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CV - Barend J du Plessis

POSITION: Director

QUALIFICATIONS:
Diploma Course, South African Association of Arbitrators
B Comm Courses, UNISA
NTC III (Architectural Technician), Witwatersrand Technical College

REGISTRATIONS / MEMBERSHIPS:

Associate Member: South African Association of Arbitrators

KEY QUALIFICATIONS AND ROLE IN FIRM


Specialises in contract administration, including dispute resolution, when required.
Involved in quality control of technical documentation
Responsible for Financial management of practice and associated practices.
Partner in charge of practice management and administration.
General marketing.

SOME RECENT PROJECTS


Johannesburg, Nigel and Vredefort Magistrates Courts (Project Architect: documentation and Contract Administration).
Vaal Triangle Technikon (Contract administration on the new student centre)
Receiver of Revenue offices (Project architect: documentation & contract administration)
Edenvale Public Library (Dispute resolution following Contractor insolvency)
Various projects (Specialist advice on contractual matters on numerous projects)

PROFICIENCY IN LANGUAGES
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Very fluent in both English and Afrikaans   

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2007
Architectural tour to India.
 
2005
Founding Director of Co-Arc International Architects Inc.

2003-2005
Architectural tours to Scandanavian countries and Argentina

1993-2003
Several Architectural tours to Middle and Eastern Europe including Russia.

1993
Association of Arbitrators Expert Witness Course.

2001
South African Institute of Architects Advanced Management Course in Professional Practice Development Activity.
 
1991
Architectural tour to Europe and England.

1986
Concluded Association of Arbitrator's Diploma course.

1984
Appointed as Director in Meyer Pienaar Smith.
Responsible for Contract Management.
Responsible for Financial and Practice Management.

1982
Institute of South African Architects advanced management training programme.

1981
Appointed an Associate to the practice.
Appointed Project Manager. Responsible for Contract Administration.

1979
Concluded B.Comm. courses (UNISA).

1969
Concluded NTC III Course at Witwatersrand Technical College.
Joined W.O. Meyer and Partners.