Engineers need accurate base data for planning, design, construction and management of all facets of the transportation environment. In the modern era, where quick turn-around time, and Health and Safety are real factors to deal with, the traditional methods of ground survey had to be revised. The latest technology uses a combination of LIDAR scanners, cameras, GPS and other equipment for fast, accurate data capturing. One of these methodologies is high-accuracy three-dimensional mobile mapping.
SAICE's Pretoria Branch has achieved great success these past years, initiating various events for the civil engineering community and its affiliates. Certain of these events, such as the Action Cricket Tournament and the annual Luncheon, have earned a permanent fixture on every member's calendar. With the support of a young and dynamic group of people, the committee strives to organise events whereby all of its members can benefit.
The finals of AQUALIBRIUM, the exciting SAICE-TCTA Schools Water Competition 2011, were held at the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre in Newtown, Johannesburg, on Friday 29 July 2011. The competition never fails to excite the teams, spectators and everybody involved!
Consulting Engineering South Africa held its prestigious annual awards dinner at the Vodadome in Midrand on 17 August this year to celebrate innovation, quality, outstanding workmanship and professionalism in the engineering industry. Civil engineering was well represented among the top winners.
This paper descriptionbes the impact of welding in the field of structural engineering, with particular emphasis on design and technical aspects. Examples are given of the simplicity and economy achieved in welding important structural members.
The paper outlines a method for forecasting car ownership at the regional level. Forecasts can serve as an input to transportation models which may help in the preparation of transportation plans. In Britain, due to reorganization of the government structure, local authorities are required to prepare transportation policies and plans for their region. The paper suggests that a simple method of car ownership forecasting would be a very useful tool for regional authorities.