The 5th Construction Management Summit of the South Africa Council for the Project and Construction Management Professions (SACPCMP) was held from the 28th and 29th June 2016 at the University of Johannesburg’s Sophiatown Hall Residence, Bunting road Campus. In a change from previous editions, the summit was hosted in partnership with the University of Johannesburg, who played a key role in the planning and organisation of the Summit. A total of 282 participants attended over the two days, up from 229 in 2015. Attendees were from various backgrounds such as construction management professionals and candidates, students, academics, civil society and government officials. The theme adopted for the 5th Summit was ‘Driving Sustainable Development’, and a number of relevant presentations by subject matter experts, keynote speeches and breakaway sessions were planned around this theme. In particular, the Summit aimed to focus the attention of government ministers, policy-makers and health leaders on the importance of construction management profession in driving sustainability in the built environment
The summit followed the structure that has worked well at previous events, comprising a mix of keynote speeches, plenary presentations, breakaway sessions and panel discussions.
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