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Title: AGR


1
AGRÉMENT SOUTH AFRICA
  • Briefing to the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee
  • Business Plan 2008/2009
  • 14th May 2008
  • CEO Joe Odhiambo

2
Presentation Contents
  • Operating environment Purpose
  • Vision mission
  • Impact achievements
  • Outputs of innovative systems certificated
  • Challenges opportunities
  • Relevance value added
  • Audited financial statements budget
  • Financial approval process fraud control
    mechanisms
  • Human resources governance
  • Future plans staffing composition

3
Operating Environment Purpose
  • Operates under a ministerial delegation of
    authority from the Minister of Public Works
  • Provides assurance by carrying out testing,
    evaluation, confirmation and certification of
    fitness for purpose of non-standard construction
    products and systems.
  • Quality products and services
  • Improve speed of service delivery

4
Typical Product Development Cycle
BUILT ENV. PROFESSIONALS
5
PERFORMANCE BASED APPROACH
International approach
GOAL /OBJECTIVE
Level 1
FUNCTIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Level 2
PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS
Level 3
World Federation of Technical Assessment
Organisations
EVALUATION
Level 4
By application of design and construction rules
By testing and / or assessment
By application of well established engineering
principles
By expert opinion and judgment
RW RVM
6
Organizational Structure
INNOVATORS
PROFESSIONALS
7
Vision Mission
  • Vision
  • To-be world class technical Assessment Agency
  • Mission
  • to promote the governments objectives of
    economic development, good governance and raising
    living standards and prosperity by undertaking
    technical assessment and certification of
    non-standard construction products in South
    Africa

8
Impact Achievements1
  • 449 certificates have been issued
  • 148 certificates are currently valid
  • Widespread use of several Agrément certificated
    products e.g.
  • Hollow concrete blocks
  • Metal roof tiles
  • Lightweight internal partitions
  • Hard drawn copper tubing
  • Variety of waterproofing and wall coating
    materials
  • Plastic bath tub

9
Impact Achievements2
  • Human resource development within the technical
    agency
  • 93 of Agrèment's staff were involved in short
    course training last year (99.7 training days)
  • Recommend industry average is 3 days p.a.
  • CSIR recommendation is 6 days p.a.
  • Agrèment average is 7.1 days p.a.
  • 63 of staff members involved in formal tertiary
    higher degrees Bachelor's to PhDs in
    Engineering Science.

10
Impact Achievements3
  • Increased awareness and visibility
  • Transformation of the technical agency
  • International standing and recognition
  • 50 increase in technical outputs
  • Increased acceptance of innovative building
    systems

11
Outputs of Innovative Systems Certificated 2007/8
  • Automablock Expanded Polystyrene Building Block
    System (Phase 1)
  • Fibrecote Fibre Reinforced Plaster
  • 2001/289 Imison Building System (Amendment)
  • Murulelo Roofing Undertile Membrane
  • Micro-Concrete Cladding Building System
  • Nam-Tex White Roofing Undertile Membrane
    (Amendment)
  • Novachip-Thin bituminous surfacing system
  • Portable Container Branch Outlet
  • Available on www.agrement.co.za

12
Outputs of Innovative Systems Certificated 2007/8
  • Robust Building System (Amendment)
  • Imison 3 Building System
  • Roofproof 400 Undertile Roof Membrane
  • Spunsalation 5 Roofing Radiant Barrier
  • Styroframe Building System
  • Techfin System (Amendment)
  • Gundle Gunplas UT Undertile Membrane
  • Available on www.agrement.co.za

13
World Federation of Technical Assessment
Organizations
NBI
VTT
TZUS
ETA
BBA
FCC
CCMC
ITB
INCERC
CSTB
EMI RT
HOWTEC BCJ CLB
ICITE
ICC
LNEC
NBRI
IETcc
IPT
CSIRO
ASA
ABCB
BRANZ
14
WFTAO 2008/2009 Annual meeting21st - 30th
September
15
Challenges Opportunities1
  • Technical agency Technical assessment project
    management skill
  • Technical committee Expert knowledge and
    recognized as experts by their peers in their
    field.
  • Interpret results of tests conducted to access
    whether products meet Agrément performance
    criteria or not.
  • Technical Infrastructure Accredited laboratories
    to carry out the actual tests on products and
    building systems and produce test reports on
    performance

16
Challenges Opportunities2
  • Legislative framework
  • Delegated to the Chairperson of the Board of
    Agrément South Africa, when acting in conjunction
    with the wishes of the Board
  • Backward integration
  • Research and product development
  • Forward integration
  • Awareness and visibility
  • Close working relationships with stakeholders by
    forming strategic alliances
  • Enforcement
  • Capacity

17
National Relevance Value Added
  • National sustainability development strategy
  • Green Buildings Initiative
  • National development and service delivery
  • Socio economic benefits
  • Developing emerging entrepreneurs
  • Superior energy efficiency performance
  • Improved energy efficiency
  • Sustainable development

18
Initiatives Going Forward
  • Importing knowledge and skills
  • Relevance to all stakeholders especially the
    rural communities
  • Impact on service delivery
  • Education and awareness about available products
    for industrial and rural development
  • Assistance to the SMME's
  • Compliance to King 2 guidelines in terms of the
    Board workings and structure
  • Clear plan going forward

19
Financial Statement 2007/2008
  • Manpower or Human capital costs 4 286 140 56
  • Technical Assessments, Operational 2 021 982 27
  • Quality monitoring
  • Marketing
  • Research into technical Criteria
  • CSIR infrastructure costs
  • Group executive Levy 540 000 7
  • Support administration 779 977 10
  • TOTAL 7 628 099

20
Operational Expenses 2007/2008
  • ST 78 052
  • Printing 21 061
  • Advertising 2 580
  • Communications 11 926
  • Depreciation 115 884
  • Board TeCo costs 33 939
  • Assessments 518 098
  • Agency expenses 416 768
  • Quality monitoring 323 734

21
Budget 2008/2009
  • Manpower or Human capital costs 3 980 000 45
  • Technical assessments, operational 2 980 000 33
  • Quality monitoring
  • Marketing
  • Research into technical Criteria
  • CSIR infrastructure costs
  • Rental 330 000 4
  • Depreciation 430 000 5
  • Finance, HR administration 1 200
    000 13
  • TOTAL 8 920 000 100

22
Budget 2009/2010
  • Manpower or Human capital costs 11 080 000 43
  • Technical assessments, operational 8 940 000
    34
  • Quality monitoring
  • Marketing
  • Research into technical Criteria
  • CSIR infrastructure costs
  • Rental 990 000 4
  • Depreciation 1 290 000 5
  • Finance, HR administration 3 600
    000 14
  • TOTAL 25 900 000 100

23
Budget 2010/2011
  • Manpower or Human capital costs 12 188 000 43
  • Technical assessments, operational 9 834 000
    34
  • Quality monitoring
  • Marketing
  • Research into technical Criteria
  • CSIR infrastructure costs
  • Rental 1 089 000 4
  • Depreciation 1 419 000 5
  • Finance, HR administration 3 960
    000 14
  • TOTAL 28 490 000 100

24
Budget 2011/2012
  • Manpower or Human capital costs 13 407 000 43
  • Technical assessments, operational 10 817 000
    34
  • Quality monitoring
  • Marketing
  • Research into technical Criteria
  • CSIR infrastructure costs
  • Rental 1 198 000 4
  • Depreciation 1 561 000 5
  • Finance, HR administration 4 356
    000 14
  • TOTAL 31 339 000 100

25
Financial Approval Process Fraud Control
Mechanisms
  • The technical Agency is managed and reports to
    the Director of CSIR, Built Environment Unit
  • The Board of Agrément holds at least four
    meetings in a year
  • Since Agrément South Africas finances are
    managed by the CSIR, the Agencies Financial
    statements are audited as part and parcel of the
    CSIRs finances
  • The Agency has received a clean bill of health
    from the previous years Audit Report.

26
Compliance with PFMA and Treasury Regulations
  • Quarterly reports
  • Regular interaction with the DPWNIF
  • Regular interaction with DPW HODs Forum
  • Member of the BE Management Team
  • Annual Strategic planning session
  • Shareholders compact
  • Strict adherence to financial management
  • Financial statements subjects to independent
    external audit as well as an autonomous internal
    audit

27
Shared Services
  • Financial Services
  • Human Resources
  • CSIR Information Services (Libraries)
  • Communication
  • Internal Audit Services
  • Legal Services
  • Management Services

28
Management Services
  • Information and Communication Services (ICT)
  • International Convention Centre
  • Facilities Management
  • Risk Compliance Unit
  • Security
  • Strategic Procurement Unit
  • Unit-based Management Services

29
Value Added by Management Services
  • Legal compliance with PFMA and other statutory
    requirements
  • Provides security for staff and assets
  • Maintains and improves facilities
  • Provides cost-effective services.
  • Agrèment occurs within a highly regulated
    environment
  • Subject to oversight by
  • Board, Executive, Management and shared services
  • Regulated by
  • South African Acts of Parliament, BCEA, LRA, EEA,
    etc
  • Well documented policies and procedures are
    strictly enforced

30
Key Initiatives (To improve technical
infrastructure and working environment of staff)
  • Define minimum standards for laboratory
    facilities and develop an appropriate maintenance
    model (Project Upgrade laboratories)
  • Improve access to all facilities for disabled
    staff and visitors
  • Improve security of people, assets and
    information
  • Use ICT to enhance staff mobility and
    productivity (Project Wireless networks, VOIP,
    etc.)
  • Create a healthy and safe working environment
    (Project Enhance services through Medical
    Centre)

31
Key Initiatives (To enhance cost-effectiveness
and to maintain good corporate governance)
  • Implement energy-efficiency programme
  • Improve efficiency in sourcing / tendering
    processes (value for money)
  • Review major procurement contracts in ICT,
    research support, travelling, etc. (unlock value)
  • Reduce insurance and other associated costs
    through appropriate risk-assurance practices.

32
Key Initiatives (HR)1
  • Transformation
  • Targeting of disabled staff
  • Increase in female and black staff
  • Transformation committee present within BE
  • Employee Wellbeing
  • Implement comprehensive programme
  • Implementation of guidelines and training of all
    levels
  • Performance Management
  • Optimizing and know how

33
Key Initiatives (HR)2
  • Optimal career development
  • Optimizing mechanisms and usage
  • Support of HCD initiatives
  • Retention
  • Compile guidelines for retention strategy,
  • Reward and recognition
  • Performance bonus scheme under development
  • Pay salaries specifically and correctly

34
Human Resources
Percentage of staff either black or female 73
Comprehensive structured mentorship programme
35
Organogram
36
Key Challenges (HR)
  • General SET skill shortage nationally and
    worldwide - especially at senior levels for
    recruitment
  • Scarcity of black and female SET candidates.
  • Being competitive with regard to remuneration and
    benefits for scarce skills.
  • Managing remuneration expectations of staff.
  • Potential impact of the HIV/AIDS pandemic.
  • Marketing / positioning the Agrément as an
    employer of choice given the competitive nature
    of skills attraction and retention.

37
The Board1
  • 11 Board members appointed in November 2008
  • Appointed for a period of three years
  • Chairperson Pepi Silinga
  • Strategic planning session on 01.04.2008
  • Raise standards in industry
  • New objectives for quality and quantity of
    outputs
  • Make a difference in the lives of South Africans
    by enhancing service delivery by testing and
    approving improved construction products and
    systems.

38
The Board2
  • Pepi Silinga CEO, Coega Chairman, Port
    Elizabeth
  • Cannon Noyana MD, Nobuhle Consultants
    Johannesburg
  • Dr Mohammed Tayob Medical Doctor, Witbank
  • Edwin Kruger Bridge Manager SANRAL, Pretoria
  • Ms. Khomotso Choma MD, Turnkey Projects,
    Witbank
  • Montwedi Seane General manager, SABS, Pretoria
  • Lethola Moshe MD, Botle Consultants,
    Bloemfontein
  • Mike Marler Engineering Specialist, DBSA,
    Midrand
  • Ms. Nozibusiso Shabalala Director, SA Asphalt,
    Durban
  • Ms. Ntebo Ngcobo Civil Engineer, UJ,
    Johannesburg
  • Solomon Malebye DDG Operations, DPW, Pretoria

39
Technical Committee (TECO)
  • Duties and Authority of TECO
  • Review and ratify evaluation programmes
    proposals for the development or amendment of
    technical guidelines and indicators
  • Review and where deemed appropriate, approval of
    draft certificates
  • Proper procedures have been followed in all
    stages of the evaluation
  • Technical experts on the committee satisfied
  • Satisfied with the quality management system

40
Typical Scope of Evaluation
  • structural strength and stability
  • performance in relation to fire
  • resistance to water penetration and rising damp
  • thermal and energy performance
  • condensation
  • acoustic performance
  • accuracy in building
  • durability
  • quality management system
  • compliance with the National Building Regulations

41
Quality Management System
  • During evaluation and technical assessment
  • Covers factory production and site installation
  • Approved installers scheme
  • All certificates holders are visited at least
    once annually
  • Three validity review
  • In accordance with IS0 9001

42
Close Relationship With Entities
  • Agrément will partner with the IDT
  • speed up the delivery of new schools using
    alternative technologies thus eradicate mud
    schools
  • The Agency will use the cidbs
  • construction contact centres
  • Agrèment will play a key role in the activities
    of the CBE
  • contacts with the professional associations to
    identify skilled experts to be used to carry out
    technical assessments of new products.

43
Achieved Desired State
  • Professional Skills shortage
  • Culture change
  • Service delivery
  • Collaboration
  • Getting the best out of our available resources
  • Teamwork
  • Centre of Excellence!

Collaboration
44
Core Deliverables in Vision 2015
  • Backward integration
  • research and development
  • best and most advanced construction technologies
    from overseas and introduce them in the South
    African market.
  • Forward integration
  • promotion of the Agency as a brand.
  • awareness and visibility campaigns within the
    country.
  • promotion of innovative construction as an
    improved method of construction.

45
Vision 2015
  • Innovative, modern and better construction
    technologies will be widely used in South Africa
  • Agrément will be highly visible and relevant to
    the construction industry in South Africa
  • Substandard innovative construction products will
    be prevented from getting to the market
  • The risk involved in the use of untested
    innovative products will be ameliorated
  • The agency will be highly transformed and will
    represent the demographic profile of the country
  • The housing provision challenge will be mostly
    addressed using innovative construction systems

46
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