The Association is an employers’ organisation registered in terms of the Labour Relations Act and exists to represent the interests of members, as well as to provide them with specialist support services to assist them in the successful running of their businesses. The membership comprises some 760 enterprises involved in the building industry and related activities in the province of KwaZulu-Natal.
The organisation has been in existence for 116 years and is recognised and respected by a wide range of role players in the building industry and beyond. The Association provides a range of services to members including training, contractual and legal assistance, occupational health and safety consulting, employee benefits schemes, member discounts and a lot more.
The Master Builders KwaZulu-Natal Excellence in Construction programme is aimed at recognizing and acknowledging excellence in building and construction. The pursuit of excellence in construction is a particularly important calling, as buildings have a profound effect on their occupants and its users – influencing and shaping the way in which we live, learn, work, contemplate and relax.
The excellence awards competition was launched in 2004 by Master Builders KwaZulu-Natal and was the first of its kind for a South African Building Association. It has since gone from strength to strength.
The programme is open to all Association Members who are able to enter projects that they have recently completed. The adjudicators are industry veterans and include retired architect and two former managing directors of major contracting companies. They inspect the projects entered and evaluate the standard of construction, by judging the process and the quality of the end product.