CPD Course Repair and Rehabilitation of Concrete 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.
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.


Thursday, 23 May 2019
Atop Africa’s longest suspension bridge

Emeritus Professor Mark Alexander had always wanted to stand on top of a suspension bridge, just to soak in the combined forces of nature and structural engineering, the massive arcs of steel cable looping between pylons, mimicking the shape of a spider’s web, or a necklace around a woman’s neck.

Publication Date:
Tue, 07 May 2019 - 08:30
CoMSIRU directors, staff and students
And it’s holiday time!

As the end of the academic year approaches, the CoMSIRU team, students and laboratory staff got together for a braai. (For our international readers: “braai” is the local South African term for a barbeque).

Publication Date:
Fri, 30 Nov 2018 - 09:00
Participants of ICCRRR 2018 in Cape Town, South Africa
CoMSIRU hosts international think tank on concrete repair

CoMSIRU is proud to host yet another International Conference on Concrete Repair, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting (ICCRRR) Cape Town. First held in 2005 and now in its 5th edition, the ICCRRR has established itself as one of the leading gatherings in the field globally.

Publication Date:
Fri, 23 Nov 2018 - 09:00
Prof. Pilate Moyo on CNBCAfrica
Africa on track for heavy haul railways 4.0

In an interview with CNBCAfrica, Professor Pilate Moyo, Director of CoMSIRU, Head of UCT Department of Civil Engineering, and Chairman of Technical Programmes at SAHHA, shares insights into new technologies for heavy haul railways and South Africa’s role in advancing these on the continent. 

Publication Date:
Fri, 07 Sep 2018 - 09:00