Three emerging contractors acquired valuable training in contractual skills on road-related works in KaNgwane, and although timeous execution was a problem, workmanship was excellent BKS Inc was appointed by the then Department of Public Works in KaNgwane to investigate defects in roads and stormwater drainage for surfaced streets and to prepare contract documents for the upgrading of stormwater drainage and roads-related works by labour-enhanced methods in various towns and districts of KaNgwane. In managing these contracts, they were also required to train emerging contractors in tender procedures and basic construction methods. This community-based project was nominated for SAICE's National Award last year.
An engineer, or any person, can only expect to advance in life if he or she makes a conscious effort to keep up with technology. In the world today, technology is advancing at an amazing rate, and we need to seek outside help to keep up with modern advances. Continuing education is the tool that we can use to stay in touch with reality. The benefits of continuing professional development are tremendous; therefore, it should be required to maintain professional licensure in the engineering profession.
This report discusses whether competency-based training (CBT) would be possible for the civil engineering profession and whether such a learning system has a place in the current education structure in SA. The conclusion reached is that CBT as a means of education is possible for the civil engineering profession and that it could have a role to play, but only to the level of civil engineering technologist.
The brief from Morelands Development for the La Lucia Ridge Office Estate in Durban was to design the country's premier office park. The design of Umhlanga Rocks Drive as a Grand Boulevard is central to the estate and the two traffic circles at the northern and southern extremities of the boulevard form the symbolic gateways. The objects that adorn the traffic circles are consequently vital to expressing those as gateways.
The first part of this paper, written by the first Author, descriptionbes the deterioration of certain reinforced concrete structures located near the sea on the South Coast of Natal. The structures are exposed to the marine atmosphere and the hot, humid, sub-tropical climate experienced in this area. The progress of the corrosion of the steel reinforcement embedded in the concrete is descriptionbed through four distinct stages from an initial stain on the surface of the concrete to complete disintegration of the steel. The general problem is stated and serves as an introduction to the experimental work descriptionbed in Part II.
Die Outeurs van hierdie verhandeling verdien van harte gelukgewens te word, en wel om twee goeie redes. Eerstens het hulle 'n geskiedkundige verslag opgestel van 'n uiters belangrike skema, 'n verslag wat beskikbaar sal wees vir die inligting en gebruik van toekomstige geslagte, en wat 'n goeie aanduiding gee van die moeilikhede en ingewikkeldhede wat op 'n groot spoorwegwerk teengekom en oorkom kan word. Tweedens was hulle albei vir lang tydperke as die mees senior toesighoudende amptenare aan die werk verbonde, en het derhalwe aanspraak op erkenning dat hulle die bou van een van die grootste goederedepots ter wereld georganiseer en bestuur het.