Operational and management structure

The Concrete Manufacturers Association NPC is divided into two operational divisions: Marketing and Administration. The Concrete Manufacturers Association Certification Services Company is divided into three divisions: Administrative, Marketing and Quality Assurance. The promotion of precast concrete products is the function of the CMA Non-profit Company under the leadership of a marketing manager. The CMA Mark of approval is the function of the CMA Certification Services company under leadership of a general manager. The executive boards for both companies comprise an executive director and non-executive directors. Administration and finances are the responsibility of the administration manager. These divisional managers are reporting directly to the executive director.

 MEMBERSHIP

CMA membership is open to all manufacturers of precast concrete products, precast concrete being defined as any concrete product cast in a re-usable mould or form, cured in a controlled environment, and lifted into position. Membership is also open to those non-producers who have an association with precast concrete.

 Member Categories

The Concrete Manufacturers Association has various categories of membership namely:

  • Producer
  • Non-producer
  • Associate
  • Contractor
  • Cement producer.

 Producer membership is granted on the basis of the following:

·         Production takes place in a purpose-built manufacturing facility

·         A quality assurance system is in place

·         Occupational, health and safety (OHS) procedures are in use

·         Technical and engineering competence

·         Financial stability

·         Environmental compliance.

 Producer Members

Producer members are defined either as Structural (infrastructure/civil engineering products such as pipes, manholes and culverts) or Building (building products such as masonry blocks, roof tiles, concrete slabs and paving blocks) or both depending on the products they produce. If a product range spans both categories then a supplementary fee is charged.  Supplementary fees are also charged for every additional manufacturing outlet.

 Non-Producer members

Non-producer members comprise suppliers of machinery, moulds, technology, admixtures, additives, chemicals and vehicles for precast concrete producers. Non-producer members are entitled to participate and attend all CMA functions and meetings but don’t have voting rights.

 Associate members

Any professionals such as engineers, architects, quantity surveyors and related associations, institutes, federations and government bodies within the building and civil engineering sectors are eligible for associate membership. Associate members are entitled to participate and attend all CMA functions and meetings but don’t have voting rights.

 Contractor Members

Contractors who install or construct using precast concrete manufactured by producer members are eligible for membership. Contractor members are entitled to participate and attend all CMA functions and meetings but don’t have voting rights.

 Cement Producer Members

Cement producers, blenders, importers, and distributers.

 

CMA Membership Fees

A uniform system of applying fees common to all members has been devised in order to eliminate confusion. Fees are based on whether companies fit into one or both building and infrastructure pillars and whether they have one or more manufacturing outlets. If a manufacturer’s products fall within one pillar then the fee is based on one pillar only. If the product range spans both pillars then a supplementary amount is charged. Supplementary fees are also charged for every additional manufacturing outlet.

2016 Producer Members

R1 500 per pillar per month excluding VAT plus R1 000.00 per additional manufacturing outlet per month excluding VAT. All paid-up members have voting rights.

Example 1 (as at 2016). Suppose a roof tile manufacturer produces from one factory, the fee payable would be R1 500 per month plus VAT and the company would be classified as a Precast Building member.

Example 2 (as at 2016). The fee for a paving-block manufacturer operating from two locations would be R2 500.00 per month plus VAT and it would be classified as a Precast Infrastructure member.

Example 3 (as at 2016). The fee for a business manufacturing lintels and pipes from one location would be R3 000.00 per month plus VAT and the company would be classified as both a Precast Building and Precast Infrastructure member.

Example 4 (as at 2016). Where both roof tiles and paving are manufactured from three locations, the fee payable would be R5 000.00 per month plus VAT and the company would be both Precast Building and Precast Infrastructure member.

Non-Producer Members

Non-Producer Members are those organisations which produce, machinery, moulds, vehicles, technology, admixtures, additives, chemicals, etc. Fees payable for Non-Producer Members for 2016 are R5 000.00 per annum plus VAT. Non-Producer Members are entitled to participate and attend all CMA functions and meetings but do not have voting rights.

Associate Members

Any professionals such as engineers, architects, quantity surveyors and associations, institutes, federations and government bodies within the building and civil engineering sector are eligible for an associate membership. Fees payable by Associate Members for 2016 are R2 500.00 per annum plus VAT. Associate Members are entitled to participate and attend all CMA functions and meetings but do not have voting rights.

Contractor Members

Contractors are in the business of installing and/or constructing precast concrete units manufactured by producer members or on behalf of producer members are eligible for membership of the association. Fees payable by contractor members for 2016 are R5 000.00 per annum plus VAT. Contractor Members are entitled to participate and attend all CMA functions and meetings but do not have voting rights.

Cement Producer Members

Cement producers, blenders, importers, distributers qualify for membership of the Association. Fees are payable either monthly and/or by sponsorship or grant as agreed. Cement Producer Members are entitled to participate and attend all CMA functions and meetings but do not have voting rights.

 

 Benefits of CMA membership

 ·         Accreditation and CMA mark program

·         Brand exposure on The World of Precast (see page XX)

·         Being part of an association which is widely recognised and respected for setting and maintaining best-practice standards

·         Access to industry-specific statistical information

·         Listing on the CMA website and posting the CMA logo on company stationery, website, packaging and products

·         Participation in the prestigious Awards for Excellence competition

·         Inclusion on the CMA mailing list

·         A framed membership plaque

·         Membership discounts on seminars and educational courses

·         Participation in setting national standards for the industry

·         Access to best-product design and manufacturing processes

·         Opportunities to feature innovative precast concrete projects in the CMA’s magazine, Precast

·         Client referrals

·         Networking opportunities

·         Participation in and product displays at exhibitions.

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CMA Operation & Management Structure

Organisation Structure
CMA Organisational Structure
Certification Services
CMA Certification Services
NPC Structure
CMA NPC Organogram

CMA NPC & CMACS Partnerships

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