n Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Bottom(s) up : from the CEO's desk

Volume 23, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



A REPUTABLE CIVIL engineer (Pr Eng, MSc Eng, MBL, FSAICE), with some 20 years of public and private sector work experience, attends a tender briefing meeting - dignified and portraying the ultimate professional in dress and demeanour. The Roads Agency Limpopo (RAL) tender briefing starts half an hour late. The two hour long discussions are shabby. Our consultant stands for the entire duration of the meeting. While RAL scrambled 30 chairs into their atrium, 300 people are in attendance. Some have driven three hours to be there. Among the 300 are engineering professionals and at least one SAICE past president, and shady tenderpreneurs.

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