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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...
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...
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.
The Student Retreat, held in the new Economics Building of UCT on the 16 of July, was a wonderful opportunity for CoMSIRU students, who range from countries across the African continent, to gain knowledge through interaction and information sharing...
On Thursday 18 June 2015, members of various engineering organisations all stepped away from their normal work to take part in the fourth annual panel meeting of the Concrete Materials and Structural Integrity Research Unit (CoMSIRU).
Service life prediction models exist at an international level, but it is essential that locality-specific models also be developed and calibrated, in view of the specificity of local environmental exposure conditions. Two such models are under development...
The Concrete Materials & Structural Integrity Research Unit has been successful in securing new funding for its research. In the past, the Unit was mainly funded by the Cement & Concrete Institute (C & CI), who channelled funding from the cement industry to tertiary institutions.
Once again the CoMSIRU soccer team lead after the first leg of the annual two-legged soccer tournament against the fourth year students.
On Saturday the 26th of June 2014 the Civil Engineering team comprised mainly of the CoMSIRU soccer team competed with several other teams in the first ever annual EBE postgrad 5-aside soccer tournament. CoMSIRU won 2-1 in the finals against the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
"We played the good, the bad and the rugby-like", said Mr Olukayode Alao. "Nonetheless the team prospered and our win may be attributed to the outstanding team work exhibited by the players."
We congratutulate Mr Noor Hassen and Ms Elly Yelverton of CoMSIRU for their long service awards.
Mr Noor Hassen is currently serving as the laboratory manager in the New Engineering Building and has served 35 years in the Department of Civil Engineering. Ms Elly Yelverton, the CoMSIRU research finance officer has served 10 years in the Department of Civil Engineering.
CoMSIRU prides themselves on their graduates as they go out into industry to develop themselves and learn as well as apply the skills they have gained...
Lombe Mutale, a 2009 undergraduate transfer from the University of Namibia and a 2013 DST Women in Science fellow, successfully graduated with her master's degree in structural engineering. Her thesis topic was "An Investigation into the Relationship between Surface Concrete Resistivity and the Chloride Conductivity Test". She is currently working at NWE Consulting Engineers located in Bellville in the Western Cape.
CoMSIRU added to its illustrious list of alumni as more of our students graduated on 17 December, at UCT Jameson Hall. This was an occasion for much celebration, particularly for Tom Dittmer who graduated in record time for his Masters of Science (MSc) degree.