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Welcome to the online home of the Concrete Society of Southern Africa NPC

– your unique Concrete Community!

 The Concrete Society of Southern Africa NPC (CSSA) is registered as a non-profit organisation 
which promotes excellence and innovation in the use of concrete and related products and services.
The Society also provides a forum for networking and technology transfer between its members and 
local and international affiliates.

What we do...In a nutshell

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We promote excellence and innovation in the use and design of concrete and provide a forum for networking for the sharing of knowledge and information of concrete 
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 We are a community of individual, like-minded professionals  who keep ourselves up to date with the latest technology and thinking in concrete-related matters
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 We create business opportunities for our Company Members through exposure to the built environment and networking with industry decision-makers

Membership options are available which offer unique benefits to all those interested in, or having a passion for Concrete.
Read about the many activities  and  services that we offer to members, and if you wish to join us.

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    • Networking with colleagues and clients
    • Discounts on ECSA fees (Engineers)
    • Receive information of latest technology
    • Earn CPD points
    • Own regional programme of events
    • Extensive exposure to the built environment sector
    • Platform for company communication programme
    • Ability to display products and services at events
    • Keep key staff technically aware and up-to-date
    • Use of Concrete Society logo on Company promotional material
    • Access to Members’ Only service on the website
    •  Discount on seminar fees
    • Receive information of latest technology
    • Being part of a concrete community keeping in touch with industry
    • Keep up to date on latest technology and practice
    • Students
    • Participation in Society’s student activities
    • Networking with students of other academic institutions
    • Linking students seeking employment with the industry

Open Access Technical Papers

Terms of use:

These are original scientific papers published in Concrete Beton, journal of the Concrete Society of Southern Africa. Note that full copyright of this publication belongs to the Concrete Society of Southern Africa NPC. Journal Contact Details: PO Box 75364 Lynnwood Ridge Pretoria, 0040 South Africa +27 12 348 5305 admin@concretesociety.co.za, website www.concretesociety.co.za 


 Date Issue Author/s TitleDownload Paper
 2017  148 G P A G van Zijl, A J Badenhorst Cyclic delamination failure in CFRP- strengthened reinforced concrete beams   PDF document [5,8MB] 
 2016  147 M Loseby, M G Alexander, H Beushausen The influence of aggregate grading on concrete potential durability and penetrability   PDF document [2,7MB] 
 2016  146 J Malherbe, J Wium An economic evaluation methodology to compare the use of self-compacting concrete with normal compacting concrete   PDF document [7,6MB] 
 2016  144 S O Ekolu, S Diop, F Azene Properties of pervious concrete for hydrological applications   PDF document [5,9MB] 
 2015  142 Jin Zang, G P A G van Zijl Developing non-heat treated UHPC with local materials   PDF document [14,9MB] 
 2014  139/140 D M Boakye, H C Uzoegbo Assessment of concrete pulverised with copper Slag as partial replacement of cement   PDF document [3,8MB] 
 2014  138 C Barnardo-Viljoen, K K Mensah, J V Retief, J A Wium, G P A G van Zijl Background to the Draft SA National Standard for the design of water retaining structures   PDF document [1,1MB] 
 2013  135 D de Klerk, J A Wium Precast Concrete Construction of Schools in South Africa   PDF document [6,9MB] 
 2013  134 G W Nganga, S M Gouws The Oxygen Permeability Index Test: Its Application and Addressing the Variability Issue   PDF document [3,4MB] 
 2013  133 Dr Peter C Taylor, PE (IL) New Technologies for Sustainable Concrete   PDF document [2,2MB] 
 2012  132 E P Kearsley, H F Mostert The Use of Recycled Building Materials As Aggregate for Concrete    PDF document [2,2MB] 
 2012  131 R Combrinck, William P Boshoff  Plastic Shrinkage Cracking in Conventional Concrete and Low Volume Polymeric Fibre Reinforced Concrete    PDF document [3,8MB] 
 2012  130 A E Bruedern, M V Mechtcherine, W Kurtz, F Jurisch  Self-Compacting Lightweight Aggregate Concrete for Composite Slabs    PDF document [2,8MB] 
 2011  129 D Feys, G De Schutter, R Verhoeven  Influence of Pumping on the Fresh Properties of Self-Compacting Concrete    PDF document [2,6MB] 
 2011  128 Hans-Dieter Beushausen, R Wainwright A Market Review on the Use of Structural Precast Concrete in South Africa    PDF document [3,9MB] 
 2011  127 J V Retief, P E Dunaiski  The New South African Loading Code SANS 10160    PDF document [3,6MB] 
 2010  126 V Slowik, M Schmidt  Early Age Cracking and Capillary Pressure-Controlled Concrete Curing    PDF document [3,0MB] 
 2010  125 S P Shah  Controlling Properties of Concrete through Nanotechnology    PDF document [3,1MB] 
 2010  124 C Soranakom, B Mobasher  Flexural Design of Fibre-Reinforced Concrete    PDF document [4,6MB] 

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AfriSam is one of the most widely spread construction materials groups in the southern African region, with operations in South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland. The company has a total annual cement production capacity of 5.8 million tons 
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