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22 March 2007  

New Joint ICE-SAICE Division


The International Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and the South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) held a meeting on 22 March 2007 in order to discuss the establishment of a new Joint ICE-SAICE Division with the combined vision of encouraging innovation and excellence in the civil engineering profession.

Knowledge Base attended the inaugural meeting as an industry partner in order to lend support to the newly formed division. The alliance aims to facilitate industry activities that are of mutual interest to both ICE and SAICE, with particular emphasis on matters that are of international concern. For more information, contact Yolanda Desai at (021) 7011850 or email



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



Product News 



Civil Designer provides a powerful planning tool to help with the analysis of terrain surfaces and earthworks. The program's powerful Terrain module has a virtually unlimited model size with 128 surfaces, and its graphical user interface makes modifying, analyzing and inspecting of ground data intuitive.

The user can also model 3D views of preliminary earthworks, making it easier to understand proposed landform changes whilst providing detailed quantitative information for economic evaluations.

Civil Designer enables rapid feasibility assessments of design components such as roadway preliminary designs, the validation of grading and terracing solutions, and also assists with the illustration of conceptual design ideas to clients using the multitude of graphical outputs within the software. The DTM generation enables all preliminary and detailed land development tasks, particularly useful for understanding complex landforms.



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 in order to discuss your training or product needs.

Pietermaritzburg 26- 27 Mar Civil Designer In-House training for Makhaotse Narasimulu & Associates Cedric
Durban 26- 29 Mar AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits David
Johannesburg 27- 29 Mar AllyCAD In-House training for Ekurhuleni Municipality Charles
Johannesburg 26- 30 Mar Civil Designer In-House training for Stewart Scott International Cameron
George 2- 4 Apr AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits Reece
Johannesburg 3- 5 Apr AllyCAD training Charles
East London 2- 5 Apr Civil Designer: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain & Road training Solly
Johannesburg 2- 5 Apr Civil Designer In-House training for Stewart Scott International Cameron


Civil Designer Support & Development



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.


Here are the latest downloads available on the updates page:

  • Civil Designer v6.4
    Build 7 (9/03/2007)
  • Civil Designer v6.4
    Build 4 (05/12/2006)
  • Civil Designer v6.4
    Hasp Driver Update (13/02/2007)

    Best Regards,
    The Knowledge Base Team


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Customer Showcase


Paolo Odorico
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The Moroccan 'Plan Azur'


AS Engineer Paolo Odorico describes the setting for the new Taghazout Beach development, it is clear that this initiative will be far more than just another 'golden mile' coastal resort. Taghazout, just north of Agadir, forms part of King Mohammed VI's 'Plan Azur', which includes the development of six Moroccan coastal resorts.
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Bureau Service

    The Bureau Division assists companies to complete specialised projects on time.

The Bureau division has been highly successful in helping companies who are faced with tight deadlines complete specialised projects on time. The division offers a secure outsourcing solution that is manned by a team of technical experts.

Bureau services offered include:

  • Assisting with the output of designs;
  • Drafting Services;
  • Sheet File Creation;
  • Data Capture;
  • GIS Related Projects;
For more information contact Brett Pureveen on (021) 701 1850 or visit

Civil Designer Support


International Support Centre

South Africa: 086 0101 999
International: +27 21 7011850

Recruitment Service


*Please note: The overwhelming response to our Recuitment wing has led to the division branching off to become an independent company.

Email directly with enquiries.

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