The Function Of Engineering In South Africa
Engineering is the discipline, art, and profession of acquiring and applying scientific, mathematical, economic, social, and practical knowledge to design. It’s the building of structures, machines, devices, systems, materials and processes that safely realise solutions to the needs of society. Engineering holds a strong position in the future economic, social and sustainable development of South Africa. In fact, engineering and construction are critical to the success of any country. The future of engineering in South Africa, however, will be influenced by the demands of industry, government and business – and the profession will only be able to fulfil its mandate effectively if it attends to its current and future challenges with the purpose and direction that is necessary.
The future of engineering in South Africa is bright as companies involved in the civil and construction industries require a fast amount of engineers. The career opportunities are not limited for a civil engineer. He is a part of any company and can work for the government on projects such as the construction of roads and buildings. This bodes well for the various industries within the country.
In South Africa the primary industries include agriculture, forestry and fishing, and mining and quarrying; the secondary industries include manufacturing, electricity, water and construction; and the tertiary industries include wholesale retail and motor trade, catering, transport, logistics, finance, real estate, social, government services and community work. All these industries need to be working as one in order to allow the opportunity for the country to catch up to others around the world, which have far superior engineering systems, such as the United States of America and the United Kingdom.
Gast provides a complete spectrum of services, from design and supply to installation, in both the civil and construction industries. The group’s philosophy is based on the principle of single point responsibility as well as the up-lifting of engineering in South Africa. Contact Gast for more information on civil or construction engineering problems today.