Extracted from text ... Strength test
for concrete block pavers under revision
A new strength test for concrete block pavers (cbp) is being prepared by
the paving committee of
the Concrete Manufacturers Association (CMA).
CMA director, John Cairns, says
the current system, SANS 1058, which is based on compressive strength, does not take size, shape or thickness into account.
"The shape of a block can play a substantial role in its strength. For example, with certain parameters,
the weaker its compressive strength, and conversely,
the wider it is,
the stronger it ..
Extracted from text ... IMIESA SEPTEMBER 2005 - 63 SAACE/SAFCEC Conference 9, 10 and
11 October 2005
the second year running,
the South African
Association of Consulting Engineers (SAACE) and
the South African Federation of Civil Engineering
Contractors (SAFCEC) will host a joint annual
the 2005 event will be
larger than ever as it is destined to be
construction conference after
the Construction Industry Charter. As such it
has been named
the Construction Conference
2005 and has been broadened to include participation
from a number of o ..
Extracted from text ... FASTLANE
the development gap
"Developing countries could leapfrog certain development stages and even outperform developed countries through
the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). Barriers to competitiveness, such as
the scarcity of human resources and technical skills, lack of financial resources and low productivity could also be overcome and addressed through creatively using
the tools that ICT provides, " said Dr Marcus Balintulo, interim vice-chancellor of
the Cape Peninsula University of Technology at
the opening of
the 2005 International Community Informatics Research Network Conference in August.
A statistic cited ..