KZN Construction Expo Knowledge Lounge Presentations: 22 February 2017
|11:00 – 11.30
||“Tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” – Malcolm X
Whether you are a one man show or part of a large scale company, BIM is democratizing the construction industry. It’s about workflows and quality information, standards and protocols, cloud collaboration and the influence of artificial intelligence – are you with us? How can we, as an industry, integrate and advance technology to work for us? Let us work smarter, not harder.
Jo-Ann Hogan, Modena, South Africa
|11:45 – 12:15
||Integrated Cost Management Solutions for built environment
Learn about the many potential options for the eradication of waste from the cost management process such as re-works and adding value to the practice by undertaking integrated cost management methods of cost estimation enabled through BIM.
Clifford Human, Corporate Sales Manager, Construction Computer Software, South Africa
|14:00 – 14:30
||How do cloud solutions increase quality of communication and information flow?
Understand and improve collaboration in the workplace and learn how to build trust among all project stakeholders towards streamlining processes and capturing data.
Steven Golding, CEO, SSG Consulting-Key360, South Africa
|14:45 – 15:15
||The Value in 3D Scanning on Projects
By acquiring high accuracy and high precision data on projects, both indoor and outdoor, the value in recreating reality throughout the design, construct and then operate stages of any project are determined through the use of 3D laser positioning systems.
Kendall James, Region Manager, Leica Geosystems, South Africa
|15:30 – 16:00
||Effective use of BIM in design, analysis, simulation
Learn about the effective use of BIM in design, analysis and simulation to overcome complex design challenges, to use resources more efficiently, and to allow more rapid and informed decision making.
Dean Naidoo, Business Manager, Graphisoft, South Africa
||End of Knowledge Lounge presentations
KZN Construction Expo Knowledge Lounge Presentations: 23 February 2017
||KZN Stakeholder Engagement Forum
Join ministers, economists, government representatives, VIP guests and C-level executives from across KwaZulu-Natal for a morning of networking and start crucial infrastructure conversations about challenges and opportunities facing KwaZulu-Natal’s construction sector.
|11:00 – 11:30
||VIP tour of the exhibition floor
|11:30 – 12:15
||KwaZulu-Natal’s Finance Linked Individual Subsidy Programme
Get up to date on how the Department of Human Settlements in KwaZulu-Natal is accelerating delivery of housing to achieve decent, integrated and sustainable human settlements patterns across the province.
Franceous Ogle, Senior Administrative Officer, Department of Human Settlements KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
|12:30 – 13:15
||Fundamentals of Readymix Concrete 101
Learn about the difference between cement and concrete as well as the fundamentals behind readymix concrete. Workshop highlights include:
– Ordering Readymix
– Receiving Readymix
– Placing Readymix
– Testing Readymix SARMA
Graham Smith, Regional Representative, SARMA, South Africa
|13:15 – 13:45
||BIM for Building Owners
BuildingPoint SA represents Trimble’s vertical Design-Build-Operate (DBO) market software, hardware and BIM services solutions. These include scanning devices and software for processing point cloud data and creating BIM compliant deliverables. This presentation will focus on efficient collection of as-built site data, for the purpose of facilities management, building operations and maintenance.
John Carey, Development Director, BuildingPointSA, South Africa
|13:45 – 14:30
||The role of the ECA as a governing body for the industry and how electrical contractors can benefit from this association
Find out more about the ECA(SA) and how it represents the interests of electrical contractors at many government and industry bodies, providing input from its members and receiving all of the latest developments first-hand.
Mark Mfikoe, National Director, Electrical Contractors Association, South Africa
|14:30 – 15:15
||Hot Water Provision & Sustainable Buildings
Hot Water Provision – The results of a yearlong field study of Induction Geyser vs ElectricalResistance Geyser
Sustainable buildings – Creating symbiotic relationships with the environment, Working with the environment instead of against it to ensure occupant comfort using sustainable methods.
Videsh Boodu, National President, South African Institute for Building Design, South Africa