Groundwork Consulting has been providing geotechnical consulting to surface and underground mines throughout Africa since 1998. Since 2014 our work has broadened to the civil engineering industry with a particular focus on concrete dams, bridges and large buildings.

The company was founded by Phil Piper who still oversees the strategic management of the company. He is assisted by 20 engineers, technicians and support staff who take great pride in the high professional standards and quality of work they provide to their clients.

Groundwork’s staff are active participants in The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM) and The South African National Institute of Rock Engineering (SANIRE), regularly presenting papers, exhibiting products and sponsoring events. Our strong and enduring partnerships with Solexperts (Switzerland), Rockma (Sweden) and Itasca (USA) enable us to keep abreast of international development in the fields of geotechnical engineering and instrumentation and monitoring techniques.