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Newsletter - 12 April 2006

Company News

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KNOWLEDGE BASE TRAINING

Knowledge Base Training is proud to celebrate 17 years of exceptional training delivery in Civil Designer and AllyCAD.

We have developed our training courses to meet industry requirements so that companies can achieve maximum productivity through professional growth. Our training courses provides delegates with the necessary skills to effectively optimise design performance. Training courses are offered in three broad categories:

  • Outcomes Based Training has been developed according to our users’ requirements and from the experience that we have gained over the years.
  • Project Based Training offers focused or specific 'project training' which is regarded as the best way to learn how to use AllyCAD or Civil Designer to its full potential.
  • Custom Based Training allows personalised training in relation to specific aspects of our software.

In addition to providing industry relevant instruction, Knowledge Base has been providing expertise and resources to schools via the Department of Education for the last two years.


We are currently an industry partner to the Department of Education in the new FET (Further Education and Training) curriculum for grades 10-12 in the subject component Engineering Graphics & Design. Secondary Schools will therefore be trained on AllyCAD as a medium of choice.

The last 17 years of training has been an enjoyable experience and we will continue to deliver exceptional service.



Product News & Information

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SWMM IN CIVIL DESIGNER

Users will now be able to request the Beta version of SWMM to test the full capabilities of the advanced Storm Water Management Model (SWMM). This model represents a dynamic rainfall-runoff simulation that is used for single event or long-term (continuous) simulation of runoff quantity and quality from primarily urban areas. The SWMM model was released by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the graphical user interface has been developed to integrate with the upcoming Civil Designer version.

SWMM was first developed in 1971 and has undergone several major upgrades since then. It continues to be widely used throughout the world for planning, analysis and design related to storm water runoff, combined sewers, sanitary sewers, and other drainage systems in urban areas, with many applications in non-urban areas as well.

SWMM RESULTS

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SWMM includes Hydrologic, Hydraulic and Water Quality Modeling Features. The Hydrologic Modeling Features account for various hydrologic processes that produce runoff from urban areas including evaporation, infiltration of rainfall into unsaturated soil layers and interflow between groundwater and drainage systems.

Hydraulic modeling capabilities are used for the routing of runoff and external inflows through drainage systems. In addition, the Water Quality Modeling Features allow the production of pollutant loads associated with runoff to be estimated and can be modeled for any number of user-defined water quality constituents.

The program provides 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.

SWMM will stay in Beta testing for further analysis but interested clients may contact our Support Centre should they require the files that will enable the Beta version of SWMM on their copy of the upcoming 6.4 version.



Civil Designer Support & Development

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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 Civil Designer 6.4 version with the latest functionality.


LATEST UPDATES FROM THE DEVELOPMENT TEAM

Here are the latest downloads available on the updates page:

  • Civil Designer v6.3 - Build 27
    Build 27 (05/04/2006)

  • Civil Designer v6.3
    Help file Update (14/05/2004)

  • Civil Designer v6.3
    Hasp Driver Update (18/08/2005)


Training & Visits

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CIVIL DESIGNER TRAINING CONTACT DETAILS

Training is often regarded as the cornerstone to achieving optimal results and enhanced productivity. The value of good quality training cannot be emphasized enough.


“Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.” - Nelson Mandela


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

Port Elizabeth

10 - 13 April

Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Water & Sewer

Solly

Durban

10, 11, 18 & 19 April

Civil Designer training for Jeffares & Green

Cedric

Durban

18 - 21 April

AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits

David

Johannesburg

18 - 21 April

AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits

Charles

East London

24 - 26 April

AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits

Reece

Nelspruit

24 - 26 April

Civil Designer training for Tumber Fourie

Cedric

Johannesburg

24 - 26 April

AllyCAD training

Cameron

Book now! - there are still spaces available on these courses.

 

 

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

 


 

Customer Showcase

 

Dion Oosthuizen

Sonnekus & Toerien
(East London)

 

SKYWAYS

The transformation of the Skyways building could easily be classified as one of the great wonders of the world. A once dingy, drab looking building with badly damaged facilities and poor living quarters now offers an upmarket living complex that provides warmth and security to residents. Dion Oosthuizen from Sonnekus & Toerien was one of the lucky Civil Technicians that helped to contribute to the building's completion and recalls the interesting story of how the project progressed. read more

 


Click here to view Detailed Customer Showcases from our clients.


 

Bureau Service

Bureau assists companies to complete specialised projects on time.


The Knowledge Base Bureau is fully operational with a dedicated team of professionals that clients can outsource at any time to complete specialised projects within clearly defined timelines. The division assists companies that have limited resources and who are in need of specific services.

Whatever the job spec, the Bureau team will take care of it. We are committed to helping you grow your business.

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


 

Recruitment Service

 

Short and long term contract opportunities now available:

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

These opportunities are available to those with extensive experience in the industry and with proven expertise in the use of Civil Designer and/or AllyCAD software.

If you are interested in this exciting challenge and look forward to a lucrative career move, then please e-mail yvonne@knowbase.co.za or call us on 021-701 1850 for further details.

This is a random selection of our candidates for permanent placement. Send us an email and include the Candidate Number for further information:

 

Candidate 709

Registered BSc (Geology & Soilscience) Geologist with 10+ years experience. Seeks contract or permanent position nationally.

Candidate 710

Civil Engineer (Traffic Engineering, Hydraulic and Geotechnical Engineering) with 7 years experience. Currently based in Germany and willing to relocate. Proficient in AutoCAD.

Candidate 677

Civil Engineering Technician with 2 years experience in design, drawing, surveying and site inspection. Has worked on CAD software. Seeks position nationally.

Candidate 711

Civil & Structural Technician with 4+ years design experience. Proficient in AllyCAD, AutoCAD and Prokon. Seeks a position in the Kwazulu Natal Region or Gauteng.

Candidate 714

Civil and Structural draughtsperson with 15+ years experience. Proficient in CAD software. Seeks a position in the Gauteng region.



HP Plotters

 

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HP DesignJet 500 A1

R

20,949*

HP DesignJet 500 A0

R

29,683*

HP DesignJet 800 A1

R

33,600

HP DesignJet 800 A0

R

50,400

HP DesignJet 1050C+

R

59,135

HP DesignJet 4500

R

106,846

HP DesignJet 5500 42"

R

87,357

HP DesignJet 5500 60"

R

127,677


* Price includes a 3 year extended warranty.

Visit www.knowbase.co.za to view detailed specifications. All prices  include VAT and may change without prior notice.

 


 

 

CIVIL DESIGNER - World Class Platform for Civil Engineers





Civil Designer Support

 

 

INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT CENTRE


support@knowbase.co.za

 

086 0101 999
(South Africa only)

+27 21 7011850
(International Clients)


 

 

Civil Designer Modules

 

CIVIL DESIGNER is the leading civil engineering infrastructure design package with nine integrated modules that operate seamlessly on a single design platform. This places unequalled design functionality at your disposal without the inconvenience of transferring data between different design programs.
 


DESIGN CENTRE

CAD

SEWER

SURVEY & TERRAIN

MAP

STORM

ROADS

TURN

WATER

 

     
 

Knowledge Base Software
Developers of Professional Civil Engineering and CAD Design Solutions

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