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Prof. Pilate Moyo on CNBCAfrica
Africa on track for heavy haul railways 4.0
Friday, September 7, 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
Friday, September 7, 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
Monday, May 21, 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!
Friday, March 16, 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...

Brian Abala (MSc), CoMSIRU
Professional status for Brian Abala (MSc) - congratulations!
Friday, March 16, 2018 - 14:45

Congratulations to CoMSIRU's Brian Vukindu Abala for obtaining his practising licence as Professional Engineer (Civil) with the Engineers Board of Kenya!

CoMSIRU ISO 9001:2015 certification
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. 

Construction World October 2017
Great read: Designing concrete for optimal performance
Friday, November 10, 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
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...

Matongo Kabani Outstanding Student Engineering Award IHHA 2017
UCT PhD student receives IHHA award
Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 09:00

Matongo Kabani, a doctoral student of the Concrete Materials and Structural Integrity Unit (CoMSIRU) at UCT’s Department of Civil Engineering, has been awarded the “Outstanding Student Engineering Award”...

Heavy-haul railway
UCT joins global rail discussions at IHHA 2017
Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 09:00

The 11th International Heavy Haul Association (IHHA) Conference, held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre 2-6 September 2017, is a five-day event attended by close to a thousand delegates from more than 25 countries.

CoMSIRU team
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...