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Events 2016:

Forthcoming events of interest to the construction industry

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Bauma 2016, Germany

The 31st Edition of the world’s leading trade fair for construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines, construction vehicles and construction equipment.

Internationales Congress Center, Munich, Germany

11 – 17 April

Concrete Manufacturers Association (CMA) Awards for Excellence 2016

A vehicle for southern African designers and project developers to establish themselves as trendsetters across several disciplines

Summer Place

23 April

World Day for Safety and Health at Work

A global awareness-raising campaign by the International Labour Organization focusing international attention on trends in the field of occupational safety and health and on the magnitude of work-related injuries, diseases and fatalities worldwide.


’28 April

SAICE Civilution Congress

Gallagher Estate, Midrand

9 & 10 May

African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo

Africa’s biggest gathering of qualified buyers and sellers for the concrete and construction industry.

Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand

9 – 11 May

Construction IT Summit & Expo

[concurrent events]

Covering a broad range of construction aspects ranging from BIM, cost management, document management and procurement as well as challenging the processes that are being experienced by the African construction industry.

Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand

9 – 11 May

The Renewables and Energy Forum Southern Africa 2016

Investing in South Africa’s oil and gas sector opportunities and challenges

The future of renewables programme in South Africa

Eskom grid access and connection and Post Commissioning

Creative funding options for energy projects

Johannesburg Stock Exchange

10 – 11 May


Africa’s largest and most targeted occupational health and safety exhibition

Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand

24-26 May

Sustainability Week

Advancing the Green Economy through the sharing of knowledge and experience across disciplines, sectors, and markets – actively seeking to develop and accelerate sustainability oriented project pipelines.

CSIR International Convention Centre, Pretoria

31 May – 2 June

21st CIB World Building Congress

Held every three years, this is a global platform for international cooperation and information exchange in the area of built environment research and innovation – a gathering of experts and professionals for the entire construction industry.

Tampere, Finland

31 May – 3 June

Water Africa and West Africa Building & Construction – Ghana 2016

An international seminar and expo designed to understand the problems and needs of the sector in West Africa, and to provide information on products and services to a large number of delegates, some of whom are from the Ministry, local governments and NGOs.

Accra International Conference Centre, Ghana

22 – 24 June


Local and international power sector stakeholders will address issues such as sustainability, alternative energy, smart grids and integration of IPPs.

Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg.

19 – 21 July

National Women’s Day

Celebrating the role of women in the workplace and in our economy

‘9 August

Earth Expo 2016

SA’s first of its kind lifestyle event, featuring off the grid house structures. Interactive workshops in which participants construct a sustainable house and cover over 120 subjects to expose the reality of climate change

Montecasino outdoor arena, Johannesburg

11 – 14 August

Interbuild Africa 2016

International Building and Construction Exhibition

Expo Centre Johannesburg (Nasrec)

17 – 20 August

Glass Expo Africa 2016

Showcasing glass manufacturers and wholesalers, including suppliers of equipment, services and technology associated with the manufacture and conversion of glass, and aluminium for the construction industry.

Expo Centre Johannesburg (Nasrec)

17 – 20 August

111th MBSA Congress – 2016

Addressing immediate issues and opportunities within the South African Building and Construction Industry

Durban ICC

31 August – 2 September

The Big 5 Construct East Africa Exhibition

A comprehensive exhibition providing a central meeting point for regional buyers of construction products enabling interaction with global distributors and manufacturers. Includes technical seminars, certified workshops and training programs including ‘How to Trade in East Africa.’

Kenyatta International Conference Centre in Kenya’s capital Nairobi

2 – 4 November