November / December 2018

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Construction, Civil & Structural Engineering


Digital future of construction industry under the spotlight

THE potential of Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), and Building Information Modelling (BIM) in the construction and consulting engineering space, as an important element of a fully-integrated approach to project delivery, was showcased at...

Geotextiles a ‘shore’ thing for R72 coastal road upgrade

AN engineering challenge presented itself when the South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL) undertook to upgrade Section 3 of the busy R72 between Port Alfred and the Fish River, by providing continuous two-way traffic at all times. A seven-metr...

Education & Training


Tyre maker adds traction to school’s 50th anniversary celebrations

A thriving relationship was formed between Goodyear South Africa and Stephen Nkomo Primary School in 2017 with the Uitenhage-based tyre manufacturer renovating a classroom that was in dire need of refurbishment for Mandela Day. This was followed by t...

Boost for budding engineering talent

WITH the challenges of drastic skills shortages in South Africa, it is critical that the business sector escalates its involvement in education and skills development. That’s according to Mike Gibbon, CEO, Bosch Holdings, who added that this was the...

Electrical & Electronics


Project supply business gets welcome boost from public sector projects

ACTOM Electrical Products’ extension of its “complete product packages for projects” business in 2016 to include catering to projects in the public sector has contributed strongly towards its continuing success. “We took a further step towards impro...

Online condition monitoring with fieldbus interface

VSE150 is a six-channel diagnostic system designed to evaluate four dynamic signals (e.g. rotational acceleration) and two analogue inputs. According to local distributors IFM Electronics, the new VSE15x family provides different fieldbus interfaces ...

Harbour Infrastructure & Shipping


This rugged energy chain is no drag

POWERMITE has been a leading supplier of EKD Kolibri energy chain to the Southern African market for more than three decades. The company shares a combined knowledge of over 50 years in drag chain applications with EKD, the globally renowned energy c...

Safe disconnection under load

MARECHAL Electric’s flagship product, the Decontactor, combines a plug and socket with a switch allowing for quick, safe disconnection under load up to a maximum of 250A. “Not only is a plug-and-play unit convenient, but also in saving on downtime, ...