Construction & Architecture

Construction project planning is a fundamental and challenging activity in the management and execution of construction or engineering projects. It involves the choice of technology, the definition of work tasks, the estimation of the required resources and durations for individual tasks, and the identification of any interactions among the different work tasks. This workshop will build your planning skills to a new level, equipping you to expertly create and maintain sound, well-structured project plans and will give you the organisational tools for complex projects.


Attendees who want to do the work shop should come with laptops and scheduling software (MSP or Primavera etc) and MSExcel. It is aimed at those with some knowledge of project planning:

  • Planners & Schedulers
  • Project Manager
  • Project Professionals
  • Project Planning Engineers
  • Senior Project Control
  • Project team members from Members of
  • Process Improvement Teams
  • Administrators responsible for managing projects

This course identifies economic factors that significantly influence construction projects. The objective is to introduce participants to the application of various economic analysis techniques such as project feasibility studies, lifecycle cost analysis, estimating and cost planning, and cost control techniques that will facilitate making sound construction economic decisions. The candidates will be able to explain the application of microeconomics concepts to proj ect decisions. This course will be case study driven to demonstrate the principles discussed along the course.

This course identifies economic factors that are significantly influencing construction projects and how the aggregate of construction projects affect the economy. The objective of the course is to expose the candidates to the application of various economic analysis techniques such as market analysis, project feasibility studies, life cycle cost analysis, selection of the appropriate types and forms of construction contracts and the bidding process.

Course Objectives:

By the end of this course delegates will be able to:

  • Perform construction economic planning & development
  • Develop construction feasibility analysis to determine go/no go
  • Analyze construction project bids and recommend selection
  • Seek construction project finance for efficient implementation
  • Simulate the investigation, preparation and completion of work assignments under resources constraints and with professional attitude

Steel is the most used construction material in the South Africa for industrial buildings, high-rise towers, bridges and other structures. It competes with reinforced concrete in the world because of its much favourable characteristics including strength, stiffness, ductility and toughness, erection rapidity, competitive cost and more. The speed for construction and its use for building temporary structure make it competitive than concrete.

We will be discussing the design of steel structures that has been widely based on the Allowable Stress Design. The petroleum industry’s interest to modify the structure in the on-shore facilities to carry more load or add more machines so the integrity management of change must be considered important. The composite section design and FRP will be presented in the training course. The pushover analysis will be discussed to define the probability of failure for industrial structure. All example will be specifically related to oil and gas projects for most oil and gas companies worldwide.

This training course will feature: 

  • The codes and standard with technical practice in this field
  • The new trend of integrity management system will be presented
  • The design of steel structure under reciprocating and centrifugal machines
  • The capability of review The engineering and pitfalls in construction
  • The pushover structure analysis technique

Renovation of older structures to extend their useful life-span has become common place in the modern world, as the cost of replacement rises higher and higher. Before renovation can be effectively carried out the cause of the deterioration must be understood, so that the correct method of repair can be used.

A grasp of the mechanisms of deterioration will give candidates an insight into the best construction practices to prevent future deterioration from occurring, while selection of materials and construction is put in hand for new structures. Numerous case studies will be used to illustrate the theory components of the course and enable candidates to gain a firm grasp of the principles involved. The course will give the most common defects in concrete both new and old with a method for detection and diagnosis of the repair for each one. A repair method will also be suggested from the many proprietary repair materials available on the market. Use will be made of many photographs taken by the presenter during a long career in the design and investigation of reinforced concrete structures.

Who should attend?

  • Structural Engineers
  • Civil Structural Engineers
  • Civil Engineers (Concrete)
  • Construction Contractors
  • Structural Design Engineers
  • Building Inspectors
  • Construction Managers
  • Site Agents
  • Project Managers
  • Concrete Technicians /Technologists
  • Architects
  • QA/QC on site
  • Concrete Foremen
  • Civil Structural Consulting

The deterioration of concrete structures in the last few decades calls for effective methods for condition evaluation and maintenance. This has resulted in development of several non-destructive testing (NDT) techniques for monitoring civil infrastructures and building across the world. NDT methods have been used for more than three decades for monitoring concrete structures; now it has been recognized that NDT plays an important role in the condition monitoring of existing concrete structures. With this in mind Impact training consultants have put a two 2 day workshop that will basically focus on concrete structures design testing and analysis with particular focus on design testing, analysis and NDT methods that are known to be better to assess and evaluate the condition of RC structures practically.

NDT has been defined as comprising methods used to examine objects, materials, or systems without impairing their future usefulness, that is, inspect or measure without harm. NDT methods are now considered as powerful tools for evaluating existing concrete structures with regard to their strength and durability. NDT methods have been drawing more and more attention, in the sense of reliability and effectiveness.

Learning Objective

At the end of the workshop, attendees will be able to:

  • Understand how concrete testing methods can be integrated into the safety Concepts of modern design methods.
  • Develop and specify a QA/QC program for concrete testing for construction.
  • Understand one-dimensional wave propagation theory as it pertains to impact events on Concrete structures and building
  • Run a basic wave equation analysis concrete structural testing and analysis.
  • Distinguish between commonly employed methods of static and other methods of testing Bearing capacity determination.
  • Understand the principles of concrete measurements on slab and the possible choices of Sensors and processing equipment.
  • Name major results obtained through concrete monitoring/capacity by Case Method

This specialtwo-day event has been designed to offer a complete up-to-date review of the effective understanding and use of the FIDICContracts currently in use.The FIDIC Contracts Module 1 Workshop programme has been designed to be highly practical and includes active participation in ‘hands-on’ workshops and discussion sessions. The workshop leaders is highly qualified in his experience of the FIDICContracts The workshop looks at number of standard documents for use on construction projects. The contracts which are currently in most common use around the world are: The Conditions of Contract for Construction (The 1999 Red Book); The Conditions of Contract for Plant and Design- Build (The 1999Yellow Book); The Conditions of Contract for Projects (The 1999 Silver Book).

Who should attend?

This event will be of great interest to all those actively involved in international projects, including representatives from Consulting Engineers, Contractors, Funding Agencies, Employers, Insurers, Manufacturing Organisations as well as representatives from the Legal and other Construction Professions.

What to look for on this training :

  • Building Inspection Basics
  • Building Inspection Role Prayers
  • Technical Issues
  • Practical Building Inspection part one and two
  • Training specific for local government building inspector
  • Onsite application of Theories

Who should attend?

Civil engineering related to building systems primarily deals with the routing of site utilities, such as storm water piping and retention, sanitary, natural gas etc

  • Electrical Engineers
  • Energy Engineers
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Plumbing Engineers
  • Structural Engineers
  • Technology Site Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Construction Site Managers
  • Process Engineers
  • Municipal Manager
  • Process Control Technicians

Uncertain global economic conditions have had, and in the future could have, a significant unfavorable effect on a company, therefore Project Risk Management is crucial. When working on a project, it is vitally important to continually evaluate and monitor it to ensure that you are staying on track and on budget. Risk management has become a significant part within Projects. There exists a variety of methods to help companies avoid and mitigate risks in an effort to position them for gains. The four primary methods include exposure or risk avoidance, loss prevention, loss reduction, and risk financing. Loss reduction seeks to minimize the effects of risks through response systems that neutralize the effects of a disaster or mishap. Monitoring the project provides information that an evaluate can use to aid in decisions about improving, continuing, or discontinuing a project. It includes tracking various aspects of the project.

Course Outcomes

  • Developing a project plan
  • Developing tools to measure key performance parameters.
  • Implementing the plan and evaluate project progress.
  • Examining potential risks to a unit
  • Financial Risk Management Tools
  • Personal (Staff) Protection – Physical Hazards
  • The role of organisational policies and procedures are explained in relation to risk management
  • Risk Assessment
  • Develop contingency plans for Managing Risk
  • Test and Revise contingency plans
  • Methodology for Defining Security Strategies

This course provides participants with a fundamental grounding in the key areas of bridge inspection and maintenance as it applies today. The course begins with an introduction to inspections before examining each type of inspection in detail. It is proposed to revisit some of the old traditional practices and see how they have changed over the years. Many new engineers are missing out on some of the basics before launching into semi management roles. It is intended that this course will give an insight into some of these practices. With large contracts, the standard of finish on works being handed over is the lament of the maintenance engineer.

Participants will benefit from the instructor’s career of experience in bridge projects and inspections. Bridges need to be rehabilitated for causes such as deterioration due to environmental effects, deficiencies in the original design or construction or the need to carry heavier vehicular loads. Those responsible for maintaining bridges need to keep abreast of the latest techniques available for assessing the condition of their structures, as well as the methods and techniques for repairing or strengthening them. This workshop will focus on the technical aspects of bridge rehabilitation, such as the use of bridge inspection equipment, condition survey procedures and the latest practical methods for repairing and strengthening existing bridges. Typical damage of bridge structures as well as assessment and evaluation techniques.

Who Should Attend?

  • Bridge rehabilitation engineer
  • Bridge inspectors
  • Structural designers & inspectors
  • Municipal maintenance managers
  • Consulting Engineers
  • Civil engineers
  • Structural engineers

This course will provide tools to assess the serviceability and the life span of concrete structures, to evaluate the actual capacity of the structure versus life span and life cost, and define the best strategy for assessment and rehabilitation of concrete structures as well as the maintenance or repair through practical applications. The structural dysfunction and failure is the result of human error originating from oversight, negligence, ignorance or the lack of knowledge.

Structural malfunction may be characterized as the unacceptable difference between intended and actual structural performance. A better knowledge and a deeper consciousness of our professional, human and social responsibilities can lead to the construction of safer and better performance buildings.


This course is intended for design structural engineers, supervision engineers, construction engineers, material engineers, maintenance engineers and technicians and inspectors responsible for the integrity of reinforced concrete structures.