The Sci-Bono Discovery Centre was abuzz with activity in the first week of March. The focus was youth in the civil engineering and construction industry for the future!
Slope stability analysis is crucial to the design of every new tailings storage facility, and while deterministic methods such as limit-equilibrium analysis are the most widely used method of analysis, the safety factors produced by them are ultimately difficult to comprehend for non-engineers and are often applied unknowingly to conditions involving widely varying degrees of uncertainty.
It is a fait accompli – the Cuban engineers have landed! It is with great concern that the South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) learnt of the arrival of the 34 Cuban engineers in a statement by Minister of Water and Sanitation (DWS), Ms Nomvula Mokonyane.
The South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) inaugurated its 2015 President, Malcolm Pautz, at the SAICE Presidential Inauguration and Gala Dinner at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg on 12 February 2015. Pautz is the youngest ever president in the 113-year history of SAICE.
SAICE’s first Education and Training (E&T) meeting for the year kicked off on 9 February 2015. In attendance, was Tom McKune (E&T Chair), Francis Legge (Council Member), Oliver Rowe, Kobus du Plessis (IMESA), Philip Marsh (Mentoring 4 Success), Fannie Matumba (Protec), Vishal Krishandutt (Nyeleti), Alain Jacquet (ICE–SA Secretary), Steven Kaplan (SAICE COO), Cheryl-Lee Williams (SAICE E&T Officer), Dawn Hermanus (SAICE E&T Officer), Margie Rigby (Section 21), Fridah Mahlangu (SAICE Career Guidance – SPEBS) and Willandri Louw (SAICE Marketing).
I wish to convey my sincere appreciation to the Institution for electing me as President for this year. My election is a departure from precedent, as I have followed a somewhat unusual route in the value chain of engineering.
The Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) is a multi-billion Maloti/Rand bi-national project which was established by the Treaty of 1986 signed between the Governments of the Kingdom of Lesotho and the Republic of South Africa.
Professor Kobus van Zyl, SAICE’s Water Division former chairman and founder of Aqualibrium, presented the benefits of the competition to an American delegation who recently visited SAICE. The delegation, headed by Jamal Nagamiah and his team are looking into expanding this innovative and educational initiative in the United States of America. The aim of this…
The SAICE National IP Showdown, which was held at the University of Pretoria on 1 December 2014, was a runaway success seeing many high-profile industry players come to support and encourage the next generation of civil engineers as the best student teams from six universities across the country presented their final-year research projects while competing…
Earlier last month, delegates from the Nigerian Institution of Civil Engineers (NICE) received a warm welcome from the SAICE Durban branch committee members. Mr I.O Ijirotimi, chairman of NICE, was part of the group of engineers and was the main liaison during the visit to Durban. The delegates were transported to the Electron Road Waste…