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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.
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.
Testing Facilities
CoMSIRU's laboratories offer specialised facilities for concrete manufacture, testing of concrete properties and structural assessment of concrete elements.
CoMSIRU events and conferences
Events and Conferences
Meet the CoMSIRU team – our people attend a range of specialist conferences across the globe, presenting the work and representing the research unit.

News

Sunday, 25 February 2018
Matongo Kabani Outstanding Student Engineering Award IHHA 2017
UCT PhD student receives IHHA award

Matongo Kabani, a doctoral student of the Concrete Materials and Structural Integrity Unit (CoMSIRU) at UCT’s Department of Civil Engineering, has been awarded the “Outstanding Student Engineering Award”...

Publication Date:
Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 09:00
CoMSIRU ISO 9001:2015 certification
ISO 9001 certification for CoMSIRU’s laboratories

CoMSIRU’s laboratory for structural integrity and concrete materials has been certified against ISO 9001:2015. This international standard is based on a number of quality management principles and ensures consistent, high-quality outputs. 

   
Publication Date:
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 10:00
Construction World October 2017
Great read: Designing concrete for optimal performance

The cover story of the current Construction World magazine illustrates the importance of CoMSIRU’s research in concrete materials and custom design of performance-based concrete mixes for particular applications. Read the article on an AfriSam construction project, a bridge...

Publication Date:
Friday, November 10, 2017 - 11:45
IITM Civil Engineering
Prof. Alexander’s work in Chennai, India

Emeritus Prof. Mark Alexander just returned from a six-week stay in Chennai, south-eastern India. As a Visiting Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) in Chennai, Prof. Alexander joined the faculty team...

Publication Date:
Friday, October 20, 2017 - 09:00

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