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INTRODUCTION Aurecon is keen to promote a culture of learning and supports external learning programmes. We encourage you to make use of this Technical Skills Training Catalogue. Should you wish to enroll for a course or find out more, please contact Skills Development Facilitator Nozuko Ndongeni at nozuko.ndongeni@aurecongroup.com or your HC representative. This catalogue can also be used for personal development planning during performance development discussions with your managers or teams. For Talent Development Processes and approval of training process flow, please visit the Talent Development page on the Intranet.


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MODENA COURSES 1.1 AutoCAD 3D Drawing 1.2 AutoCAD Advanced 1.3 AutoCAD Electrical Fundamentals 1.4 AutoCAD Fundamentals 1.5 Civil 3D Essentials 1.6 Intoduction to Solid Modelling 1.7 Inventor Advanced Assembly Modelling 1.8 Inventor Advanced Part Modelling 1.9 Revit Advanced 1.10 Revit Architecture Fundamentals

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CADPRO COURSES 3.1 AutoCAD Map 3D Essentials

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4.1 Concrete Block Paving 4.2 Road to Registration for Candidates Course 4.3 Road to Registration for Mature Candidates Course 4.4 Strategy for Consulting Engineers 4.5 FIDIC Claim Workshop 4.6 FIDIC Contract Workshop 4.7 Road to Registration for Mentors, Supervisors & HR 4.8 Getting Acquainted with Concrete on Site 4.9 Getting Acquainted with Bricks, Blocks and Mortar for Candidates Course 4.10 Basic Pressure Pipeline Design 4.11 Procurement of Consulting Engineering Services

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DEVOTECH COURSES 2.1 AutoCAD Civil 3D Essentials 2.2 AutoCAD Essentials 2.3 AutoCAD Structural Detailing 2.4 Autodesk Revit Structure 2.5 Pipe Training

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5.1 Concrete Pavement Slabs (including segmental paving) 5.2 Concrete on Site 5.3 Concrete Essentials 5.4 Handling projects in a Consulting Engineer’s Practice 5.5 Technical Report Writing 5.6 Railway Transport 5.7 Bridge Maintenance 5.8 General Conditions of Contract 2012

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1. Modena Courses

1.1 AutoCAD 3D Drawing (3 CPD Points)

 AutoCAD 3D Drawing and Modelling introduces students, who are proficient with the 2D commands in the AutoCAD速 software, to the concepts and methods of 3D modelling. The training guide provides a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of 3D and explores the main features of the advanced 3D Modelling workspace in the AutoCAD software. Objective The major topics covered in the training guide are: - 3D viewing techniques - Working with simple and composite solids - Creating complex solids and surfaces - Modifying objects in 3D space - Editing solids - Creating sections, camera perspectives, and animations - Converting 3D objects - Setting up a rendering with materials and lights - Creating 2D drawings from 3D models - Working with the User Coordinate System Prerequisites Before taking this course, students need to have a good working skill level in the AutoCAD software. A minimum of 80 hours of work experience with the AutoCAD software is recommended.

Who should attend - Designers - Draughtspersons

Duration 3 Days Cost R3 600.00 (excl. VAT) per person

1.2 AutoCAD Advanced (2 CPD Points)

AutoCAD 2012 Advanced introduces advanced techniques and teaches you to be proficient in your use of AutoCAD. This is done by teaching you how to recognise the best tool for the task, the best way to use that tool, and how to create new tools to accomplish tasks more efficiently. Objective The training guide includes the following topics: - Advanced Text Objects - Working with Tables - Defining dynamic blocks and attributes - Outputting and publishing files for review - Collaboration and automation tools - Creating, publishing, and customising sheet sets - Managing Layers - CAD Management and System Setup - Enhancing productivity by customising the AutoCAD interface - Using macros and custom routines Who should attend Experienced AutoCAD速 users who require additional training.

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Prerequisites Completion of AutoCAD 2012 Fundamentals or equivalent. Duration 4 Days Cost R3 300 (excl. VAT) per person

1.3 AutoCAD Electrical Fundamentals

 utoCAD速 Electrical 2012 Fundamentals covers the indispensable core topics for working with AutoCAD速 A Electrical. In this training guide, students learn how to use many of the powerful electrical drawing creation tools in AutoCAD Electrical. Students create schematic drawings (ladder logic and point to point), panel drawings, and PLC-I/O.

Circuits using automated commands for symbol insertion, component tagging, wire numbering, and drawing modification. In addition, students are introduced to methods of customising AutoCAD Electrical symbols, circuits, and databases. Other topics covered include title block linking, reporting tools, templates, and project files. Objective The main topics covered in this training guide include: - Understanding project files - Creating and editing schematic and panel drawings - Working with PLC symbols - Creating custom symbols - Generating reports Who should attend AutoCAD速 Electrical users Prerequisites A working knowledge of AutoCAD速. Duration 4 Days Cost R5 500.00 (excl. VAT) per person

1.4 AutoCAD Fundamentals (3 CPD Points)

 To enable students to create a basic 2D drawing in AutoCAD. Even at this fundamental level, AutoCAD is one of the most sophisticated computer applications that you are likely to encounter, therefore, learning to use it can be challenging. Objective The course covers the essential core topics for working with AutoCAD. The teaching strategy is to start with a few basic tools that enable the student to create and edit a simple drawing, and then continue to develop those tools. More advanced tools are introduced throughout the course. Not every command or option is covered, because the intent is to show the most essential tools and concepts, such as:

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More sophisticated techniques that extend your mastery of the program will also be covered; for example, here you go beyond the basic skill of inserting a block to learning how to create blocks, and beyond the basic skill of using a template to understand the process of setting up a template. You learn skills such as:

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Using more advanced editing and construction techniques Adding parametric constraints to objects Creating local and global blocks Setting up layers, styles, and templates Using advanced plotting and publishing options

Who should attend  This course is designed for new users of AutoCAD or AutoCAD LT. No previous CAD experience is required, but students are expected to have: - a sound level of computer literacy - an understanding of drafting or engineering principles Prerequisites A working knowledge of Microsoft Windows. Duration 4 Days Cost R3 500.00 (excl. VAT) per person

1.5 Civil 3D Essentials (3 CPD Points)

The AutoCAD Civil 3D 2011 Fundamentals course is designed for Civil Engineers and Surveyors who want to take advantage of AutoCAD Civil 3D’s interactive, dynamic design functionality. AutoCAD Civil 3D permits the rapid development of alternatives through its model-based design tools. You will learn techniques enabling you to organise project data, work with points, create and analyse surfaces, model road corridors, create parcel layouts, perform grading and volume calculation tasks, and lay out pipe networks. Objective Upon completion of the course, students will be able to: - Import data through AutoCAD LandXML and from an Autodesk Land Desktop Project - Create and manage Points and Point Groups - Create, edit, view, and analyse surfaces - Create parcels and parcel tables - Create sites, create and edit alignments, and create profiles and cross-sections - Create assemblies, corridors, and cross-sections, and calculate corridor volumes - Create complex grading solutions Who should attend - Civil Engineers - Quantity Surveyors Duration 4 Days Cost R5 000.00 (excl. VAT) per person

1.6 Introduction to Solid Modelling (4 CPD Points)

The Inventor 2012 Introduction to Solid Modelling course instructs students in the best usage approaches for parametric design philosophy through a hands-on, practice-intensive curriculum. Students acquire the knowledge needed to complete the process of designing models from conceptual sketching, through to solid modelling, assembly design, and drawing production. 7


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Objective - Inventor interface - Creating 2D sketches - Constraining and dimensioning sketches - Generating 3D parts from sketches - Part modelling, adding, and editing 3D features - Work Features - Model geometry and model display manipulation - Resolving feature failures - Feature duplication techniques - Establishing and working with model relationships - Placing and constraining parts in assemblies - Assembly component display - Model Information - Presentation files (Exploded views) - Assembly tools - Creating parts and features in assemblies - Working with projects - Creating and annotating drawings and views

Who should attend New users of Autodesk Inventor

Duration 5 Days Cost R3 500.00 (excl. VAT) per person

1.7 Inventor Advanced Assembly Modelling (3 CPD Points)

 Inventor Advanced Assembly Modelling builds on the skills acquired in the Inventor Introduction to Solid Modelling and Advanced Part Modelling to take students to a higher level of productivity creating and working with assemblies in Inventor. Objective In this training guide, you begin by learning the concept of Top-Down Design for assembly creation. Planning the assembly using the Top-Down Design approach helps create clean, reusable geometry that interacts as expected with the rest of the assembly. Throughout the training guide, you will learn how various Inventor tools can be used to achieve Top-Down Design practices in your assemblies using Derive, Multi-Body Design, and Layouts. Other advanced assembly topics include Positional and Level of Detail Representations (including substitute), iMates and iAssemblies, Frame Generator, Design Accelerator, iLogic for assembly automation, and file management and duplication techniques that aim to help you become more efficient when working with assemblies. Accurately communicating a design to all levels of a design team is important. The main topics covered in the training guide include:

- A  pplying motion to existing assembly constraints using either Drive Constraints or Motion and Transitional Constraints - Introduction of the Top-Down Design technique for creating assemblies and its components - Inventor tools for Top-Down Design, including associative links, adaptive parts, multi-body design, layout design, derived components, and skeleton models - Creating Positional Representations of an assembly to review motion, evaluate the position of assembly components, or document an assembly in a drawing - Creating Level of Detail Representations to reduce the clutter of large assemblies, as well as reduce your time spent waiting for your system to retrieve a large number of components in an assembly. You will also learn about Substitute Level of Detail Representations

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- U  sing the Design Accelerator to easily insert standard and customisable components and features into your model - Creating rendered realistic images and animations of parts and assemblies using Inventor Studio and the Video Producer - Using iMates, iAssemblies, and iLogic to work efficiently with assemblies - Using the Frame Generator to create members in a structural framework - Using pattern, mirror, and copy techniques to duplicate components in an assembly - Link system parameters and custom parameters to an external spreadsheet file and use it to drive parameters in the model. You will also learn about custom formatting and creating expression within a parameter

Who should attend This course is designed for experienced Autodesk Inventor users. Duration 4 Days Cost R5 200.00 (excl. VAT) per person

1.8 Inventor Advanced Part Modelling (3 CPD Points)

 Autodesk Inventor Advanced Part Modelling - the goal of this guide is to build on the skills acquired in Inventor Introduction to Solid Modelling by taking students to a higher level of productivity when designing part models in Inventor. Objective In this training guide, we consider various approaches to part design and emphasise useful strategies. Specific advanced part modelling techniques covered include multi-body design, advanced lofts, advanced sweeps, coils, and surface modelling. Additional material aimed at increasing efficiency is also included: iFeatures for frequently needed design elements, iParts for similar designs, iLogic for automating designs, translation options for importing data, and the Engineer’s Notebook for communication. The guide also covers some miscellaneous drawing tools such as custom sketches symbols, working with title blocks and borders, and documenting iParts. With an understanding of these tools, students can begin to streamline the design and documentation process. The major topics covered in the Student Guide are:

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Advanced model appearance options Multi-body part modelling 2D and 3D sketching techniques Advanced geometry creation tools (work features, area lofts, sweeps, and coils) Part creation using iLogic Analysis tools, Creating and editing basic surfaces Importing surfaces and surface repair tools Using iFeatures and iParts to work efficiently with part models Advanced Drawing tools (tables for iParts, surfaces in drawing views, and custom sketched symbols) Importing and exporting data, Emboss and Decal features Adding notes with the Engineer’s Notebook

Who should attend Existing users who wish to extend their knowledge of the product features above Autodesk Inventor. Prerequisites Students should know how to create and edit parts, use work features, and create and annotate drawing views, etc. Duration 4 Days Cost R5 200.00 (excl. VAT) per person 9


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1.9 Revit Advanced (2 CPD Points)

Revit Advanced course combines the following: - BIM Management for Architecture, Structure and MEP - Site and Structural Design - Conceptual Design & Visualisation - Collaboration Tools Objectives - BIM Management for Architecture, Structure and MEP  Building Information Modelling (BIM) is an approach to the entire building life cycle. A key component in managing the BIM process is to establish a company foundation for different types of projects by creating standard templates and custom elements. Having this in place makes the process of any new project flow smoothly and efficiently. The objective is to enable students who have worked with the software to expand their knowledge in setting up office standards with templates that include annotation styles, pre-set views, sheets, and schedules, as well as creating custom element types and families. - Site and Structural Design The main purpose of the Autodesk® Revit® Architecture software is to design buildings: walls, doors, floors, roofs, and stairs. However, architects also frequently need to add site and structural information. This course covers the elements and tools in the Autodesk Revit Architecture software that are used to create topographic surfaces for site work and to add structural elements. - Conceptual Design & Visualisation As architects and designers start a project, they frequently think about the overall massing of a building or the area of the footprint. Autodesk® Revit® Architecture, using its powerful Building Information Modelling (BIM) engine, includes tools for creating mass elements that can be modified into many shapes. You can then apply walls, roofs, and floors to them to continue designing. You can also access space planning tools for setting up areas for rooms and also applying colours for them to show the connections. For presentations, you can create and render perspective views. The objective is to enable students who have worked with Auto-desk Revit Architecture to expand their knowledge in the areas of Conceptual Design, including massing studies, space planning, visualisation, and rendering. - Collaboration Tools Autodesk® Revit® Architecture is a Building Information Modelling (BIM) tool, which can be used by more than one person working on a new project. This is an important feature in collaboration within a project, between projects, and with other users, firms, and disciplines. The objective is to enable students who have a basic knowledge of Autodesk Revit, to increase their productivity while working with other people on a team, either in the same firm or other firms, and while working with Autodesk Revit files or other CAD files. Who should attend Experienced users who want to get to grips with the advanced features of Revit. Duration 4 Days Cost R5 650.00 (excl. VAT) per person

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1.10 Revit Architecture Fundamentals (3 CPD Points)

Revit Architecture is a powerful Building Information Modelling (BIM) program that works the way Architects think. From Preliminary Design through Design Development, and into Construction Documents, the program streamlines the design process with a central 3D model. Changes made in one view update across all views and on the printable sheets. Objective The main topics covered in the training include: - Understanding the purpose of Building Information Management (BIM) and how it is applied in Revit - Using the Revit Architecture workspace and interface - Adding walls to a massing study and creating a presentation sheet - Working with the basic drawing and editing tools in Revit - Creating Levels and Grids as datum elements for the model - Creating a 3D building model with walls, curtain walls, windows, and doors - Adding floors and roofs to the building model - Creating standard and custom stairs - Detailing Reflected Ceiling Plans with ceilings and lighting fixtures - Adding component features, such as furniture and equipment - Setting up sheets for plotting with text, dimensions, details, tags, and schedules - Creating details Who should attend New users of Autodesk Revit. Duration 3 Days Cost R5 500.00 (excl. VAT) per person

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2. Devotech Courses

2.1 AutoCAD Civil 3D Essentials (3 CPD Points)

This hands-on foundation-level courseware covers the essentials of AutoCAD® Civil 3D®. Students learn how to work with point data in AutoCAD® Civil 3D®; create and analyse a surface; model roads and import and export data. Hands-on exercises throughout the courseware explore how to create 2D and 3D production drawings. Devotech Professional Extensions functionality is covered in this course. Objectives The primary objective of this courseware is to familiarise students with the concepts and application of the essential functions of AutoCAD® Civil 3D® and Devotech Professional Extensions. After completing this course, students will be able to:

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Create, edit, analyse surfaces and view surfaces in 3D Create horizontal alignments, profiles, corridors and cross-sections for roads Calculate quantities for earthworks and layerworks Create sheets for plan, profiles and cross sections Create a grading solution from multiple objects Create setting out points Export design data Use Devotech Professional Extensions

Note: Only relevant tools from Devotech Professional Extensions are covered in the AutoCAD® Civil 3D® Essentials Training. No tools for pipe design are covered. (Devotech Africa provides a 2 day course for Pipe Design, Civil 3D Stormwater, Sewer and Water Analysis). Who should attend This course is designed to teach new users the essential elements of AutoCAD® Civil 3D® for creating, analysing, and managing civil engineering drawings and projects. Prerequisites Before starting this course, students should have a working knowledge of AutoCAD®. It is also recommended that students have a working knowledge of Microsoft® Windows® 7, Microsoft® Windows® XP, Microsoft® Windows® 2000 or Microsoft® Windows® Vista. Duration 3 days Cost R5 500.00 (excl. VAT) per person

2.2 AutoCAD Essentials (3 CPD Points)

The courseware is designed for a new user to enable him/her to create 2D drawings and drafting work, using the tools in AutoCAD. Objectives After completing this course, students will be able to: - Navigate the interface, open and close drawing files and zoom in and out - Understand the input method for data and create basic objects - Modify objects and their properties - Create and manage layers and line types - Create annotation, text and dimensions - Create layouts and viewports - Plotting drawing objects

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Who should attend This course is designed to teach new users the essential elements of AutoCAD to create 2D drawings and prepare them for professional drafting work. Prerequisites There are no prerequisites for this course; however a basic understanding of Microsoft Office and Microsoft Windows would be beneficial. Previous drafting experience would also be a plus. Duration 3 days Cost R3 700.00 (excl. VAT) per person

2.3 AutoCAD Structural Detailing (3 CPD Points)

This hands-on foundation-level courseware covers the basics of AutoCAD® Structural Detailing. Students learn how to create detail drawings for reinforced concrete structures and for steel structures.

One day is dedicated to reinforcement detailing and one day to steel structures detailing. Only one module can be covered if requested, then the course duration would be only 1 day. Objectives The primary objective of this courseware is to familiarize students with the concepts and application of the functions of AutoCAD® Structural Detailing. After completing this course, students will be able to:

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Create Detailed Drawing for Reinforcement Create Tables / Schedules Create Sheets Create Detailed Drawing for Steel Structures Create Tables / Schedules Create Sheets

Prerequisites Before starting this course, students should have a working knowledge of AutoCAD® 2012. It is also recommended that students have a working knowledge of Microsoft® Windows® 7, Microsoft® Windows® XP, Microsoft® Windows® 2000 or Microsoft® Windows® Vista.  Who should attend This course is designed to teach new users the essential elements of AutoCAD Structural Detailing for creating and managing detailing drawings for steel and reinforced concrete structures. Duration 2 days Cost Price on request

2.4 Autodesk Revit Structure (3 CPD Points)

This hands-on foundation-level courseware covers the essentials of Autodesk® Revit Structure. Students learn how to create frame structure, foundations, floors, roofs, plans, schedules and import and export data. Hands-on exercises throughout the courseware explore how to create 2D and 3D production drawings. Objectives The primary objective of this courseware is to familiarise students with the concepts and application of the essential functions of Autodesk Revit Structure. After completing this course, students will be able to:

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Create Floors and Roofs Create Stairs and Ramps Create Schedules Create Sheets Export and Import Design Data Some tools from Revit Extensions are also covered.

Who should attend This course is designed to teach new users the essential elements of Autodesk® Revit Structure for creating and managing structural projects. Prerequisites It is recommended that students have a working knowledge of Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft Windows XP, and Microsoft Windows 2000 or Microsoft Windows Vista. Duration 3 days Cost R5 500.00 (excl. VAT) per person

2.5 Pipe Training

This hands-on pipe design courseware covers the essentials of pressurised and gravity pipe network systems in AutoCAD® Civil 3D®. Students learn how to create pipe networks and long sections, analyse pipe networks and export and import design data. The basics of EPANET and Storm and Sanitary Analysis software are also covered.

Devotech Professional Extensions is covered in this course.

Objectives - Network Parts List - Pipe and structure rules Pipe network creation (design by layout, using existing objects) - Create pipe network long section - Change pipe properties - Change structure properties - Rename pipes and structures - Add pipe and structure labels - Add pipe and structure tables - Analysis of pressured pipe network in AutoCAD® Civil 3D® by using Devotech Professional Extensions and by using EPANET - Export pressured network to EPANET for external analysis. - Export pipe data to Vent-O-Mat - Extract horizontal and vertical bends - Analysis of gravity pipe networks in AutoCAD® Civil 3D® by using Devotech Professional Extensions and by using Storm and Sanitary Analysis software - Volume calculations and quantities - Trench corridor creation - Draw pipe network in the cross sections Note: Only relevant tools from Devotech Professional Extensions are covered in the AutoCAD® Civil 3D® Essentials Training. Who should attend This course is designed to teach new users the essential elements of AutoCAD® Civil 3D® for creating, analysing, and managing civil engineering drawings and pipe projects.

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Prerequisites Before starting this course, students should have a working knowledge of AutoCAD®. It is also recommended that students have a working knowledge of Microsoft® Windows® 7, Microsoft® Windows® XP, Microsoft® Windows® 2000 or Microsoft® Windows® Vista. Duration 2 days Cost R5 500.00 (excl. VAT) per person

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3. CADPRO Courses 3.1 AutoCAD Map 3D Essentials (3 CPD Points) This course will focus on creating, editing, managing and analysing mapping data. Objectives After completing this course, students will be able to: - Create coordinate geometry and clean up drawings - Link and manage attribute data - Import mapping data from other applications - Set up and manage feature classification - Work with raster images - Attach and manage source drawings - Query objects from source drawings - Manage the display of map objects with the Display Manager - Create and analyse topologies - Plot map books - Combine mapping features into a solution-based workflow Who should attend This courseware is designed for new users of AutoCAD Map 3D. Prerequisites Before using this courseware, students should have completed an AutoCAD Essentials course. Duration The duration of the course depends on the class you enrol for. Note: The suggested course duration is a guideline. Course topics and duration may be modified by the instructor based upon the knowledge and skill level of the course participants. Cost R4 250.00 (excl. VAT) per person

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4. CESA Courses

4.1 Concrete Block Paving (1 CPD Point)

This course will highlight the major causes of failures in concrete block paving and explain how to prevent such failures.      

Objectives - Introduction – development and applications of concrete block paving - Materials and standards - Overall design of pavement using Lockpave software - Construction of pavement - Maintenance and management of pavement - Major causes of pavement failures - Special applications of concrete block paving, steep slopes, intersections, roof decks, overlays, permeable paving

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Each delegate will receive the following: - Lockpave design software - CMA literature on all aspects of concrete block paving - Course notes on all modules

Who should attend - Design Engineers - Developers - Construction Engineers

Duration 1 Day Cost R1 622.81 (excl. VAT) per person

4.2 Road to Registration for Candidates Course (1 CPD Point)

This one-day course will help newly employed graduates, who should ideally be registered as candidates, to understand and navigate their way to achieve ECSA registration as competent engineers/technologists/ technicians. The course has been developed to assist candidates and employers alike and includes tools to make up a workplace training plan, with digital enhancements to make the planning, tracking and reporting of activities easier to manage. Portfolio of Evidence files will also be available to offer safe and logical storage of all precious originals for future reference.     

Objectives - Roles and responsibilities of players - Developing workplace training plans - Engineering competencies and outcomes - The ECSA registration process - The value of the Portfolio of Evidence - Essential supplementary training for candidates

Who should attend Course participants should be registered with ECSA as Candidate Engineers, Technologists or Technicians, or should be in the process of registering and entering a structured training programme. Duration 1 Day Cost SAICE/CESA Members - R1 850.00 (excl. VAT) per person Non-SAICE/CESA Members - R2 300.00 (excl. VAT) per person 20


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4.3 Road to Registration for Mature Candidates Course (1 CPD Point)

This one-day course aimed at those with 15 years or more experience gives guidance in and facilitates the registration of Engineers, Technologists or Technicians. The workshop includes filling in forms under the guidance of an experienced mentor, and preparing candidates’ applications for submission. Follow-up meetings and consultations can also be negotiated with the presenter to ensure that candidates finally complete and submit their applications to ECSA.

Objectives By attending this course, delegates will gain insight into: - ECSA requirements for registration - Requirements for a complete application - Compiling a Portfolio of Evidence - Compiling Training/Experience Reports - Selecting an appropriate report for the final Project Report - Writing a Project Report

Session 1: ECSA Guidelines - The process - The outcomes and level of responsibility required for registration - Discipline specific considerations and range of forms to be completed - Referee requirements

Session 2: Experienced Candidates - Criteria and submission methodologies for mature candidates - The submission approach for specialists - Style of submission to demonstrate achievement of outcomes - The size and structuring of the submission - The review and interview process

Session 3: Completing Forms - The afternoon sessions will be devoted to filling in ECSA forms

Who should attend Engineers, technologists and technicians who have 15 years and more experience.

Duration 1 Day Cost R2 650.00 (excl. VAT) per person

4.4 Strategy for Consulting Engineers (2 CPD Points)

The result of this process is the Functional Strategy – a methodology that will ensure that the firm is as profitable as possible, no matter which scenario unfolds. The process is also the product – the act of going through this exercise is very mind opening and most participants have never done anything closely resembling this. The result of not having thought in this ways is that they get locked into one set of possibilities, e.g. the whole country is going downhill, or things are going to be great, or some other simplistic option. Objectives Much lateral thinking will be required in this section of the course and a set of tools will be demonstrated for use by the participants in the session. The result is usually the generation of a number of new ideas some of which, on sober consideration, will be candidates for actualised. - The participant will understand how strategy differs from planning - The participant will know how to perform a Business Environment Scan and will have demonstrated their ability to do so 21


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- T  he participant will have demonstrated their ability to create future scenarios as they relate to his/her firm - The participants will know how to do a Business Strengths Audit and will have demonstrated their ability to perform a heuristic Business Strengths Audit - The participants will know how to develop a Functional Strategy and will have demonstrated their ability to do so. - The participants will know how to translate their Functional strategy in to an actionable one-year plan and will have demonstrated their ability to create a heuristic one-year plan.

Who should attend Engineers Duration 2 Days Cost SAICE/CESA Members - R2 775.60 (excl. VAT) per person Non-SAICE/CESA Members - R2 889.60 (excl. VAT) per person

4.5 FIDIC Claim Workshop (2 CPD Points)

This two day workshop we focus on claims under the FIDIC contracts: when they can be brought, how they must be brought, how they are assessed, and how they are resolved. Objectives Delegates who have attended this course should have: - An understanding of the process for making claims - An understanding of the key clauses which allow the contractor to claim - An understanding of when the contractor can claim time; Time and Cost and reasonable profit - An understanding of the use of the programme in evaluating claims; - An understanding of how monetary claims are valued; - An understanding of concurrent delays, and delay and disruption clauses; and - An understanding of the role of the Engineer in determining claims; - An understanding of the process to be followed by Employers who wish to claim.

Delegates should also acquire: - An awareness of some pitfalls when working with the FIDIC contracts; - An awareness of projects where the FIDIC contracts have been used; and - Insight into how the FIDIC contracts work in practice, on both big and small projects.

In particular, this course will address: - How FIDIC addresses Contractor’s claims; - The evaluation of extensions of time; - Concurrent delays - General delay and disruption claims - The Employer’s claims clause; - Dealing with the programme including shortfalls in the programming clause - The role of the Engineer in determining claims

The BCAT course presenters are all experienced engineers with current experience on some of the World’s biggest power plant contracts currently being constructed for ESKOM under FIDIC red and yellow books. In addition they are well versed in South African Contract law, an essential element for anyone wishing to explain FIDIC contracts in the context of the Southern African situation. Who should attend Engineers, Contractors or Sub Contractors 22


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Duration 2 Days Cost SAACE/CESA Members - R3 003.50 (excl. VAT) per person Non-SAACE/CESA Members - R3 117.50 (excl. VAT) per person

4.6 FIDIC Contract Workshop (2 CPD Points)

This workshop will trace the contractual process from pre-tender stage to taking over, where the FIDIC contracts are used. Objectives The content of the workshop will be based on recent developments in the industry and in the development of contracts in general and the FIDIC contracts in particular. An in-depth analysis of the contracts and their practical implications. Practical, case study based: The course is based on recent experiences with the old and new FIDIC contracts. Presented by presenters of the highest standing, who have had on going experience with the FIDIC contracts. This workshop will trace the contractual process from pre-tender stage to taking over, where the FIDIC contracts are used. It will not only consider the FIDIC general conditions of contract but will also discuss pre-award issues. Delegates will therefore gain an in-depth understanding of the entire process of contracting under FIDIC, from the initiation of the project to its completion and taking over. Checklists of documents required, time charts and other tools of contracting will be provided for the various stages discussed.  Particular attention will be paid to the role of the Engineer and to liability of the Engineer for workmanship, design and other aspects. Who should attend Engineers Duration 2 Days Cost SAICE/CESA Members - R5 798.50 (excl. VAT) per person Non-SAICE/CESA Members - R5 912.50 (excl. VAT) per person

4.7 Road to Registration for Mentors, Supervisors & HR (1 CPD Point)

This course is offered to those (supervisors and ECSA registered mentors) imparting the practical skills to candidates and those (human resources) who are involved in the rotation and placement of candidates.  This one-day course is the equivalent course that we offer to candidates to understand and navigate the process to achieve ECSA registration. This course is offered to those (supervisors and ECSA registered mentors) imparting the practical skills to candidates and those (human resources) who are involved in the rotation and placement of candidates. It includes the tools to make up a workplace training plan, with digital enhancements to make the planning, tracking and reporting of activities easier to manage for mentors, supervisors and candidates. Objectives - Developing workplace training plans - The ECSA registration process - Assessment of candidates  23


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Who should attend Mentors, Supervisors and HR Duration 1 Day Cost SAICE/CESA Members - R1 649.00 (excl. VAT) per person Non-SAICE/CESA Members - R1 763.00 (excl. VAT) per person

4.8 Getting Acquainted with Concrete on Site (1 CPD Point)

The course is aimed at assisting graduates apply their theoretical training in practice.

 A one-day course aimed at helping candidates to understand that much of the process of making successful concrete lies in proper planning of selection, delivery, storage and batching of concrete constituents Objectives By attending this course, delegates will gain insight into: - Selection, storage and batching of materials  - Mixing of concrete  - Methods of placement, workability, segregation and hydration  - Formwork and false work  - Compacting and curing

Who should attend - Site staff with very little experience - Candidate engineers, technologists & technicians

Duration 1 Day Cost SAICE Members - R1 798.24 (excl. VAT) per person Non-SAICE Members - R2 192.98 (excl. VAT) per person

4.9 Getting Acquainted with Bricks, Blocks and Mortar for Candidates Course (1 CPD Point)

The course is aimed at assisting graduates apply their theoretical training in practice.

 A one-day course aimed at helping candidates to understand those aspects of building with clay and concrete that make provision for the properties of the material and will contribute to the elimination/ reduction of cracking and material failures in the building trade. Objectives By attending this course, delegates will gain insight into: - Expansion and shrinkage of masonry units  - Repairs which are frequently directed at remedying the wrong cause  - How to achieve greater cohesion to masonry units  - Shrinkage, compaction testing and acceptable limits  - Comprehensive strength of masonry units, shrinkage and expansion of units, pop-outs and dimensional tolerance

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Duration 1 Day Cost SAICE Members - R1 798.24 (excl. VAT) per person Non-SAICE Members - R2 192.98 (excl. VAT) per person

4.10 Getting Acquainted with Bricks, Blocks and Mortar for Candidates Course (2 CPD Points)

This two-day course covers basic pressure pipeline design. From first principles, candidates will gain an insight into the selection of appropriate materials and fittings and will learn about losses, water hammer, how to read and interpret pump duty curves and the construction process. Candidates will learn through hands-on activities how to design pressure pipelines. Candidates must bring their pocket calculators to the course. An experienced engineer from whom candidates can learn valuable lessons presents the course. Objectives - Definition and examples of pressure pipelines - Pipes, materials and putting it together - Movement of water and loss in hydraulic head - Adding energy to water - What happens after the design? Who should attend Course participants should be registered with ECSA as Candidate Engineers, Technologists or Technicians. Candidates who are about to become, or are currently involved in pressure pipeline design will be given preference. Duration 2 Days Cost SAICE Members - R3 464.91 (excl. VAT) per person Non-SAICE Members - R3 859.64 (excl. VAT) per person

4.11 Procurement of Consulting Engineering Services (2 CPD Points)

More and more awards of engineering services (and contracting services) are questioned by service providers to a large extent through courts with negative impact on service delivery. The need for best practice procurement management and compliance to legislation, regulations and prescripts has never been higher. This course will be of benefit to occasional and regular clients in the public and private sectors, as well as consultants who advise clients on specific contracts and / or procurement strategies. This one day course simplified step-by-step technical briefing on Best Practice Guide for Procurement of Consulting Engineering Services is designed to introduce participants to the knowledge and expertise required to be able to procure and monitor the performance of consulting engineers which is critical in the development, design, construction and maintenance of infrastructure projects. In addition, the briefing seeks to foster a culture of compliance to all applicable government legislation, regulations and prescripts governing procurement. Participants are encouraged to ask questions and make suggestions for future inclusion in the presentation and the guideline manual. Objectives - A detail Understanding of the procurement process and strategies - An overview of engineering services and Important role played by services in the project life cycle - Learn the requirements of necessary for preparation of proper scope of services. - Understand and embrace legislation governing procurement - Learn the expected value-add by engineering services - Learn to asses performance of services 25


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- An understanding of the qualitative criteria for selection and the evaluation of these criteria - An awareness of the standards and procedures of the CIDB, which are mandatory for all Organs of State

Who should attend - Chief financial officer - Technical services managers - Supply chain managers - Managers of professional services - Infrastructure managers - Client services managers - Project managers - Works construction and maintenance managers - Engineering technicians - Technologists and engineers, in both the public and private sectors Duration 2 Days Cost R1 197.37 (excl. VAT) per person

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5. SAICE Courses 5.1 Concrete Pavement Slabs (including segmental paving) (1 CPD Point) Of all concrete structural elements, concrete floor or pavement slabs on the ground are the least understood, worst designed and specified, and constructed with the least knowledge of the principles involved. Consequently, disputes related to floor defects are rife. Objectives The course aims to redress the fact that design principles for concrete floors do not presently form part of the syllabus for courses in concrete element design at most tertiary institutions, and the concept of designing un-reinforced concrete is foreign to many. Topics covered include:

- F  loors must be able to accommodate concrete movement and conceal cracking in order to be considered of high quality.

- O  ne of the most frequent failures in a floor is a weak, powdery surface that is generally the result of poor finishing techniques and is of major concern to the owner of the floor, and can prevent the use of the floor for its intended purpose. The cause of the problem and the correct techniques will be described on the course.

- R  esistance to abrasion on the surface of a floor is of primary importance and its assessment and achievement form part of the information provided.

- Incorrect jointing is a primary cause of cracking and these cracks can frequently be predicted on the plans for the floor. Joints have to accommodate movement for the full lifespan of the floor and incorrect detailing or sealing can easily cause floor failure which is frequently attributed to poor concrete quality or finishing. - F  loor thickness is a contributory factor to curling and sub-base failure supporting a floor, and is totally dependent on the quality of the layer works under the floor. It is a much neglected aspect of floor design, and an introduction to the essential concepts is discussed. - C  ontinued use of old technology such as the placement of sheets of plastic under the floor or the use of steel mesh reinforcement is still common. Reasons why these practices should be avoided at all costs are given so that responsibility for the consequences of subsequent defects can be placed in the correct quarter.

- F  latness tolerances are discussed along with their measurement and the need for various categories of flatness to accommodate specialized floor usage. Floor flatness is seldom specified and its assessment afterwards can result in arguments based on subjective observations.

Who should attend - Engineers - Designers/ Draughtspersons Duration 1 Day Cost SAICE Members - R2 500.00 (excl. VAT) per person Non-SAICE Members - R3 000.00 (excl. VAT) per person

5.2 Concrete on Site (1 CPD Point)

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Objectives The course will give an insight into site operations that are carried out on a daily basis:

- S  election and storage of aggregates and cement will be considered to minimize contamination and ensure that the correct materials are used.

- Instruction on batching of concrete by mass and by volume will be given with the relative merits of each method.

- V  arious types of mixers, their mixing times and mixing actions are looked at along with selection of the right mixer for the job.

- T  he placement of concrete in formwork to reduce segregation, and not induce high pressures, is critical with a discussion of concrete cohesion, building on the principles given in the LMS course on Concrete Essentials.

- S  triking times of formwork and the factors that influence it, as well as the importance of curing after formwork removal, will be given attention, along with the differences between timber and steel formwork and which is best suited to a particular application.

- A  n insight will be included into the pressures exerted on formwork by different types of concrete and the need to prevent kicking or leaking of the fines, in the interests of durability and appearance.

- V  arious methods of concrete compaction will be evaluated with their application to specific structural elements. The importance of compaction in achieving concrete strength and durability cannot be overemphasised.

- In  South Africa it is necessary to consider placement of concrete in hot and cold weather and in conditions conducive to high rates of evaporation of water. Cracking that can be induced by these conditions (and its prevention) will be discussed as well as the causes and avoidance of cracking due to thermal effects of cement hydration.

- O  ther topics in this course will be contamination, transportation (vertically and horizontally), adequate workability, and the concept of durability.

Who should attend - Site Supervisors - Graduate Engineers

Duration 1 Day Cost SAICE Members - R2 500.00 (excl. VAT) per person Non-SAICE Members - R3 000.00 (excl. VAT) per person

5.3 Earthmoving Equipment, Technology and Management for Civil Engineering & Infrastructure Projects (3 CPD Points)

To study and practice: - Advanced manual and computerised techniques, for the selection of the most efficient and most economical spread of equipment and general layout ďƒ˜ - Equipment Economics & Earthwork Cost Evaluation Analysis ďƒ˜ - Planning and Managing earthmoving projects

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Objectives Delegates will also study and personally practice with the most updated computer programs such as Talpac by Rung, FPC etc. for: 

- Machine and earthmoving simulation - Optimising system selection - Machine and earthmoving cost analysis

Who should attend - Contractors - Structural Designers Prerequisite Please bring along your own Laptop and Calculator. Duration 3 Days Cost SAICE Members - R2 500.00 (excl. VAT) per person Non-SAICE Members - R3 000.00 (excl. VAT) per person

5.4 Handling Projects in a Consulting Engineer’s Practice (2 CPD Points)

 This two-day course is aimed at upgrading the knowledge and skills of Project Leaders and those about to become involved in the core activity of a consulting engineer’s practice, namely, the way he executes the Client’s commission, right from the pre-appointment submission or tender, the appointment itself, through the various stages of pre- and final design, tender documentation, project administration, handover and aftercare. Key elements of Finance and Law are also covered. Directors/Partners who attended the course found that it inspired them to tighten up their own procedures and enabled them to impart their knowledge and experience to their people in a more structured way. Firms, who invited Clients to gain an insight into the world of Consulting Engineering, reported that this improved understanding and brought about other highly beneficial results. The course is also a useful precursor to any Consulting Engineering Quality Management seminar, as it describes fully the process whose quality has to be assured. Objectives - To uncover the structure and processes underlying the flow of a project through the practice - To develop methods, procedures and check lists to guide this flow systematically - To make the delegates aware of the many variations in handling a project and of the associated risks - To impart the fundamentals of the required knowledge and of the various techniques and skills, especially communication skills and the important interpersonal aspects  - To enhance the skills and insight of the participants to the level where they are able to decide when to call on the director/partner for assistance so as not to expose the firm to unnecessary risks, or when they may proceed with confidence without “delegating upwards”  - To identify sources of project management tools and of further information for later additional selfstudy  - The whole programme is designed to be extremely participative and practical. Each participant is given his copy of the extensive Manual, which contains a Supplement of various articles elaborating on and supporting some important themes. This sensitizes participants to be aware of the wealth of information available. Upon completion of the course the Manual serves as a valuable summary and reference source  - Although the course is intended in the first instance for the Project Manager/Leader, experience has shown it to benefit greatly other senior staff and even Directors/Partners as well. One of the biggest challenges in handling a project is to ensure quality of individual professional service to the clients, whilst assuring overall cohesion as a business. Once professional staff have been made aware of the

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various aspects, processes and skills required to handle projects systematically and effectively, it is much easier to get an integrated approach and full co-operation. As a result:  - The firm’s risk exposure will decrease  - The firm’s cash-flow and profitability will improve  - The firm’s quality (both real and perceived) will improve  - A sense of common purpose will permeate the participant group Day 1 - Understand the firm’s Organisational structure and the correct position of the Project Leader in it, also the Client’s position as far as the project is concerned, and the required paradigm shift - Understand the role and value of the Project Sponsor, the mutual support engendered, and the 3-level theory of project marketing and interaction - Know the fundamentals of Project Management, with special emphasis on Quality Management; the three dimensions of the project target, the obligatory respect for community and environment; the importance of achieving Client Satisfaction and the role of Standards and Specifications, and which to apply - Know a method of setting priorities for problem solving; understand the processes of problem solving and decision making - Be able to draw up a time-based Project Network, with details of Critical Path Analysis, resource levelling, forward loading; getting time information from role players while avoiding accumulation of safety factors, reasons to avoid statistical methods - Have knowledge of and insight into other planning methods (PERT, CPM, GANTT), their application and relative ease of understanding by the non-specialist client; grasp the correct use of the S-curve; Recognise the tremendous financial leverage of the Consulting Engineer’s input; know the critical elements of Project Control - Understand fundamentals of General Management with cornerstones of Planning, Leading, Organizing and Controlling; be aware of methods of motivation, the leadership demands on the Consulting Engineer and the value of engaging the Client as a partner - Have insight into and knowledge of the many ways of, and demands and occasions for, interpersonal and communication skills with clients, team members and other people in the firm, other professionals involved with the project, contractors, the media: - Meetings – how to arrange them, behave in and chair them; how to deal with non-functional behaviour; the process of negotiations; handling conflict and aggression - How to listen and how to speak - Handling complaints and when to seek assistance from the Project Sponsor - The why’s and how’s of written communications: - Structure and format for Letters, Submissions, Proposals, Tenders, various kinds of Reports - Have a useful insight into the South African Law on Intellectual Property Rights - Know composition of Press Releases; appreciate value of Public Relations Consultants Day 2 - Follow the flow of a project through the practice step by step, understand the structure and processes underlying it; know the methods, procedures and check lists to guide this flow systematically - Appreciate the importance and complexities of dealing with all facets of the Appointment, including Risk Management, and of the choice and application of various Team Structures and Contracts - Define the Project Objective - Assemble a Project Team - Plan the Internal Project: Coordination, Work & Cost Breakdown Structures, Project Control - Know Internal Budgeting and Control - Know the duties of the Project Leader during the Design Phases - Know Tender Documentation: its Structure, Issue and Receipt - Know requirements for the Adjudication of Tenders and Recommendation of Tenderers - Know the processes of Appointment of the Contractor and Site Handover - Know main aspects of Contract Administration: Being impartial yet helpful, the Construction Phase Monitoring Team, OHS, NEMA and ECT Acts, Variation Orders, Contract Price Adjustments, Escalation, Extended Site, Certification, Monthly Reports, Accounts, Penalties, Non-Performance 31


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 nderstand processes of Commissioning and Handover U Deal with the complexities of the Defects Liability Period Write Close-out Report and appreciate the importance of Revisits Know what to do if things go very wrong Understand the Basics of Finance and Law

Who should attend - Project Manager/Leader - Directors/Partners - Consulting Engineers - Quality Managers Duration 2 Days Cost SAICE Members - R4 500.00 (excl. VAT) per person Non-SAICE Members - R5 500.00 (excl. VAT) per person

5.5 Technical Report Writing (2 CPD Points)

 The Technical Report Writing Course comprises a two-day interactive workshop. It has been specifically designed to give people working in technical and/or scientific fields a step-by-step guide to documenting and communicating their message with clarity, confidence and impact! Objectives The objective is to give Professionals in the Technical field the skills necessary to solve the problems of format, design, structure and style. In addition, it gives clear guidelines to produce readable, logical and concise reports that clearly communicate innovative ideas and complex information and data to technical and non-technical readers alike. Often non-technical people such as CFOs, Accountants, Administrative Staff and Sales people or Clients have to make decisions on the information contained in Technical Reports, so getting the message across clearly is of paramount importance. Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to: - Know what formats, designs, structure and styles to use to best get their ideas, concepts and messages across in a way that is clear and unambiguous - Recognise and correct many common errors that currently occur within written communication in the technical field - Produce different types of Technical Reports for various purposes - Use clear and powerful language to target and persuade readers for positive results - Produce documents of a high professional standard - Do readability exercises - Do self-evaluation of Readability Grade Level - Understand the value of good Report Writing - Understand the Central C’s of great Report Writing - Construct good Sentences and Paragraphs - Write in the Technical Communication Style - Determine Reader Profiles - Understand different Personality/Character Types - Be familiar with the Technical Communication Process - Understand different phases of the Report-writing process - Appreciate the Structure of the Technical Report - Appreciate the importance of putting forward a Hypothesis or Argument - Carry out brainstorming, Mind-mapping and Categorisation Techniques - Understand the Purpose Statement - Develop the criteria for an effective Purpose Statement

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Develop effective Purpose Statements Develop the Report Introduction Do different Models of Report Design and ways to organise the premises Choose the right Report Design to best suit your thesis the premises Develop the Main Body of the Report Develop Justification - supporting your premises and using Statistical Data Organise Statistical Data - what goes into the Main Body and into the Appendix, Conclusions and Recommendations - Write an Executive Summary - Tips on writing really effective Executive Summaries - Set out Report Covers - Know Referencing Techniques

Who should attend - Chief Engineers, Senior Engineers, newly qualified Engineers - Plant Managers - Project Managers - Quality Managers - Technical Managers - Technical Supervisors - Technical Operational Staff - Technical Sales Staff - Research and Development Professionals Prerequisite Participants are required to have a reasonable command of the English language and to be willing to learn new skills and techniques. They need to participate in various interactive workshop sessions, including projects involving brainstorming and mind-mapping and working on work-related topics to produce an effective technical report, which each group will present to the rest of the class. In addition, there are also numerous individual activities to help participants improve their writing skills overall and the readability levels of their writing. Duration 2 Days Cost SAICE Members - R4 500.00 (excl. VAT) per person Non-SAICE Members - R5 500.00 (excl. VAT) per person

5.6 Railway Transport (2 CPD Points)

Completion of the course should enable the delegates to have a greater understanding of the complexity of railway transport. This understanding will result in a better informed decision making process when technical and operational issues are discussed and decided upon. Objectives - Railway History: A brief history of railway development from the 16th century to present day - Railway Infrastructure – Track: Discussion on the rail, fastening systems, sleepers, ballast and subgrade - Railway Infrastructure – Control: Discussion on various control systems to allow the safe passage of trains - Railway Infrastructure – Overhead Traction Equipment: Discussion on the basic infrastructure to supply power to the locomotives including choice of voltage (AC vs. DC) - Rolling Stock: Discussion on passenger vehicles, freight vehicles and locomotives - Safe Movement on Rail: Discussion on the principles applicable to train and shunting movements - Train Operations: Discussion on wagon fleet management and locomotive management - Other Transport Modes: Discussion on the modal characteristics of road, air, pipelines and coastal transport - Future Railway Trends: Discussion on future railway trends in the world regarding freight and passenger transport 33


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Who should attend This course is designed for new and existing practitioners in the field of rail transport. Duration 2 Days Cost SAICE Members - R4 500.00 (excl. VAT) per person Non-SAICE Members - R5 500.00 (excl. VAT) per person

5.7 Bridge Maintenance (1 CPD Point)

With the ageing of bridges in South Africa, a greater emphasis has been placed on how these structures should be inspected and maintained to increase their service life. With limited maintenance funds available for this process, consideration has to be given as to how the maximum benefit can be obtained with these funds. Bridge maintenance practitioners have to plan and execute repairs in an optimal manner. Objectives - Common defects of bridge structures - Typical maintenance activities for steel and reinforced concrete bridges - Repairs to reinforced concrete damaged by corrosion - Paint systems for steel bridges - Various blasting techniques to clean steel - Welding repairs to steel bridges - Practical maintenance examples to steel and concrete bridges - Bridge maintenance strategy

Who should attend This course is designed for new and existing practitioners in bridge maintenance.

Duration 1 Day Cost SAICE Members - R2 500.00 (excl. VAT) per person Non-SAICE Members - R3 000.00 (excl. VAT) per person

5.8 General Conditions of Contract 2010 (2 CPD Points)

The General Conditions of Contract for Construction Works, 2nd Edition, (GCC 2010) published by SAICE, has been revised to clarify responsibilities and to provide for a wider spectrum of construction works. It is suitable for construction and building works contracts as well as for the design and built contracting strategy. The 2nd edition satisfies the Construction Industry Development Board’s Standard for Uniformity in Construction Procurement and is also appropriate for mechanical and electrical work. It is ideal for dealing with civil, mechanical, electrical and building projects or a combination of these projects. The relationship between the three main role players (Employers, Contractors and Engineers) is extremely important for the successful completion of a contract. Each party has specific responsibilities to fulfil, for the smooth running of the project. To understand these responsibilities better one has to understand the Contract, and learn to interpret it properly. (Utilised in conjunction with GCC 2010 and Management guide to GCC 2010) Themes 1. Overview of the development of GCC 2010. 2. Uniformity in construction procurement. 3. Guidance on how to apply GCC 2010 4. Dispute resolution methods available in GCC 2010.

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Objectives Day 1 - Introduction to GCC 2010 - Ice breaker activity - Course overview - Evolution of GCC - Structure of GCC 2010 - What’s new in GCC 2010? - Objectives of GCC 2010 - Relevance of GCC 2010 - Relevant procedures and approaches - The Construction Contract - Standards and Uniformity - Forms of Contract - FIDIC - JBCC - ECC - Selecting appropriate form of Contract - Pricing strategies - Key role players - Tendering and Procurement - The procurement process - Procedures for correcting tenders - Errors - Tender Evaluation - Understanding GCC 2010 (Detailed look at Clauses 1-10) - Clauses 1-5 - General - Basis of Contract - Engineer - Contractor’s general obligations - Time and related matters - Examples - Case studies - Court cases - Activities Day 2 - Understanding GCC 2010 (Detailed look at Clauses 1-10) - Clauses 6-10 - Payment and related matters - Quality and related matters - Risks and related matters - Termination of Contract - Claims - Disputes and Resolutions - Arbitration - Mediation - Adjudication - Amicable settlement - Litigation - Examples - Case studies - Court cases - Activities - Closure 35


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Supplementary documents CPA ABR FOA Performance Guarantee Adjudication board agreement Practical Completion Payment Certificates Engineer’s duties Pro formas Summary Close

Who should attend The seminar will be relevant to Contractors, Employers, Engineers, and Project Managers involved in construction and building works. Typical audience member: Engineers, Site Agents, Contract managers, Resident Engineers, Engineers Representatives, Legal Departments and Government officials. Duration 2 Days Cost SAICE Members - R4 500.00 (excl. VAT) per person Non-SAICE Members - R5 000.00 (excl. VAT) per person

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6. Effective Human Intervention Courses 6.1 Electrical Drawings (2 CPD Points) This programme is aimed to provide an insight into everyday fault finding. Participants will learn safe operation practices when working in close proximity to electrical equipment. Objectives In order to be able to maintain and trouble shoot electrical systems, you must be able to read and understand electrical drawings, both single line and schematics.  Upon completion of this course the participant should be able to understand electrical systems and drawings i.e.: - Electrical single line drawing  - Electrical schematics  - Electrical networks  - Electrical environment Day 1 - Introduction  - The electrical installation  - The fundamental concepts of electrical safety  - The Occupational Health and Safety Act  - The Electrical Regulations  - Electrical switchgear - Assignment preparation Session 1  - The New Electrical Installation  - Regulations 1 May 2009  - The new role players and their responsibilities  - What do they hope to achieve  - OHS Act and Regulations  - Types of Standards  - South African Standards  - Compulsory specifications Session 2  - Electrical drawings  - Standards  - Applications  - Layout - Assignment Session 3  - Single line diagrams - Assignment Session 4  - Schematics  - Group activity

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Day 2 Review of Day 1 Session 5 - Fundamental circuit requirements - System characteristics - Indication of system components Session 6 - Application of drawings - Representation of the installed functions - Electrical assembly drawings - Assignment Session 7 - Group activity Session 8 - Reading drawings - Interpreting the information - Following the layout logic - Assignment Session 10 - Group activity - Assignment Summary - Drawing standards - Application - Information Conclusion Who should attend This course is designed for anyone who needs to understand fundamentals of Electrical Drawings in order to improve efficiencies and safety of their Electrical Installations at their manufacturing plants, Commercial buildings, hospitals, schools, government buildings, waste water facilities, shopping centers, apartment buildings and related facilities.

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Duration 2 Days Cost R5 881.54 (excl. VAT) per person

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