About Us
The Concrete Materials and Structural Integrity Research Unit (CoMSIRU) is an active research unit at UCT's Department of Civil Engineering. We conduct research, teaching and consulting.
Our Aim
CoMSIRU's guiding principle is developing high-level personnel for industry, research and academia, while engaging in innovative and impactful research.
CoMSIRU CPD Course "Condition Assessment of Steel Structures"
CPD Courses
CoMSIRU offers a range of Continued Professional Development (CPD) courses. They are held at venues across South Africa and open to industry professionals and practitioners, academics and students.
Testing Facilities
CoMSIRU's laboratories offer specialised facilities for concrete manufacture, testing of concrete properties and structural assessment of concrete elements.


Sunday, 22 October 2017
CoMSIRU team
CoMSIRU team at the fib 2016 Symposium

The fib Symposium 2016 in Cape Town took place in November 2016 at the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business in the V&A Waterfront, bringing together fib members from around the world...

Publication Date:
Monday, November 28, 2016 - 11:00
Musings of a professor

Prof. Mark Alexander of UCT delivered an unusual Snape Memorial Lecture, in which he shared personal anecdotes, paid generous tribute to his mentors, and offered some refections on the industry. We herewith bring you the shortened...

Publication Date:
Monday, July 25, 2016 - 15:00
CoMSIRU staff and students
CoMSIRU Student Retreat 2016

The annual CoMSIRU Student Retreat, held on the 20 of July, was again a wonderful opportunity for CoMSIRU students to get together, learn and get to know each other.

Publication Date:
Monday, July 25, 2016 - 09:00
CoMSIRU Annual Panel Meeting

On Thursday 18 June 2015, members of various engineering organisations all stepped away from their normal work to take part in the fourth annual panel meeting of the Concrete Materials and Structural Integrity Research Unit (CoMSIRU). 

Publication Date:
Monday, September 21, 2015 - 07:30