The agreement of cooperation between the Institution of Civil Engineers(ICE) and the South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE), signed on19 January 2007, lead to the establishment of the Joint Civils Division (JCD) in early 2008.
The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) has some 81 000 members of all grades, of which 17 800, or roughly 22%, live and work outside the United Kingdom. The vast majority of the international members reside in four strategic regions as indicated in Table 1.
In 2005 the ICE President, Gordon Masterton, established a President's Apprentice Scheme for young graduate civil engineers. The objective of the scheme was to enable young civil engineers to gain direct experience of the Presidential role and a better understanding of the workings of the Institution.
During 2008 the Joint Civils Division (JCD) established admission criteria, called for applications and admitted eight persons to this Panel. There has been increasing usage of adjudicators to resolve contract disputes during the past year, and the publication of adjudicators' contact particulars on the JCD website has facilitated the location and use of accredited adjudicators.
ICE is a licensed member engineering institution of the ECUK. Provided that their educational qualifications are acceptable to ECUK for the required grade, ICE Members are eligible to register as Chartered Engineers (CEng) or Incorporated Engineers (IEng). Similarly, a Technician Member is eligible to register with the ECUK as an Engineering Technician (EngTech). (ICE members have to pay a once off entrance fee and annual subscription fee to ECUK for these titles, in addition to the ICE fees.)
The Joint Civils Division (JCD) reviewed the whole question of measurement and payment when using SANS 1921 and SANS 2001 during 2007. The Division came to the conclusion that the logical approach is to base measurement and payment on a single stand-alone document that deals with the standard system of measurement for civil engineering works in its entirety.
A proposal was submitted by the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) to the International Organisation for Standardisation's (ISO) Technical Committee for Building Construction (TC 59) during 2005 to develop a new series of international standards to address within the construction sector.
The Institute of Purchasing South Africa (IPSA), an affiliate of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing Supply (UK), held its first Pan Africa Procurement Awards in May 2008. The CIDB (Construction Industry Development Board) entered the Best Process Improvement category which focuses on how purchasing or supply management processes have been upgraded or changed, and how superior results have flowed as a result of adopting them.
NEC3 contracts provide opportunities for proactive project management, project discipline, early warning procedures and fair risk allocation. NEC3 is also recommended by the Office of Government Commerce and National Audit Office and is supported by our delivery partner.
This article concerns the NEC3 Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC), which is the main contract form within the NEC3 suite and is designed to be used by an employer to engage a 'main' contractor.
Infrastructure design software has progressed at a significant pace in the last twenty years. Multi-disciplinary projects which need finalisation within short time frames have placed a greater emphasis on forward thinking software that allows time consuming routines to be automated.
The CED's early designs were by slide rule, manual (and later electric) calculators, and logarithmic tables. Perhaps the first electronic work was the capture, on Hollerith punched cards, of the 1954 traffic survey. Six years later they hired an ICT 1301, using in-house programmes in machine language, but with a Macro Auto Coding compiler for number crunching.
Engineers Against Poverty (EAP) is a UK-based international development NGO committed to producing practical policies and innovative solutions to support the alleviation and eventual ending of world poverty. EAP is supported by a number of engineering institutions including the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Structural Engineers and the South African Institution of Civil Engineering.
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