CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR STEEL AWARDS 2016

The Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC) has called for entries for Steel Awards 2016, which will take place simultaneously in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town on 15 September 2016.

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The Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC) has called for entries for Steel Awards 2016, which will take place simultaneously in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town on 15 September 2016.

The deadline for entries is Thursday 21 April 2016.  However, a 10% early-bird discount is being offered for complete entries that arrive at SAISC on or before Thursday 14 April 2016.

SAISC CEO, Paolo Trinchero, says that this a very special year for the Steel Awards as it will be celebrating, inter alia, SAISC’s 60th year. “We expect that the industry will respond positively to this being the 60th year of the Institute’s existence and we expect more entries than ever. In spite of challenging times over the last couple of years there is no doubt that there are still many projects being done in and around South Africa  that prove that the standard of steel construction in our region is as good as anywhere in the world. We look forward to seeing them in Steel Awards 2016,” says Trinchero.

He adds that the single main criteria of an entry into Steel Awards is whether the project illustrates clearly what can be achieved with steel. The main condition of entry is that the steelwork should essentially have been completed in 2015.

Standard Project entry fees:           

Projects of 10t or less:                               a fixed fee of R925 (incl VAT)

Large project of more than 10t:                   a fixed fee of R3600 (incl VAT)

Benefits for entrants of large projects include one complimentary seat at the Steel Awards dinner at the venue of their choice, i.e. Johannesburg, Durban or Cape Town, on condition of booking more than one seat in total, as well as a 5% discount on any advertisement placed in the special Steel Construction  edition which will be distributed at the Steel Awards dinner.

Entrants should note that the material to be submitted by the deadline must include the fully completed entry form (in MSWord format), including full and accurate details of all project team members plus 6-20 quality images including one to consider for the annual photographic competition, and a project description and entry motivation.

For full information on project entries or sponsorship opportunities linked to Steel Awards 2016, email Marlé Lötter at marle@saisc.co.za

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