SAISC Steel Awards – a huge success, but what now for the rest of industry?

On 10 October this year, some 900 people attended the South African Institute of Steel Construction’s (SAISC’S) annual Steel Awards held at three venues simultaneously in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town. And they were well rewarded for their attendance as this year they were treated to a record number of highly innovative entries. What is more, the Steel Awards enjoyed unprecedented sponsor support while the entries themselves with the most diverse seen to date. The range of building types entered was compendious and the quality and of the innovation brought…

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SAISC Steel Awards – what makes a good Steel Awards entry?

The 2019 South African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC) Steel Awards were an unmitigated success with a record number of entries, a record level of sponsorship and an unprecedented diversity of entries. However, the question that has to be raised is what makes an entry strong for this key event on the local steel industry’s calendar. “The first thing we are looking for is the innovative use of steel in construction – and this year’s entries were characterised by particularly high levels of innovation,” says SAISC Technical Director Amanuel Gebremeskel.…

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SAISC 2019 Steel Awards showcases local steel construction innovation mettle


Adversity often brings opportunities with it. South Africa’s steel industry has been going through a period of severe challenges, affecting the entire supply chain and seeing the most serious contraction for many years in the sector. Despite the prevailing ‘doom and gloom’, however, the South African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC) has remained true to its role of industry champion during this challenging time, focusing on innovation, positivity and creativity – particularly with regards to this year’s Steel Awards. This approach has borne fruit, with the SAISC 2019 Steel Awards…

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