Geotechnical Engineering

Geotechnical Engineering

Jones & Wagener has a dedicated team of highly qualified geotechnical practitioners with access to more than 50 years of experience across South and Southern Africa.

Our engineers and engineering geologists work closely together to develop cost effective, innovative, relevant and ‘constructible’ solutions for our clients and as a service to other divisions in Jones & Wagener.

Industry sectors and key clients

We conduct geotechnical investigations and produce geotechnical designs for developers and owners, other consultants and for construction contractors in the mining, industrial and commercial sectors.

Leading the field

Jones & Wagener has set geotechnical standards of best practice in South Africa.

  • We have steered the development of industry codes and standards
    › SAICE Lateral Support Code
    › SAICE Site Investigation Code of Practice
    › SAICE Code of Practice for the Safety of Persons Working in Small Diameter Shafts and
      Test Pits for Civil Engineering Purposes
    › SAIEG Guidelines for Soils and Rock Logging in South Africa
  • › SANS 207: The design and construction of reinforced soils and fills
    › SANS10160-5: Basis of structural design and actions for buildings; Part 5: Basis for geotechnical
      design and actions
  • We keep abreast of the latest developments, technologies and methodologies
    Knowledge sharing: presenting papers at local and international seminars and conferences
    Higher education: lecturing, mentoring and examining of post-graduates
  • We are active participants in professional bodies
    › ISSMGE: board and technical committees
    › SAICE: and its technical divisions and editorial panel
    › ECSA: investigating committee
    › SANS : technical committees and sub-committees.
Download Geotechnical Capability Statement
CESANOSAISO 9001