“Pitfalls of project management”: Free webinar rescheduled

August 25th, 2017, Published in Articles: Vector


Many attendees of the ECA(SA)’s live webinar, “The pitfalls of project management” were unable to attend or to log into the webinar session on 15 August 2017 due to a technical server failure.

The webinar has therefore been rescheduled and will now take place on 30 August 2017, from 18h00 to 19h00.

Lea Smith of the hosting company, Articulate-IT, apologises to attendees, the ECA and to the sponsor, Brand Engineering, for the late cancellation of the webinar due to the “unfortunate technical failure”.

He says there is no doubt that online training such as live web-based webinars are here to stay and that the ECA has recognised webinars as an effective method to provide training to its members.

Fine balance

This webinar, “The pitfalls of project management”, will be presented by Herman Kriel, group managing director of the Cape Town-based Brand Engineering group of companies.

According to Kriel, there is always a fine balance between upsetting your client and protecting your own interests.

“As subcontractors, we believe the subcontract agreements are generally in the interest of the main contractors. This is untrue and the subcontractor has many rights. The problem is that we are either not aware of these rights or are uninformed about how to apply them,” he says.

He says the form of contract assumed is the JBCC N/S Agreement Ed5.0 as this is the most popular subcontract used in the industry.

“Bear in mind, though, that many of the principles can be used for all JBCC subcontract agreements, and also for many other forms of contract. Project management offers a structured approach to managing projects and there are various tools on the market to assist you with this.

“It is, however, often the basics that trip us up, resulting in unnecessary delays and the associated costs. In this session, we will take a closer look at these pitfalls and at how to control them to ensure an improved overall result in project completion, and a happy client.”

 Free webinar

 If you are not sure how to register for the webinar, please follow this link for an explanation of the process.

If you are familiar with the registration process, follow this link and register for the webinar.

Audio options

When the webinar begins, you will be connected to audio using your computer’s microphone and speakers (VoIP). A headset is recommended.

To cancel this registration

If you can’t attend this webinar, you may cancel your registration at any time.

Past recordings

To view past recorded webinars on “The pitfalls of tendering” and “The pitfalls of contract administration”, register here.

For more information, contact Erika van Zyl, ECA National Communications Manager, Electrical Contractors’ Association South Africa, Tel 011 392-0000.

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