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AEG’s 61st Annual Meeting/XIII IAEG Congress

The 61st Annual Meeting/13th IAEG Congress was held in San Francisco, California from the 17th to the 21st of September 2018. The theme of the congress was “Engineering Geology for a Sustainable World.” The Congress was well supported with 806 delegates from 51 countries across the world and included 6 SAIEG members. The programme was…

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UKZN Field trip feedback

As part of the honours curriculum in Environmental and Engineering Geology stream at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, students are required to undertake the compulsory module GEOL706 (Mines Field Class) which is a 16-credit module based on real practical problems. This involves visit to mines and other areas of interest in geotechnical engineering, engineering and environmental…

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UP Field trip feedback

The 2018 Honours class would like to thank the SAIEG for their very generous sponsorship for our end year honours excursion. It is through your bountifulness that we were given the opportunity to apply the theoretical knowledge gathered from our years of study from blueprint to reality, in return this helped in increasing our awareness…

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Revision of existing COLTO Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Works for State Road Authorities (1998)

SAIEG members are invited to review the following Working Draft Chapters: CHAPTER 4 WORKING DRAFT NO. 1 – JULY 2018 FOR INDUSTRY CIRCULATION CHAPTER 5 WORKING DRAFT NO. 1 – JULY 2018 FOR INDUSTRY CIRCULATION CHAPTER 20 – 1ST WORKING DRAFT FOR COMMENT 20 Apr 2018   Members should focus on the section on materials…

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Western Cape Regional Report Back

Western Cape Regional Report Back The Department of Education is redeveloping numerous schools in the Western Cape and while the geotechnical investigations are not complex they have revealed a redevelopment idea that is relatively novel. In many cases the buildings are so old and run down, and often they are precast buildings that are essentially…

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The Rodney Maud Post Graduate Award

The Rodney Maud Post Graduate Award This award is awarded annually to recognise the best MSc or PhD dissertation/thesis completed by a SAIEG member. Any member (or university) is allowed to submit nominations to the SAIEG Council Awards Portfolio Manager. Nominations will be distributed to suitable reviewers for assessments to be made and submitted to…

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The SAIEG Student Award

The SAIEG Student Award This award is awarded annually to recognise the top students at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and the University of Pretoria, who completed their professional degree in engineering geology during the previous calendar year. The award will therefore be made to a maximum of 2 students each year. The award is based…

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