Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) is a voluntary association of Consulting Engineering firms with a member base across the country totaling in excess of 560 companies. CESA is the custodian of the wellbeing of the industry supported by member firms who employ approximately 21 000 people. CESA members are compelled to subscribe to upholding the integrity of the industry by adhering to a professional code of ethics providing quality and cost effective professional consulting engineering services. The organisation serves as a channel for Clients to address industry concerns while at the same time providing a platform for the sharing of information with the aim of assisting in optimising the planning and delivery of infrastructure projects both in the public and private sector.
Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) is pleased to announce that CESA Board Member, Arthur Taute (VELA VKE) has been appointed as Chairman of the Group of Africa Member Associations (GAMA). GAMA is the African chapter of the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC).
The results of Consulting Engineers South Africa’s (CESA) bi-annual Economic and Capacity Survey for the period July to December 2011, just released, indicate that conditions in the consulting engineering industry have eased slightly with member firms being involved in design and feasibility studies. Capacity utilisation within member firms has increased from 80% in the first 6 months of last year to 90% in the period under review. All of this planning needs to be converted into actual projects and in this regard the industry is waiting in anticipation of Government’s promised (R844 billion in the next 3 years) spend on infrastructure.