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The South African Institute of Building Designers was established in 1972 as a direct result of the then new architects act, seeking to limit non architects from designing buildings in excess of 200 square meters.
We Know The Industry with
48 Years Of Experience In Building Design
"SAIDB is an ever present body of knowledge, to assist our membership in advice and problem solving."
Understand the market
The early group of members were entrepreneurs, all having their own architectural draughting practices, where the proposed 200 square meter limit severely limited their lively hood.
Build People's Dreams
It was with great tenacity that these early members where able to force the then government to raise the area limit to 500 square meters. We are involved today in ensuring that our membership receives its‚ fare share of the new architectural matrix of reserved work.
Work Hard to Succeed
This same tenacity and oneness of spirit exists in today‚ numerous SAIBD membership, now made up of draughts persons to architects and from architectural practice owners to individual architectural employees.
SOUTH AFRICAN INSTITUTE OF BUILDING DESIGN SAIBD
(including other VA’s) is authorised to validate Continuing Professional Development Courses and has accredited and successfully hosted a variety of High Quality courses for the Continuing Education of the Architectural Professionals.
SAIBD has and continues to challenge unfair legislation since 1973.
1.Challenge & assist the Municipalities on interpretation of legislation.
2.Task Team Representation to rewrite the National Building Regulations & Standards Act 103 of 1977.
3.Actively involved in helping implement the Spatial Land Use Management Act & associated Schemes & drive amendments.
4.Actively involved with SACAP, helping fulfil their mandate while ensuring the rights of the Professionals.
5.SABS Technical Committee Representation for the SANS 10400 suite of Standards.
6.Actively involved in commenting & challenging or promoting Legislation, Standards & By-Laws for the Built Environment.