Steven Bok PrSciNat
BSc BScHons (Geology)
PRINCIPAL ENGINEERING GEOLOGIST
Steven is a registered professional natural scientist with 18 years of experience in the field of engineering geology and geotechnical engineering. He has broad exposure to infrastructure developments and is adept at undertaking and managing geotechnical site investigations, materials investigations and geotechnical report writing. He also has experience in geotechnical verification and monitoring during construction projects. He has worked throughout South Africa and in Africa providing services to private-sector clients in the mining, consulting and construction industries as well as to government and parastatals.
Summary of Credentials
Summary of Credentials
Professionally registered SACNASP
Bachelor of Science (Geology),
Bachelor of Science Honours (Geology)
Geotechnical site investigations
Desktop & feasibility studies
Technical report writing
Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mozambique, Sierra Leone,
South Africa, Zambia,
Steven's technical strengths are the planning and undertaking of site investigations for roads, railways, residential and commercial buildings, township development, large infrastructure (e.g. dams, reservoirs, pipelines, bridges, tailings facilities) and lateral support. Materials investigations (borrow pit and quarry identification and assessment) are an area of particular interest.
Many of the projects on which he has worked represent, complex, multi-disciplinary infrastructure developments. He has been responsible for undertaking and managing the geotechnical component of a major coal mine development in Mpumalanga as well as the new Sol Plaatjie University project in Kimberly. He was the Project Leader and undertook the detailed geotechnical investigation for the Kazungula Bridge over the Zambezi River.
He has also been involved with renewable energy projects from feasibility to preliminary and detailed design investigations.
He has undertaken geophysical investigations for quarries and borrow pits, groundwater identification and bridge and dam site investigation. Geophysical methods used are seismic refraction surveys, 2D resistivity and EM-34 electromagnetic surveys.
Steven has mentored young engineering geologists as a technical manager at a large South African consulting engineering firm.
He ensures that geotechnical investigations are undertaken in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Mine Health and Safety Act. He has experience in Risk Assessment and the preparation of Health & Safety files in terms of current regulations and client requirements.