oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Bringing South Africa up to standard : SABS essay competition 2010

Volume 18, Issue 10
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



Standardisation is an increasingly important discipline in the modern world, and is fast becoming part of the knowledge that young professionals in many technical fields have to master. To help promote standardisation as a topic in tertiary academic institutions, the SABS Essay Competition for undergraduate and postgraduate (part- and full-time) students was launched in 2008. The 2010 theme was "Standards for accessible design". The winner, Leandra Webb, received R15 000 in prize money, plus a further R5 000 for her academic institution. Leandra's winning essay on how South Africa prepared to make the 2010 World Cup accessible and how standards can help aid this process in the future, has importance across all disciplines of engineering, but particularly for civil engineering. Her essay is published here with permission of the SABS and the School of Electrical and Information Engineering, University of the Witwatersrand

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