success interacting with some of the attendees during her Master Class. Suite of Contracts builds upon the success of the NEC3 Contracts. Doctor Daniel Leslie, attorney at Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa, followed presenting about cybersecurity in the construction industry. As the industry moves to be more digital, he said that developing a cyber breach is an expensive task. “Having a response plan is a process,” he said. A panel discussion addressing gender empowerment and professional registration and practice sought the heart of transformation. Women in the industry who led to discussion were Reverend Naledi Stemela, chief director at Public Works; Portia Tau-Sekati, CEO at Property Sector Charter Council (PSCC); and Revona Botha, MD of Robus Engineering. Tau-Sekati shared that women are equal and have the competence, capacity, capability and ability. “Women must be assertive in the industry,” she advised. After lunch, delegates recieved a political and economic update by political and economic analyst, JP Landman. He explained that that rules to economic growth are three-fold. “You need a stable macro-economic environment, you need to use the market system to allocate resources, high savings Registrar of the association, Nomvula Rakolote, giving a comprehensive overview of the industry and role of SACPCMP. RESIDENTIAL // COMMERCIAL // INDUSTRIAL FEBRUARY 2018 7