Frans van der Merwe
BEng(Civil) GDE BEngHons(Geotech) PrEng(SA) MSAICE
Fernando has over 18 years of experience as a geotechnical, tunnels and materials engineer. His broad project exposure and specialist geotechnical and management experience makes him ideally suited to providing integrated and holistic geo-solutions to major infrastructure projects. Many of the projects on which he has worked represent visionary, technically challenging, infrastructure developments; such as the Gautrain Viaducts, NMPP Inland Terminal, Mt Edgecombe Interchange and Luanda Marginal. Here he has applied his skills as an analytical problem solver and conceptual thinker, to evaluate and mitigate the risks posed by ground conditions resulting in the production of quality projects on schedule and on budget.
Completed masters degree in engineering geology at the University of Pretoria from 2014 to 2016 and assisted as a stand-in lecturer and tutor during this period. Since Jan 2017 has been supervising the geotechnical and drilling investigation of the N3 Keyridge realignment.