oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - An investigation into the stability of the Ring Road lateral support system adjacent to the construction of UCT's new engineering building : geotechnical engineering

Volume 20, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



In 2010 the University of Cape Town (UCT) embarked on a three-year capital expenditure programme valued at nearly R1 billion. A considerable component of this expenditure programme was the construction of the New Engineering Building (NEB), on the slopes of Devil's Peak, which commenced in January 2011. The NEB was to replace the structure housing the Civil Engineering Department laboratories. This project required a multi-staged demolition of the structure, in conjunction with the initiation of construction. Furthermore, extensive bulk excavations were required in order to accommodate the proposed basement level of the NEB earmarked for the new Civil Engineering Department laboratories.

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