Books

Employment and High Standard Infrastructure, edited by RT McCutcheon and FLM Taylor Parkins. This link will take you to the Table of Contents and Chapter 1: Introduction.

Others to follow.


Papers, Presentations and Articles since 2008 (those in blue are downloadable; others to follow)


McCutcheon RT. 2017 f. “SANRAL &MPA: Meeting Policy Objectives with regard to Small Contractor and Skills Development, Employment, Women and Youth.” November 2017: 7pp and 6 Appendices 15pp. (SANRAL: South African National Roads Agency Limited)

McCutcheon RT. 2017e .“Modern Labour-intensive Construction in South African Public Works Programmes: A Context and Framework leading to a Critique of the Expanded Public Works Programme 2004/05 to 2013/14.” Submitted to the South African Institution of Civil Engineers Monthly Magazine.  November 2017. 57pp


McCutcheon R. 2017d. Engineering and Labour-intensive Construction. Institute of Municipal Engineering of South Africa (IMIESA(sic)). October 2017:108 to 111.


McCutcheon RT. 2017c. "Lessons in labour-intensive construction." Technical Paper. Institute of Municipal Engineering of South Africa (IMIESA(sic)). August 2017: 38-41.

McCutcheon RT 2017b. “Mutual Aid 2 - South Africa to Africa: Consulting Engineers and Socio-economic Development: their Potential Contribution to Sustainable Development in Africa: South African Public Works Programmes and Modern Labour-intensive Construction”

24th FIDIC-GAMA 2017. Conference on Infrastructure: African Partnerships for Sustainable Growth. Cape Town 7-10 May2017. CESA Website: ww.cesa.co.za/node/616 PaperTwo:http://www.cesa.co.za/sites/default/files/GAMA2017_D1_Robert%20McCutcheon_Paper2%20McC2%20SA2Africa%20April17.pdf

PresentationTwo:http://www.cesa.co.za/sites/default/files/GAMA2017_F3_Robert%20McCutcheon_MutualAid2-SA2Africa.pdf


McCutcheon RT. 2017a. “Mutual Aid 1 - Africa to South Africa: The Potential for Skills Development and Employment Creation during the Construction and Maintenance of High Quality Public Infrastructure and Building: Modern Labour-intensive Construction in Africa”. 24th FIDIC-GAMA 2017. Conference on Infrastructure: African Partnerships for Sustainable Growth. Cape Town 7-10 May2017. CESA Website: ww.cesa.co.za/node/616. PaperOne:http://www.cesa.co.za/sites/default/files/GAMA2017_F4_Robert%20McCutcheon_FIDICGAMAPaper1%20McC1%20Africa2SA%20April17.pdf.

PresentationOne:http://www.cesa.co.za/sites/default/files/GAMA2017_D1_%20Robert%20McCutcheon_MutualAid1-Africa2SA.pdf

McCutcheon, R and Taylor Parkins, F.  2016. "Chapter 5: A critical review towards improvement in Phase 3, in Vaughan, Anne (Lead Editor), Our Expanded Public Works Programme: Reflections on over a decade." SA Cities Network. ISBN No. 978-0-620-69818-4. Chapter 5: pp69-85.


Segers, I and McCutcheon, R.T. 2013. "Labour-intensive construction methods on Dam Safety Rehabilitation Projects." ICOLD International Symposium. Seattle. August.

Padayachee-Saman, M., and McCutcheon, R.T. 2012. "Mining and Socio-economic Objectives: a model for employment creation, skills and SMMA development and women's empowerment." Zambia, ZIMEC. June: 11pp. (Modified October 2015 to include Appendices with SA Policy and Objectives.)

McCutcheon, R.T., and Taylor Parkins, F.L.M. 2012. "The Expanded Public Works Programme: policy, rhetoric, reality and opportunities foregone during the expenditure of over R40 billion on infrastructure," SAICE Civil Engineering July 2012, Vol 20, No 6: 34-46.

McCutcheon, R.T., and Taylor Parkins, F.L.M. 2009. “South Africa’s Expanded Public Works Programme: a case study in government sponsored employment creation and poverty alleviation focusing upon the infrastructure component: rhetoric, reality and opportunities foregone ,” Graham Wrightson (ed) Labour Underutilisation, Unemployment and Underemployment, incorporating the 11th Path to Full Employment Conference and 16th National Conference on Unemployment, 3 – 4 December 2009, Centre of Full Employment and Equity, The University of Newcastle, Australia, Proceedings - Refereed Papers: pp196-212.

Quainoo, H., and McCutcheon, R.T. 2009 “A comparative study of four country-specific labour-intensive infrastructure development programmes: Policy implications for sub – Saharan countries including South Africa.” Ibid pp243-258.

McCutcheon, R.T. 2009. “The generation of productive employment opportunities for the unskilled: principles, potential and pitfalls of labour-intensive construction,” Keynote Address: 10th Path to Full Employment Conference / 15th National Unemployment Conference, 4-5 December 2008, Centre of Full Employment and Equity (CofFEE), University of Newcastle, Australia. 12pp.

Professional Reports since 2008


Padyachee-Saman, M, McCutcheon, RT, van Steenderen, W and Voolla, J. 2015-2016. MPA team writing several Chapters for the Committee of Transport Officials (COTO): Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Works for State Authorities: Volume Two Labour-intensive Construction.

 

McCutcheon. R. 2015. Council for the Built Environment: APP 2014/15 – Project 1.3 (Programme 1). One Project to develop a framework on incorporation of labour-intensive construction in BE academic curricula by 31 March 2016. Second Interim Progress Report. 30th November 2015: 29pp.

 

McCutcheon R. 2014. Review of Draft Study Report; Panel of Experts for Review of Draft Study Report for Review of Labour-intensive Training Curriculum for Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP). EPWP / ILO. 4 December 2014. 22pp. (Latest rev: 4Dec14). Plus presentation at the EPWP Training Workshop, Innovation Hub, Pretoria: 4th December 2014.

 

McCutcheon RT. 2014. The Infrastructure Sector in SA’s Expanded Public Works Programme 2004 to 2014: A review leading to recommendations for improvement. Paper being prepared for publication. August/September 2014 (latest rev 3Dec14). 61pp. (Single spaced.) It is currently (January 2016) being revised for a Chapter in the SACities EPWP Book.

 

McCutcheon R. 2014. Draft Research Report on incorporation of labour-intensive methods into the South African Construction Industry in order to contribute to skills development and employment creation. 21Nov14am (rev 5 & 8Dec14): 94pp. (1.5 spacing requested by CBE.) Plus presentation at the CBE Offices, Pretoria: 10th December 2014.

 

McCutcheon, RT. 2014 Council for the Built Environment: Stakeholder Forum. “Towards Development of Built Environment Professional Relevant to South Africa’s Needs.” The Grand Airport Hotel, Ekurhuleni 1st October. 54 Slides. 

Croswell, JA (Hatch Goba) and McCutcheon RT (Malani Padayachee and Associates). 2014. “Guidelines for the Implementation of Labour Intensive Infrastructure Projects under the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP): Comments on the Working Draft of the 3rd Edition 2014, on behalf of CESA and SAICE.” 29th August: 21pp.

Malani Padayachee and Associates (Pty) Ltd. 2013. "The Development of EPWP Strategies and Related Toolkit in Increasing Job Creation Opportunities in the City: PQ 70/10878." Report of an Investigation carried out for the Infrastructure and Socio-economic Development Department, Engineering Unit, Procurement and Infrastructure Cluster, eThekwini Municipality. December. 24pp plus Website. 

Malani Padayachee and Associates (Pty) Ltd, Consulting Civil and Structural Engineers (principal author, RT McCutcheon). 2012. "PQ 7V-8485: Job Creation in the City: Skills Development and Employment Creation during the Construction and Maintenance of Infrastructure, with particular reference to the EPWP." Report of an Investigation carried out for the Infrastructure and Socio-economic Development Department, Engineering Unit, Procurement and Infrastructure Cluster, eThekwini Municipality. Volume 1: Report, 81pp; Volume 2: Appendices, 132pp. December.

Adolph, B., Fowler,M., McCutcheon, RT., and Taylor Parkins, FLM. 2010. "Mid-term Review of IFDC-CATALIST Programme (Catalyze Accelerated Agricultural Intensification for Social and Environmental Stability) in the Great Lakes Region of Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo October 2009 - January 2010, Final Report 25 January 2010." 171pp. January.

McCutcheon and Taylor Parkins. 2010. "Ibid. Mid-term Review of IFDC-CATALIST Programme KRA 8 and 9: Infrastructure Component." 42pp.

McIntosh, Xaba and Associates (Pty) Ltd, Principal authors and editors: FLM Taylor Parkins, RT McCutcheon and M Cole.2009. “Expanded Public Works Programme, Department of Public Works, South Africa; Review of Selected Reports and Focus Group Discussions:Report A: Meta-analysis and Systematic Review of Selected EPWP Reports and Research: April 2004 to March 2009.07.22; and Report B: Social Impact Survey of EPWP Beneficiaries and Stakeholders in Selected EPWP Projects,” McIntosh, Xaba and Associates (Pty) Ltd, for the Expand Public Works Programme Unit, Department of Public Works, South Africa, 1st Sept 2009, 245pp (Reports: 100pp; Annexures: 145pp Plus DVD).

LITEworks (Pty) Ltd, Principal authors and editors: FLM Taylor Parkins and RT McCutcheon. 2008 “Gauteng Province Expanded Public Works Programme Monitoring and Evaluation, June 2007 – May 2008, Final Report 4th August 2008,” LITEworks (Pty) Ltd, for Gauteng Province Department of Public Transport Roads and Works, 66pp.


Presentations
Content to follow: Now only a few photos:

Botswana: Completed District Road

Botswana: Construction showing profile boards

Botswana: Checking levels

Zimbabwe: High Quality, High Standard Gravel Road: Formation Construction

Zimbabwe: High Quality, High Standard Gravel Road: Complete

South Africa N1: Water Bound Macadam Base Course, showing roller

South Africa N1: Water Bound Macadam Base Course showing signboards.

Soweto: Waterbound Macadam Base Course .

Greater Sekhukhune Mohlaletsi: Hand Operated Concrete Mixer


Greater Sekhukhune Mohlaletsi: Road, Stone pitched Side Drainage and Culverts

Greater Sekhukhune Mohlaletsi: Stone pitched Side Drainage and Culverts

Greater Sekhukhune Mohlaletsi: Proud Concrete Slab Culvert Builder

Greater Sekhukhune Mohlaletsi: Rubble Masonry Culvert


CVs
For more detail, see the following downloadable CVs.