Extracted from text ... PHYSICS PROF DEVELOPS
SYSTEM TO MONITOR
AN ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE PROFESSOR has
developed an embedded sensor that functions in
cement much like a thermometer in the Thanksgiving
'The thermometer indicates if the turkey is
done by measuring its internal temperature, ' said
Nathaniel Hager III, an adjunct faculty member in
Elizabethtown's physics and engineering department.
'The embedded sensor does the same thing
in concrete by monitoring how quickly water
involved in the curing process is chemically combining
with Portland cement.'
Hager's research, conducted with business
partner and chemist Roman C Domszy, involves
embedding a disposable sensor in a ..
Extracted from text ... NEW COURSES
THE CEMENT & CONCRETE INSTITUTE'S School
of Concrete Technology will introduce three new
courses in 2005. One of these - together with a
course specifically for engineers - will be offered
in the evenings.
Dr Rod Rankine, C&CI Education and Training
Manager, says the three new courses are
Shotcrete Management and Supervision, Concrete
Road Design and Construction, and Concrete
Structures - Analysis and Design.
The three-day shotcrete course covers aspects
of concrete technology specific to use of the material
- particularly in a mining environment. 'Practical
considerations such as planning and logistics,
equipment selection and maintenance, ..
Extracted from text ... THE CONGRESS OF TRADITIONAL LEADERS of
South Africa (Contralesa) has, through its investment
arm, acquired a 25, 1 % stake in UWP
Consulting, a Johannesburg-based multi-disciplinary
consulting engineering firm established
Prince Mpumalanga Gwadiso, CEO of Contralesa
Investment Holdings, says the acquisition
has been made in line with its aim to achieve
good returns not only financially but also in terms
of real benefit for Contralesa members and the
largely rural constituencies they represent.
'The shareholders in Contralesa Investment
Holdings are members of Contralesa with the ultimate
beneficiaries being their communities and
this investment in UWP was made entirely ..
Extracted from text ... THE CONSTRUCTION OF the Habitat Research
and Development Centre (HRDC) was requested
by the Ministry of Local Government and Housing
in response to a design competition that was won
in 2002. The centre is built with virtually zero-cost
low-grade material found in rural areas, allowing
local residents to be educated on the use of alternative
building supplies in the construction of
Project architect Nina Maritz appointed
B?hrmann & Partners as the civil and structural
engineer on the venture with the unusual
instruction to design the building using alternative
materials. 'Our task as structural engineers
was to assist with ..
Extracted from text ... KWEZI V3 NOW SOUTH
AFRICA'S LARGEST BLACKOWNED
The Kwezi Group, an empowerment company with
ambitions of being a dominant player on the
African continent in infrastructure development services,
mining equipment supply and information
and communication technologies, has increased its
equity stake in Kwezi V3 Engineers to 70 %, thus
effectively creating South Africa's largest blackowned
multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy.
Kwezi's chairman and founder, Sipho Mahamba,
says the deal, which runs into tens of millions, is of
strategic importance to Kwezi and Kwezi V3 in two
key areas - business growth and the development
of human capital. Kwezi first acquired ..
Extracted from text ... THE SOUTH AFRICAN ASSOCIATION of
Consulting Engineers (SAACE) has for some
time been receiving reports of inconsistency
in terms of procurement policies and this
was highlighted by member firms in their
responses to their management information
survey (MIS) results to June 2004.
Says Graham Pirie, chief executive officer
of SAACE: 'Lack of coordination at provincial
and local government in terms of procurement
policy implementation has hampered
confidence in the industry, while
inadequate communication of procurement
policies is leading to great confusion during
tender adjudication procedures.
'Some member firms working with district
municipalities have reported that each
has instituted its own ..
Extracted from text ... GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT (GP) in
developing countries is estimated to account
for 9-20 % of gross domestic product (GDP).
GP covers purchases of goods and services by
national, provincial or municipal governments
and their various agencies from their
budgetary resources. GP can also be financed
from aid received through bilateral or international
aid programmes. The share of GP in
national public finances is significant.
Transparency in government procurement
was one of the four 'new issues' included in
the World Trade Organisation (WTO) at the
1996 Singapore Ministerial Conference.
CUTS-CITEE embarked upon a research project
on Transparency in Government Procurement
(TGP) to ..
Extracted from text ... ACCORDING TO SANS 10403, 'Formatting
and compilation construction of procurement
documents', the scope of work is that
document that specifies and describes the
works which are to be provided and any
other requirements and constraints relating
to the manner in which the contract work is
to be performed.
Table D.1 of SANS 10403 provides a list
of topics that should be considered in the
development of the scope of work. It is,
however, possible to provide standards that
establish generic construction and management
requirements which are applicable to a
wide range of engineering and construction
works and which are independent ..
Extracted from text ... CHRIS ATKINS matriculated at
Rondebosch Boys' High School in
1965 and graduated with a BSc
Engineering degree from UCT in
1971. He joined the Engineering
Department of the Cape Divisional
Council, and has remained in
the employment of the same local government
organisation for the past 32 years, obtaining the
position of chief engineer: roads prior to the restructuring
of local government in the Cape Metropole.
A major portion of his earlier work related to the
planning, design, project management and implementation
of a number of important roads and
bridge projects throughout the surrounding areas of
Cape Town. Latterly, he ..
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Brunel Lecture Half 10 John Banyard - ICE firstname.lastname@example.org Rand Water
Business Finances for Built Environment Professionals 2 23-24 GT 9-10 GT Wolf Weidemann email@example.com SAICE
2 1-2 PE Keith Mackie firstname.lastname@example.org SAICE
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2 17-18 CT Keith Mackie firstname.lastname@example.org SAICE
ECOSAN 3rd International Conference on Ecological Sanitation 5 23-27 Dbn email@example.com ICC, Durban
Obtaining Environmental Authorisation: A Strategy 2 13-14 GT Duard Barnard firstname.lastname@example.org SAICE
Handling Projects ..