Areas of operation in African

Areas of Operation

Our staff has experience of working on projects in:

  • South Africa

  • Namibia

  • Botswana

  • Mozambique

  • The Democratic Republic of Congo

  • Mali

  • Swaziland

  • Lesotho

  • Tanzania

  • Zambia

  • Zimbabwe

  • Angola

Bear GeoConsultants has the skills and resources to provide services in a variety of fields as outlined below:

NHBRC Phase 1

  • Provides preliminary foundation solutions for housing developments as per NHBRC requirements utilising the National Department of Housing’s Geotechnical Site Investigations for Housing Developments Generic Specification GFSH-2.
NHBRC Phase 2

  • Each stand is classified using the NHBRC classification system.
  • Certification of foundations to ensure that the correct solution and construction procedures have been followed.
Foundation Investigations

  • The Company can provide foundation solutions for specific structures ranging from houses and artificially surfaced playing fields to large structures such as silos, mills and multi-storey buildings.
Undermining Study

  • These are carried out to ascertain the hazard associated with the undermining that has taken place below a site.
Dolomite Stability Study

  • Dolomite stability investigations are aimed at determining the potential for sinkholes and subsidences to develop.
  • The outcome of the stability investigation establishes the hazard level and determines the type of development that will be allowed as well as the density of development.
  • These are carried out as required by SANS 1936.
Dolomite Risk management systems

  • Dolomite Risk Management systems can be developed for the client as required by SANS 1936 in certain instances.
Centreline Surveys

  • Centreline investigations for powerlines, roads, railway lines, pipelines and canals.

Location of Material Sources

  • Locate borrow pits and hard rock quarries for use in constructing roads and railway lines.
Investigation of damaged buildings

  • Ascertain the geotechnical reasons for cracks in buildings and provide remediation solutions.
Land use (terrain) evaluation

  • Used for zoning land in terms of its potential to be developed.
  • Required for new waste disposal sites and cemeteries, to ensure that the site is feasible and to eliminate pollution.