oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Withdrawal of SANS 1200 and SANS 10120as a South African National Standard
The Standards Act of 2008 requires the South African Bureau of Standards to develop, issue, promote, maintain, amend or withdraw South African National Standards serving the standardisation needs of the South African community. South African National Standards, as is the case for International Standards, are reviewed every five years to ensure continued market relevance. The South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) developed the SANS 1200 (Standardised Specification for Civil Engineering Construction) and associated SANS 0120 (Code of Practice for use with Standardised Specifications for Civil Engineering and Contract Documents) series in the late 1970s and early 1980s, with the support of the South African Federation (now Forum) of Civil Engineering Contractors (SAFCEC) and the South African Association of Consulting Engineers (SAACE, now Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA)), and handed it over to the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) to publish and maintain. These series of standards, however, stagnated in that they were not further developed and most of the parts were not amended to reflect changes in technologies, practices, procedures, materials and methods since their publication.
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