28/01/2019 /

SAISC Commentary January 2019

Economists predict that this is likely to be a challenging year. Internationally we have trade tensions and potential slowdowns, and locally 2019...


Events and Training

16/01/2019 /

Basic Connection Design Course

This new "Hands On" basic connections course will include all the general information from the previous courses but will concentrate on the candi...


Featured Content

15/02/2019 / Technical Articles,

Popularity of Steel Frame Buildings On The Rise

The recently completed Raceworx KTM Building in Little Falls makes use of a steel framed system with non-composite cellular beams to support the ...


What does the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction do?

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.

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.

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 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. 


Steel Awards 2018

We’ve received an impressive 74 entries for this year’s SAISC Steel Awards! For more on the winning projects, click here. As always, we are delighted to have support in the form of sponsorship from companies in the industry, and look forward to celebrating the tenacity, ingenuity and excellent work produced by the steel construction industry of Southern Africa!

A big thank you to our sponsors: Pro Roof – Main Sponsor Gauteng Ÿ Aveng Trident Steel – Main Sponsor Cape Town, Beverage Sponsor (National) Ÿ ArcelorMittal South Africa – Digital Trailblazer Ÿ Cadex Systems SA – Photo Competition Ÿ ASPTM – Tubular Category Ÿ Safintra SA – Factory and Warehouse Category Ÿ Global Roofing Systems – Metal Cladding Category Ÿ Safal Steel – Innovation Category Ÿ NJR Steel – Partner Sponsor Ÿ Macsteel – Partner Sponsor Ÿ Stewarts and Lloyds – Partner Sponsor Ÿ KRU Detailing – Gauteng photobooth sponsor