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Great Expectations: An Owner’s Guide to Avoiding Disputes Related to Roof Cladding
Rainwater Harvesting
Innovation in Fire Resistance
Warranties And Guarantees On Metal Cladding Systems
A Brave New Age – Steel Fabrication into Industry 4.0
Construction Bolting: 10 Years On
Expanding Foams as Closures
Secondary Fastners

Other than on basic social housing the current resurgence of metal-clad roofs on all types

Feb 21, 2020

During December 2019 the SABS published SANS 1088 Water efficiency in buildings which will ultimately

Jan 28, 2020

The Institute has been exploring the area of smart construction methods for several years. An

Aug 22, 2019

We regularly hear complaints from specifiers and owners of buildings about the guarantees issued within

Aug 22, 2019

by Kevin Harris, Fabsmart In the course of my work, I am fortunate to get

Jan 29, 2019

By R J Pietersma, CBC Fasteners (Pty) Ltd The use of construction bolt assemblies in

Jan 29, 2019

Subsequent to our article on the use of poly closures we have become aware of

Nov 21, 2018

An often debated topic when determining the waterproofing of roof cladding is the use of

Sep 27, 2018

The basic purpose of washers when used with cladding are to provide a larger bearing

Jul 31, 2018

When it comes to metal cladding one has to consider two types of fasteners, primary

Jun 27, 2018

Established in 1956

An unwavering champion for the use of steel in construction and committed to the growth of the Southern African Steel Industry.

As a technical institute, the SAISC is an authority on and curator of industry specific technical knowledge.

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All SAISC members have undergone a comprehensive application process, and committed to a strict code of ethics. If you are interested in becoming a member contact us today or complete our Online application form.

Exploring all SAISC Members

While our members come from different disciplines, company sizes and streams within the industry, they all have the desire to see the industry grow and thrive. Explore all SAISC members online.

Professional Development

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.

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With access to experienced and qualified individuals, and over 60 years worth of local Southern African project case studies, the SAISC is well placed to assist with technical queries relating to Steel Construction and Structural Engineering. 


The SAISC is one of only a few global Institutes dedicated to the steel industry.