Following the success of his first two webinars, ‘The Pitfalls of Tendering’ and ‘The Pitfalls of Contract Administration’, Herman Kriel, group managing director of the Cape Town-based Brand Engineering group of companies, will present the next free live webinar in the series: ‘The Pitfalls of Project Management’ from 6:00pm to 7:00 pm on 15 August, 2017.

Kriel says 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 there are many rights that the subcontractor has; the problem is that we are either not aware of these rights or are uninformed about how to apply them,” he says.

“The form of contract assumed is the JBCC N/S Agreement Ed5.0 as this is the most popular subcontract used in our industry. Keep in mind though, that many of the principles can be utilised for all JBCC subcontract agreements and also for many other form of contracts.

“Project management offers a structured approach to managing projects and there are various tools on the market to assist you with this, however it is often the basics that trip us up, resulting in unnecessary delays and the associated costs. In this session, we will have a closer look at these pitfalls and how to control them to ensure an improved overall result in project completion and a happy client,” explains Kriel.

Free webinar

You are invited to participate in the ECA(SA)’s free live webinar presented by Herman Kriel of Brand Engineering, ‘The Pitfalls of Project Management’, which will be presented on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

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Past recordings

To view past recorded webinars on ‘The Pitfalls of Tendering’ and ‘The Pitfalls of Contract Administration’, please register here:

About Herman Kriel

Herman has been actively engaged in the construction industry for the past 37 years as a quantity surveyor. He has been in the electrical industry for 16 years and is currently the Group Managing Director of the Brand Engineering group of companies based in Cape Town. He has served on the ECA(SA)’s National Contractual Committee for the past six years and is currently the chairman of this committee. Herman also serves on the Master Builders Associations Joint Practice Committee. He is passionate about sharing his knowledge and experience with a view to regulating the electrical industry and protecting the interests of all ECA(SA) contractors.


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