Professor Alphose Zingoni’s book, Vibration Analysis & Structural Dynamics for Civil Engineers (ISBN 978-0-415-52256-4), published by CRC Press (Taylor & Francis UK), was formally launched in the New Engineering Building on the Upper Campus of UCT on 15 April 2015.
Dr Sebastian Skatulla in the Department of Civil Engineering has been elected as Member of the Board of Directors of the International Society for Computing in Civil and Building Engineering (ISCCBE) from 15 February 2015.
At a function hosted by Programme Director, Prof. Alphose Zingoni (former HOD), 16 exceptional students from across UCT were presented with Bathe Leadership Scholarships by UCT Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Max Price. Among the recipients was Nozipo Gwaza (2nd-Year BSc Civil Engineering student). The Department conveys its hearty congratulations to her.
This year UCT was honoured with the SAICE Student Chapter award. The awardees are Byron Mawer (Chairman) Sam Wegener (Vice-Chairman), Nishalin Govender (Vice-Chairman), Astrid Lambrechs, Lauren Brooks, David Le Roux, Mehdi Haider and Thembinkosi Silinda.
Hazvinei Tsitsi Tamuka Moyo graduated in June with her MPhil in Transport Studies from the Department of Civil Engineering. Her supervisor was Prof Romano Del Mistro and her thesis topic was “An investigation of the perceived consequences to employees of reducing employment related trip end choices in Cape Town.”
Staff members in the Concrete Materials & Structural Integrity Research Unit (CoMSIRU) have been extremely busy over the past 12 months. They have graduated 21 postgraduate students and supervised 25 final-year undergraduate thesis projects.
Professor Kobus Van Zyl in the Department of Civil Engineering has been elected as Secretary of the Water Distribution Systems Analysis Standing Committee of the Environmental and Water Resources Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers from October 2014
Dr Denis Kalumba, a geotechnical engineering expert who specialises in foundations, is helping to ensure that South African houses stand firm – by developing the curriculum and carrying out training in the basic principles of geotechnical engineering for all National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC) inspectors in the country.
Professor Kobus Van Zyl has been short listed as a finalist for the 2013/2014 NSTF-BHP Billiton awards. He was nominated for the Aqualibrium Water Engineering Competition team in the category: Communication for outreach and creating awareness of Science, Engineering Technology and Innovation.
The Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Cape Town is the oldest in the country. Since it was established in 1910, thousands of civil engineers have graduated from the university to help build, quite literally, South Africa and many other countries.