Groundwork Consulting

Groundwork Consulting provides a wide range of rock engineering services and geotechnical instrumentation to the South African mining industry. The company specialises in applying quantitative tools and techniques to deliver practical and sustainable solutions. The following rock engineering services and products are offered:

  • Consulting in all aspects of mine rock engineering
  • Mine geotechnical investigations
  • Mine support testing and auditing
  • Numerical modelling
  • 3D stress measurements
  • Geotechnical instrumentation sales, installations and monitoring
  • Design, supply and installation of real-time monitoring systems
  • Sales of RockWatch early warning systems
  • Sales of ITASCA numerical codes
  • Sales of the Rockma Digital Strata Mapping system

Groundwork Consulting is the largest rock engineering services and consulting company in South Africa. It was founded by Phil Piper in 1998 and it now has a compliment of 25 people with Phil Piper and Trevor Clements as company directors. Groundwork products and services have been supplied to all the major gold, platinum, chrome and coal mining companies in South Africa and the company has a growing base of clients outside the country.

Quality Control

  • High ethical and professional standards
  • Commitment to highest technical standards
  • Peer review of all consulting reports
  • On-going staff training and development
  • Company affiliate of SANIRE
  • Active participation in SANIRE and SAIMM

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