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Strong winds in South Africa : part 1 : application of estimation methods
(South African Institution of Civil Engineering, 2013-08)
The accurate estimation of strong winds is of cardinal importance to the built environment, particularly in South Africa, where wind loading represents the dominant environmental action to be considered in the design of ...
Interventions to promote the use of seat belts
This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows: To assess the effects of interventions promoting the use of seat belts.
Investigation into increasing short-duration rainfall intensities in South Africa
(Water Research Commission, 2015-04)
Extreme storms in South Africa and specifically in the Western Cape have been responsible for widespread destruction to property and infrastructure, even leading to displacement and death. The occurrences of these storms ...
Corrosion deterioration of steel in cracked SHCC
The presence of cracks is unavoidable in reinforced concrete structures and also a gateway for chloride into concrete, leading to corrosion of steel reinforcing bars. So, crack control, crack width limitation and chloride ...
Capacity self-assessment as a catalyst for improved municipal service delivery
(South African Institution of Civil Engineering, 2015-03)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This research paper illustrates that accurate and truthful capacity assessments are a fundamental phase of any capacity building process, and that capacity assessments play a fundamental role in reaching ...
Delay and queue lengths at stop/go control during half-width construction
(South African Institution of Civil Engineering, 2015-12)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: It is common practice in South Africa that road reseal projects, road reconstruction projects or road upgrade projects on two-lane, two-way roads are constructed in half-widths, resulting in a situation ...
A tool to increase information-processing capacity for consumer water meter data
(AOSIS Publishing, 2013)
Background: Water service providers invoice most South African urban consumers for the water they use every month. A secure treasury system generates water invoices at municipalities’ financial departments. Information ...
Potable water use of residential consumers in the Cape Town metropolitan area with access to groundwater as a supplementary household water source
(South African Water Research Commission, 2016-01)
The potable water use recorded by 3 579 residential consumer water meters in Cape Town, South Africa, was analysed as part of this research. The focus was on elected residential properties in serviced areas, with additional ...
Applying geographic information systems to delineate residential suburbs and summarise data based on individual parcel attributes
(AOSIS Publishing, 2013)
Background: Information aggregation to suburb level is of interest to engineers and urban planners. Readily available suburb boundaries do not always correspond to the suburb names recorded for individual properties in ...
A conceptual theoretical framework to integrally assess the possible impacts of climate change on domestic irrigation water use
(South African Water Research Commission, 2015-10)
Southern Africa is likely to experience higher evapotranspiration and altered rainfall characteristics due to global warming and climate change. Climate-driven water use may potentially stress water supply facilities due ...