Patrick has an easy writing style - this book is not his first venture into authorship. He has complemented his text with an index, a list of maps and illustrations, an adequate bibliography and suggestions for further reading and, indicative of this modern age, he gives GPS details for places mentioned in the text.
Much of the unprecedented growth in the construction industry over the past two years has been attributed to meeting FIFA's infrastructure requirements for hosting the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. Many of these projects are now nearing completion, including the massive Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project and the Gautrain.
SANRAL deploys Road Survey Vehicle to detect potential problems on the road
Ramping up and sitting down
Concor adds to inner city infrastructure
Never as straightforward as it first appears
Specialist construction company wins prestigious award
Businesswomen's Association acknowledges Linda Ness
South African Women in Engineering - motivating, celebrating and empowering women
A number of role-players and stakeholders have an interest in the regulation of the engineering profession: government, the profession itself (statutory and voluntary), industry, higher education and the public.
Short-duration high-intensity rainfall is experienced over many parts of South Africa. It is accordingly important that designers of large buildings pay attention to roof drainage systems. In this paper various aspects of the drainage problem are considered and certain research findings based on hydraulic analyses and laboratory investigations are presented with the aim of assisting designers in their general approach to the problem.
A lack of skid resistance is not generally considered a problem in South Africa. Accident statistics, however, indicate that this problem does exist, especially when the road is wet. Frequently the problem can be eliminated during the design, construction or maintenance phases at relatively low costs. This paper discusses aspects which should be considered at each of these stages during the life of a road and proposes possible preventative and remedial measures.