Construction industry professionals eager to propel their skills and capacity forward in KZN’s ballooning R200 billion industry over the next seven years are invited to register for any of the fourteen CPD accredited workshops offered at the KZN Construction Expo.
In March last year at the soil turning of the city’s largest construction undertaking, the R35 billion Durban Point Waterfront Development, eThekwini Mayor Zandile Gumede boldly estimated that the city’s most ambitious construction project will create 11 000 jobs annually over the 15-year period. It would also lead to approximately 6 750 permanent jobs.
In addition, along with creating a world-class digitally-advanced and tourist-friendly city fronting the Indian Ocean, local existing property values in the area is set to increase by approximately 10% and property values in the overall central business district could rise by 5% because of the development.
This project and others, such as the Cornubia mixed-use development, should provide a welcome relief as ‘the South African construction industry is set to emerge from recession albeit amid sluggish growth’, as announced by research firm Fitch Solutions.
The third annual KZN Construction Expo, hosted at the Durban Exhibition Centre, is heeding this call. During the expo from 20 to 21 February, industry professionals can attend a series of free training workshops on topics ranging from rules of professional conduct for architects, avoiding disputes in the construction contract, national building regulations, pricing in the electrical industry, timber frame housing, an overview of quality precast concrete and more. Selected workshops offer CPD accreditation by the South African Institute for Building Design (SAIBD).
“As part of our wider objective to positively impact the African construction industry, these free industry training and networking opportunities for contractors, engineers, architects and all other construction sector professionals will go far to feed the industry talent pool,” says Tracy-Lee Behr, Portfolio Director at dmg events, expo organiser.
The expo will also feature the Stakeholder Engagement Forum where private and public sector representatives can engage in a conversation on issues affecting the state of the local industry. Ross Stembridge from Master Builders KwaZulu-Natal, Clarence Kachipande from Marley Building Systems as well as senior representatives from the Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Department of Human Settlements and the Department of Public Works are among the panelists that are participating in the forum.
Every year, KZN Construction Expo offers a platform to over 2 750 construction professionals to connect and drive the future of the construction sector in KwaZulu-Natal. To find out more about the 2019 edition of the expo or to ensure your spot at the workshops, visit www.kznconstructionexpo.com.
KZN Construction Expo
The KZN Construction Expo is the only event in KwaZulu-Natal that brings together over 2 750 stakeholders involved in construction and infrastructure projects in the region to address strategic issues around funding, collaboration, project delivery and sustainability.
With over 60 exhibitors featured across the indoor and outdoor exhibition area, the third annual expo offers access to world-class innovative building materials and technologies.
Free workshops and demonstrations will provide training, capacity building, and networking opportunities for all attendees.
The KZN Construction Expo will be held from 20 – 21 February 2019 at the Durban Exhibition Centre in Durban, South Africa.
dmg events – South Africa
dmg events is a leading organiser of face-to-face events and a publisher of trade magazines.
We aim to positively impact the African economy and community by providing platforms for public and private sector professionals to connect and forge strong relationships that will drive the future of the African continent.
With two offices based in South Africa, dmg events organises 14 events in Africa, bringing together more than 30,000 professionals from the Construction, Infrastructure, Coatings, Mining, Transport, Food & Beverage, Trade and Hospitality sectors.