Dr Mothersille delivers anchor training seminar to consultants Dar Al-Handasah at their headquarters in Cairo, Egypt – December 2018

Following up on a special invitation Dr Mothersille visited the offices of world renowned civil engineering design consultants Dar Al-Handasah to deliver a ground anchor training seminar to key members of staff.  Dr Mothersille was greeted by Professor Sherif Wissa (Director – Geotechnical & Heavy Civil Engineering Dept., Dar) and Dr Salwa Yassin (Senior Geotechnical Engineer, Dar).

The selected and well-informed audience compromised Ph.D graduates, structural and geotechnical design engineers and project managers. The seminar was well received and prompted a proactive Q & A session afterwards. The success of the training seminar heralds the start of an ongoing relationship where Dr Mothersille’s specialist consultancy services will be exploited by Dar Al-Handasah in the future.









Dr Mothersille answers questions from Dar Al-Handasah staff after delivering the ground anchor training seminar












Dr Mothersille is thanked by Dr Salwa Yassin in the foyer of Dar Al-Handasah headquarters located in Cairo, Egypt


Dr & Mrs Mothersille visit Bauer in Cairo, Egypt – December 2018

Dr Mothersille, accompanied by his wife, visit the offices of contractor Bauer, Egypt S.A.E in Cairo.

At the headquarters of Bauer Dr Mothersille delivered a detailed presentation to Eng. Mohamed Mostafa (General Manager), Mr Ashraf Wahby (Executive Directory Member) and their team of Engineers. An enthusiastic Q & A session followed with associated discussions. This has set the platform for mutual corporation between SBMA Ltd and Bauer (Egypt) to implement various types of grouted anchor technology in the region.










Dr Mothersille shakes hands with Eng. Mohamed Mostafa and is joined by Mr Ashraf Wahby (wearing the dark suit) and their team of Engineers at the Bauer offices in Cairo













Dr Mothersille addresses the Bauer Engineers during the technical session









Dr & Mrs Mothersille visit the Great Pyramid of Giza (Pyramid of Khufu), which is approx. 139m high









Dr & Mrs Mothersille visit the famous mystical structure; The Sphinx

Dam Anchoring Fundamentals – Part 2 published in DFI Magazine – Dec 2018

Dr Devon Mothersille and Professor Stuart Littlejohn have published the second instalment of the Dam Anchoring Fundamentals feature in the magazine of the Deep Foundations Institute (November/December 2018 edition). This second part covers important aspects such as grouting, testing, monitoring and legacy anchors.

Dr Mothersille published Technical Note in Ground Engineering magazine – Dec 2018

Following on from his published interview in the September 2018 edition of Ground Engineering magazine, Dr Devon Mothersille has published a Technical Note covering the new testing standard  EN ISO 22477-5: 2018 with particular reference to UK practice.























It should be noted that Ground Engineering magazine have issued an apology for an error in the printing of the figures associated with this feature. The corrected version is available using the following link:


Dr Devon Mothersille attends technical meetings on Eurocode 7 in Naples, Italy – Nov 2018

As the UK representative on the task group advising on the revision of Eurocode 7 – Anchors (TC 250/SC7/WG3/TG5), Dr Mothersille attended a series of meetings held over a period of two days at Villa Doria d’Angri in Naples, Italy. This beautiful and historic setting provided the ideal environment for extensive and detailed discussions covering a wide range of issues related to the second generation of Eurocode 7.

The meetings were very well attended with over 100 delegates from countries all over Europe.

Based on his own area of expertise, Dr Mothersille attended general sessions on anchors, on both days, and also actively participated in specially convened additional sessions aimed at tackling comments submitted by task group members on the redraft of EC7 – clause 8 (Anchors).

Enjoy some images from Naples




View of Mount Vesuvius from Pompeii

Delegates enjoy the beautiful backdrop during a break between sessions at Villa Doria d’Angri




Stunning panoramic view from the meeting venue: Villa Doria d’Angri










Delegates enjoy a meal at restaurant La Bersagliera










Some members of Task Group 5 gather for special a session to review comments on latest draft of EC7 -3 (clause 8, Anchors). From left to right; Ira Gutjahr, Anders Kullingsjo, Devon Mothersille, Eva Dornecker, Jean-Paul Volcke, Noel Huybrechts and Klaus Dietz