Civil Engineering March 2022 | Vol 30 No 2

FRONT COVER I
FROM THE PRESIDENT’S DESK 1
Unpacking Ramaphosa’s infrastructure ambitions 1
CONTENTS 2
ON THE COVER 4
Choose the TRM Piling System to unlock your full project potential 4
CEO’S CORNER 7
Farewell and thank you to my dear SAICE members 7
QUIZ 8
SAICE Know Your Sector Competition 8
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR 9
A lesson in business reform 9
STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING 10
International collaboration on the School of Design Thinking free-form roof at UCT 10
Nike Shapa Soweto: for a new generation of athletes 18
Bridging the gap between emerging and established contractors 22
Omaruru River Bridge: repairing severely deteriorated infrastructure 25
Dynamic amplification factor for South African bridges 32
Structural evaluation of existing telecommunication towers 36
Massive reservoir roof constructed with precast concrete 40
Unique precast concrete reservoir for City of Ekurhuleni 43
REPUTATION MANAGEMENT 47
Is your reputation fit enough for the long haul? 47
MARKET CONTRIBUTION 49
JG Afrika celebrates 100 years of excellence 49
WATER ENGINEERING 50
World Water Day – making the invisible visible 50
Learning from nature in tailings dam design 51
SA fails to recognise urgent need for protecting water resources 52
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSIVITY 54
Repairing the leaky pipeline: how we retain women in engineering 54
FIRE ENGINEERING 58
SAICE Infrastructure Report Card 2022 – fire engineering infrastructure summary report 58
CONSTRUCTION AND INSURANCE LAW 64
Recent influential court decisions and what they may mean for your business – Part 2 64
IN BRIEF 66
Sand extraction is destroying our waterways 66
Prioritise responsible cement manufacture 66
A call to service 67
Redevelopment of the Polokwane Eastern Ring-Road 67
SAICE AND PROFESSIONAL NEWS 68
Meet SAICE’s 2022 Structural Division committee 68
SAICE Training Calendar 2022 70
BACK COVER 74

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