Contract to raise Hazelmere dam in South Africa approved – June 2015

Dr Devon Mothersille has been appointed lead consultant to Ingerop for the implementation of high capacity post-tensioned anchors used to support the upgrade of Hazelmere dam located near Durban, South Africa. Dr Mothersille attended the first meeting in Durban between consulting engineers, Ingerop, main contractor Group 5 and specialist sub-contractor SRG from Australia.
Photo: The Hazelmere dam project team at the office of Group 5 in Durban



Consulting engineers Ingerop strengthen collaboration with SBMA Ltd/Geoserve Global Ltd – June 2015

Dr Devon Mothersille joined a delegation from South African consulting engineers, Ingerop at the offices of structural engineers Rendel (formerly High Point Rendel) in London. The French owned company Ingerop have recently acquired Rendel and this has created interesting business opportunities for all parties concerned.





Photo: Mr Ian Fitz (General Manager Operations, Ingerop) joins Dr Devon Mothersille on the 72nd floor of the Shard Tower in London. (The Shard is currently the tallest structure in Europe)



Dr Devon Mothersille attends the DFI Deep Mixing Conference in San Francisco, California – June 2015

The DFI Deep Mixing Conference 2015 was held at the Parc 55 Hotel San Francisco – 2nd-5th June. The event was an outstanding success and presented an excellent opportunity to learn more about the deep mixing process and discuss the interface between deep mixing, ground anchor technology and other geotechnical processes.

Photograph: Dr Devon Mothersille and Mrs Theresa Engler (Executive Director Deep Foundation Institute) 










Photograph: ‘Dr Devon Mothersille (SBMA Ltd) and Mrs Mary-Ellen Large (Technical Activities Manager, Deep Foundation Institute)







Photograph: ‘Professor George Fitz (Chairman of the conference/Virginia Tech) and Dr Devon Mothersille (SBMA Ltd)






Photograph: ‘Mr Peter Cali (Sea Level Engineering LLC) and Mrs Roxanne Cali







Photograph: ‘Dr Devon Mothersille (SBMA Ltd) and Mr Maurice  Diong (Student, City College of New York)








Dr Devon Mothersille attends meeting with members of Geo-Trust in San Francisco, California – June 2015

The international specialist group of geotechnical engineers, Geo-Trust (, held their annual meeting in San Francisco, California. Many thanks to all who attended for your enthusiastic discussion and great vision for future developments within the industry world wide.

Photograph: From left to right; Professor George Fitz (Virginia  Tech), Mr Peter Cali (Sea level Engineering, LLC), Dr Devon Mothersille (SBMA Ltd), Dr Donald Bruce (Geosystems L.P) and Mr David Yang (JAFEC, USA).


Dr Devon Mothersille attends special strategy meeting in Phoenix, Arizona – May 2015

Dr Mothersille joins Dr Donald Bruce (CEO, Geosystems L.P) and Mr Stefano Valagussa (President and CEO, Trevicos Corporation) in Phoenix, Arizona to discuss business and opportunities and future collaboration within the geotechnical engineering sector. SBMA Ltd wish to extend its  thanks to Donald and his wife, Hope, for their kind hospitality.

Photograph: From left to right Mr Stefano Valagussa , Dr Devon Mothersille and Dr Donald Bruce