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CoMSIRU at a Glance

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The Concrete Materials and Structural Integrity Research Unit (CoMSIRU) is an active research unit in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Cape Town. The unit’s research is focused on durability of concrete structures, structural health monitoring, structural integrity assessment, and repair and rehabilitation strategies for concrete structures.

The guiding principle for CoMSIRU is developing high-level manpower for industry, research and academia, while engaging in innovative and impactful research. This is reflected in the strong integration between the unit’s research, education and technology transfer activities.

CoMSIRU’s research enjoys high impact as measured by scholarly productivity, inclusion in local standards, local and international accolades and awards and the demand for its graduates in industry. Graduates will have attended one of the unit's postgraduate training or the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses.

CoMSIRU’s well-established links with national and international partners provide opportunities for collaborative research and benchmarking, which enables the research unit to continuously evolve and strengthen its niche research focus. The unit maintains healthy and active links with industry through its advisory board as well as its active involvement in professional bodies.

The CoMSIRU team has a combined experience of more than 70 years. The on-site availability of our experts is complemented by our specialised laboratory and testing facilities.