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CoMSIRU assists high school students with Young Scientists project
Tue, 15 Jun 2021 - 10:15

Two high school students from local St Cyprian's Girls High School in Cape Town recently came to UCT's civil engineering lab to design, mix and test an environmentally friendly concrete mix for dolosse. Dolosse are concrete blocks ...

Season's greetings
Thu, 26 Nov 2020 - 15:45

The year 2020 has been a challenging one, not just for CoMSIRU, but for the world as a whole. Despite the challenges of managing work and life in the current pandemic, the research unit managed to get together at Cape Town's scenic Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden...

UCT and India's IITM to collaborate in civil engineering
Sun, 15 Nov 2020 - 08:15

The civil engineering departments of the University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa and Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM), India have signed a memorandum of understanding to secure further research co-oporation and engagement ...

CoMSIRU provides video lectures for Europe's concrete industry
Mon, 26 Oct 2020 - 16:15

Professor Hans Beushausen, Co-Director of CoMSIRU, has been selected by the European Ready-Mixed Concrete Organization (ERMCO) to educate professionals in Europe's concrete industry on durability of concrete structures ...

RILEM youth community to be formed
Fri, 09 Oct 2020 - 10:45

The General Council of RILEM, the International Union of Laboratories and Experts in Construction Materials, Systems and Structures, has formally approved the formation of a RILEM Youth Council (RYC) and youth community forum ...

CoMSIRU scores twice for Innovandi Partner Projects
Tue, 15 Sep 2020 - 13:45

The Innovandi Kick-Off Week was held in June 2020 and saw partners presenting project proposals for research. CoMSIRU was the only academic partner to receive approval for not one, but two partner projects ...

CoMSIRU – the first ones back on campus after lockdown!
Mon, 15 Jun 2020 - 10:45

The CoMSIRU research unit was chosen as the pilot project for the University of Cape Town's return to research protocol after the strict COVID-19 Level 5 lockdown in South Africa was lifted to Level 4.

Limestone Calcined Clay Cements (LC3) Information Day, Cape Town, 19 November 2019
Expert briefing on limestone calcined clay cements – new downloads!
Thu, 21 Nov 2019 - 16:45

CoMSIRU was proud to host the LC3-Information Day in Cape Town on 19th November 2019. The workshop brought leading international researchers to Cape Town, and participants were updated on the latest developments in low carbon cements, specifically limestone calcined clay cements (LC3)... Download presentations

CoMSIRU announcement
Announcement: Don't miss
Tue, 08 Oct 2019 - 14:00

Emer. Prof. Mark Alexander, notice of a unique workshop, 19 Nov 2019 in Cape Town: This workshop will bring leading international researchers to Cape Town and update participants on latest developments in low carbon cements, specifically limestone calcined clay cements (LC3)... 

CoMSIRU research spotlights potential for a greener construction industry
Thu, 05 Sep 2019 - 10:15

CoMSIRU is making remarkable headway with its research on the use of recycled materials from construction and demolition waste (C&DW) as aggregate in concrete. ...

50 Years Concrete Society of South Africa
Set in stone – celebrating 50 years of promoting excellence and innovation
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 - 10:00

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 ...

Football match Civil Eng UG vs PG
Team UG scores at annual match
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 - 14:00

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 ...