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07 December 2006 
 

Knowledge Base Company News

 
 

DESIGNING THE FUTURE WITH CIVIL DESIGNER

BKS Consulting Engineers are cruising to new heights with the tender award of five 2010 stadia in a joint venture.

Among the projects in preparation for the 2010 World Cup are the Kings Park stadium in Durban, the Port Elizabeth stadium, the Bloemfontein stadium and the new R2,49 billion Green Point Stadium in Cape Town. The design of the new Green Point Stadium, for which building operations are scheduled to commence in January 2007, began in earnest in March 2006 and entails a variety of tasks from urban development and bulk infrastructure upgrade, to the actual construction of the stadium.

The conceptual designs for the future stadium were detailed with the help of Civil Designer, and the program will continue to play a fundamental part in helping to design the future. Knowledge Base is proud to be associated with long term projects like these, and would like to congratulate BKS Consulting Engineers for securing their fifth 2010 stadium!

 

 

Product News 

 
 

CIVIL DESIGNER IN 2006

Civil Designer has proved itself as the infrastructure design tool of choice for the civil engineering industry in South Africa and its reputation is growing internationally. Version 6.4 was released earlier this year and has demonstrated improved functionality with over 154 new enhancements and features that were developed according to specific requests and needs in the industry. Looking back over 2006, our clients have been most notably appreciative of the following improvements:

THE SEWER FUNCTIONALITY IN VERSION 6.4
The Sewer module in Civil Designer 6.4 makes provision for erf connection functionality. Erf connections can now be graphically inserted using the familiar Sewer interface while the program automatically indicates the lowest point on each erf. The Erf connection database can be analysed to report results and warn where erf-connections are unable to drain to the main line. The program will calculate the maximum or highest allowable invert level of the sewer at the connection point and the required minimum invert level of the erf or property connection according to the specified design parameters in a matter of seconds. The improved Sewer functionality has been highly regarded for its top-class functionality.

PIPE SIZING IN VERSION 6.4
Another notable new feature in version 6.4 was the add-on Pipe Sizing module which integrates with the existing Water Module. The Pipe Sizing functionality has been developed using simulated annealing methodology and provides a pipe sizing tool which meets the long awaited objective of providing a world class pipe sizing tool.

SWMM IN VERSION 6.4
The advanced Storm Water Management Model (SWMM) represents a dynamic rainfall-runoff simulation that is used for single event or continuous simulation of runoff quantity and quality from primarily urban areas. The integration of SWMM into Civil Designer 6.4 allows for a comprehensive Storm Water Management tool with numerous applications ranging from the design and sizing of drainage system components for flood control to the evaluation of BMPs for reducing wet weather pollutant loadings.

We look forward to receiving further feedback from our clients so that we can continue to deliver top-class industry relevant program functionality.
Click here should you wish to make further comments or suggestions on the software.

 

 

Civil Designer Support & Development

 
 

ANNUAL UPGRADE AND SUPPORT AGREEMENTS

Support Contracts are charged at 13% of the product purchase price and guarantee cutting edge software functionality, the availability of our Support Centre and the provision of a free marketing and publicity service where your project success stories are showcased in top trade journals. Support agreements therefore give you more choice and best of all, you will have immediate access to our upcoming versions with the latest functionality.

LATEST UPDATES FROM THE DEVELOPMENT TEAM

SHIPPING NOW: CIVIL DESIGNER 6.4

Here are the latest downloads available on the updates page:

  • Civil Designer v6.4
    Build 5 (05/12/2006)
  • Civil Designer v6.3
    Build 29 (11/07/2006)
  • Civil Designer v6.3
    Help file Update (14/05/2004)
  • Civil Designer v6.3
    Hasp Driver Update (18/08/2005)
     
 

 

Training & Visits

 
 

CIVIL DESIGNER TRAINING CONTACT DETAILS

If you are interested in training, please contact your regional office to make your booking as the courses are extremely popular.

REGIONS CONTACT DETAILS

Western Cape, East Cape, Namibia & International

Cape Town
(Head Office)

Shantell
Tel: (021) 701 1850

Kwazulu Natal, Free State, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mpumalanga & Zimbabwe

Durban Office

Nalini
Tel: (031) 566 3323

Gauteng, Limpopo, North West Province & Botswana

Johannesburg Office

Barbara
Tel: (011) 675 3959

 

CURRENT VISITS & TRAINING ACTIVITIES

Our Customer Consultants will be involved in the following visits and training activities over the next couple of weeks. Please feel free to give us a call on (021) 701-1850. We would be happy to meet up with you to discuss your training or product needs.

REGIONS DATES ACTIVITIES PERSONS
Johannesburg 11 - 14 Dec AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits Charles
Durban 15- 22 Jan Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain, Road, Sewer, Stormwater and Water Cedric
Johannesburg 22- 29 Jan Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain, Road, Sewer, Stormwater and Water Cameron
Durban 29 Jan- 2 Feb AllyCAD training Cedric

Best Regards,
The Knowledge Base Team
www.knowbase.co.za
 

 

 

In this issue...

Designing the Future

Civil Designer in 2006

Top Civil Engineering Candidates

Latest plotter Prices




Customer Showcase

 
 

Erich Funk
GOBA Consulting
A Born Engineer

 

SOME people have an addiction to golf, or a need for the great big outdoors, but Erich Funk from Goba Consulting Engineers has an addiction to his work. He believes that you can't create Engineers or train them up to be one if they are not engineers at heart. read more..




Bureau Service

 
    Our Bureau division assists companies to complete specialised projects on time.
 


For more information contact Brett Pureveen on (021) 701 1850 or visit www.knowbase.co.za/bureau/.
 




Top Civil Engineering Candidates

 
  Knowledge Base Recruitment
 


Knowledge Base Recruitment has gained the support of civil engineering firms nationwide through its efforts to address the massive skills shortages affecting the industry, and as a result of its integrity-centered conduct.

TOP CANDIDATES FOR EMPLOYMENT
We are currently looking to place a selection of highly competent civil engineers in a limited number of top contractual positions.

Candidate 1023

Infrastructure Design Engineer with 2 years design experience. Proficient in AutoCAD. Willing to relocate.

Candidate 1024

Design Engineer with 7 years experience in Civil and Structural designs. Proficient in AutoCAD, AllyCAD and Civil Designer. Willing to relocate.

Candidate 1025

Structural Engineer with MSc Civil Engineering with 12 years experience in structural designs. Proficient in AutoCAD and Prokon. Willing to relocate.

Candidate 1026

Senior Structural Technician with 2 years experience in structural designs and reinforced concrete detailing. Seeks a position in the Pretoria or Johannesburg region. Experienced in AutoCAD and other related packages.

Candidate 1029

Technician with National Diploma in Civil Engineering and 3 years experience in processing survey data, roads and pipe long sections. Proficient in AllyCAD, AutoCAD and Civil Designer.




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