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Site surveying, soil mechanics, earthworks and foundations BY CORRESPONDENCE Presenter: Joost Hogewoning

Oct 21, 2021 @ 8:00 am - Nov 4, 2021 @ 8:00 am


1.     Basic principles of surveying sites. Types of measurements, reading SG diagrams, angles of direction, co-ordinates, slopes and contours, triangulation of positions.

2.     Soil structure and earthworks. Types of soil and properties, angles of repose (refractory index), excavations and deep trenching, cut & fill, retaining walls.

3.     Foundation design. Historic and modern types, shallow foundations and mixes, strength and testing of concrete, construction of strip footings, reinforcing, solutions for poor soil conditions and remedial work on foundations.

4.     Historical overview of architecture in the early Cape. Cultural origins, the first buildings and methods, building materials used, structures and plan-layouts, development of the cape Dutch style.

Venue : ONLINE VIA Correspondence
Dates of Workshop:

Registration and payment: on or before 15 October 2021
Starting date:  21 October 2021  
Closing date for submission of course:  04 November 2021

The aim of this CPD event is to equip designers with a basic knowledge of disciplines involved at the start of a project which are not often taught, but are of special value to the designer. Although it is basic in approach, it could serve as a refresher for those designers with higher formal training as well. The CPD will also give a better understanding of the surveyor and engineer’s disciplines on site.This CPD will address the basic principles of surveying sites, and understanding soil properties and dynamics underlying SANS 10400 Parts F, G and H as well as SANS 2001: CM2. It will also give a short overview of the beginnings of architecture in South Africa.

Cost of workshop
R960, non SAIBD members
R840, SAIBD members (fully paid up members only)
NOTE: Cancellations/refunds will only be accepted a week prior to the set date.  Should no cancellation be received within this period, no refunds will be made for non-attendance

CPD Category: 1                    CPD Credits: 1.5

  •  Refunds for non-completion of the course, once commenced, is not allowed
  • Certificates of attendance will be issued 14 days after the event.  Should you not receive a copy of your certificate after the 14 days, kindly email our office.
  • Requests for certificates for courses completed in previous years will incur a cost of R100,00 per certificate.

Banking details/ booking details or other important information
SAIBD, Standard Bank
Acc. no: 051 406 500
Durban North,
Branch code : 042 826
(Please use “202123” and your SURNAME as reference)


Oct 21, 2021 @ 8:00 am
Nov 4, 2021 @ 8:00 am
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Rehana Gaffar
031 202 4726
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