FREE ONLINE CPD WEBINARS
We have moved our CPD lectures online for easier access and to ensure your safety in learning during the COVID-19 pandemic
Check out our full list of webinars held during July 2020
*Please note only attendees registered with the Engineering Council of South Africa will be able to claim CPD points following their completion of the CPD assessment
8 JULY 2020
Edoardo Zannoni (Pr Eng, CEng)
This webinar introduced the principles of stabilisation, which are different from reinforcement in a pavement structure, it will highlight the benefits and triggers. There will also be a brief discussion on a South Africa pavement design method, as well as an introduction to the Macread 2.0 design software demonstrated through several case histories in South Africa and Tanzania.
15 JULY 2020
Introduction to Soil Reinforced Walls and Case Histories
Olerato Masongwa (BTech Civil Eng)
This webinar focused on the use of Soil Reinforced Walls for over 70 years, and how despite this period, they still remain “the new kids on the block”, compared to conventional retaining walls, due to the technology adopted in the system. The soil reinforced system is continually improved through research and development as well as the dissemination of knowledge, the old teaching the young.
22 JULY 2020
Rockfall Mitigation: Simple and Secured Drapery Systems
Christian Mynhardt (BTech Civil Eng)
What is the difference between simple and secured drapery systems used in rockfall mitigation? A simple drapery system is a passive approach applied that allows rocks to fall from the slope in a controlled manner to reduce risk, while a secured drapery system is an active approach where the system prevents the detachments of rocks from the slope surface. This webinar looked at MacRo Studio which contains two sectors, MacRo 1 for the design of secured drapery systems, and MacRo 2 for the design of simple drapery systems.
29 JULY 2020
The Good, The Bad, The Funky
Kyle Poolman (BEng.)
Real-world applications and case histories and their individual successes and failures. Maccaferri pioneered a specialised polymer coating for steel: Polimac® coatings may be applied to numerous Maccaferri products to ensure they meet durability, long-term performance and cost-efficiency demands of today’s civil engineering projects.