During the last SAICE Council meeting for the year 2008, a plaque was unveiled at the entrance to SAICE House to commemorate the merger on 1 January 1994 of the then South African Institution of Civil Engineers and the South African Institute of Civil Engineering Technicians and Technologists. Through this merger the South African Institution of Civil Engineering, as we know it today, was formed.
The main objective of this IABSE-fib Conference 2010 is to obtain an overview of the present state of codes worldwide, including the underlying legal and economic aspects. Based on feedback from practical applications and using the results of theoretical and experimental research, conclusions should be drawn for the development of future codes, striving for international harmonisation in the ever more globalised market.
Standards South Africa (STANSA) has published the South African National Standard, SANS 508:2008 on concrete retaining blocks (CRB). Covering the manufacture of CRB, the Standard was compiled by STANSA in close collaboration with the Concrete Manufacturers Association (CMA) and its member companies.
Wednesday 8 October 2008 was D-day for the third year group of Pretoria University's civil engineering students. At 06:00 it was time to depart on the Civil Tour, an annual initiative organised by the students themselves.