Benefits of Membership

Benefits of Membership

By becoming a member of the SAISC, you join a community of industry professionals, gain access to valuable resources, and enjoy a range of benefits that contribute to your professional growth, recognition, and success in the steel construction industry. 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.

Benefits for Company Membership

Benefits for Individual Membership

Membership for individuals are not transferable and may only be used by individual holding the membership. Individuals are also not allowed to use the SAISC Logo.

Technical Support

With access to experienced and qualified individuals, and over 65 years worth of local Southern African project case studies, the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (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. If you have a question or an enquiry, please Contact us today.

Marketing & Publicity

Since the association’s inception in 1956 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 preferential rate. 

Education & Training

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, preferential rates are enjoyed by our members.

Advocacy & Lobbying

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.

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.