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20 March 2008  

Infrastructure Drive 


AfricaRoads 2008

Recent articles in the press have highlighted the neglect of our water, sewerage, highway and railway infrastructure systems. As a result, various decision makers have come together to discuss sustainable solutions and various events have been targeted as part of the response.

These include the Water Institute of Southern Africa's (WISA) Biennial Conference as well as the Africa Roads Conference 2008. According to SAACE's latest Management Information Survey, water and roads infrastructure take up a greater market share across sectors and a greater focus on public infrastructure is reflected in these areas.

Key note speakers at the Roads conference include various representatives from the South African Roads Federation. Knowledge Base will be present at both events to offer sustainable solutions in infrastructure design.



Features & Functionality 



The Dam Volumes function in Survey & Terrain now has a reservoir output option allowing the export of dam volumes into the Stormwater Module. This option creates a reservoir file which can be used directly in the reservoir routine in the Stormwater Module. The data can then be used to calculate the depth and storage arrays for detention pond storage volumes.



Civil Designer Training Opportunities


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


Western Cape, East Cape, Namibia & International

Cape Town
(Head Office)

Tel: (021) 701 1850

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

Durban Office

Tel: (031) 566 3323

Gauteng, Limpopo, North West Province & Botswana

Johannesburg Office

Tel: (011) 675 3959



Visits & Training Activities


Our Customer Consultants will be involved in the following visits and training activities in the upcoming week. 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.

Bloemfontein 26 - 27 March Advanced Road training Cedric
Nelspruit 31 Mar - 4 Apr Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain, Road and Water Solly
Johannesburg 31 Mar - 8 Apr Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain, Road, Sewer, Stormwater & Water Cameron
Johannesburg, Pretoria & Polokwane 7 - 11 Apr AllyCAD & Civil Designer client visits Charles
Cape Town 8 - 15 Apr Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain, Road, Sewer, Stormwater , Water Solly
Tzaneen 15 - 18 Apr AllyCAD In-House training Cameron
Cape Town 16 - 17 Apr Advanced Road training Solly
East London 21 - 23 Apr Civil Designer training for UWP & Buffalo City Municipality Solly
Bloemfontein 22 - 25 Apr Training for Department of Agriculture Cameron
United Kingdom 25 Apr - 3 May AllyCAD & Civil Designer client visits Reece


    Best Regards,
    The Knowledge Base Team


Tech Tip


Point Filter

The Point Filter function now includes filtering by height and fence area in version 6.5.
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    The Bureau Division assists companies to complete specialised projects on time.

Outsourced projects are handled by our dedicated civil engineering support team who ensure you meet your project deadlines. Project data can be presented in any software format required. Contact for further details.

Outsourcing enquiries can also be made at the Knowledge Base stand at the upcoming WISA and Africa Roads Conferences. We look forward to meeting you to discuss your requirements.

Customer Quote


Meyer Cronje

BCP Engineers (Pty) Ltd


"The detailed reticulation layouts, longitudinal sections and schedules of quantities in Civil Designer have enabled us to cut down on design times dramatically. In fact I would guess we have saved at least 60% design time."

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Here are the latest downloads available on the updates page:

  • Civil Designer v6.5
    Build 4 (18/02/2008)
  • Civil Designer v6.4
    Build 13 (18/02/2008)


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