Dr Devon Mothersille attends second Project Steering Group meeting for CIRIA Report RP1061: ‘Grouted anchors and soil nails condition appraisal and remedial treatment’ – November 2018

Dr Mothersille is a member of the Project Steering Group tasked to guide and advise the technical authors of the new CIRIA report RP 1061 entitled ‘Grouted anchors and soil nails condition appraisal and remedial treatment’. At a meeting held at the headquarters of Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation in London, the group made substantial progress with the document, discussing report format, suitable case history content and numerous other technical issues.  The report should be published in 2019.










The PSG discuss technical issues associated with the forthcoming CIRIA report RP1061


Dr Devon Mothersille attends the Eurocode conference at the Institution of Structural Engineers headquarters in London – November 2018

As part of an ongoing initiative to improve knowledge and awareness of Eurocodes, British Standards Institution (BSI) organised a conference entitled ‘Eurocodes – Evolution and Ease of Use: How it will benefit you?’, hosted by the Institution of Structural Engineers at their headquarters in London. Dr Mothersille attended the event and benefited considerably from the information shared by a variety of speakers. These included the Chairman of Eurocode 7 Dr Andrew Bond who presented the latest improvements to Eurocode 7: Geotechnical design and BSI’s Director of Standards, Dr Scott Steedman who talked about Eurocodes and Brexit.










The Chairman of Eurocode 7 delivers his presentation to the audience at the Institution of Structural Engineers


SBMA Ltd represented at the DFI conference in India – Nov 2018

SBMA Ltd’s representative in the US, Dr Antonio Marinucci delivered an excellent presentation at the 8th Conference on Deep Foundation Technologies for Infrastructure Development in India – hosted by DFI India (15th -17th November 2018). The paper supporting the presentation was entitled; ‘Single Bore Multiple Anchor Systems (SBMAs) in Challenging and Variable Ground Conditions’, authored by Dr Marinucci and Dr Mothersille.

In addition Dr Mothersille, Mr Chris Irvin (DSI, UK) and Mr Rajiv Pandey (DSI, India) published a paper at the same conference entitled ‘Recognised Corrosion Protection Methods for Permanent Ground Anchors’.


Dr Mothersille meets with Senior Manager from Dubai Creative Clusters Authority (DCCA) in London – Nov 2018

Dr Mothersille and Dr Marwan Alzaylaie (Senior Manager, DCCA) met at the Royal Overseas League headquarters in Mayfair, London. Dr Alzaylaie attended Dr Mothersille’s lecture in Dubai last month, in Collaboration with Bauer International FZE, and was keen to discuss potential ground anchor applications in Dubai, the evolution of Eurocodes and use the of the innovative software ‘AnchorTest’.










Dr Mothersille and Dr Alzaylaie explore the potential use of the iPad based AnchorTest software for QA/QC strategies on Dubai construction projects