Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) is a voluntary association of Consulting Engineering firms with a member base across the country totaling in excess of 560 companies. CESA is the custodian of the wellbeing of the industry supported by member firms who employ approximately 21 000 people. CESA members are compelled to subscribe to upholding the integrity of the industry by adhering to a professional code of ethics providing quality and cost effective professional consulting engineering services. The organisation serves as a channel for Clients to address industry concerns while at the same time providing a platform for the sharing of information with the aim of assisting in optimising the planning and delivery of infrastructure projects both in the public and private sector.

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Private Sector propping up growth in construction expected to be short lived - Industry confidence levels the lowest ever!

Johannesburg, 3 October 2018 The results of Consulting Engineers South Africa's (CESA) Bi-annual Economic and Capacity Survey for the period January to June 2018 recently released indicates positive news, that the construction sector has seen growth for the first time in six quarters. Confidence levels in the consulting sector deteriorated for the current quarter, reaching a record low - the least confident consulting engineers have ever been, based on the results of the surveys over the years since the mid-90's.

Fixing the Leakage in Infrastructure Investment

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced Government's eagerly awaited economic stimulus package at a briefing in Pretoria on Friday aimed at driving economic growth. While Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) applauds this bold move by our President aimed at kick-starting our economy and creating jobs, with the limited public funds that are available the organisation believes that it is critical that these funds are used responsibly to gain true 'value for money'.

Chris Campbell, CESA CEO states, “Over the past few years we have embarked on a campaign of partnerships with Government in order to assist and advise the public sector on how to maximise investment in infrastructure and ensure that they have the correct capacity in place to design and implement large-scale projects that will stand the test of time.”

FIDIC Africa Contract Users' Conference

The official: FIDIC Africa Contract Users' Conference, Africa's Premier Meeting Place for FIDIC Contract Users, 29 Oct - 1 Nov 2018

We're delighted to announce that this year's official FIDIC Africa Contract Users' Conference will take place in South Africa! This is the meeting place where contract users from across the region connect with the FIDIC team in order to share best practice and ensure that projects are running as efficiently and effectively as possible.The 2018 programme is particularly pertinent as this will be the first opportunity in Africa to hear the FIDIC Contracts Committee explaining the changes introduced in the new 2017 FIDIC Suite of Contracts, including the opportunity to put your questions and concerns directly to Committee.

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CESA Aon Awards creating legacies and honouring legends in the quest for engineering excellence

15th August 2018 In a night lit with glitz and glamour the who's who of the Built Environment, hosted by Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) and sponsored by Aon South Africa, celebrated excellence in engineering at the 2018 CESA Aon Engineering Excellence Awards - creating legacies and honouring legends.

Letter to SAICE President in response to SAICE CEO pronouncements

13 August 2018 CESA has noted the concerns around the pronouncements made by the SAICE CEO and the subsequent response from SAICE on the matter. Herewith a copy of the letter sent from CESA to SAICE.

CESA and AON Celebrating Engineering Excellence

Johannesburg, 15 June 2018 Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) and the engineering community are once again gearing up for another spectacular occasion celebrating innovation, quality, outstanding workmanship and professionalism in the engineering industry.
Frequently, we talk about the fact that we live in a globalised world. The relevance of this in our quest for excellence is that we need to measure ourselves against global standards and benchmarks.

CESA Unearthing Future Leaders

Johannesburg 12 June 2018 “Young people must take it upon themselves to ensure that they receive the highest education possible so that they can represent us well in future as future leaders. Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world,” proclaimed the late Former President Nelson Mandela.

In a quest to promote engineering as a career of choice, it is against this background that Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) and its Young Professionals Forum (YPF) are hosting their Job Shadow Initiative. In addition, CESA's YPF is also hosting its Annual Imbizo as well as a series of 'School Talks' aimed at promoting Engineering as a career of choice within schools.

CESA concerned with increase in irregular expenditure, remains committed to partner with government and the AG's Office

Johannesburg, 01 June 2018, Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) is concerned about the 75% increase in irregular municipal expenditure, from R16, 212 billion in the previous year to R28, 376 billion in the year under review, as reported in the recent Auditor General's report.

While CESA acknowledges the significant effort made by Municipalities in 2016-17 to identify and transparently report on irregular expenditure incurred in previous years, the organisation believes that there still remains a lot to be done.

CESA Aon Awards - Book Now

Consulting Engineers South Africa's CESA Aon Engineering Excellence Awards celebrates and showcases the innovation, quality, outstanding workmanship and professionalism in the industry.
This year the CESA Aon Awards will take place on 15th August 2018 at Vodacom World, Midrand.
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Infrastructure Procurement and Delivery Management (IPDM) Training

Two Day Seminar Specifically for Public Sector Procurement

Infrastructure procurement and delivery management is increasingly becoming an area of focus in improving infrastructure project outcomes in South Africa. Two significant publications in this regard are the National Treasury Standard for Infrastructure Procurement and Delivery Management (2015) and the University of the Witwatersrand and Engineers against Poverty's Client Guide for Improving Infrastructure Project Outcomes(2018).

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