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09 November 2006 
 

Knowledge Base Company News

 
 

EXCLUSIVE COMPANY INTERVIEW IN SAICE MAGAZINE

Watch out for the Nov / Dec issue of the SAICE Civil Engineering magazine for a feature article detailing the history and evolution of Civil Designer and AllyCAD which includes an exclusive interview with CEO Vincent Bester (pp 5 & 6).

THE KNOWLEDGE BASE TRAINING ACADEMY

Knowledge Base is currently receiving applications for its new Academy Learnership programme which is due to be launched next year. The Learnership has been designed to address the critical shortage of engineering and Design skills facing our country and

will equip previously disadvantaged school and college leavers with the skills they need to launch themselves into a successful civil engineering or design industry career path.

The Academy will provide outcomes based training across a broad range of technical drawing skills. It will also include an introduction to civil engineering principles, and cover life skills designed to provide the foundations necessary to achieve success in a Civil Engineering and Design industry career. On completion of the year's instruction, Knowledge Base Recruitment will assist graduates to source permanent employment at leading civil engineering consulting companies.

For more information on the Knowledge Base Academy School, or if you would like to nominate a candidate to join the programme, please contact our Educational Trainer, Brett Murray, on (021) 701-1850 or email brettm@knowbase.co.za.

 

 

Product News 

 
 

ESTIMATING WATER DEMANDS

Civil Designer's Water Module allows users to establish water demands accurately and efficiently.

In residential areas, demands can be established according to stand areas, while reticulation pipelines are fairly evenly distributed along the area.

When demands are distributed in the Water module, it is only necessary to establish total demand in the network using a number of people and per capita demand, or measured consumption for existing networks using the menu option 'Adjust Demands' in the Data menu. Choose the option 'Demand to distribute (l/s)' and enter the appropriate amount. The program will now automatically assign demands for each node proportionally to the lengths of the adjoining pipes.

In certain cases, certain parts of the network can have different per area demands. This is the case with low-income suburbs located next to a high-income area. In these instances, total demands should be established individually for each part of the network and the appropriate pipes and nodes should be selected. When you check the box 'Selected area only' the software will distribute only the entered demand to the selected part of the network. This procedure can be repeated for further parts of the network. Additional demands for schools, shops etc should be manually entered afterwards.

Assigning water demands in the Water Module saves arduous work, and allows you to focus on effective infrastructure design.

 

 

Civil Designer Support & Development

 
 

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 versions with the latest functionality.

LATEST UPDATES FROM THE DEVELOPMENT TEAM

SHIPPING NOW: CIVIL DESIGNER 6.4

Here are the latest downloads available on the updates page:

  • Civil Designer v6.4
    Build 3 (23/10/2006)
  • Civil Designer v6.3
    Build 29 (11/07/2006)
  • Civil Designer v6.3
    Help file Update (14/05/2004)
  • Civil Designer v6.3
    Hasp Driver Update (18/08/2005)
 

 

Training & Visits

 
 

CIVIL DESIGNER TRAINING CONTACT DETAILS

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
Johannesburg 10 Nov AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits Charles
Johannesburg 10 - 13 Nov Civil Designer training: Sewer, Stormwater and Water Cameron
East London 13 - 16 Nov AllyCAD In-House training for Buffalo City Municipality Solly
East London 13 - 17 Nov Civil Designer In-House training for Civil and Structures Cedric
George 13 - 15 Nov AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits Reece
Durban 20 - 24 Nov AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits David
Johannesburg 20 - 24 Nov AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits Charles
Nelspruit 20 - 23 Nov Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain and Road Cedric
Polokwane 20 - 24 Nov Civil Designer training for CDM Cameron

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

 

 

In this issue...

Knowledge Base Training Academy

Estimating Water Demands

Top Civil Engineering Candidates

Latest Plotter Prices




Customer Showcase

 
 

Deon Viljoen
SMV Consulting Engineers
Amidst Political Change

 

THREE wise men joined forces ten years ago to start SMV Consulting Engineers amidst the political change and transformation in South Africa. Today, the joint directors AA Sebego, HM Maloka and Deon Viljoen are proud shareholders of a company that has excelled in exceptional service delivery and undisputable quality.  read more
 




Bureau Service

 
    Bureau assists companies to complete specialised projects on time.
 


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




Top Civil Engineering Candidates

 
  Knowledge Base Recruitment
 


Knowledge Base Recruitment has gained the support of civil engineering firms nationwide through its efforts to address the massive skills shortages affecting the industry and as a result of its integrity-centered conduct.

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

Candidate 992

Environmental Scientist with 2 years experience in Environmental Impact Assessments. Seeks position nationally

Candidate 844

Civil Engineer with 13 years experience in structural engineering. Design and supervision of building works. Proficient in Prokon, AutoCAD and FloorCAD

Candidate 993

Senior Structural Engineer with wide experience on the design and supervision of civil and structural engineering. His experience includes work on reinforced concrete, timber and steel structures and also civil projects. Proficient in AutoCAD 2006 and other packages

Candidate 880

BSc Civil Engineer seeks a position within general project management, planning, design and operation and maintenance of urban and rural water supply systems. Strong team leadership skills on large international projects. Seeks position in Bloemfontein

Candidate 994

Civil Engineer with BSc Civil Engineering and 28 years experience in construction, supervision of concrete face of dam, quality program and communication with contractor. Registered with ECSA and SAICE




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