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Architects, Engineers Collaborate to Design and Build the Infrastructure of the Future

On January 14, 2022, Posted by , In SARACCA News Blog, With Comments Off on Architects, Engineers Collaborate to Design and Build the Infrastructure of the Future

Credit: Engineering News Globally-trusted infrastructure consulting firm AECOM fosters a multidisciplinary environment in which architects and engineers work side by side. “It is a very collaborative approach and creates a lot of value in the early stages of a project, while saving time and intervention further down the road,” comments Melissa Truscott (PrArch MSAIA), Director: Architecture (Africa). Traditionally, architecture…

Tendering on Greatness

On November 29, 2021, Posted by , In SARACCA News Blog, With No Comments

The HVAC+R industry in South Africa is changing. New players are entering the market and existing companies are looking at expanding into international territories. Despite a fledgling economy, these are exciting times for the HVAC+R industry! South African HVAC+R companies are practising a term we seldom read about in our…

New Climate Pledges More Likely to Prevent Worst of Global Warming

On November 22, 2021, Posted by , In SARACCA News Blog, By , With Comments Off on New Climate Pledges More Likely to Prevent Worst of Global Warming

Over 100 nations have issued new commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions for the United Nations Conference of the Parties. A new analysis published in the journal Science assessed those new pledges, or nationally determined commitments (NDCs), and how they could shape Earth’s climate. The study’s authors find the latest NDCs could…

Good Ventilation is a Key Factor in Reducing New Covid-19 infections

On November 12, 2021, Posted by , In SARACCA News Blog, With Comments Off on Good Ventilation is a Key Factor in Reducing New Covid-19 infections

By the Daily Maverick The looting and unrest in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng in mid-July 2021 was, from a Covid-19 perspective, a damp squib. There is no clear evidence in the numbers to support the dire predictions at the time that the gatherings of thousands of people to loot and burn…

The Latest on Training: What you Need to Know

On October 22, 2021, Posted by , In SARACCA News Blog, By , With No Comments

In the latest SARACCA training webinar—new developments, updated materials have streamlined the training processes. These not only create a uniform standard across the industry but also vitally contribute to its continued growth. Out with the Old, in with the new The old unit standards of 20 years ago are largely…

Venturing into HVAC? Choose an association partner that can help support you and your business

On October 8, 2021, Posted by , In SARACCA News Blog, With 2 Comments

In an industry struggling with non-compliance, contractors who would like to work within the law are encouraged to bring an association partner in to support their business. The HVAC market in South Africa is established, regulated and globally competitive, it carries many intricacies and without guidance, navigating the landscape may…

Navigating Labour Pains

On September 20, 2021, Posted by , In SARACCA News Blog, With No Comments

Under the current economic climate, it is “all hands on deck” for businesses across South Africa. This is more so for the HVAC +R industry which has long suffered low growth and market instability. In good and bad times, success is often reliant on businesses joining an industry-specific association. The…

Keeping up with the HVAC industry

On September 6, 2021, Posted by , In SARACCA News Blog, With 2 Comments

The South African Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Contractors Association (SARACCA) is an association of HVAC contractors who have individually and jointly agreed to a set of governing standards whilst operating in free competition against each other. SARACCA’s main objective is to create a prolific industry, this includes providing its members…

Can poor pricing practice put your company at risk?

On August 20, 2021, Posted by , In SARACCA News Blog, With No Comments

The concept of competitive pricing has evolved considerably over the years. As more players enter the market, businesses are subjected to cost and time pressures to ensure competitiveness. The risk now lies in becoming too competitive in your pricing practice, ending on projects that offer little return and often lead…

Contractual Issues for Contractors

On August 6, 2021, Posted by , In SARACCA News Blog, With No Comments

The building industry is one of the largest contributors to the HVAC industry, many contractors, small and big, acquire a lot of new work from this industry. However, an increasing number of HVAC contractors experience a common difficulty when entering a construction tender usually with a JBCC Nominated or Selected…

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