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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 ...

ISEE Africa 2019
CoMSIRU joins Africa’s experts in engineering education and research
Tue, 12 Feb 2019 - 10:00

The Concrete Materials and Structural Integrity Research Unit (CoMSIRU) at the University of Cape Town was invited to partake in a key event on the African continent, the ISEE Africa: Innovation, Science, Engineering and Education ...

CoMSIRU directors, staff and students
And it’s holiday time!
Fri, 30 Nov 2018 - 09:00

As the end of the academic year approaches, the CoMSIRU team, students and laboratory staff got together for a braai. (For our international readers: “braai” is the local South African term for a barbeque).

Participants of ICCRRR 2018 in Cape Town, South Africa
CoMSIRU hosts international think tank on concrete repair
Fri, 23 Nov 2018 - 09:00

CoMSIRU is proud to host yet another International Conference on Concrete Repair, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting (ICCRRR) Cape Town. First held in 2005 and now in its 5th edition, the ICCRRR has established itself as one of the leading gatherings in the field globally.

Prof. Pilate Moyo on CNBCAfrica
Africa on track for heavy haul railways 4.0
Fri, 07 Sep 2018 - 09:00

In an interview with CNBCAfrica, Professor Pilate Moyo, Director of CoMSIRU, Head of UCT Department of Civil Engineering, and Chairman of Technical Programmes at SAHHA, shares insights into new technologies for heavy haul railways and South Africa’s role in advancing these on the continent. 

Alice Titus Bakera at Rilem Week 2018
Taking local research to the global stage: Alice Titus Bakera at RILEM Week 2018
Fri, 07 Sep 2018 - 09:00

Alice Titus Bakera, PhD student at the University of Cape Town’s Concrete Materials and Structural Integrity Research Unit (CoMSIRU), reports on her experience at RILEM Week 2018 in Delft, Netherlands.

Coastal concrete structure
CoMSIRU students score not one but two RILEM scholarships – and they are off to Delft to present their work
Mon, 21 May 2018 - 09:00

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.

Brian Abala (MSc), CoMSIRU
Professional status for Brian Abala (MSc) – Congratulations!
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 - 15:15

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...

CoMSIRU ISO 9001:2015 certification
ISO 9001 certification for CoMSIRU’s laboratories
Wed, 29 Nov 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. 

   
Construction World October 2017
Great read: Designing concrete for optimal performance
Fri, 10 Nov 2017 - 11:45

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...

IITM Civil Engineering
Prof. Alexander’s work in Chennai, India
Fri, 20 Oct 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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