Technical Articles

The SAISC has an extensive collection of technical articles relating to all aspects of Steel in construction. We encourage you to explore this section to see what’s new.

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Serving the industry for over 65 years.

The Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC) has been tirelessly serving the industry since its inception in 1956. Our mission is to promote the use of steel in construction and contribute to the health and wealth of the industry for the good of all players. 

We are respected as an association for our authority, technical knowledge, and role as the collective voice of the steel construction industry. Our proactive approach and small but dynamic staff compliment enable us to provide insight and support to professionals and companies in the building and construction industry. 

Despite current global and local economic challenges, our goal remains to be an exceptional Institute, serving a very successful industry. We are committed to undertaking initiatives with the following in mind:

  • Long-term prosperity and growth of the industry
  • Engaging, and encouraging stakeholders to action that will stimulate growth for our industry
  • Gauging our ability as an industry to compete globally 
  • The quality and skills of its people, innovation, and the ability to compete with any of its counterparts anywhere in the world.

Our Team

Our management team has a wealth of qualifications and professional experience to draw from:

Paolo Trinchero

Chief Executive Officer, SAISC

Amanuel Gebremeskel

Technical Director, SAISC

Denise Sherman

Marketing Director, SAISC

Dennis White

Director, SAMCRA

Debbie Allcock


Reubenett Andrews


Do you require technical support from the SAISC team for a specific application?

Our management team have the qualifications and professional experience to draw from, and we’re just a click or a phone call away. Visit our technical hub for assistance.


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