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Windapo, A., Odediran, J. & Adediran, A. Eds. 2016. Emerging trends in construction organisational practices and project management knowledge areas: proceedings of the 9th Construction Industry Development Board postgraduate conference. Cape Town: University of Cape Town Libraries.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15641/0-620-69590-9

ISBN: 978-0-620-69590-9


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The construction industry development board (cidb) Act mandates the cidb to support human resource development in the construction industry by establishing best practices and advising organs of the state on human resource development in relation to the construction industry. To achieve this, the cidb has since 2004 been collaborating with universities that offer construction management related qualifications to host a successful postgraduate conference series. The cidb is pleased to welcome you to this 9th edition of the cidb Postgraduate Conference hosted by the Department of Construction Economics and Management of the University of Cape Town, in partnership with the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. It is my belief that you will enjoy the conference that comes at a very critical time in our transformation journey as an industry.


The main theme of this conference is: Emerging trends in construction organisational practices and project management knowledge areas These have a direct bearing on the transformation journey of the country as we grapple with how best to create a just, fair and inclusive society where all are equally valued for their contributions,to the nation building project. I sincerely hope that as you debate the emerging trends in construction organisational practices, you will pay special attention to issues of transformation of the industry as well as your roles as academics. The cidb encourages all participants to work together collectively to transform this industry. It therefore gives me great pleasure to welcome all participants, and trust that this meeting will continue to provide an on-going platform for interaction between researchers, public sector clients and private industry to discuss issues of significance to the industry. I would also wish to reiterate the cidb’s continued commitment to conferences such as these and the contribution they make to the development of the next generation of academics and practitioners in the industry. I want to thank the conference organisers under the capable guidance of A/Prof Abimbola Windapo of the University of Cape Town, and to also thank the University of Cape Town, Cape Peninsula University, South African Council for the Construction and Project Management Professions (SACPCMP) and NMC Construction for their support.

Ms Hlengiwe Khumalo

Acting CEO, Construction Industry Development Board, February 2016


Prof John Smallwood, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Prof. John Smallwood is Professor and Head, Department of Construction Management, and Programme Director, MSc (Built Environment) Programme, and a member of Construction Research Education and Training Enterprises (CREATE), which consultancy specialises in construction health and safety (H&S), and quality. Notable latter related contributions include those to the cidb H&S and quality status reports.


Prof Panteleo Rwelamila, University of South Africa (UNISA), Midrand, South Africa

Prof. Rwelamila is a project management and procurement expert specialising in procurement policy, infrastructure procurement and management of risks and contracts management. He has experience of more than 30 years in consulting in construction economics, policy development and conducting studies in project appraisal, project planning, procurement, contract formulation and management, project performance evaluation and strategic project management.


Prof Alfred Ngowi, Central University of Technology, Bloemfontein, South Africa

Prof. Alfred Ngowi is a professor in Civil Engineering and the dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology at the Central University of Technology, Free State. He is a NRF rated scientist in construction engineering and management and has published over 100 articles in journals, book chapters and conference proceedings. He is a the co-chief editor of the Journal of Construction in Developing Countries (JCDC); Associate Editor of Built Environment and Asset Management (BEPAM) and reviews editor of the Botswana Journal of Technology (BJT).


Prof Jan Wium, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa

Prof. Jan Wium, received his Civil Engineering degree from the University of Pretoria in 1979 and a master’s degree in 1985. He holds a PhD from EPFL in Switzerland. After working as structural engineering consultant for 20 years, he joined Stellenbosch University as lecturer in 2003. Since 2010, he holds the Chair in Construction Engineering and Management position, focusing on modular construction, risk management and constructability in construction.


Ishmael Cassiem, Construction Industry Development Board, South Africa

Ishmail is a Manager in the Construction Industry Performance Programme at the Construction Industry Development Board (cidb), responsible for performance improvement, development of best practices, standards and health and safety policies in the construction industry. He holds an MSc in Project Management. He has 30 years’ experience in the construction industry working for civil engineering contractors, the CSIR, and a training company. He participates in various committees at the South African Council for the Project and Construction Management Professions (SACPCMP).


Bonke Simelane, Group Corporate Services Director, NMC Construction Group, South Africa

Bonke Simelane is Group Corporate Services Director for the NMC Construction Group which he joined in 2012. He is the incoming Vice-President of Master Builders South Africa. He is also a Council Member of the South African Council for the Construction and Project Management Professions (SACPCMP) where he is a member of the Construction Management Development Committee.


Nomvula Rakolote, Central University of Technology, Bloemfontein, South Africa

Nomvula Rakolote is the Registrar of the South African Council for Project and Construction Management Profession (SACPCMP). SACPCMP is a statutory body established by section 2 of the Project and Construction Management Act (Act No.48 of 2000). The SACPCMP regulates the Project and Construction Management Professions in order to protect the public. She has, with the support of Council hosted three annual Project and Construction Management Professions Conference SACPCMP Conference that focused on the growth, development and transformation of the professions. While her primary task is mere registration of professionals, accreditation of institutions who offer training and development in the Built Environment, particularly, Project and Construction Management, she believes that without the growth of the industry, it would be difficult to ensure development of new talent, especially those from historically oppressed communities.

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