Department of Civil and Chemical Engineering

Mr JP Jooste

College of Science, Engineering and Technology
School of Engineering
Department: Civil and Chemical Engineering
Senior Lecturer
Tel: 011 471 3667


  • BTech (Civil Structural)
  • MSc (Civil Engineering)

Fields of academic interests

Research Interest

  • Concrete
  • Self-compacting concrete
  • Rheology
  • Work integrated learning

Field of Specialisation

  • Concrete
  • Self-compacting concrete
  • Civil and Structural engineering drawing

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

Professional Affiliation

  • Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA)
  • South African Institute of Civil Engineers (SAICE)
  • Institute of Concrete Technology (ICT)


Short Biography

Petrus is a senior lecturer in Civil Engineering, College of Engineering and Technology (CSET), University of South Africa (UNISA). He is responsible for lecturing Civil and Structural engineering drawing and Work integrated learning. Before joining Unisa he was the training manager at the Cement and Concrete institute where he obtained the Diploma in Advanced Concrete Technology. He obtained his MSc under the supervision of Prof Ballim at Wits University in 2006. The topic of the Thesis is, Approaches to Mix Design and Measurement of Workability for Self-Compacting Concrete. He is registered as a Professional Engineering Technologist with ECSA.

Selected Publications

  • Jooste, J.P. and Ballim, Y. Self-Compacting Concrete: Technology Development and Measurement of Workability, Paper presented at the Conference: Developing Concrete to Serve Practical Needs, Midrand, South Africa, 13-14 October 2004, pp 207-222.
  • Jooste, J.P. and Fanourakis, G.F. Self-Compacting Concrete: The South African Experience, Paper presented at the Second North American Conference on the Design and Use of Self-Consolidating Concrete, Chicago, Illinois, 30 October – 2 November 2005.
  • Jooste, J.P. and Fanourakis, G.F. Fly Ash: An Important Ingredient in Self-Compacting Concrete, Paper presented at the International Conference on Coal Ash, A Valuable Recourse, CSIR, Pretoria, South Africa, 2 - 4 October 2006.
  • Jooste, J.P. and Ballim, Y. Self-Compacting Concrete in South Africa, 7th International Congress, CONCRETE: CONSTRUCTION’S SUSTAINABLE OPTION, Dundee, Scotland 8-10 July 2008.