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Roads, Stormwater Construction and Maintenance

Facilitated by Theuns Eloff

Accredited Live Interactive Webinar

Course Cost: ZAR 4499

The option to pay for this course in installments is available.

In 2023, we will start accommodating international professionals by offering course options in their local time zones based on location. For more information, go to the 'Request Quotation' page. 

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What's the importance of CPD Points and why should you earn them.

Tacit Skills offers courses that are accredited for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points, which are a way to measure and demonstrate your commitment to professional development. These points are often required by professional organizations and regulatory bodies to maintain your membership or certification. By completing CPD activities, such as taking courses, you can gain new skills, knowledge, and expertise that can help you perform your job duties more effectively and efficiently. Earning CPD points also shows that you are committed to staying current and engaged in your field, and can be used as evidence of ongoing learning when seeking promotions or new job opportunities. Overall, CPD points are an important tool for helping professionals maintain their competence and provide high-quality services.

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Why Evening Sessions

Tacitskills is a company that caters to busy professionals by offering live interactive courses that take place in the evenings between 19:00 and 22:00. This allows professionals to continue working on important projects during the day and complete the course in the evenings. To make the most of their time, the courses are split into 3 hour sessions per evening, rather than requiring professionals to take time off work to attend full-day training sessions. Tacitskills understands that times can be tough and is committed to accommodating professionals by working around their schedules.

Attending International Professionals

For international professionals attending our courses, we have taken timezone differences into consideration and designed a schedule based on your location to accommodate the time differences

About This Course

This course is accredited and approved by the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA). On completion professionals will earn 2 ECSA CPD Points. PMI Certificate holders will be eligible to claim 14 PDUs from the Project Management Institute (PMI) The course on Roads, Stormwater Construction and Maintenance covers a range of topics related to the construction and maintenance of roads and stormwater structures. In the first session, students will learn about the brief history of road building, the preconditions for road building and maintenance, the list of TRH, TMH and UTG documents, and a glossary of abbreviations. The second session covers the fundamentals of roads, including the role players in civil projects in South Africa and the design process and considerations.

The third session covers types of plant and equipment, including small plant and tools and construction equipment. The fourth session covers technical aspects of materials and roads, including terminology and standard units, types of materials for construction and maintenance, safety aspects of materials, basic material mechanics, quality assurance and testing, and the effect of weather on roads.

The fifth session covers the construction process, including reading from plans and drawings, visual assessment, clearing and grubbing, earthworks, layer works, services, confined and restricted areas, and water handling. The sixth session covers road management, including asset management, the Laffer curve, PMS, and maintenance types.

The seventh session covers the surfacing of roads, including general considerations, surface seals, other surface types, and reseal. The eighth session covers distress identification and repairs, including distress types, cracks, crack sealing, potholes and patches, deformation, rigid defects, surface enrichment treatments, shoulder maintenance, and a summary of the topics covered. The final session covers drainage and maintenance of stormwater structures, including stormwater design, stormwater maintenance, hydraulic structures, erosion protection, subsoil drains, and a summary of drainage maintenance.

Overall, this course provides a comprehensive overview of the principles and processes involved in constructing and maintaining roads and stormwater structures, and is important for anyone working in the construction industry who wants to gain a solid foundation in these areas

Obtain your certificate and differentiate yourself from others

Additionally, earning a certificate in Roads, Stormwater Construction and Maintenance can help you advance your career and potentially open up new job opportunities. Many employers prioritize hiring candidates with advanced training and certifications, and having a certificate in Roads, Stormwater Construction and Maintenance can make you a more attractive candidate for these positions. Overall, earning a certificate in Roads, Stormwater Construction and Maintenance can be a valuable investment in your career and can help you stand out to prospective employers.

A detailed look at the course contents that will be covered:

  • In Session 1, the Introduction to Roads, participants will learn about the history of road building and the preconditions necessary for road building and maintenance. They will also be introduced to a list of TRH, TMH, and UTG documents, as well as a glossary of terms and abbreviations that will be used throughout the course.

  • In Session 2, Roads Fundamentals, participants will learn about the role of various players in civil projects in South Africa, as well as the design process and considerations that go into building and maintaining roads.

  • Session 3 focuses on Types of Plant and Equipment, where participants will learn about the various types of small plant and tools, as well as construction equipment that are used in road building and maintenance.

  • In Session 4, Technical Aspects of Materials & Roads, participants will learn about the terminology and standard units used in the field, as well as the different types of materials that are used for construction and maintenance. They will also be introduced to the safety aspects of materials, basic material mechanics, quality assurance and testing, and the impact of weather on roads.

  • Session 5 covers The Construction Process, including topics such as reading from plans and drawings, visual assessment, clearing and grubbing, earthworks, layer works, services, working in confined and restricted areas, and water handling.

  • Session 6 discusses Road Management, including topics such as asset management, the Laffer curve, PMS (Performance Measurement System), and the different types of maintenance that are used to keep roads in good condition.

  • Session 7 focuses on Surfacing of Roads, including general information about different surface types, surface seals, reseals, and other surface treatments.

  • In Session 8, Distress Identification and Repairs, participants will learn about the different types of distress that can occur on roads, including cracks, potholes, deformation, and rigid defects. They will also learn about various repair techniques such as crack sealing, patching, and surface enrichment treatments, as well as shoulder maintenance.

  • Session 10 covers Drainage & Maintenance of Stormwater Structures, including topics such as stormwater design, stormwater maintenance, hydraulic structures, erosion protection, subsoil drains, and general drainage maintenance.

The future roads, stormwater construction, and maintenance in the Construction Industry and why this is an important skill to have

Roads and stormwater construction and maintenance are important for a number of reasons.

Firstly, roads play a vital role in connecting people and communities, facilitating the movement of goods and services, and supporting economic development. They also serve as a platform for various public services, such as public transportation and emergency response.

Stormwater construction and maintenance are important for managing and preventing flooding, protecting water quality, and reducing erosion and sedimentation. Effective stormwater management helps to protect public safety, minimize property damage, and preserve natural habitats.

Both roads and stormwater systems require ongoing maintenance to ensure that they remain in good condition and continue to serve their intended functions. This includes tasks such as regular inspections, repairs, and upgrades to maintain the structural integrity and safety of these systems.

In addition to the practical benefits, roads and stormwater systems also have social and cultural significance. They can shape the character and identity of a community, and serve as a source of pride and civic engagement.

Overall, roads, stormwater construction, and maintenance are essential for the functioning of modern societies, and play a crucial role in supporting the well-being and prosperity of communities.

Accreditation earned on completion of this course:

Earning ECSA CPD points is valuable for professionals in the construction industry as it demonstrates their commitment to staying current and continuing their professional development. By completing this course and earning ECSA CPD points, professionals can showcase their dedication to best practices and expertise in Lean and Agile Principles.


Upon completing this course, professionals will earn 2 ECSA Continuing Professional Development (CPD) point and 14 Project Management Institute (PMI) Professional Development Units (PDUs) for PMP certificate holders. 

Recordings of the live sessions will be made available for attending delegates who miss a session due to load shedding. Please note that the course live sessions must be attended in order to qualify for your certificate. Recordings are only for review purposes.

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What's included in this course


2 ECSA CPD Points

Upon successful completion of this course, professionals will be eligible to earn CPD points from the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA). These points are important for maintaining professional status and demonstrating a commitment to ongoing learning and development

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Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the course, you will earn a certificate that you can add to your portfolio and showcase to prospective companies looking to hire professionals. This certificate can demonstrate your skills and knowledge, and help you stand out in the job market.


Live Online Training

A live webinar training is an interactive course that is conducted online in real-time. It allows professionals to participate remotely and engage with the instructor and other attendees through audio, video, and text-based communication. This accredited course will provide attendees with 3 months of access to recordings for review purposes after the live session has ended

Instalment Option

The option to pay for this course in two installments is available for professionals. The full balance must be paid in full seven days prior to the start of the course. If the balance is not paid before the start of the course, the delegate will not be permitted to attend the course and no refunds will be issued. It is important to note that all installment options are non-refundable. Please note that the installment option is only valid for professionals who register for the course more than two months in advance. If you register for the course less than two months in advance and have only one month remaining until the start of the course, the installment option will not be available and you will need to pay the full price.


Your Instructor

Theuns Eloff

Theuns is a civil engineering graduate who started his career as a junior site agent with Raubex Construction. He worked his way up to the position of site agent, and eventually became one of the first site agents for an affiliate of Raubex called Road Mac Surfacing, where he worked on national road rehabilitation projects in South Africa. After four years with Raubex, Theuns joined Patula Construction, where he spent nine years and held various roles including safety officer, site agent, foreman, contracts manager, and quantity surveyor. In 2007, he started his own company called Construction Consultant, which focuses on helping develop small to medium-sized businesses in the construction industry. Since 2009, Theuns has worked as a presenter and facilitator for various organizations, including SAICE, Candidate Academy, EHI, ABC, Joshua West, Kurt Joshua, Amabhubesi, Umoja, Oxford Training, CPD Africa, DPWP Eastern Cape, Western Cape, and various municipalities. He has presented more than 500 courses on topics such as road construction, road maintenance, road rehabilitation, contract administration and management, pothole repairs, tendering, GCC, estimating and costing, SIPDM, planning, and tendering to over 8500 delegates in 15 countries. Theuns has also been a speaker at the African Roads Maintenance Seminar.

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Company Information

Tacit Skills is an registered CPD Accredited Training Provider

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CSD: 2022/568336/07

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