​2018 brings new construction business opportunities to KZN

24 January 2018 | Web Article Number: ME20188284

Construction, Civil & Structural Engineering

KwaZulu-Natal is realising its vision of becoming a prosperous province and a gateway to Africa and the world. The province already contributes upwards of 16% to South Africa’s overall GDP and boasts the highest export propensity and level of industrialisation in the country.

That’s according to the organisers of the second annual KZN Construction Expo, which opens its doors on 7 February in Durban. It’s expected to attract thousands of construction professionals, government and investors.

“The KZN Construction Expo provides an unprecedented opportunity to access the province’s building and construction value chain, ranging from concrete; construction; digital construction; mechanical, electrical & plumbing; surfaces & finishes; smart buildings/ ecobuild and tools & equipment,” expo organisers said in a statement.

“This interactive platform not only catalyses new investment into infrastructure but also builds capacity for local architects, construction professionals and small to medium sized contractors through free education and technical skills development during training workshops.”

Industry transformation is at the top of the agenda, with various interactive presentations and training workshops.

Aubrey Tshalata, National President of the National African Federation for the Building Industry will address the audience on the topic of enterprise development. The Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry - one of the event partners and supporters - will highlight opportunities for small, medium and micro-sized enterprises within KwaZulu-Natal’s construction sector.

The event is sponsored by Spider Mini-Cranes, Carmix and SA Leak Detection, and supported by over 60 exhibiting companies and 20 association partners including the Concrete Society of South Africa, Master Builders KwaZulu-Natal, South African Council for Architectural Professions, The Concrete Institute and the Southern Africa Ready-Mix Association.

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