PPC Botswana has announced dates for this year’s Number 1 Builder competition, less than a year after the Minister of Infrastructure Development Johnnie Swartz branded PPC ‘more than cement company’ because of the competition.
Kick-off of the fourth edition of the search is May 1 and closes on the 31st July 2013.
PPC has promised to continue its informative workshops countrywide again this year in major construction sites – Gaborone, Francistown and Maun. They have also announced that plans are underway to intensify more participation in the workshops this year.
“Our partners Tshipidi Badiri, AAB, ABCON and China Civil as representatives of major players in the construction industry will bring their respective members to the workshops.
Together we can capacitate the industry about safety, standards and trends.
PPC will bring concrete technology experts, architects and many more to share their expertise as part of the education drive of Number 1 Builder Competition.
This is a way of giving back to the community where we operate and draw our employees,” says Werner De Beer PPC Botswana General Manager.
PPC Botswana’s Number 1 Builder Competition targets all builders big and small in two categories – Civil and Commercial, and the Building Construction.
It aims to showcase excellence in Botswana’s building industry. By rewarding outstanding projects in the two categories and various projects, PPC is encouraging industry’s best practice and standards.
“The competition’s panel of judges is mostly drawn from diverse backgrounds related to construction industry such as: architecture, civil engineering, quantity surveying and concrete technology.
They do not only boast a lot of expertise in industry but they bring unique thinking when reviewing various projects of the competition, and this is a critical aspect of the competition,” says De Beer.
The judging criterion includes safety practices on site, being on time and within budget, application, finishing and the overall aesthetic appeal of the finished project.
“While excellent workmanship was an important component in this competition we wanted to highlight our commitment to safety in the industry.
For PPC our employees are the most important part of our business and their safety is paramount.
By instilling this belief throughout Botswana we hope to make all construction sites as safe as our PPC sites,” said De Beer.
The construction industry in Botswana is helping this nation grow and we are pleased to be associated with PPC in this regard,” said Basiami, a Tshipidi Badiri spokesperson.
“I look forward to seeing the next entrants and watching how these awards improves the quality of work in the industry.”
We look forward to the Number 1 Builder Competition Award Ceremony, which is set for October 2013 where prizes such as a double cab Toyota Bakkie, Hino, and a ton of cement are up for grabs.
We encourage everyone in the construction industry to participate. They can download entry forms from our website www.ppc.co.bw,” concludes De Beer.