SAICE accredits unique AfriSam course with CPD points

13 January 2014

A course on good concrete practices and cement manufacturing devised by AfriSam has been qualified by the South African Institute of Civil Engineers (SAICE) to be presented as part of its CPD (Continuous Personal Development) initiative. The new course was reviewed by an external academic and accredited with 0.4 CPD points.

Mike McDonald, AfriSam product manager, says the new course is a first for the South African engineering world in that it is the first time an industry role player has offered a course of this calibre to the professional engineering fraternity free of charge.

“We recognise the need to invest the knowledge we’ve accumulated in these fields into the professional arena where it will best impact current and future industry standards,” he comments. “This is solid, hard-won technical know-how that we want to add to the industry’s knowledge base. We aim to present the course on a monthly basis at company sites and invite interested parties to contact us to make the necessary arrangements.”

The four-hour concrete practices and cement manufacturing course is primarily aimed at architects, quantity surveyors and civil engineers and will be presented to groups of between seven and 20 people. Course content includes cement specifications, concrete technology, durability issues and a look at the cement manufacturing process.

For more information or to book this course, contact Amit Dawneerangen on telephone number 011 758 6000 or email [email protected].

More information from Maxine Nel, Tel: +27(0)11 670 5893 /

SAICE ACCREDITS AFRISAM COURSE PIC 01 : A picture of the iconic Alexander Forbes head office in Sandton, an eight-storey environmentally-responsible building, constructed using innovative concrete technology.

SAICE ACCREDITS AFRISAM COURSE PIC 02 : Mike McDonald, manager of AfriSam’s Centre of Product Excellence.

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