keyboard_arrow_upConcrete training programme for 2013
keyboard_arrow_downConcrete training programme for 2013

The Cement & Concrete Institute (C&CI) has published its Education Programme for 2013. 

keyboard_arrow_upThe Cement & Concrete Institute (C&CI) is to present a globally recognized training course in Midrand from 3rd to 6th December.
keyboard_arrow_downThe Cement & Concrete Institute (C&CI) is to present a globally recognized training course in Midrand from 3rd to 6th December.

The Cement & Concrete Institute (C&CI) has been sanctioned to present the first Institute of Concrete Technology (ICT)  “Concrete Technology & Construction – Concrete Practice” course in South Africa.  The course (also known as ICT Stage 1), based on British Standards, will be presented at the C&CI School of Concrete Technology in Midrand from December 3 to 5 this year and the examination will follow on December 6. 

keyboard_arrow_upSouth Africa needs more qualified concrete technologists
keyboard_arrow_downSouth Africa needs more qualified concrete technologists

The shortage of technical skills in engineering and technology is one of the biggest threats to South Africa’s economic growth, according to Bryan Perrie, managing director of the Cement & Concrete Institute (C&CI).  Perrie made this point at a recent breakfast function in Midrand held to mark the start of the C&CI School of Concrete Technology’s 2012 Advanced Concrete Technology (ACT) training course. He said the shortage of qualified concrete technologists was a major component of the overall shortage of materials engineers in the country.

keyboard_arrow_upSolar power on the move
keyboard_arrow_downSolar power on the move

Wintec Solutions supplies the innovative solargorilla and solarmonkey portable solar panels  which provide users with a mobile, photovoltaic power source – ideal for people working on remote construction sites, or sites that are not connected to the electrical grid. Both compact kits, the solargorilla can be used to power notebook computers and most handheld technology devices while the smaller solarmonkey is designed primarily to recharge cellphones.