keyboard_arrow_upLight Steel Frame Building excellence and growth demonstrated in Steel Awards 2017
keyboard_arrow_downLight Steel Frame Building excellence and growth demonstrated in Steel Awards 2017

Over the years the prestigious Steel Awards, hosted annually by the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (Saisc), has been an excellent barometer of the growth of the Light Steel Frame Building (LSFB) in Southern Africa. This year was no different.   Nineteen projects were entered into the LSFB category by seven leading Southern African Light […]

keyboard_arrow_upMcDonald’s wins LSFB category at Steel Awards 2014
keyboard_arrow_downMcDonald’s wins LSFB category at Steel Awards 2014

The Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC) hosted the Steel Awards 2014, which took place in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban on 18 September.

keyboard_arrow_upGrowing SA’s steel construction industry
keyboard_arrow_downGrowing SA’s steel construction industry

Paolo Trinchero, who recently took over from Dr Hennie de Clercq as CEO of the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC), would like to see the southern African steel construction industry grow by at least by 5% per year for the next 10 years. “This will require improving relationships with our African counterparts and being proactive in looking for opportunities in the relevant existing and emerging sectors in South Africa and the sub-Saharan region,” he says.

keyboard_arrow_upSteelFuture Conference – Promoting ‘out of the box’ thinking for future survival
keyboard_arrow_downSteelFuture Conference – Promoting ‘out of the box’ thinking for future survival

The future of steel construction worldwide will be discussed at a top-level conference in Johannesburg on March 2013. The SteelFuture Conference, organised by the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC), brings together leading minds in the local and international steel industry. 

keyboard_arrow_upSustainability in steel – Steel Awards 2012
keyboard_arrow_downSustainability in steel – Steel Awards 2012

The underlying theme for Steel Awards 2012 is all about sustainability. With the Aveng Group as the main sponsor, the 2012 Steel Awards programme is looking for steel structures that reflect a responsible approach to the environment. “While the judges always consider a range of criteria in judging the submissions, including technical excellence, innovation and aesthetics, this year, ‘green’ issues, in a broad sense, are an important factor,” says Spencer Erling, education director at the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC). 

keyboard_arrow_upSteel Awards 2012 call for entries
keyboard_arrow_downSteel Awards 2012 call for entries

The Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC) has issued the call for entries for Steel Awards 2012. The closing date for nominations is 30 April 2012.  Although special attention will be given to sustainable development projects – looking at green building, low environmental impact, community development and other such factors – there are, as usual, no fixed categories in which projects should be entered, with the exception of the Tubular Steel Structures and Light Steel Frame Building categories. The judges decide on categories based on the actual entries received each year. Last year’s categories offer a guideline. They included Mining and Industrial, Architectural, and Bridges, as well as the Tubular Steel and Light Steel Frame Building categories.

keyboard_arrow_upImport duties in South Africa on fabricated structural steel
keyboard_arrow_downImport duties in South Africa on fabricated structural steel

The Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC) reports that there seems to be some confusion in the market about import duties payable on fabricated structural steel. Clarifying the matter SAISC industry development director Kobus de Beer says that in terms of Tariff Heading HS7308 ‘Structures and parts of structures’, all types of fabricated  structural steel are subject to 15% import duty.

keyboard_arrow_upSponsors of Steel Awards 2011
keyboard_arrow_downSponsors of Steel Awards 2011

Steel Awards is hosted annually by the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC) and this year The Aveng Group is once again the main industry sponsor for the awards programme.  Additional sponsors this year include a number of leading steel and related companies: the Association of Steel Tube and Pipe Manufacturers of South Africa (Tubular Category Award), Stewarts & Lloyds (Light Steel Frame Award), Macsteel (Photo Competition), Arcelor Mittal SA, B&T Steel, Cosira Group, First Cut/ Kaltenbach, Group Five, NJR Steel Holdings, Tubular Holdings and Vital Engineering as partner sponsors, and Cadex SA.