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Past Projects

Dams

  • Contractors engineering geologists for the Geotechnical investigation for the Katse Dam, Leotho Highlands Project.
  • Design of 13 metre high gravity concrete dam on Mkumbane River for C G Smith Sugar and 3 km pipeline.
  • Geotechnical investigation of 40m high Ngwadini Dam for Sappi Saiccor.
  • Geotechnical investigation of 20m high Mvutshini Dam for Ntingiwe Tea Estate.
  • Geotechnical investigation of 25m high Mudu Dam for Acuceira, Mozambique.
  • Geotechnical investigation of 20m high Reddinger Dam, Empangeni.
  • Geotechnical investigation of 20m high Mtsugwane Dam, Bergville.
  • Geotechnical investigation of 20m high Dalton Trust, Estcourt.
  • Geotechnical investigation of 25m high Umvoti Dam for Umgeni Water.
  • Geotechnical investigation of 20m high Pomeroy Dam, Dundee.
  • Geotechnical investigation of >20m high Lindequespruit Dam, Winterton
  • Geotechnical investigation of 20m high Hamasberg Dam, Kraskop.
  • Geotechnical investigation of 20m high Mngeni River Dam, Ulundi.
  • Geotechnical investigation of 20m high Maphomona Dam, Nongoma.
  • Design of ash disposal dams and pipeline systems at Sezela and Gledhow Sugar Mills.

Bridges

  • Founding conditions for the proposed Cornubia Interchange, Mt. Edgecombe.
  • Founding conditions for Millennium Bridge, Mt. Edgecombe.
  • Founding conditions or Nselini and Mkuze River Bridge crossings.
  • Founding conditions for Heatonville Railway crossing, R107 bridge.
  • Founding conditions Bivane River Bridge, Paulpietersburg.
  • Founding conditions Qwasha Bridge on White Umfolosi River.
  • Founding conditions for Sikwebezi River and Nsuze River Footbridges.
  • Founding conditions for Waaihoek Footbridge.
  • Founding conditions Mtubatuba and N2 bridge intersection.
  • Ifafa River Ward 9 bridge.
  • Founding conditions for Mkuze River – Makmela Road bridge, Louwsberg.
  • Founding conditions Nselini and N2 bridge intersection.

Tunnels

  • Detailed geotechnical investigation for the Durban Harbour Services tunnel.
  • Feasibility of tunnelling for Mkobeni Main Road 5 and design requirements for alternative 50 metres deep cutting in faulted Dwyka tillite bedrock.
  • Installation of shaft and tunnel stormwater drainage scheme on Bluff for City Engineer, Durban.
  • Investigation and advice on tunnelling conditions on new sewer through the Durban Berea.
  • Investigate and design of portals of Claremont and Emolweni Tunnels for Murray and Roberts Porr Joint Venture.
  • Stability investigation and tunnelling requirements for 22 km railway, Springfield to Inanda, for the South African Railways.

Slope Stability

  • Founding and stability for new National Road bypassing Fields Hill, Natal.
  • Geotechnical investigation of landslide Clare Estate.
  • Geotechnical investigation new National Road over Key Ridge, Natal.
  • Analysis of major landslides on South African Transport Services route north of Umgeni Station and feasibility of tunnel bypass.
  • Approximately 40 stability surveys per month for residential development in the Durban shale areas for sundry Clients.
  • Analysis, design and contract administration of reinstatement of Avoca High School landslide for the House of Delegates.
  • Geotechnical investigation, design and contract administration of the reinstatement of Key Ridge landslide for Department of Transport.
  • Geotechnical investigation and design of remedial works of numerous unstable fill embankments between Athlone and Hilton, Pietermaritzburg, for Department of Transport.

Identification and Development of Material Resources

  • Identify, investigate of gravel borrow pits Swaziland for Grinaker KZN.
  • Identify, investigate quarry material including borehole drilling and logging Swaziland for Grinaker KZN.
  • Assess road failure Nhlangan/Mantambe km 15+60-km15+840,Swaziland, for Grinaker KZN.
  • Geotechnical investigation for new road Gollel Swaziland.
  • Identify, investigate and contract administration of development of Goqokazi and Emachobeni Borrow Pits.
  • Identify, investigate and contract administration of development of Flanders borrow Pit for Moreland Developments.
  • Identify and investigate numerous rock quarries and borrow pits in KwaZulu Natal, Eastern Cape, Lesotho and Swaziland for various clients.
  • Geotechnical Investigation Phase 1B – Access Roads Lesotho Highlands Water Project including borrow pit and quarry identification.

Foundation Investigation & design

  • Foundation improvement at Port Shepstone for water storage dam
  • Foundation for new Ladybrand Hospital
  • Foundation Design for Kingsway Hospital Extensions
  • Geotechnical and founding investigations for Time Housing for developments in Umlazi, Kwa Mashu and Ottawa.
  • Geotechnical and founding investigations and design of foundations for Durban Corporation housing schemes CA.6, 7, 15, 21 and 23 at Phoenix.
  • Engineering geological and founding investigation of Illovo Development Project for Natal Provincial Administration.
  • Engineering geological and founding investigation at Waterloo for Natal Provincial Administration.
  • Geotechnical and founding investigation of Ottawa (Parkgate) for Rabie Properties.
  • Geotechnical and founding investigations and design of foundations for Delene Homes housing development at Kwa Mashu, Umlazi, Dundee, Nongoma, Ntuzuma and Kwa Ndengezi.
  • Geotechnical investigation and supervision for the proposed King Shaka International Airport, at La Mercy, Durban.
  • Geotechnical and founding investigations for New Standard Bank Headquarters Kingsmead Office Park.
  • Geotechnical and founding investigations for New Investech Head office, Umhlanga Rocks New Town Centre.
  • Geotechnical and founding investigations for the Pavilion Shopping Centre, Westville.
  • Geotechnical and founding investigations for the Liberty Mall Shopping Centre, Pietermaritzburg.
  • Geotechnical and founding investigations for the Waterfall Shopping Centre.
  • Geotechnical and founding investigations and supervision for the Sheffield Beach Shopping Centre.

Coastal Protection

  • Coastal Defence for Durban Beachfront Upgrade Phase 2 and 3, Ethekwini
  • Coastal Protection of various residential complexes; The Boardwalk, The Grange, Ballito Sands, Ballito Manor, 18 Kudu Road, 12 – 26 Eastmoor Crescent, 26 Homeford Drive 1 Greenpoint Road, 131A Greenpoint Road
  • Eden Island Mauritius, Feasibility only
  • Sia Sente Mozambique, Feasibility only

River Protection

  • Design review of erosion gulley measures, Kigali and Lubengera, Tanzania
  • Design of gulley rehabilitation measures, Uyo, Nigeria
  • Cascades River Protection, Cascades Office Park, Pietermaritzburg

Deep Excavations & Retaining Walls

  • Lateral support for 7.5m excavation, NMPP Spillbasin, Durban Port
  • Lateral Support for 12m excavation, New sewage Pumpstation, Durban Port
  • Design of 30m high Wall, Iduapriem, Ghana
  • Design of 23m high wall, Marikana, South Africa
  • Design of 14m high reinforced slope, Bridge City, Durban

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