Dr Ron Watermeyer, is the founder of Infrastructure Options (Pty)Ltd. He has been at the forefront of many development initiatives in South Africa since the early 1990s including the reinterpretation of building regulations, the classification of sites in terms of geotechnical characteristics and building practice, changing construction methods, technologies and practices to facilitate socio-economic development imperatives and the development of construction procurement procedures and practices. His work on procurement has formed the basis for not only South African standards for construction procurement but also the ISO 10845 family of standards. He has also led the development of national and provincial standards for infrastructure procurement and delivery management.
He served as the South African Institution of Civil Engineering’s 101st President in 2004. In 2009 he obtained a senior doctorate (Doctor of Engineering) from the University of the Witwatersrand for his engineering development work which has significantly contributed to the delivery of infrastructure for the advancement of a changing South African society. He is also a visiting adjunct professor, School of Construction Economics and Management, University of the Witwatersrand. He currently chairs SABSTC60 (Standards for National Building Regulations), SABSTC1098 (Buildings and civil engineering works) and ISOTC59SC18 (Construction procurement)