The Concrete Institute (TCI) recently announced that Prof Mark Alexander, who retired from the Department of Civil Engineering at UCT in 2015, will be editing the 10th edition of the world-renowned ‘’concrete bible’’, Fulton’s Concrete Technology.Mark has been very involved in lecturing for the Advanced Concrete Technology course presented by the TCI’s School of Concrete Technology since the early 1990s and according to the managing director of TCI, Bryan Perrie, he has all the credentials for the new revision of what is widely regarded as the definitive handbook on concrete technology.

“Mark was chairman of the TCI’s forerunner, the Cement & Concrete Institute, from 2011 to 2013 and he has been heavily involved in writing and reviewing chapters of Fulton’s Concrete Technology. He was first involved in the sixth edition of the reference book in 1986. TCI is therefore proud to announce that Mark has agreed to edit the 10th edition of Fulton’s which we hope to publish in 2018,” says Bryan.

Bryan paid a special TCI tribute to him at an international symposium, The Mark Alexander Symposium, in Cape Town in mid-November 2016. The symposium was attended by delegates from five continents who came to South Africa to celebrate Prof Alexander’s immense role in the development of concrete technology globally.

“TCI would like to thank Mark for his contribution to concrete technology research in South Africa and internationally, as well as his support of the Institute over many years. TCI wishes him well with his retirement – a stage of his life that promises to keep him busier than ever,” said Bryan.

For more information, contact The Concrete Institute on +27 (11) 315 0300 or via www.theconcreteinstitute.org.za.