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ISO 9001 certification for CoMSIRU’s laboratories
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 10:00

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. 

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Prof. Alexander’s work in Chennai, India
Friday, October 20, 2017 - 09:00

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...

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CoMSIRU team at the fib 2016 Symposium
Monday, November 28, 2016 - 11:00

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...

Musings of a professor
Monday, July 25, 2016 - 15:00

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...

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CoMSIRU Student Retreat 2016
Monday, July 25, 2016 - 09:00

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.

CoMSIRU Student Retreat 2015
Monday, September 21, 2015 - 09:30

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...

CoMSIRU Annual Panel Meeting 2015
Monday, September 21, 2015 - 07:30

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 for reinforced concrete in the South African context
Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 11:00

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...

Construction industry supports research in CoMSIRU
Monday, May 25, 2015 - 11:45

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.

CoMSIRU wins 5 - 1 in tournament against fourth years
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 08:45

Once again the CoMSIRU soccer team lead after the first leg of the annual two-legged soccer tournament against the fourth year students. 

CoMSIRU Soccer Team: 2014 EBE soccer champions
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 08:30

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."

Long Service Awards
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 07:45

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.