The South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) inaugurated its 113th president, Dr Chris Herold, at the SAICE Presidential Inauguration and Gala Dinner at The Private Room, Kyalami in Johannesburg on 18 November 2015.
It is encouraging how the Gauteng public, and particularly the civil engineering community, have come together to lament the collapse of the temporary structure at the Grayston interchange that killed two people. It was also pleasing to note the cooperation between the City of Johannesburg, Gautrain, Metrobus, Putco and Uber to help relieve the traffic congestion around the interchange.
Pretoria’s presidential branch visit took place on 23 October 2015 at the Ritrovo Ristorante in WaterKloof, Pretoria. The luncheon was well attended by an extremely vibrant and energetic branch.
South Africa seems to be on a knife-edge, a time of challenge and turmoil — balancing between economic success and disaster. Faced with several challenges, the engineering profession is also at a tipping point.
The Department of Civil Engineering at the University of the Witwatersrand (WITS) held its Investigative Project (IP) presentation on 28 October 2015 at the Hillman Building.
SAICE 2016 president elect Dr Chris Herold stepped in for President Malcolm Pautz last week during the Pietermaritzburg (PMB) branch visit. Pautz had been attending the ACSE 2015 Convention in New York.
The University of Pretoria’s (UP) Department of Civil Engineering, hosted its Annual Projects Evening on 29 October 2015. At the event an audience of just over 200 students, lecturers, special guests and parents gathered at the Rautenbach Hall, Hatfield Campus, for an evening of showcasing and celebrating the outstanding research produced by the class of 2015.
A reputable civil engineer (Pr Eng, MSc Eng, MBL, FSAICE), with some 20 years of public and private sector work experience, attends a tender briefing meeting – dignified and portraying the ultimate professional in dress and demeanour.
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SAICE 2015 President Malcolm Pautz touched down in New York City this week for the 2015 American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Convention. The convention set the tone for a proud moment in the organisation’s history – the signing of the Agreement of Cooperation between ASCE and SAICE.