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CPD Course Structural Performance Assessment and Monitoring
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

Thursday, 22 August 2019
50 Years Concrete Society of South Africa
Set in stone – celebrating 50 years of promoting excellence and innovation

The University of Cape Town joined The Concrete Society of South Africa (CSSA) in celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The golden jubilee was commemorated with the installation of a concrete seat at UCT’s New Engineering Building ...

Publication Date:
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 - 10:00
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
Football match Civil Eng UG vs PG
Team UG scores at annual match

Old rivals met yet again on the 22nd of March for the annual football battle. As it goes, and has so for decades, UCT’s Department of Civil Engineering undergraduate final-years faced off against its postgraduate counterpart ...

Publication Date:
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 - 14:00
ISEE Africa 2019
CoMSIRU joins Africa’s experts in engineering education and research

The Concrete Materials and Structural Integrity Research Unit (CoMSIRU) at the University of Cape Town was invited to partake in a key event on the African continent, the ISEE Africa: Innovation, Science, Engineering and Education ...

Publication Date:
Tue, 12 Feb 2019 - 10:00

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