New anchor testing standard published – September 2018

On 27th September 2018 British Standards Institution announced that the long awaited grouted anchor testing standard, BS EN ISO 22477-5: 2018 has been published. Dr Devon Mothersille was nominated to take over the convenorship of the European working group (CEN/TC 182/WG5) charged with the task of completing the development of the document in 2015. By way of background the draft version of this standard has been in existence for over a decade, so it was a tremendous achievement to complete the document over a two and a half year period.


Dr Mothersille attends networking event at Donnington race track, UK – September 2018

Dr Devon Mothersille (Managing Director of SBMA Ltd and Geoserve Global Ltd) joined a number of other business leaders at a networking event at Donnington race track in Derby, UK. The museum at Donnington is world famous since it houses the largest private collection of Formula 1 racing cars in the world as well as a host of other memorabilia for car enthusiasts. During an enjoyable day Dr Mothersille, accompanied by an instructor, drove a Lamborghini Gallardo and a Ferrari California for several laps around the famous race track where Ayrton Senna holds the track record.










Dr Mothersille approaches the Lamborghini Gallardo







Dr Mothersille receives instruction before taking on the Lamborghini







Dr Mothersille receives instructions before putting the Ferrari through its paces







Dr Mothersille about to set off in the Ferrari California



New publication in DFI Magazine – September 2018

Dr Devon Mothersille and Professor Stuart Littlejohn have jointly published Part 1 of an article entitled ‘Dam Anchoring Fundamentals’ in the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) magazine – September/October 2018 edition. The first of a two part article covers some essential aspects of anchor design, tendon fabrication, borehole drilling and tendon installation with particular reference to dams. The second, and concluding part, of the article will be published over the coming months in the next edition of the DFI magazine.











DFI magazine cover featuring special article on dam anchoring