CPD Course Construction and Design of Railway Bridges
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.


Monday, 20 November 2017
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 of IITM Building Technology and Construction Management...

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