CoMSIRU CPD Course: Condition Assessment of Steel 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, 19 September 2019
Coastal concrete structure
CoMSIRU students score not one but two RILEM scholarships – and they are off to Delft to present their work

Joanitta Ndawula and Alice Titus have been awarded each a scholarship from RILEM, the International Union of Laboratories and Experts in Construction Materials, Systems and Structures.

Publication Date:
Mon, 21 May 2018 - 09:00
Brian Abala (MSc), CoMSIRU
Professional status for Brian Abala (MSc) – Congratulations!

Congratulations to CoMSIRU's Brian Vukindu Abala for obtaining his practising licence as Professional Engineer (Civil Engineering) with the Engineers Board of Kenya. Brian, a Masters student of CoMSIRU, successfully passed the rigorous application procedure...

Publication Date:
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 - 15:15
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:
Wed, 29 Nov 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:
Fri, 10 Nov 2017 - 11:45