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Basic Road Construction 
Principles

Facilitated by Theuns Eloff

Accredited Live Interactive Webinar

The option to pay for this course in installments is available.

In 2023, we will start accommodating international professionals by offering course options in their local time zones based on location. For more information, go to the 'Request Quotation' page.

Road Construction

What's the importance of CPD Points and why should you earn them.

Tacit Skills offers courses that are accredited for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points, which are a way to measure and demonstrate your commitment to professional development. These points are often required by professional organizations and regulatory bodies to maintain your membership or certification. By completing CPD activities, such as taking courses, you can gain new skills, knowledge, and expertise that can help you perform your job duties more effectively and efficiently. Earning CPD points also shows that you are committed to staying current and engaged in your field, and can be used as evidence of ongoing learning when seeking promotions or new job opportunities. Overall, CPD points are an important tool for helping professionals maintain their competence and provide high-quality services.

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Why Evening Sessions

Tacitskills is a company that caters to busy professionals by offering live interactive courses that take place in the evenings between 19:00 and 22:00. This allows professionals to continue working on important projects during the day and complete the course in the evenings. To make the most of their time, the courses are split into 3 hour sessions per evening, rather than requiring professionals to take time off work to attend full-day training sessions. Tacitskills understands that times can be tough and is committed to accommodating professionals by working around their schedules.

Attending International Professionals

For international professionals attending our courses, we have taken timezone differences into consideration and designed a schedule based on your location to accommodate the time differences

About This Course

This course is accredited and approved by the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA). On completion professionals will earn 2 ECSA CPD Points. PMI Certificate holders will be eligible to claim 7 PDUs from the Project Management Institute (PMI)  The course on Basic Road Construction Principles covers a range of topics related to the construction of roads. In the first session, professionals will learn the preconditions for road building, assessments and valuation, design criteria, the tender phase and documentation, and contract basics. The second session focuses on planning and programming, including the phases of a contract and administration, establishment and P&G, planning, programming, labour employment, and the duties of the CE, PSC, and CLO. The third session covers new technology and sustainability in road building, including the latest materials, methods, and ideas for building more sustainably.

The fourth session covers the technical aspects of road building, including terminology and standard units, types of materials, basic material mechanics, quality assurance and testing, modern technology, and the effect of weather on roads. The fifth session covers survey in construction, including basic surveying methods, setting out and levelling, quantity surveying, soils surveying, and equipment used in surveying. The sixth session covers the construction process, including reading from plans and drawings, visual assessment, clearing and grubbing, earthworks, layer works, services, confined areas, water handling, and subsoil drains. The seventh session covers the surfacing of roads, including different types of surfaces, the wearing course, surface defects, rehabilitation and reconstruction, pothole repairs, and crack sealing.

The eighth session covers the operation of plant and equipment, including small plant and tools, earthmoving equipment, operators and drivers, and safety specifications. The ninth session covers road furnishing and ancillary works, including road signs, kerbing and paving for sidewalks, minor concrete structures, drainage, and erosion protection. The final session covers finances and economics, including pricing of tenders and quotations, productivity and profit, and site costing.

Overall, this course provides a comprehensive overview of the principles and processes involved in road construction, and is important for anyone working in the construction industry who wants to gain a solid foundation in this area.

Obtain your certificate and differentiate yourself from others

Additionally, earning a certificate in Basic Road Construction Principles can help you advance your career and potentially open up new job opportunities. Many employers prioritize hiring candidates with advanced training and certifications, and having a certificate in Basic Road Construction Principles can make you a more attractive candidate for these positions. Overall, earning a certificate in Basic Road Construction Principles can be a valuable investment in your career and can help you stand out to prospective employers.

A detailed look at the course contents that will be covered:

  • The course on Basic Road Construction Principles is divided into ten sessions, covering a range of topics related to the construction of roads.
     

  • In the first session, students will learn about the different role players in civil projects in South Africa, as well as the preconditions for road building, assessments and valuation, design criteria, the tender phase and documentation, and contract basics.
     

  • The second session focuses on planning and programming, including the phases of a contract and administration, establishment and P&G, planning, programming, labour employment, and the duties of the CE, PSC, and CLO.
     

  • The third session covers new technology and sustainability in road building, including the latest materials, methods, and ideas for building more sustainably.
     

  • The fourth session covers the technical aspects of road building, including terminology and standard units, types of materials, basic material mechanics, quality assurance and testing, modern technology, and the effect of weather on roads.
     

  • The fifth session covers survey in construction, including basic surveying methods, setting out and levelling, quantity surveying, soils surveying, and equipment used in surveying.
     

  • The sixth session covers the construction process, including reading from plans and drawings, visual assessment, clearing and grubbing, earthworks, layer works, services, confined areas, water handling, and subsoil drains.
     

  • The seventh session covers the surfacing of roads, including different types of surfaces, the wearing course, surface defects, rehabilitation and reconstruction, pothole repairs, and crack sealing.
     

  • The eighth session covers the operation of plant and equipment, including small plant and tools, earthmoving equipment, operators and drivers, and safety specifications.
     

  • The ninth session covers road furnishing and ancillary works, including road signs, kerbing and paving for sidewalks, minor concrete structures, drainage, and erosion protection.
     

  • The final session covers finances and economics, including pricing of tenders and quotations, productivity and profit, and site costing.

The future Basic Road Construction Principles in the Construction Industry and why this is an important skill to have

Basic Road Construction Principles is an important course for anyone working in the construction industry, as it provides a comprehensive overview of the principles and processes involved in constructing roads. This includes topics such as the role players in civil projects in South Africa, preconditions for road building, assessments and valuation, design criteria, tender phase and documentation, and contract basics. It also covers topics related to planning and programming, new technology and sustainability, technical aspects of road building, survey in construction, the construction process, surfacing of roads, operation of plant and equipment, road furnishing and ancillary works, and finances and economics.

Having a solid understanding of these principles is essential for anyone working in the construction industry, as it enables them to be more effective and efficient in their roles. It can also help them to be more successful in winning contracts and delivering projects on time and within budget.

In terms of the future outlook, the construction industry is likely to continue to evolve and change, and it is important for professionals to stay up-to-date on the latest technologies and methods. This may involve continuing education and training in areas such as Basic Road Construction Principles. Additionally, as the demand for infrastructure continues to grow, there is likely to be an increased need for skilled professionals who are able to construct and maintain roads and other infrastructure effectively and efficiently. This creates opportunities for professionals with a strong foundation in Basic Road Construction Principles.

Accreditation earned on completion of this course:
 

Earning ECSA CPD points is valuable for professionals in the construction industry as it demonstrates their commitment to staying current and continuing their professional development. By completing this course and earning ECSA CPD points, professionals can showcase their dedication to best practices and expertise in Lean and Agile Principles.

 

Upon completing this course, professionals will earn 2 ECSA Continuing Professional Development (CPD) point and 14 Project Management Institute (PMI) Professional Development Units (PDUs) for PMP certificate holders. 

Recordings of the live sessions will be made available for attending delegates who miss a session due to load shedding. Please note that the course live sessions must be attended in order to qualify for your certificate. Recordings are only for review purposes.

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What's included in this course

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2 ECSA CPD Points

Upon successful completion of this course, professionals will be eligible to earn CPD points from the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA). These points are important for maintaining professional status and demonstrating a commitment to ongoing learning and development

2

Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the course, you will earn a certificate that you can add to your portfolio and showcase to prospective companies looking to hire professionals. This certificate can demonstrate your skills and knowledge, and help you stand out in the job market.

3

Live Online Training

A live webinar training is an interactive course that is conducted online in real-time. It allows professionals to participate remotely and engage with the instructor and other attendees through audio, video, and text-based communication. This accredited course will provide attendees with 3 months of access to recordings for review purposes after the live session has ended

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Instalment Option

The option to pay for this course in two installments is available for professionals. The full balance must be paid in full seven days prior to the start of the course. If the balance is not paid before the start of the course, the delegate will not be permitted to attend the course and no refunds will be issued. It is important to note that all installment options are non-refundable. Please note that the installment option is only valid for professionals who register for the course more than two months in advance. If you register for the course less than two months in advance and have only one month remaining until the start of the course, the installment option will not be available and you will need to pay the full price.

Pricing Options

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Essential Package

Package Cost: ZAR 2499

Included in this package:

Participants will only be eligible to Attend the Live Webinar Session of this course
 

Not Included in this package:
 

  • Recordings for review

  • CPD Points 

  • Certificate

  • Course Material

  • Trainer Support

  • Additional Resources

  • Free Accredited Self Paced Course with additional CPD Points

  • Instalment Option Not available in this package

2

Basic Package

Package Cost: ZAR 3499

Included in this package:

 

Participants will be eligible to Attend the Live Webinar Session of this course, as well as receive CPD Points and Certificate on completion of the course.

Not Included in this package

  • Recordings for review

  • Course Material

  • Trainer Support

  • Free Accredited Self Paced Course with additional CPD Points  

  • Instalment Option Not available in this package

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Premium Package

Package Cost: ZAR 4499

Included in this package:

Participants will be eligible to Attend the Live Webinar Session of this course, as well as enjoy all benefits included in this package.
 

Included in this package:
 

  • Recordings for review

  • CPD Points 

  • Certificate

  • Course Material

  • Trainer Support

  • Additional Resources

  • Free Accredited Self Paced Course with additional CPD Points

  • Instalment Option available in this package

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Your Instructor

Theuns Eloff

Theuns is a civil engineering graduate who started his career as a junior site agent with Raubex Construction. He worked his way up to the position of site agent, and eventually became one of the first site agents for an affiliate of Raubex called Road Mac Surfacing, where he worked on national road rehabilitation projects in South Africa. After four years with Raubex, Theuns joined Patula Construction, where he spent nine years and held various roles including safety officer, site agent, foreman, contracts manager, and quantity surveyor. In 2007, he started his own company called Construction Consultant, which focuses on helping develop small to medium-sized businesses in the construction industry. Since 2009, Theuns has worked as a presenter and facilitator for various organizations, including SAICE, Candidate Academy, EHI, ABC, Joshua West, Kurt Joshua, Amabhubesi, Umoja, Oxford Training, CPD Africa, DPWP Eastern Cape, Western Cape, and various municipalities. He has presented more than 500 courses on topics such as road construction, road maintenance, road rehabilitation, contract administration and management, pothole repairs, tendering, GCC, estimating and costing, SIPDM, planning, and tendering to over 8500 delegates in 15 countries. Theuns has also been a speaker at the African Roads Maintenance Seminar.

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Sturdee Suite 301 Avenue,
Rosebank,
Johannesburg,
South Africa 2176

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Washington, D.C.
20002, USA

Company Information

Tacit Skills is an registered CPD Accredited Training Provider
 

Company Registration Number:
CSD: 2022/568336/07

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