Engineering graduate takes third place in 2023 SAICE National IP Showdown

A graduate of the Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering at Stellenbosch University (SU) recently came third in the South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) 2023 National IP Showdown. SAICA joined forces with leading universities nationwide to recognise excellence amongst civil engineering students for their research efforts.

Etienne-Pierre Skein, who graduated in 2022, presented his final year research project on the “Development of a High Modulus Concrete for 3D-Printing Applications”.

About this achievement, he says:

“I am very grateful to have represented Stellenbosch University and won third place at the 2023 SAICE IP Showdown! Thank you to SAICE and all the sponsors for giving us the opportunity to share our research and innovation and help push the boundaries of the Civil Engineering industry!

“Congratulations to my fellow winners, Bukani Ndebele and Herbert Nyoni, and a huge thank you to my study supervisor Dr Jacques Kruger, for his incredible guidance and wisdom he provided me throughout my research period, without which I would not have been able to achieve this. The future of 3D-printed concrete and innovation in construction is looking bright,” he adds.

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📸 – Etienne-Pierre Skein (center) proudly accepts his award at the 2023 SAICE National IP Showdown.