• how to become a civil engineer in South Africa
    How to Become a Civil Engineer in South Africa

    Do you have a passion and interest in the construction of large-scale structures? Have you decided that you’d like to become a civil engineer but aren’t quite sure what exactly it is that you need to do to become one? At Rumdel we give priority to two main......

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    Overcoming Obstacles from Tetyana to Sitebe Komkulu

    As a multidisciplinary civil engineering construction company with experience in delivering complex projects, we were confident in our capacity to take on the upgrading of the National Route N2, Section 18, from Tetyana (KM24) to Sitebe Komkulu (KM41) – a project worth R650 million. Coming......

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    South African Mega Bridges Set to Boost Tourism

    Image: highestbridges.com Tourism in South Africa accounts for nearly 3% of our real gross domestic product (GDP), which equates to around R140 billion per year. Additionally, direct employment from this sector accounts for 4.2% of total employment in South Africa, creating a few hundred thousand......

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    SA’s First Plastic Roads and the Way Forward for Our Country

    Image: averda.co.za Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal have led the way in eco-friendly infrastructure. Consequently, the paving of South Africa’s roads using plastic waste is starting to look more realistic. This is particularly exciting, given the fact that – according to the South African Road Federation......

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    The World’s 3 Largest Roads That Have Transformed Economies

    Image courtesy of Lonely Planet 10-15min Read Roads have been integral to a country’s economy, from as early as the emergence of the Roman Empire, who built and impressive 382 great roads, to the ancient Chinese trade route, known as the Silk Road, linking China......

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    Making Inroads with New Road Materials

    15min read SUMMARY   Recycled plastic is being added into traditional road building processes.   The PlasticRoad project is using pre-fabricated sections of recycled plastic to build roads that are easy to construct.   A substance called Bio-Bitumen has been developed, which could replace traditional,......

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    Engineering Insights: A Glimpse into the Future of Civil Engineering

      As one of the branches of engineering that deals with large-scale structures, such as roads, bridges and buildings, civil engineering has produced some incredible infrastructure. Just look at the Burj Khalifa – one of the world’s tallest skyscrapers, located in Dubai. With a height......

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    Enhancing Road Safety Through Civil Engineering

    Over the festive season, there is an inarguable increase in motor vehicle accidents as South African citizens spend more time on the road, travelling to see family or friends or venturing to their favourite holiday resorts. As claimed by the Road Traffic Management Corporation, the......

  • A Closer Look At Quantity Surveying

    The world of civil engineering and construction is one that houses many different and diverse roles within its walls. This month we’re taking a closer look at quantity surveyors; who they are, what they do within the civil engineering world, plus this career choice proves......

  • Award Winning Project with the Umgeni Road Interchange

    Travel time to and form work is a major concern for all. When we were awarded the contract to upgrade the Umgeni Road interchange, located on the N2 and M19 intersection in KwaZulu Natal, we knew this would be one for the books.   The......