SACPCMP 2023 CONFERENCE AND MASTERCLASSES
CONSTRUCTING BUILT ENVIRONMENT SUSTAINABILITY, DIGITISATION & INCLUSION
DATES: 13TH to 14TH NOVEMBER 2023
LOCATION: GAUTENG; VENUE: EMPERORS PALACE
Taking place at Emperors Palace in Gauteng, the SACPCMP will present its Masterclass series on 13 November, followed by its Conference on 14 November 2023. Themed Constructing Built Environment Sustainability, Digitisation & Inclusion, all content and information emanating from the conference and masterclasses will support issues that are key to the development of professionals who are able to respond to the challenges and opportunities presented by the Built Environment.
This Conference Attracts:
- Subject-Matter Experts
- Decision Makers, Business Leaders & CEOs
- Private & Public Industry Representatives
- Government & Municipality Representatives
- Construction Industry Professionals
- Ministerial Representatives
Masterclasses: 400 attendees
Conference: 400 – 500 attendees
Cocktail Networking event: 250 attendees (open only to Masterclass attendees)
Preferable Rate for Registered Persons
SACPCMP Registered Persons can book their masterclass and conference attendance via their personal registration profiles. SACPCMP Registered Persons will receive a reduced rate for Conference attendance. Both the masterclasses and conference will offer SACPCMP CPD hours, the number of which will be confirmed in October 2023.
Be Part of the Platform
The SACPCMP events will also offer an excellent opportunity for businesses to showcase their expertise within the industry, build strong networking contacts and revitalise brand awareness to a focused audience. To be involved in a platform that addresses vital issues facing the Construction Sector, and be part of creating the year’s most-anticipated platform for discussion and development of strategic Built Environment intervention programmes, take advantage of the variety of sponsorship packages available and contact [email protected] for more details.
In 2022, the South African Council for the Project and Construction Management Professions’ (SACPCMP) developed competency standards to utilise scientific methodology and international best practice so as to contribute to maintaining the highest standards of professionalism within the Built Environment.
As a world-first, the SACPCMP introduced three competency standards that are responsive to trends and matters of public and social interest and will address the needs of an ever-developing Built environment – these were sustainability, digitisation and diversity, equity & inclusion.
- Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
This looks at the ability to work effectively with people from different backgrounds, culture, gender, race, ethnic origin, age etc., being mutually inclusive and being impartial, fair and committed to equal opportunities. Transformation of the sector, as it relates to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion in the professions, must lead to a perceptible change in the composition of the professions to represent society at large. This is no longer a ‘nice-to-have’ but a critical endeavour. All efforts in this regard need to be ramped up, and focusing professionals on their role in this endeavour will be key to unlock some of the barriers faced by disadvantaged groups in the construction sector.
- Sustainable Development & Environmental Protection
Sustainable development embraces environmental, social and economic objectives to deliver long-term equitable growth which will benefit current and future generations whilst environmental protection aims at maintaining (or recovering) a healthy and natural environment. It is common knowledge that the environmental impact of the construction sector is unsustainable. This relates to, among others, air pollution, climate change and contamination of drinking water. It is both critical and an ethical imperative for future generations that professionals play a part in improving the way construction is done. Construction can also be a tool to create jobs, empowering disadvantaged communities to create localised economies. Through the development of such competencies, professionals could facilitate sustainable development in a tangible way.
- Managing/Leading Digitisation or Digital Literacy
Leading digitization is the ability to stay abreast of digital trends to leverage new digital technologies and optimise their application. This has been suggested as one of the keys to increased productivity in construction projects which, in turn, improves the possibility of greater investment in projects and more opportunities for professionals.
The introduction of these will address Public Policy Priority issues to ensure that the professions respond to public and social imperatives, develop a career pathway to support employment and establish the SACPCMP as the first in the world to plot competencies in the areas of diversity equity and inclusion, sustainable development and the Fourth Industrial Revolution for the Built Environment.
Theme of the 2023 Conference and Masterclass
These three competencies form the foundation from which the SACPCMP will present its 2023 Conference and Masterclasses, themed: CONSTRUCTING BUILT ENVIRONMENT SUSTAINABILITY, DIGITISATION & INCLUSION.
All content and information emanating from the event will support issues that are key to the development of professionals who are able to respond to the challenges and opportunities presented by the Built Environment.
With a goal to develop industry realignment, where disruption is inevitable, with globalisation, technological advancement, and the need for cultural adaptation, the conference will support the SACPCMP’s drive towards availing dynamic and receptive tools in Built Environment for its professions to correspondingly evolve, and to be responsive to industry needs and challenges.
Registration for the conference and masterclasses will open soon. The programme will be announced in late August. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact [email protected]