The De Mistkraal Weir, designed and constructed by the Department of Water Affairs, is the first dam in South Africa to be completed using rollcrete as the principal building material. Rollcrete is an abbreviation for 'roller compacted concrete', which is basically a zero slump concrete designed to be transported by high capacity equipment, such as dump trucks or conveyor belt systems, then spread by a bulldozer and compacted by a vibratory roller.
The following note represents a brief summary of the deliberations of the 15th International Symposium on Engineering Education held in Klagenfurt, Austria, in September 1986. Full details of all the symposium papers can be found in the published conference proceedings. A short overview of the main themes of the meeting is given and some of the more remarkable developments in engineering education are highlighted and may serve to give engineers and educationists a first impression of the present discussions in this field of education.