The yearly Master Builders South Africa (MBSA) Congress will be held in Port Elizabeth in September, where national and African representatives will have an opportunity to discuss the latest trends, opportunities and challenges in the building industry.
With the congress theme of Building Sustainable South Africa, the focus will be on the Eastern Cape, as the province is registering the fastest growth in areas such as infrastructure and power generation, as well as in commercial and industrial development.
- Pierre Voges, part of the Mandela Bay Development Agency (MBDA) will be one of the keynote speakers and will highlight some of the fast-growing projects in the municipality
- the MBDA, as a Section 21 company of the Nelson Mandela Bay municipality and the Industrial Development Corporation as a shareholder in the MBDA, implements about three infrastructure projects every year in the municipality
- Clem Sunter will discuss issues pertaining to the built environment and world trends that influence the industry.
- University of the Free State vice chancellor and rector Professor Jonathan Jansen will address issues pertaining to developing skills that will further ensure growth for the industry
- the congress aims to address issues affecting the construction industry and the country and invites engineers, architects, construction managers and regulators of large and small businesses to attend the congress.
- construction managers, engineers, quantity surveyors and architects attending the congress will gain continuous professional development points, which will assist them with the planning and execution of their future projects