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The University of the Witwatersrand held its final year Investigative Research Project presentations on 27 November, the event was well attended by third year civil engineering students, lecturers, fellow classmates of the contestants and their respective parents.

The projects covered a wide range of interesting and diverse topics; Pool Monitoring of South African Tailings Dams using Remote Sensing, presented by Thato Makgale and Mantsha Hlokwa, The Viability of Waste Paper Sludge Ash in Concrete Production, presented by Doron Levin and Ismaeel Moola, Rapid Load Test on Pile End Bearing, presented by Nandipha Mangisana and Linda Madlala, Dynamic Test on Soil Brick Dome presented by Clinton Waite and Jozef Nienaber, Effect of Recycled Concrete as an Aggregate on the Strength and Durability of Concrete in different Curing Conditions presented by Bakang Gaboutloeloe and Ntokozo Ndinisa, Assessing the Viability of a Conjunctive Water Reuse System in Urban Residences in South Africa presented by Brandon Naidoo and Sheldon Reddy, and Evaluating the Performance of Vegetated Swales with different types of Vegetation presented by Kamohelo Mahloko and Thato Oliphant.

The proud winners were Brandon Naidoo and Sheldon Reddy for their project titled: Assessing the Viability of a Conjunctive Water Reuse System in Urban Residences in South Africa. This team will compete at the National IP Showdown scheduled to take place in Durban on 7 February 2020.

 

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