Fees and Costs – Strategies to win work and run a better practice
Simmy Peerutin, Simon Berry & Ian Alexander
(11.00 – 12.30pm 1 Sept – slot starts with 15 min NHBRC presentation)
In this facilitated discussion, Peerutin will engage with SACAP about future fees guidelines, fee calculation methods, and ways to improve measuring costs within a practice. Berry will bring practical perspective on the day-to-day management of a professional service in the construction industry.
Peerutin is the chair of the SAIA practice committee. He brings practice experience from Israel and London where he worked with Sheppard Robson. Since 1995 he has practised in Cape Town, specialising in healthcare design and project management.
A chartered electrical engineer, Berry has worked in the construction industry for almost 20 years. After obtaining an MBA from Cambridge, he founded Fresh Projects, a software platform for architects and engineers to manage fees, time, expenses and billing.
With experience in large project architecture, Alexander runs a small practice (Ian Alexander Architects Network), lectures as a specialist in law, contract management and architectural practice, does dispute resolution / expert opinion work, and presents workshops for SAIA, PROCSA and Contracts on Demand.
Tendering ourselves into oblivion
Bert van den Heever & AJ Corbett
(1.45 – 3.15pm 1 Sept)
This discussion, facilitated by Corbett, and led by van den Heever, will scrutinise the National Treasury’s published Standard Infrastructure Procurement Development Management guideline, and propose solutions to current challenges in the industry.
Bert van den Heever
Van den Heever is a quantity surveyor with varied experience in the challenges of private and government tender procedures. He was president of the Association of South African Quantity Surveyors during 2015/16.
As architect and principal of TCN Architects in Mthatha and East London, Corbett has experience of recent tendering processes in the Eastern Cape, a growth point in our architectural landscape. He serves on the SAIA Practice Committee and is extensively involved in SAIA’s Border Kei Region.
Navigating the Legislative Minefield – A review of the legislation governing the design of buildings
Mike van der Merwe & Conrad Thompson
(8.30 – 10.15am 2 Sept – slot starts with 15 min SACAP presentation)
The discussion will outline the legislative framework that architects work within. It will look at changes that have taken place within SACAP, the various consultative bodies like CIDB and CBE, as well as NEMA, the NBR, SPLUMA and the Construction Occupational Health and Safety regulations.
Mike Van der Merwe
Van der Merwe, an advocate and architect, is a part-time lecturer at TUT in Construction Law and Procedure. He has extensive experience with JBCC, GCC, NEC and FIDIC contracts, and is a fellow of the Association of Arbitrators and a certified Adjudicator in the construction industry.
Thompson holds a BAS from Wits. He joined local government in Tshwane, became manager of building control, and worked in the Special Projects Unit and on the development of process and standards. In 2007 he joined DivineLineArchitects. As a committee member of PIA, he deals with City/Environmental matters.
JBCC – What works, what doesn’t and what options do we have?
Stan Segal, Michael Bester & Uwe Putlitz
(1.15 – 2.45pm 2 Sept)
This panel will discuss Version 6.1 of the JBCC and will debate the issues causing concern or revealing shortcomings. Proper contract management and the role of the principal agent will also come under scrutiny.
Segal, current director of the board of the JBCC, is a professional architect, principal of his own practice and a certified arbitrator. He spent 45 years as a founding partner and director at MV3 Architects and has experience in commercial, retail, industrial and large scale residential buildings.
An arbitrator, architect and project manager, Bester runs his own firm whose primary focus is in dispute resolution, especially arbitration and commercial mediation in the building industry. He has extensive experience as an expert witness.
Putlitz is an architect, mediator and, since 2011, has been CEO of the JBCC. A qualified architect, he also has experience in project and financial management, was for a time a university lecturer, and has worked on projects such as the Bophuthatswana Government building in Mmabatho and the Gautrain Hatfield station.
Leading the team
(9.00 – 10.30am 3 Sept)
This talk examines various design management techniques with which to supplement the design process and to ensure the delivery of projects on time, within budget and of quality. It considers how analogue design management processes are being changed and influenced by new digital technologies.
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