GEOTECHNICAL CONSULTING & CONTRACTING SERVICES
GEOTECH SOLUTIONS AFRICA (Pty) Ltd or “GSA” in short as we are often referred to, was registered in 2014 with the intention of becoming a role player in the geotechnical engineering space within the South African construction industry.
Whilst continuing with their management and consulting services and with their goal still firmly set on becoming a major role player in the geotechnical industry, GSA stayed committed during this time and kept on investing in equipment as well as in highly skilled and experienced personnel, in order to empower themselves and to be ready to take on the world and the industry once the economy starts recovering and lifting its head again.
During this time GSA also started to tender on smaller geotechnical projects, mostly as subcontractors for larger and established contractors at first.
This quickly escalated to bigger things and bigger opportunities and we quickly found ourselves tendering on some of the bigger government tenders yielding very favorable results.
GSA is greatly specializing in slope stabilization and the installation of rock fall protection measures. The use of abseiling techniques and specialized drilling equipment enable us to operate at heights without any expensive access equipment or platforms required. Our aim is to assist Consulting Engineers and Clients in solving their unstable slope and / or rock fall problems with the fastest, most cost-effective solutions in the most professional manner possible.
Our first major geotechnical project with the new GSA team is situated in the Bainskloof Pass in the Western Cape Province. The contract entails the stabilization of existing failing slopes with the installation of rock fall protection netting, erosion control measures as well as soil and rock anchors.
The GSA management team consists of professionally registered as well as highly experienced individuals which collectively offers the industry in excess of 150 years of experience. The team is led by Pieter Pretorius who is a professionally registered Civil Engineer, and Hugo Terblanche who has entitled himself through many years of on site as well as management experience in both the civil and geotechnical engineering fields. Our compliment of experienced site managers has also been part of the team for the past 15 years, which greatly contributes to the effectiveness and the success of the company as a whole.
GSA strongly believes in versatility and therefore also offers design services, both internally as well as through our external design partners who has vast experience in the geotechnical engineering space.
Pieter Pretorius is responsible for our internal civil design work and project management, and is registered with the following Institutions:
The following external geotechnical consulting engineer’s assists us with design work on a regular basis:
Patrick Beales from AECOM Consulting Engineers.
Dr GV Price from Terreco Geotechnical.
Louis Melis from Melis & Du Plessis Consulting Engineers.