Concrete knowledge put to the test in the Inland Branch
The Inland Branch once again held their popular Concrete Quiz Night at Ridgeback’s in Centurion, Pretoria in October 2019. There were 12 teams of four contestants each, comprising consulting engineers, laboratory specialists, technical specialists, ready mix specialists, admixture specialists, contractors and university students All were concrete lovers who battled it out, answering questions based on content from the Concrete Society website (www.concretesociety.co.za), Fulton’s Concrete Technology Edition 9, with the rest being general knowledge.
This year a Halloween theme was featured, and the vibe was ‘spooky’ right from the start, with the participants dressing up and blending in well with the ‘spooky’ décor. Participants exchanged good banter even before the competition began, and then continued throughout the evening.
Answer sheets were handed in after each category was finished, and committee members managed the scores as well as acting as referees on the night. There was a good mix of questions and lots of exposure for the Society and concrete in general. Teams were able to buy clues for themselves (R100) or for all to hear (R50).
• Genera Knowledge
• Multiple Choice
• Rapid Fire
• Identify the Project
• True or false
The best dressed team was judged by committee members and presented with a prize.
Jaco du Plessis, committee member of the Inland Branch acted as the Quiz Master and good fun was had by all with networking and transfer of knowledge being key outcomes from the event. The Inland Branch Chairperson Tina Coetzee thanked all the entrants for their support and the committee for their hard work in organising the event. Special thanks went to Go-Consult who sponsored the beautiful concrete exposed ‘Lumintech’ (glow in the dark) aggregate trophy and AfriSam and Doka who sponsored hampers with goodies.
Congratulations to the winning team ‘Whiskeypedia’ from Go- Consult, who subsequently handed their trophy to the runner-up team ‘Cores and Cubes’ – the CSSA Board team.