The Association of South African Quantity Surveyors (ASAQS) recently had its first seminar for the millennium in Johannesburg which was a great success.
The theme for the seminar was “Building on Sunshine” with great focus being given on alternative energy.
During the first advertisements for the seminar, only 120 seats were available but there was so much demand that this rose to 205 seats. This was the maximum capacity of seats that they could get from the venue.
The seminar was opened by the President of ASAQS, Mr. Bert van den Heever.
Prof Chrisna du Plessis began with addressing those who attended on energy security in an increasingly uncertain future. She made a presentation on a startling overview on climate change and the direction its headed if no changes on energy production are made urgently.
Head of International Economic Relations and Policy at the South African Reserve Bank Dr Logan Rangasamy talked on the effects of energy prices on global and national monetary policy.
Another guest who addressed the attendants of the ASAQS seminar was Architect and energy expert, Henning Holm who spoke on solutions that are available with specific reference to solar energy and its applications. While industrial engineer Wally Weber from Blackdot Energy touched on the technical perspective on thermal solar and solar photo voltaic energy.
Association of South African Quantity Surveyors (ASAQS) seminar was sponsored by Sanlam.