We live in a world of superfast desktop computers and words like dxf and pdf (if these are indeed words) are part of our everyday conversation. Designs are all carried out using sophisticated computer modelling programs and even in our so-called "paperless society", hundreds and thousands of drawings are produced using advanced CAD programs and high definition plotters. Engineers and technicians who graduated in the last 10 to 12 years will have no knowledge at all of what it was like in the pre-computer era. This is going to be the first of a series of articles describing how designs were carried out not that long ago without the benefit of computers or even electronic calculators.
Pipehaw's new e-Spott GPR System maximises reinstatement testing efficiency
Cutting through mine dumps to get to 2010
Towards clearer hand signals for crane operators : SANS 10296
Strong demand for C&CI's Basic Guide to Concrete
CMA reprings manual on drainage of concrete block paving
A.B.E. heavy-duty flooring system for Sandton parking basement
Massive brewery to boost flagging spirits
Success for Kaytech's Quick4 infiltrator chamber system
Infrastructure development in Missionvale
On Wednesday 18 March this year the University of Stellenbosch conferred an honorary doctorate on Allyson Lawless, who was SAICE's first lady president in 2000, and who still serves on SAICE's Council.
The Concrete Manufacturers Association (CMA) has been given the green light by Agrément South Africa to license its precast concrete slab producer members to manufacture precast concrete foundation beams for deployment in the construction of affordable single-storey houses.
The 28th Southern African Transport Conference (SATC 2009) with the theme "Sustainable Transport" will take place at the CSIR International Convention Centre (CSIR ICC) from 6 to 9 July 2009. The Minister of Transport, who is the patron of the conference, has been invited to open the conference.