The IMESA 2011 Conference and Expo
It was great to see many of you at the IMESA 2011 expo and for us to catch up with existing clients and meet new faces. IMESA is always one of the enjoyable civil engineering events of the year. As always the competition was enjoyed by all and congratulations to the winners.

The Gautrain Technical tour was a great idea and much appreciated. It makes us proud to know that Civil Designer (our infrastructure design package) was used for a large portion of it by HHO. You can read up on the showcase story if you have not already read it:
www.civildesigner.com/showcase/hho/gautrain.asp

We look forward to seeing you next year at the 2012 conference.



Should you have any further queries about Civil Designer or AllyCAD that you wish to discuss with one of our account managers, do not hesitate to contact us at info@knowbase.co.za.


Build 9 plus Hotfix released for 2011
Make sure you are using the latest version of AllyCAD 2011 and download the Build 9 Update and Hotfix which optimises 2011 through numerous bug fixes and improvements to the software. You can download this from our updates page. Please ensure that you install the Build 9 Update prior to the Hotfix!
http://www.allycad.com/Downloads/Updates.asp


20% off training for groups of 8
ALLYCAD & CIVIL DESIGNER TRAINING SPECIAL

We are doing an end of financial year special from November 2011 to February 2012. If you book 8 people on training we will give you a 20% discount off the total cost! That amounts to a huge saving to ensure that your team is ready to tackle 2012. Make sure you get hold of us soon to take up this offer so that we can slot you in. This offer is valid for training at one of our venues or at your office.

Knowledge Base training further awards you CPD points as well as a portion of it being claimable from your SETA.

Invest in training for 2012
NOW IS THE TIME TO OPTIMISE YOUR SKILLS

With all the proposed infrastructure spend for 2012, now is the time to invest in your software expertise and efficiency.

Our specialised courses are conducted at the Knowledge Base training centres in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban. We also offer focused in-house 'project training' where tuition is conducted on your premises and where specific trouble shooting areas within your organisation are addressed. This method of instruction allows the delegate to explore the program's full capabilities within the context of existing in-house projects.

Teaching methods include one-on-one tuition in a class of not more than 8 delegates to facilitate greater interaction between the delegate and the trainer. The learner-centred approach has been designed to orientate and equip delegates with the necessary skills to contribute to improved work efficiency through enhanced application of the software.

Contact one of the training co-ordinators:

Shantell     +27 (0)21 701-1850
Western Cape / Eastern Cape / Northern Cape / International (Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia, America)

Barbara     +27 (0)11 675 3959
Gauteng / Limpopo / North West Province / International (Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia, America)

Nalini         +27 (0)31 566 3323
Kwa-Zulu Natal / Free State / Mpumalanga / International (Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia, America)

Outstanding Training Reviews 

 Number of Clients Trained (last 5 years)
 Delegates trained  3459
 Companies/municipalities trained  507
 
 Delegates Ratings of Benefit of Course
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 Delegates who gave a rating of 4/5     (Good)  18%
 Delegates who gave a rating of 3/5     (Okay)  1%
 Delegates who gave a rating of 2/5     (Below Average)  0%
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Till our next quarterly newsletter,

The Knowledge Base Team

 
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