When the Africa-UK Engineering for Development Partnership was formed, its founding members had precisely these words of Professor Juma in mind. Engineering has an essential role to play in the development and provision of access to new medical interventions, safe drinking water and sanitation facilities, as well as sustainable energy generation technologies, and other public services.
In its initial phase, Esorfranki's recently launched Siza Wena (Help You) initiative, sponsored 100 previously disadvantaged students and civil engineering graduates to attend the Engineering Planet Future Indaba hosted by the South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) at the CSIR Convention Centre in Pretoria from 16 to 18 March 2010.
There has been substantial demand for the first Road to Registration courses offered by the Candidate Academy this year, leading to a number of unscheduled courses being planned alongside the range of specialised sessions on the Academy's menu.
The results of the analysis of different steel beam column joints are reported. The analysis was done by means of a finite element program for the analysis of stiffened plates. The results show that doubler plates provide an excellent means of strengthening and stiffening the panel zone. Continuity plates on the other hand are only effective in transferring the flange forces in the beams. Design rules are also suggested.