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1 eThekwini Housing CONSTRUCTION Kamal Maharaj (Manager: Housing:Projects)

2 Allows opportunities in uplifting SMMEs in construction of services & houses SMMEs are accommodated in construction projects through conditions pertaining to targeted procurement and black economic empowerment. SCM FRAMEWORK

3 KEY PRIORITIES IN CONDITIONS – Increased usage of local resources – Redressing of skewed employment and ownership patterns through black economic empowerment SCM FRAMEWORK

4 KEY PRIORITIES – Creation of Opportunities for job creation and poverty alleviation (Community participation) – Stimulation of Skills Development and Transfer – Fast tracking the Growth and ensuring sustainability of SMMEs (Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises) SCM FRAMEWORK

5 KEY PRIORITIES – Historically Disadvantaged Individual (HDI): The definition includes Black, Women, and Disabled Individuals – Priority Population Group (PPG): Black Individuals who fall into population groups that were not offered a franchise in the national elections before or after the introduction of the 1984 tri-cameral parliamentary system and only received a franchise during SCM FRAMEWORK

6 Definitions: (Extracted from the Regulations) Construction work means any work in connection with - (a) the erection, maintenance, alteration, renovation, repair, demolition or dismantling of or addition to a building or any similar engineering structure; (b) the installation, erection or dismantling of fixed plant where such work includes the risk of a person falling (from a height) (c) the construction, maintenance, demolition or dismantling of any bridge, dam, canal, road, railway, runway, sewer or water reticulation system or any similar civil engineering structure; or (d) the moving of earth, clearing of land, the making of an excavation, piling, or any similar type of work. Occupational Health & Safety Act Act 85 of 1993 NB

7 PROJECT LIFE CYCLE FOR A HOUSING PROJECT HOUSING PROJECT FEASIBILITY (CONCEPT) DESIGN CIVIL ENGINEERING ROADS, WATER, SEWER LAND TRANSFER HOUSE CONSTRUCTION CLOSE OUT

8 CONSTRUCTION OF SERVICES CONSTRUCTION OF TOPSTRUCCTURE CONSTRUCTION METHOD DEPEND ON TYPE OF PROJECT GREENFIELD- vacant land INSITU-UPGRADE- informal settlements TYPES OF PROJECTS

9 PRINCIPAL CONTRACTOR- sub- contractors,local labour MANAGED PHP- Material Supplier, Construction Manager, local contractors CONSTRUCTION METHODOLOGY

10 CONTRACTOR METHOD BASED ON PRINCIPAL BUILDING AGREEMENT (JBCC) CONTRACTOR IS RESPONSIBLE FOR SITE CONTRACTOR-RESPONSIBLE FOR LABOUR AND MATERIALS PROVIDE CONSTRUCTION GUARANTEE(VARIABLE/10%) DEPARTMENT WILL REQUEST CONTRACTOR TO APPOINT SUB-CONTRACTORS (SPECIALIST WORK)IN TERMS OF TENDER REQUIREMENTS UNSKILLED LABOUR SOURCED FROM COMMUNITY.

11 PHP METHOD

12 FORMAL & INFORMAL STRUCTURES

13 WHAT IS PEOPLES HOUSING PROCESS ? Process whereby people build houses themselves Support provided by govt. to beneficiaries participating in the development of their own houses

14 LABOUR DESCRIPTION: SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES Slabwork Blockwork Roofing Doors Glazing Beam filling and bag wash Painting Plumbing

15 WHAT IS ESTABLISHMENT GRANT & WHAT IS IT USED FOR ? Additional money to support persons to build their own homes. This money is paid to the developer on behalf of beneficiaries. The establishment grant is use for : Accounts Administrator Technical Certifier Other Professionals (Project Manager, Construction Supervisor) Community Liaison Officer Set up Housing Support Centre / Office Pay for water, electricity, telephone of office Equipment Photocopier etc.

16 WHAT IS A SUPPORT ORGANISATION AND ITS ROLE ? Must be a legal entity In terms of policy, is the municipality (developer) Secure & apply for subsidies Planning of project and area Assists with plans and building Monitor and certify work Operate specified account as Account Administrator Provides general advice and training assistance Supplies material In partnership with community. Decisions made in consultation with community

17 WHAT IS THE ROLE OF THE COMMUNITY ? Partnership with support organization Participation in house construction Appoint and manage local contractors Appoint and manage local labour to build houses Community Liaison Officer and Housing Advisors appointed from the community Determine wage rates

18 HOW WILL THE PHP PROCESS WORK? Different Approaches to PHP. Most commonly used and successful in KZN is the managed PHP approach as outlined below : Local labour identified and trained, if local labour is available from community and if committee is satisfied, this labour can be utilised Materials bought on Open Market via tender process Materials stored at Support Centre / Site Office with security Beneficiaries approved / Applications completed / House Plans chosen (assisted by Housing Advisors) Materials transported to site Support organization together with committee will appoint sub contractors and local labour to build houses

19 PHP PROCESS CONT. Assisted and advised by Construction Supervisor who : Checks quality and material control Supervises and inspects Co-ordinates use of material House is checked and certified by Technical Certifier Certifier issues certificate to Accounts Administrator Accounts Administrator manages and pays monies

20 Trained people building houses themselves

21 Trained people committed to assisting with the building of their own houses under supervision

22 Definitions: Health & Safety Specification: Client documentation detailing the key activities to ensure H&S compliance. Health & Safety Plan: documented plan addressing the identified hazards and risk and implementation of control measures. Health & Safety File: Contractor s file kept on each camp site containing the information required by the Construction Regulations. OHS Act Construction Regulations NB

23 PHP PROJECT THE CHALLENGES Notification Safety file Health and safety specification Health and safety plan Approval of the plan Appointment - 4.1(a) Mandatory agreement 37.2 Risk assessment OHS Act Construction Regulations

24 CONT. Letter of Good standing Training Audit Toolbox talks Safety meetings IOD management Incident reporting & investigation OHS Act Construction Regulations

25 Fulltime safety officer on PHP projects Full compliance with OHS Act & Construction regulations Feed back monthly report Audit to be conducted on PHP projects OHS Unit to be involved from the start of all projects Client safety (consulted) to be involved on PHP projects OHS Act Construction Regulations

26 WHAT GOES INTO A BUSINESS PLAN FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT GRANT ? Business Plan is an application for additional funding : establishment grant funding for the PHP process Project Description Management structure : Roles and responsibilities of stakeholders Aims, objectives & methodology : level of service and house design Support functions Budget and cash flow for use of grant Flow chart outlining the PHP process Monitoring, dispute resolution etc.

27 CONSTRUCTION OF HOUSES SITE ESTABLISHMENT CONSTRUCTION OF HOUSES HANDOVER ON A PROGRESSIVE BASIS TO MUNICIPALITY & BENEFICIARY OCCUPATION OF HOUSES ON A PROGRESSIVE BASIS DoHS INSPECTION ON A PROGRESSIVE BASIS PAYMENT MADE ON PROGRESSIVE BASIS IN TERMS OF THE CONTRACT


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