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Tech Talks

The IStructE Southern African Regional Group host technical talks once a month.

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Technical Talk 8 2022
“New Ashton Arch, Western Cape, South Africa: Design And Construction Aspects”
Presenters: Kaboyamodimo Nare and Rodney Kayonga
Technical Talk 7 2022
“Influence of Geometry on the Dynamic Behaviour of Steel Tubular Towers for Onshore Wind Turbines”
Presenters: Kaylee Folster and Kenny Mudenda
Technical Talk 6 2022
“Embodied Carbon in Africa: Project carbon calculations, local factors and a way forward. ”
Presenters: Alex Strachan, Fiona Carr, Omorinola Akeredolu-Ale, Suvarna Maharaj and Tessa Brunette.
Technical Talk 5 2022
“The Structural Engineer’s role in addressing Climate Change and Embodied Carbon – Part 1”
Presenter: Will Arnold from the Institute of Structural Engineers (London)
Technical Talk 4 2022
“ Concrete Durability and Performance-based Mix Design for Concrete Structures”

Presenter: Prof. Mike Otieno
Technical Talk 3 2022
“ The Design of Post-Fixed Anchors”

Presenter: Kevin Owen
Technical Talk 2 2022
“ Failure Analysis versus the Design Process part 3”

Presenter: Amanuel Gebremeskel
Technical Talk 1 2022
 “ Failure Analysis versus the Design Process part 2”

Presenter:  Prof. Alex Elvin
Technical Talk 7 2021
“Net zero carbon in South Africa, What is the role to be played by the Structural Engineer”

Presenter: Georgina Smit (Green Building Council of South Africa)
Technical Talk 6 2021
“Introduction to Computational Engineering”

Presenter: Peter Debney
Technical Talk 5 2021
”Professionals Listing and Engineering Work Identification – What does this entail for the Structural Engineer?”
Presenter: Dr. Ron Watermeyer.
Technical Talk 4 2021
” Failure Analysis versus the Design Process ” 
Presenters: Prof. Alex Elvin and Amanuel Gebremeskel.
Technical Talk 3 2021
“Fundamentals of Structural Fire Engineering” 

Presenter: Prof Richard Walls.
Technical Talk 2 2021
“Mass Timber and the Structural Engineer in South Africa”

Presenter: Chris Greensmith