I am a skilled business leader with international experience. Straight out of university, I launched a management training company, which yielded a winning formula. This formula established Classic Seminars fourteen years ago as a thriving project management training company. The initial project management training offering was “Project Management with Microsoft Project”.
Since then I have assisted Classic Seminars to broaden and strengthen the base, adding diversity in employees and services. As part of Classic Seminars’ core values, excellence has been promoted, through strategy and attention to detail in leadership and project management training. I have represented Classic Seminars presenting seminars on three continents to thousands of professionals during the past two decades.
My interests include my family and inline skating.
Dr Andrew Holden
I studied engineering at the University of the Witwatersrand in the early 1980’s. I graduated with a BSc in Civil Engineering in 1984 and an MSc in Water Engineering in 1986. I continued with research at the University, and my interest in computers can be traced back to my three years spent developing a hydrological simulation model. I was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy for hydrological modelling in 1992.
I now have a solid 19 years of engineering and project management experience behind me. I took up employment with Transnet in 1991, working initially in Johannesburg as a Design Engineer and later in Durban as a Senior Engineer. I have been responsible for project management and design functions on a wide range of engineering and multi-disciplinary projects. I have also done extensive project scheduling using Microsoft Project and other scheduling software.
I currently operate as a project management consultant, trainer and author. I have been extensively involved in project management and Microsoft Project training. I am privileged to have trained delegates from various industries, both in South Africa and abroad. I am a certified Project Management Professional (PMP)®, and I have a passion for teaching practical Project Management principles.
Phendukani Eldridge Ntini
Phendukani Eldridge Ntini is a Qualified Civil Engineer who holds a BEng (Hons) Degree from NUST, Zimbabwe. He is also registered with the ECSA as a Professional Engineering Technologist, Pr Tech Eng. He further attained registration with the Project Management Institute (PMI) as a Project Management Professional (PMP). Hi experience spans across the mining sector, municipal environment and engineering consulting environment where he has attained over 12 years’ experience in engineering operations, asset management, infrastructure development and project management. He has a keen interest in entrepreneurship and innovation, elements which have assisted him in breaking new ground on various fronts. He is currently enrolled on the Master of Science in Engineering Management with the University of Pretoria while simultaneously studying Arbitration and Contract Law with the Association of Arbitrators of Southern Africa (AASA). Eldridge is a creative individually who is willing to take on new challenges.
He is currently operating as an engineering and project management consultant, trainer and speaker on both social and corporate platforms. He has been involved in numerous bulk water supply schemes, irrigation schemes, dams, sanitation schemes, housing, operations and maintenance management. With experience in the preparation of business plans, feasibility studies, detailed planning and implementation through to commissioning of the various projects.
I have over 33 years’ experience in the Civil Engineering Industry, incorporating both construction and design. I have been a director of the business unit for the past 16 years and have successfully delivered several World Class projects.
My career highlights include:
- The Design and Construction of the King Shaka International Airport and Access Interchange for the ACSA and SANRAL respectively
- Construction of the facilities on the New Multi Product Pipeline(multi-disciplinary project) for Transnet
- Construction of the Spring Grove Dam and Appurtenant works for TCTA
- Several fast-track projects for Industrial Clients in the Petro-chemical and Paper Industries.
All the above were successfully completed on time with only one unresolved dispute.
Over this period, l have gained extensive experience in planning and programming from tender preparation to contract management. I am skilled in the use of the following planning software: Microsoft Project, SitePlan and Primavera.
I have extensive experience in the use of the following General Conditions of Contract:
- Fidic(Red & Yellow books)
- NEC 3 – Engineering and Construction Contract
- GCC 2004 & 2010
- Bespoke contracts
I retired from full-time employment as a director with Group Five in June 2013, and now consult to the Industry.
During the course of 2014, I developed training material for a number of training courses specifically designed for Contractors. These were fully accredited for continuous professional development (CPD) by the relevant accreditation bodies. These have been well received by the Industry and have been scheduled in the national training calendar for 2015.
Mr Martin Bundred is a project, asset and infrastructure planning, management and training built environment practitioner. He served as a Technical Director within the Management and Advisory Unit of Aurecon for 10 years, has a BSc Honours degree in Civil Engineering (University of Portsmouth, England), a Masters Degree in Development Studies (Edupark, University of the North) and is a Project Management Professional (PMP) with the Project Management Institute.
Martin has 32 years post graduate experience, principally in the fields of construction project management, municipal and private sector programme management and infrastructure asset management. He is a registered project management professional (PMP) with the Project Management Institute, USA he is an accomplished programme and project manager and has extensive experience in managing multi-disciplinary projects. His knowledge and experience of municipal-related processes and government operations and procedures are clearly depicted in his project experience. Martin’s career is also characterised by his experience in training-related matters and his commitment to skills transfer. As a manager within the Aurecon SA structure he headed up a team of project managers and asset managers.
He also has experience in the provincial and local government (district and local) technical environments, both in the urban and rural contexts, also in both the National and Provincial Government asset management environments, including extensive GIAMA related projects.
As an infrastructure delivery improvement program (IDIP) technical assistant, Martin has had extensive and in-depth experience within both the Gauteng Department of Health and the Eastern Cape Department of Roads and Public Works.
22 years’ experience in project management, consulting and training. Project management experience in IT, financial services, NGO, government and construction.
Dr Andrew Holden
22 years’ experience in project management, consulting and training. Project management experience on a variety of engineering and construction projects.
Phendukani Eldridge Ntini
10 years’ experience in the consulting and municipal environments. Project management experience on a variety of engineering and construction projects.
32 Years’ post graduate experience in project, asset and infrastructureplanning management and training.
35 years’ of experience in construction management.