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Duan Swart

BSc BScHons MSc(Engineering Geology), Candidate PhD

ENGINEERING GEOLOGIST

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Duan is a candidate registered engineering geologist, with four years’ experience, who has undertaken fieldwork and reporting for various projects including housing and township development, light structures, petrol stations, bridges, pipelines, open cast mines and quarries.

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Summary of Credentials

Summary of Credentials

NATIONALITY

South African

LANGUAGES

English

Afrikaans

QUALIFICATIONS

Master of Science (Engineering Geology), *Doctoral Candidate (Eng. Geology), Bachelor of Science (Hons) (Eng Geology), Bachelor of Science (Environmental and Engineering Geology)

KEY SKILLS

Field Mapping; Geotechnical Investigations; Dolomite investigations and risk assessment; Borrow Pit investigations; Slope stability assessments; Materials assessments; Vadose zone hydrology; Unsaturated soil mechanics.     

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE

South Africa, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo

Duan has also shown keen interest in development on dolomitic land. He has successfully consulted on multiple D4 designated dolomite sites for major industrial developments. His Master’s dissertation revealed interesting mineral occurrences within residual dolomite that contribute to the material’s unique behavior.

Duan is a PhD candidate, his doctoral research aims to improve the understanding of the variably saturated residual soil found within the complex vadose zone. This research has practical application in the analysis and design of embankments and cuttings (slopes) as well as deep excavations.

He has experience in numerous intrusive and non-intrusive site investigation methods for both rock and soil orientated projects and continues to display interest in learning and improving in the field of environmental and engineering geology and geotechnics.