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St Helena Airport, GeoZone GeoServices, Sisgeo Geotechnical Instrumentation

The Opening of St Helena Airport

The inaugural commercial flight landed on at the new airport in St Helena on the 14th October 2017.  We here at the GeoZone are particularly interested in the island as we sent a crew to install instruments in the massive fill embankment in 2013 and 2014.  Needless to say we are delighted that the issues […]

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GeoZone, Rock Africa, Geology, Geotechnics, Geological Resource Evaluation, Due Diligence, Jorc, Engineering Geology, Rock Engineering, Rockfall Protection Systems, Mining Codes of Practice, Hydrogeology, Rock Mechanics, Geobrugg, Sisgeo, Geotechnical Instrumentation, Instrumentation, High wall, Section 54, Department of Mineral Resources, Gerald Allan Davie, Lindi Fryer, Professor Soga, Crossrail, geotechnical instrumentation

Professor Soga and the Crossrail Link

Professor Soga and the Crossrail Link What is it with this instrumentation thing?  I was in Pretoria last week listening to Professor Kenichi Soga talk about geotechnical monitoring.  Although now based at the University of California, Berkeley, he was previously based at Cambridge University for 22 years.  Californian sunshine apparently was the draw, certainly not […]

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Professor Soga, Jennings Memorial Lecture, Geotechnical Instrumentation

Instrumentation and the 15th Jennings Memorial Lecture

Instrumentation and the 15th Jennings Memorial Lecture Well, 2017 is in full swing and it has been a busy year so far here at the GeoZone.  We closed off last year on a high note – busy until the very last, and prices in for the upgrade of Kariba and the raising of the Clanwilliam […]

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Geology, Geotechnics and The Concept of Work

I have been wrestling with this one for some time now. Thanks to an incredibly difficult period in my personal life last year which was the culmination of four years of stress due to a family health issue, exacerbated by the pressures of work and managing staff, I began to wonder what life was all […]

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