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EVENTDATEINFORMATION
Pipe Surge And Water Hammer Analysis02-03 April 2019OVERVIEW
Develop and Promote Labour Intensive Construction Strategies08-12 April 2019 OVERVIEW
Civil and Structural Design and Construction of Liquid Retaining Structures (Cape Town)04-05 April 2019OVERVIEW
Civil and Structural Design and Construction of Liquid Retaining Structures (Durban)11 - 12 April 2019OVERVIEW
Pressure Equipment Regulation (Durban)17 May 2019OVERVIEW
Tailings and Mine Waste15-16 May 2019OVERVIEW
Shell Structures Design13-14 March 2019

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Shell Structures Design

21 - 22 May 2019


OVERVIEW
Complexities in the design of shell structures require Structural Engineers and other professionals involved to fully understand factors to consider for the design to be efficient and cost effective. It is also significant that algorithmic tools are incorporated with engineering judgement as a way of mitigating design related problems. There is also a need to develop interactive and integrative design tools that intuitively allow designers to understand the relation between geometry and prformance at the same time promoting geometric, material and functional differentiation and providing a seamless data flow from design to construction for among all participating counterparts.

It is therefore the aim of this workshop to pin-point and discuss different types of shell structures as well as engage delegates on membrane theory and boundary effects for different shell structures. Furthermore the workshop will uncover traditional design methods, comparing them to the latest technology driven design methodologies available in the industry. Delegates will also be exposed to the concept of stress, understanding the Poisson's effect in plates and shells.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING

• Pin-pointing and discussing different forms of shell structures
• Comparing traditional design methods to the latest design mechanisms applicable
• Understanding the concept of cracking in shell structures
• Applying chains in shaping the shell structures
• A holistic approach to cylindrical shell structures
• A holistic approach to boundary effects
• Gaining insight into circular domes
• Classifying shells
• Elaborating on membrane stresses for different loads
• A holistic approach to silos and bulk loading
• Elaborating on frictional forces on the shell walls
• Reviewing the principles catenary and various funicular shapes

Pipe Surge And Water Hammer Analysis

02-03 April 2019


OVERVIEW
Transient pressures due to change of flow rate are a major cause for concern for industries involved in the transportation of fluids from one point to the other. The pressure fluctuations associated with sudden stoppage can lead to minor as well as major problems such as pipe bursts, cracks, leakages as well collapse of the whole structure. To avoid costs associated with such dynamic pressures, it is of great significance that every technical personnel dealing with pipelines understand fully the modeling, analysis, causes, effects and costs associated with hydraulic transients.

It is therefore the aim of this training workshop to discuss the impact of water hammer and pressure surge on the design and operation of production lines. Focus will also be put on major causes of pressure surge/water hammer in pipelines, discussing how they can be minimized if not mitigated. Furthermore delegates will be exposed to different pipe materials properties, as well as different components that are likely to be affected by the dynamic surges in pipelines. Delegates will further gain insight into the Wave Theory, discussing in detail different analysis and modeling tools applicable. Design considerations for pressure surge will be elaborated in detail.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING

• Evaluating the causes, significance and impact of hydraulic transients
• Reviewing Pressure Wave Relations
• Elaborating on Steady Flow Analysis
• Gaining insight into pump hydromechanics
• Discussing different computer program for hydraulic transient analysis
• A detailed application of the hydraulic transient equations
• Gaining insight into pressure rating of pipelines
• A holistic approach to hydraulic transient control and control devices
• Applying computer program for hydraulic transient analysis

Develop and Promote Labour Intensive Construction Strategies
Unit Standard ID: 114913, NQF level 7, Credits 20

08-12 April 2019




OVERVIEW
The course is based on Unit Standard 15162 “Manage labour intensive construction projects”, accredited by the Construction Education and Training Authority (CETA), Accreditation number ACC/17/07/00036.
During the course of the workshop, participants will prepare a portfolio of evidence, which will be assessed and moderated and certificates of competency will be issued.
Labour-intensive, labour-based, labour-based/equipment-supported and employment intensive construction methods are all considered to mean that the labour content has been optimised and will in most projects comprise between 30% and 80% of project costs.

The meaning of labour-intensive must distinguish between:

• I. the temporary use of large amounts of labour to provide short-term employment or income generation in times of crisis. Activities like this are more correctly described as labour-extensive since they make an extensive use of large amounts of labour without necessarily using it very efficiently.
• II. the creation of systems, procedures and capacities for sustainable employment generation, through local-resource based approaches, which is what we are concerned with.


PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD

This Unit Standard is for persons involved in the development and implementation of Labour Intensive Construction systems, procedures and guidelines.

A person credited with this Unit Standard will be able to:
1. Understand and apply the philosophy, principles and concepts of Labour Intensive Construction (LIC),
2. Develop policies and procedures for Labour Intensive Construction Projects;
3. Develop Labour Intensive Construction documentation;
4. Promote the use of Labour Intensive Construction methods.

This Unit Standard will contribute to the full development of a professional community of Construction Project Managers in the Labour Intensive Construction environment. The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and upliftment within the construction environment

Civil and Structural Design of Liquid Retaining Structures(Cape Town)

04-05 April 2019


OVERVIEW
Complexities in the design and construction of liquid retaining structures require Structural Engineers and other professionals involved to fully understand factors to consider for decision making such as rule of thumb, heuristics, judgement, codes of practice and previous experience. It is also significant that algorithmic tools are incorporated with engineering judgement as a way of mitigating design related problems. Application of proper design and construction codes and standards plays a vital role in ensuring durability of these structures.

This workshop will therefore identify elements to consider when designing or detailing liquid retaining structures, fully highlighting the risks associated with improper designs. Pre-stressing and post-tensioning of these structures will be discussed in detail. Delegates will also gain insight into crack width calculations as well as numerical evaluations. Furthermore, the training will discuss issues related to liquid circulation or rotation and the effects thereof. Construction methods and materials applicable will also form part of this detailed training workshop. Focus will also be placed on loading and response of liquid retaining structures.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING

• Identifying elements to consider when designing and detailing LRS
• Risks associated with improper designs
• Pre-stressing and post-tensioning of liquid retaining structures
• Numerical evaluation
• Applying different standards in the design and construction of different liquid retaining structures
• A holistic approach to foundation design in liquid retaining structures
• Understanding the role played by Material selection
• Specifications of the concrete
• Gaining insight into concrete mix design
• A holistic approach to Joints design in LRS
• Understanding loading and response of liquid retaining structures
• A technical discussion on crack width calculations
• Marrying durability to crack control
• Designing for water rotation, circulation
• Discussing new compounds available for water proofing cement
• Understanding the significance of re-bar configurations
• Pin-pointing and discussing failure modes of water retaining structures
• Rehabilitating old structures

Civil and Structural Design of Liquid Retaining Structures (Durban)

11-12 April 2019



OVERVIEW

Complexities in the design and construction of liquid retaining structures require Structural Engineers and other professionals involved to fully understand factors to consider for decision making such as rule of thumb, heuristics, judgement, codes of practice and previous experience. It is also significant that algorithmic tools are incorporated with engineering judgement as a way of mitigating design related problems. Application of proper design and construction codes and standards plays a vital role in ensuring durability of these structures.

This workshop will therefore identify elements to consider when designing or detailing liquid retaining structures, fully highlighting the risks associated with improper designs. Pre-stressing and post-tensioning of these structures will be discussed in detail. Delegates will also gain insight into crack width calculations as well as numerical evaluations. Furthermore, the training will discuss issues related to liquid circulation or rotation and the effects thereof. Construction methods and materials applicable will also form part of this detailed training workshop. Focus will also be placed on loading and response of liquid retaining structures.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING

• Identifying elements to consider when designing and detailing LRS
• Risks associated with improper designs
• Pre-stressing and post-tensioning of liquid retaining structures
• Numerical evaluation
• Applying different standards in the design and construction of different liquid retaining structures
• A holistic approach to foundation design in liquid retaining structures
• Understanding the role played by Material selection
• Specifications of the concrete
• Gaining insight into concrete mix design
• A holistic approach to Joints design in LRS
• Understanding loading and response of liquid retaining structures
• A technical discussion on crack width calculations
• Marrying durability to crack control
• Designing for water rotation, circulation
• Discussing new compounds available for water proofing cement
• Understanding the significance of re-bar configurations
• Pin-pointing and discussing failure modes of water retaining structures
• Rehabilitating old structures

PRESSURE EQUIPMENT REGULATIONS & SANS 347(Durban)

17 May 2019

 

OVERVIEW
CII’s PER & SANS 347 Training is designed to facilitate the compliance within the Pressure Equipment Industry in general. This training includes the Latest PER Guidance Notes Rev-02 and the Proposed changes in SANS 347 Edition 03. SANS 10227 and ISO 17020 also form a part of the Training and the duties of Users, Manufacturers, Importers and Inspection Bodies are discussed in detail with practical real-life scenarios and examples.

TThis one-day training program for introducing the Pressure Equipment Regulations and the latest Guidance Notes Rev-02 and SANS 347 (Standard for Categorization and Conformity Assessment Criteria for Pressure Equipment) along with the proposed changes in SANS 347 edition 03. The course is structured to facilitate basic understanding of the regulations and changes brought in by the latest revisions among the target audience.


BENEFITS OF ATTENDING

• Understand the Pressure Equipment regulations
• Understand the new Changes introduced in the latest revisions of SANS 347 and PER Guidance notes
• Understand the responsibilities and duties of Users, Manufacturers,Importers and Inspection Bodies
• Understand some of the key technical issues involved with operation and inspection of Pressure Equipment
• Understand the requirements for new locally manufactured and imported pressure equipment.
• Understand the requirements around re-certification of pressure equipment
• Understand the requirements of certified Quality Management system for Manufacturers.

Tailings and Mine Waste

21 - 22 May 2019


OVERVIEW
The workshop covers the siting, design, construction, operation and closure of mine tailings, and mine waste structures.
The course is aimed at persons involved in design, construction, operation and closure of tailings facilities and mine waste structures including return water dams.

The Workshop will address the following relating to Tailings and Mine Waste Facilities:

• Tailings definitions and concepts
• Factors contributing to stable and safe TSF's
• TSF design procedures
• Deposition methods
• Tailings facility failure modes and prevention
• Sound TSF operation and management
• Tailings storage methods
• Tailings reclamation
• TSF closure
• TSF risks.
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BENEFITS OF ATTENDING

• Gain application data about tailings facility design, construction, operation and monitoring, closure and reclamation.
• Develop ability to assess different tailings deposition options.
• Understand aspects of different tailings storage methods.
• Achieve insights into how and why tailings and waste facilities fail and what can be done to prevent this.
• Obtain up to date data on monitoring and reporting aspects.
• Gain comprehensive knowledge on legislation, regulations and licensing

STRUCTURAL FAILURES: Causes and Prevention

12-13 March 2019




Overview
Structural failures are a common occurrence in South Africa, and have resulted in construction delays, soring building costs and legal battles. Many disasters have resulted in financial losses some amounting to millions of Rands! Regrettably, some failures have led to fatalities, destroying lives and families. The causes of these failures are multifarious, but a common feature is a general lack of knowledge of structures, among those who are involved in infrastructure projects. Human error, incompetence, or lack of skills is the common cause of structural disasters. Unfortunately, the majority of failures could have been avoided, with knowledge of how structures work and the inherent weakness in structural systems.

This workshop reviews common types of failures in structures, to forensically determine what went wrong and possible corrective measures to restore the health of the structure. Most importantly, the workshop endeavours to identify potential dangers, so that disaster may be avoided.
This workshop is designed for those who are affiliated with the built environment, construction, design or municipalities. The objective of the workshop is to review concepts and causes of failure. The workshop is not intended to enable one to design, but to provide a conceptual review of structural pitfalls and corrective procedures. This workshop will cover some of the most common structural systems and principles that may be incorporated in design and construction.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING

• Reviewing the most common types of failures in structures
• Identifying potential structural dangers, so that disaster may be avoided
• Understanding the concepts and causes of failure
• Discussing the most common structural systems and principles
• Identifying the causes and preventions of reinforced Concrete Structures failures
• Identifying the causes and preventions of structural Steel Structures failures

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