The Gauteng construction, cement and concrete industries are abuzz with excitement as over 71,000 free tickets to the fifth annual African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo – taking place on 23 and 24 May 2017 at the Gallagher Convention Centre – have been made available. These can be claimed from 92 participating building material retail stores across Johannesburg and Pretoria as well as at select traffic intersections.
Ticket holders will have access to an array of opportunities to network, expand their industry expertise, earn Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points, try out the latest technologies and stand the chance of winning prizes with a combined value of R100,000.
A variety of interactive workshops will be held on the Expo floor at no cost. These CPD-accredited sessions will allow participants to develop skills and gain insight into the business and project aspects of the construction industry. Architects will receive 0.2 credits for Category One (development activities) and an additional 0.2 for Category Three (individual activities) per day of attendance. Quantity surveyors will obtain five CPD hours in Category One for taking part in the training on 23 May. The assessment and validation of CPD points for registered professional engineers is currently underway by the South African Institution of Civil Engineering.
Learning opportunities extend to the six zones spanning the interactive indoor and outdoor exhibition where more than 200 leading construction industry suppliers will be on hand to educate visitors about the latest advances in concrete, construction, digital construction, Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) services, surfaces and finishes as well as tools and equipment. The zones have been introduced at this year’s Expo to bring inextricably linked, priority industry segments together under one roof and give professionals working across varied sectors the opportunity to network and share knowledge.
Attendees can pop in at events co-located with the Expo including workshops held by the South African Institute of Building Design and Southern Africa Readymix Association, GreenCape industry body meeting and Digital Construction Expo (DCE2017). However, some of these may require registration and payment.
Those who do venture into DCE2017 can join free software workshops where they can get a better understanding of how the software solutions and BIM tools available to them can assist in unlocking future industry development and earning potential. They can also enter the Drone Zone – designed to get professionals out of the office and introduced to this simulated flying experience that also has innovative applications for the industry.
Over the course of the two-day Expo, visitors can participate in competitions and give-aways for the chance to win prizes ranging from Builders Warehouse vouchers, smartphones and tablets to four-ball golf games, safety boots and association subscriptions.
“Judging by the level of excitement in Gauteng at the moment, this year’s African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo is not only going to be a huge success, but will also be the perfect platform to secure business for the rest of 2017,” says African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo Marketing Director, Dianne Bussel.
Tickets to the must-attend show for the built environment are available from Talisman Hire, DIY Depot, Hiremax, Cashbuild, MICA, Build It, Builders Warehouse, Jack’s Paint, Easybuild and SA Timber and Brick Warehouse. Keep an eye out for Expo ambassadors handing them out in Gauteng’s streets too.
For more information or to register, visit http://totallyconcrete.co.za