oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Bridging gaps and building relationships through infrastructure : out and about

Volume 17, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



The SAICE-BKS International Bridge Building Competition took place at St Albans College, Pretoria, on 28 August. The bridge building competitions began in 1991 when the SAICE Durban Branch took active steps to whet the appetite of school learners for the civil engineering profession. This career guidance initiative has been going strong since its inception. Not only are skills gaps being addressed with the strong emphasis that the competition has on science and maths, but the gaps in educational issues are also closing as more and more previously disadvantaged schools start taking part. A case in point is the David Hellen Peta High School from Atteridgeville that won a competition held earlier on in the year for previously disadvantaged schools, and went on to win third place in the final international competition.

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