Ron Watermeyer Dr

Dr Ron Watermeyer

Director, Infrastructure Options

Dr. Ron Watermeyer has been at the forefront of many development initiatives in South Africa since the early 1990s including the reinterpretation of building regulations, the classification of sites in terms of geotechnical characteristics and building practice, changing construction methods, technologies and practices to facilitate socio-economic development imperatives and the development of construction procurement procedures and practices. His work on procurement has formed the basis for not only South African standards for construction procurement but also the recently published ISO 10845 family of standards. He has in recent years piloted the implementation of target contracts and framework agreements for the delivery of civil engineering and building projects within the public sector. He has also led the development of a documented procurement and delivery management system for a number of South African public sector bodies. He served as the South African Institution of Civil Engineering’s 101st President in 2004. In 2009 he obtained a senior doctorate (Doctor of Engineering) from the University of the Witwatersrand for his engineering development work which has significantly contributed to the delivery of infrastructure for the advancement of a changing South African society. In 2010 he was awarded the Institution of Civil Engineer’s International medal for his contribution over time in the delivery of enabling engineering mechanisms for the UN Millennium Development Goals. He has published more than 70 papers and articles on various aspects of the delivery of infrastructure.