ANDRÊ DU PREEZ

André is based in Paarl serving in his functional role as office manager in the Paarl office. He is also responsible for overseeing activities in the Kimberley office. Andre has a couple of years ago taken up the responsibility and challenge of extending the company's formal reach into the Southern Region (comprising the Northern & Western Cape Provinces). As associate and office manager, Andre is responsible for new business development, client liaison, as well as participates directly in project studies, planning, design, contract documentation and project and contract management. The larger part of Andre's career to date was spent on municipal services and water conservation and water demand management projects. Andre's specialization extends to numerous master planning studies for municipalities on their water supply and sanitation infrastructure. He also has vast experience in project management, especially in the municipal services area and the implementation of water services asset management information systems (GIS related). Apart from the above, he is also involved in numerous general civil engineering projects.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • B. Eng. (Civil) / University of Pretoria / 1996
  • B. Eng. (Hons.) Water Engineering / University of Pretoria / 2000
  • B. Eng. (Hons.) Management of Technology / University of Pretoria / 2002

 

COURSES ATTENDED:

  • Various short courses on water and sanitation related subjects / UP, SAICE, WISA / 1997 to date        
  • Various industry related Seminars and Conferences / WISA, IMIESA, SAICE / 1997 to date        
  • FIDIC Contract Documents Seminar / SAACE,Binnington Copeland / 2002                      
  • Finance for Non-financial Managers Course / SAACE,Group Indigo / 2003                      
  • Practical One Day MBA Seminar / Mervyn Niland / 2004                      
  • Handling Projects in a Consulting Engineer’s Practice / SAICE,Wolf Weidemann / 2007                      
  • Soliciting and Evaluating Tender Offers / CESA,Soderlund & Schutte / 2009                      
  • Hydraulic Modelling of Water Distribution Systems (EPANET) /  University of Cape Town / 2012                      
  • Water Network Analysis / University of Stellenbosch  / 2012                      
  • Urban Drainage Modelling (PCSWMM & EPASWMM) /  Computational Hydraulics Int. / 2012                      
  • Basic Contract Administration & Quality Control (GCC) /  SAICE, T Eloff / 2012                      
  • Sewer Systems & Practical Modelling /  Univ. of Stellenbosch, GLS / 2013                      
  • Urban Transitions in the Global South / Univ. of Cape Town / 2014                      
  • Urban Drainage Course / SAICE, C Brooker / 2014                      
  • Sanitary Drainage Systems for Buildings / SAICE, DS Brink2014                      
  • Water Supply for Building Systems / SAICE, DS Brink / 2014                     
  • Rock Identification for Engineers / SAIEG, R Leyland, L Richer / 2014                      
  • River and Storm Water Hydraulics / Stellenbosch University / 2015                      
  • Pipeline and Pump station Design / Stellenbosch University / 2015                      
  • Pressure management in Water Distribution Systems / Carlamani Conferences & Events / 2015
  • AutoCAD Essentials /  Point-A-CAD (Baker Baynes) / 2015                
  • AutoCAD Civil 3D Essentials (incl. iDAS) / Devotech Africa (Modena) / 2015
  • AutoCAD Map 3D Essentials / Devotech Africa (Modena) / 2015
  • Concrete Block Paving & Permeable Paving / CESA / 2015

 

PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS / MEMBERSHIPS:

  • Registered as Candidate Engineer at the Engineering Council of South Africa:  ECSA Reg. No. 985028
  • Member of the South African Institution of Civil Engineers:  Associate Member No. 205277
  • Company registered as Member of the Water Institute of South Africa (WISA)