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29 May 2008  

Water and Sewer Networks Course 


University of Stellenbosch

The Institute for Water and Environmental Engineering at the University of Stellenbosch will be hosting a 3 day short course in Water and Sewer Networks. The objective of the course is to provide the latest information regarding water and sewer system

master planning and to assist participants towards more effective planning, design, construction and maintenance of all water and sewer network projects. The course will focus on pipe networks, demand estimation and hydraulic analysis and carries a 3 CPD Point weighting. Civil Designer demonstration software will be made available at the training to provide delegates with the latest functionality in water infrastructure design solutions.



Industry News 



Rand Water intends spending R4-billion upgrading and refurbishing its distribution infrastructure in the next five years to ensure that they are ready for the demands of 2014 and beyond. South Africa's demand

for water is expected to reach 6 000 megalitres a day by 2014. As engineering consultants look at implementing additional resources to meet these demands, concerns over skills shortages remain at the forefront.

SAACE has recently announced its intention to extend its social responsibility concerns in this regard and to support the work of Trac, an organization that enables and encourages South African school leavers to enter careers in science, engineering and technology. Knowledge Base has supported the efforts of Trac and has supplied their industry relevant software to further the aims of the organisation.



Features & Functionality 



Civil Designer's Auxillary Lanes Function includes a 'Speed Profiles' tool which calculates the point on an ascent at which a climbing lane should be positioned. The program analyses the vertical alignment using an algorithm that takes power to mass ratio and the wind resistance of a design vehicle into account. It also allows for coasting due to gear changes and then suggests the positions of climbing lanes according to the loss of speed of the vehicle.



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.

Durban 26 - 30 May AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visit Charles
Johannesburg 3 - 5 June AllyCAD training Cameron
Durban 9 - 13 June Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain, Road, Sewer or Stormwater Andrew
Bloemfontein 9 - 13 June Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain, Road & Sewer Cameron
Johannesburg 9 - 13 June AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visit Charles
Cape Town 17 - 24 June Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain, Road, Sewer, Stormwater and Water Brett Pureveen
Cape Town 25 - 26 June Advanced Road training Brett Pureveen
Birmingham, UK 13 - 21 June AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visit Reece
Nelspruit 23 - 26 June AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visit Charles
Johannesburg 23 June - 1 July Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain, Road, Sewer, Stormwater and Water Cameron


    Best Regards,
    The Knowledge Base Team


Tech Tip


The Template Editor
(updated in version 6.5)

This Tech Tip explains the new enhancements made to the Template Editor.


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Customer Showcase


Kevin Siebert
Bau-afrika, Cape Town

Structural Engineering


Kevin Siebert recalls the early years at Bau-afrika when the organization operated in the humble confines of the company Directors garage. Today, eleven years later, the company has an established brand and a staff complement of 10 key personnel. Kevin's eight-year stay at this dynamic organization has seen him progress from a senior technician to become an Associate in 2005. Read more..

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Outsourcing Service

    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.

Civil Designer Support


International Support Centre

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International: +27 21 7011850

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Support & Development


Annual Upgrade and Support Agreements

Support Contracts are charged at 13% of the product purchase price and guarantee latest 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 v6.5
    Build 5 (28/03/2008)
  • Civil Designer v6.4
    Build 13 (18/02/2008)


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