Labour-based Methods and Technologies for Employment Intensive Construction Works - A cidb Guide to Best Practice
These best practice guidelines present current state-of-the-art practices in a wide range of labour-based construction methods, manufacturing methods and technologies which have been successfully utilised in South Africa in recent years. They are intended to provide sufficient technical information on such methods and technologies to enable those responsible for the design of projects to make confident and informed choices on their use in project.
Implementing Employment Intensive Road Works - A cidb Practice Manual
The South African White Paper Creating an Enabling Environment for Reconstruction, Growth and Development in the Construction Industry (1999), expresses a vision for public sector delivery aimed at optimising employment opportunities through labour-intensive construction. This can be realised in the delivery of infrastructure through the adoption, where technically and economically feasible, of
This cidb practice manual for Implementing Employment Intensive Road Works follows on from the cidb's guide to best practice for Labour-based Methods and Technologies for Employment- Intensive Construction Works. The latter covers a broad spectrum of construction works. It establishes desirable and appropriate standards, processes, procedures and methods; relating to the design and implementation of labour-based construction technologies, methods for earthworks and for materials manufacture. This first set of guidelines provides sufficient technical information to enable those, responsible for the design of projects, to make confident and informed choices on their use in projects.
The aim of this series of manuals is twofold, namely to provide a:
The need for these technical manuals was identified during the training of SME contractors, involved in the Gundo Lashu programme in Limpopo Province – a programme of labour based upgrading of rural roads, promoted by the Department of Public Works, Roads and Transport in collaboration with the International Labour Organisation (ILO).
Manual 1: The fundamentals of road construction
Manual 2: Planning and contract management
Manual 3: Gravel pavement layers
Manual 4: Bituminous pavement seals
Manual 5: Concrete and masonry drainage works and structures
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