Concrete Materials & Structural Integrity Research Unit (CoMSIRU)
The Concrete Materials and Structural Integrity Research Unit (CoMSIRU has pursued an active research programme aimed at creating a better understanding of the use and application of cement-based materials in the South African environment for more than 20 years. This includes basic concrete materials studies, and the development of technologies and procedures for the design and assessment of concrete structures. Over the last decade, there has been a marked focus on research into infrastructure performance, largely in response to industry needs.
The unit also provides consultancy and postgraduate teaching in the areas of concrete material technology, concrete durability, structural health monitoring and repair and rehabilitation.