As the first large water resources infrastructure development project in South Africa to be designed, constructed and operated within the framework of the National Water Act and in accordance with the guidelines of the World Commission on Dams, a brief overview is given of the Berg Water Project (BWP), with special focus on the Supplement Scheme as part of the broader BWP.
How many homeowners choose the site for their new home because of the view? Probably millions of people do. The problem is that if you have chosen to build on a sloping plot with a stunning view, you might end up losing ground - quite literally. You can erect buildings on sloping ground using many different methods, but what if you want a swimming pool? The answer, of course, is to build a retaining wall to contain the ground around the pool.
The newly completed FNB-Wesbank administrative centre in Fairland, Johannesburg, is a development which has generated considerable interest among construction professionals and members of the public alike, owing primarily to some highly innovative architecture used in its design by Kim Fairbairn of Continuum Architects (Pty) Ltd.
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The Simbithi ECO-Estate Project
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Arcus Gibb acquires African Consulting Engineers
During an illustrious gala dinner, which marked the tenth birthday of the National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) Awards, various individuals and groups were honoured for their outstanding contributions towards scientific, engineering and technological (SET) development during 2007.
The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Water Affairs and Forestry called for submissions on "water quality and pollution challenges facing South Africa". Hearings were held over two days at Parliament in Cape Town. Presentations were made by a number of bodies - such as the CSIR and Eskom, DWAF, a number of municipalities, and activist groupings. Dr Kevin Wall, president of SAICE in 2001, made a presentation on behalf of SAICE.
The Department of Civil Engineering and Surveying at the Cape Town campus of the Cape Peninsula University of Technology held its annual award ceremony earlier this year where prizes were handed to deserving students for their achievements during 2007.
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The use of statistical quality control methods in road construction is discussed. The principles of these methods are outlined and the consequences of their usage shown in terms of probabilities. The basic concepts are explained and applied to an example from which some general conclusions are drawn.