Newsletter - 15th June 2005

Company News

----------------------------------------------------------

 

THE ROAD TRAVELLED

Sixteen years ago, Knowledge Base started with a vision, two developers and a small operating office that consisted of a single garage in Constantia. These were the humble beginnings of a small but dedicated team of professionals who persevered to develop one of the world’s most progressive suites of civil engineering infrastructure design packages.

 

Today, the business has expanded to such a degree that we now have an office in each region and our ever-growing staff complement has increased abundantly. These significant growth indicators would not have been possible without your loyal support and we would therefore like to thank you. We exist to serve you and our pride thus resides in our growing and thriving customer base.

 

Both members of the original team are still operational today, and consist of CEO Vincent Bester and Software Development Manager Brett Rowbotham. When the need for additional staff however became apparent, the team increased to include more programmers, a sales and training division, a marketing team, a support and bureau wing, a finance and admin section and a civil recruitment department, thus effectively increasing the total head count and still growing!

 

Group turnover has grown by 37% in the last financial year and we have sold more copies of the program than ever before. This significant increase may be attributed to the continued success of our clients, because if you do well, we do well. We also give acknowledgement to your industry success stories in Reknown, our web-based customer showcase section. These stories are additionally converted into press releases and then submitted to top trade journals in order to promote world-class engineering initiatives.

 

Clients can be assured that it is still our purpose to deliver a memorable and satisfying customer service experience.

 

We have three dedicated Customer Service Centres:

 

Cape Town Head Office
Block I, The Terraces,
Steenberg Office Park,
Tokai 7945.
Tel: +27 21 7011850
Fax: +27 21 7011822


Durban Regional Office
1st Floor, 8 Frosterly Crescent,
La Lucia Ridge Office Estate,
Umhlanga Ridge 4320.
Tel: (031) 566 3323
Fax: (031) 566 3326


Johannesburg Regional Office
Suite E7, Somerset Office Estate,
Kudu Street,
Allensnek 1735.
Tel: (011) 675 3959
Fax: (011) 675 3958

 

 

Civil Designer Support & Development

----------------------------------------------------------

 

LATEST UPDATES FROM THE DEVELOPMENT TEAM

Here are the latest downloads available on the updates page:

  • Civil Designer v6.3
    Build 21 (06/06/2005)

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

  • Civil Designer v6.2
    Build 33 (31/05/2004)

 

Training & Visitations

----------------------------------------------------------

 

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 visitations 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

20 – 24 June

Civil Designer training (Design Centre, Survey & Terrain, Roads, Sewer & Stormwater)

Cameron

Cape Town

20 – 22 June

AllyCAD training

Solly

Johannesburg

27 June – 1 July

Civil Designer training (Design Centre, Survey & Terrain, Road, Sewer & Stormwater)

Cameron

Durban

29 June – 1 July

Civil Designer training for Department of Agriculture – Durban

Cedric

Cape Town

27 June – 1 July

AllyCAD training for Western Cape Education Department (Group 1)

Solly

 

 

 

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

 


 

Customer Showcase

 

Kwezi Mpuhlu
Operations Manager
MBSA Consulting

 

AMBITION IS NOT ENOUGH

 

Although Kwezi Mpuhlu is an incredibly ambitious man, he understands the difference between ambition and the solid hard work required to get the job done. “Ambition is a good thing, but it is not enough,” says Kwezi, “it takes team work and good planning to achieve your goals.” These are the words of one of MBSA Consulting’s dynamic new partners.

 

Read Customer Showcase

 


 

Click here to view detailed Customer Showcases from our clients.

 


 

Recruitment Service

 

RECRUITMENT

If you’re looking for the best possible candidate with the right skills and technical abilities for the job, then look no further than the Knowledge Base Recruitment Centre. We specialise in the sourcing of top quality candidates for the Civil Engineering and CAD Design industries.

For more information, please visit our Knowledge Base website

 

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

 

Candidate 121

Engineering Design Technologist with 5+ years geometric design experience. Proficient in AutoCAD and Civil Designer. Seeks a position in the Kwazulu Natal region.

Candidate 125

Senior Structural Engineering Technician with +15 years civil & structural draughting and site experience within a municipal environment. Proficient in AutoCAD and AllyCAD and seeks a position within the Western Cape.

Candidate 303

Civil and Structural Design Technologist with a B.Sc (Hons) Civil Engineering. 5 + years working experience. Proficient in AutoCAD and Prokon. Seeks a position within the Gauteng Region.

Candidate 305

Graduate Technician with 1 ½ years experience in draughting projects and structural design. Worked on AutoCAD and Civil Designer. Is willing to relocate nationally.

Candidate 318

Industrial Engineering Technician with 4 years Surveying experience (Topographical, Deformation, GPS) and a National Diploma in Surveying seeks a position within the Western Cape.

 


CIVIL DESIGNER - World Class Platform for Civil Engineers


 

HP Plotters

 

Buy your Plotter from the People who know how to use & Install them

 

HP DesignJet 500 A1

R

19,661

HP DesignJet 500 A0

R

28,789

HP DesignJet 800 A1

R

35,513

HP DesignJet 800 A0

R

53,269

HP DesignJet 1050C+

R

62,501

HP DesignJet 5500 42"

R

92,334

HP DesignJet 5500 60"

R

134,950

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

 


 

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

If you do not wish to receive future copies of this newsletter unsubscribe here.