The Concrete Institute’s School of Concrete Technology will present one of its most important training courses for experienced construction personnel in Midrand, Cape Town and Durban in October and November this year.

John Roxburgh, senior lecturer at the School of Concrete Technology. Image credit: TCI

John Roxburgh, senior lecturer at the School of Concrete Technology. Image credit: TCI

The SCT30 ‘Concrete Technology’ five-day course, with laboratory sessions included, will be offered in Durban from October 14 to 18, Midrand from November 4 to 8, and in Cape Town from November 18 to 22.

John Roxburgh, senior lecturer at the School of Concrete Technology, says this intensive course – which earns five Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points – is aimed at civil and structural engineers, experienced technicians and technologists, and is an excellent medium for gaining detailed knowledge of how cement and concrete works. The course is also recommended for electrical, mechanical and mining engineers striving to meet their mining qualification requirements.

“There is an urgent need for engineers and experienced construction staff to have a greater knowledge of concrete technology but sadly there also seems to be an alarming sense of professional apathy about the qualities of the most abundantly used construction material in the world. Civil and structural engineers inevitably have to specify, design or deal with concrete building as part of their work and, as sustainability is now the watchword globally, they need to have in-depth knowledge of concrete technology,” Roxburgh states.

The SCT30 Concrete Technology course deals with subject such as:

  • Properties of concrete at various stages;
  • Mix design and mixes for specialised applications;
  • Cement and cementitious aggregates, extenders, and admixtures;
  • Concrete mix design, production, curing, transport, and protection;
  • Formwork and reinforcement;
  • Sand-cement mixes;
  • Concrete joints, defects, repairs, placing and compaction;
  • Temperature’s effect on concrete; and
  • Off-shutter and architectural finishes.

For more information about the course presentations in Gauteng, the Cape and KZN, e-mail or phone 011 315 0300 or visit