16/05/2018 /

SAISC visits Stewarts & Lloyds at NAMPO2018

Denise and Liezel from the SAISC had the eye-opening experience of attending their first NAMPO in May 2018! A big thank you to hosts Stewarts and...


Events and Training

01/06/2018 /

Marketing and Media Workshop Series

The SAISC will host a range of practical, hands on workshops to equip members with the tools to market their businesses ......


Featured Content

07/05/2018 / Technical Articles,

Cost Comparison Study – A Case for Steel

by Michael Drennan and Dr Hennie De Clercq Steel structures can be more cost effective than concrete structures for office buildings in South ...



The SAISC provides technical support to its members

With over 60 years worth of local, Southern African project case studies and access to experienced and qualified individuals, the SAISC is well placed to assist with technical queries relating to Steel Construction and Structural Engineering. Assistance with technical queries is a service offered to our professional individual members and company members.

Find out how you can become a member of the SAISC here.

If you’re already a member, please log in and visit our members only Technical Hub to submit your query, or to view queries submitted by other members, which our team has already resolved.

The SAISC provides marketing and publicity support services to its members

Since the association’s inception in 1959 as the “Structural Steel Publicity and Advancement Association”, our primary objective has been to sing the praises of all players in the industry, while extolling the virtues of structural steel.  

Our members are the kind of people who put their heads down and get on with the job. Their focus is completing a project with excellence, not necessarily on promoting their achievements. Using our Steel Construction Journal, our website, our social media platforms and press releases to other respected industry publications, we tell those success stories. Foundational marketing and publicity services are available to members as part of their annual membership fee.  More comprehensive marketing services including video, photographic and audio recording services are available to members at a special discounted rate. 

Find out how you can become a member of the SAISC here.

If you’re already a member, please log in and visit  Support Services page to find out more.

The SAISC runs training and events for members and non-members

The SAISC has a wide range of CPD credit-bearing training courses aimed at young engineers. These courses incorporate face to face workshop sessions, video modules, and practical assignments. Public training dates are arranged based on the number of delegates interested in a particular course. If you have 8 or more delegates interested in a particular training course, an onsite course can be held at your premises on a date suitable to you. Download our course catalog here. 

In addition to our training courses, we host business breakfasts, networking cocktail events, golf days and of course our annual Steel Awards gala events.

While all events are open to the public, special discounted rates are enjoyed by our members.  

The SAISC voices the concerns of all of its members when lobbying government, policymakers and industry stakeholders

As a neutral party with members in all functions and levels within the Southern African steel construction industry, the SAISC strives to achieve its goal of a sustainable, healthy and wealthy industry for all players. This is sometimes a challenge as well as a delicate balancing act, as members are likely to have opposing views and objectives. We endeavor to facilitate opportunities for members to engage in an open, respectful and robust discussion where the end goal is for the industry as a whole to survive and thrive. 

We invest great time and effort in engaging all levels of government on behalf of the steel construction industry to ensure that our members’ concerns are escalated and that policymakers are made aware of practical implications.


Steel Awards 2017

Steel Awards 2017 took place in Gauteng, KZN and the Western Cape on 13 September 2017, and was attended by over 900 delegates.

The highlight of the structural steel industry calendar, the 36th Annual Steel Awards was hosted by the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction in partnership with Aveng Trident Steel.  A big thank you to Aveng Trident Steel (Main Sponsor), Popular Vote Feature – Macsteel, Photo Competition – Cadex Systems SA, Tubular category – The Association of Steel Tube and Pipe Manufacturers, Light steel frame building category – MiTek Industries South Africa, Metal Cladding Category –  Global Roofing Solutions, Factory and Warehouse category –  Safintra, and Innovation Category Safal Steel. Partner Sponsors – ArcelorMittal SA, BSi Steel, NJR Steel and Stewarts and Lloyds. 56 Projects were entered, and over 300 project team members were involved.