Thetshelesani Solomon Phalanndwa, Pr Eng


Designation Qualifications

Geotechnical Engineer
BSc Civil Engineering – Wits
BEng (Hons) Geotechnical Engineering – University of Pretoria
Msc Eng (Geotechnical) – UCT


Professional Affiliations

Member of South African Institute of Civil Engineers
ŸProfessional Engineer ECSA [No 20120511] ŸRegistered with NHBRC as a Competent Person









•  Geotechnical Investigations for Eskom Transmission Substations and design of foundations for electrical equipment
•  Site Construction Supervision & Quality control, Project management from pre-tender to commissioning
•  Supervision and interpretation of various Geotechnical In-situ tests, Ground improvement using dynamic compaction technique.
•  Detailed Geotechnical investigations for low cost housing and large commercial projects
•  Prepare Soil profiles using dotPLOT software
•  Structural design of reinforced concrete walls, pile caps and concrete beams
•  Structural Analysis for various steel structures and concrete structures using Finite Element packages (PROKON)
•  Pile settlement predictions using the Flemming method
• Ÿ Design and detailing of shallow foundation, deep foundation (piles- both micropiles to large diameter piles), and design of lateral
support wall for the construction of underground basements and railway lines
•  Design and Supervision of 11m deep excavation trenches for the construction of up to 3.5m diameter pipeline
•  Design of marine structures (quay wall and concrete jetty structures). Steel reinforcing detailing using Prokon Pads software and
AutoCAD programmes
•  Numerical Modelling of geotechnical structures using PLAXIS Finite Element Package, MPILE design software, FREW (Finite Retaining Wall Analysis)
•  Ground monitoring of movements and settlement of structures
•  Design and Supervision of a 5km lateral support wall for Gautrain Rapid Rail project
•  Project Management from tender to commissioning
• Ÿ Material investigations and design for road
•  Design and Supervision of a 5kM lateral support wall for Gautrain Rapid Rail project
•  Project Management from tender to commissioning
•  Material investigations and design for road construction
•  Carry out site selection studies for new substation sites
•  Carry out geotechnical desktop studies, preliminary and detailed geotechnical investigations and prepare geotechnical reports
• Ÿ Stormwater Design (Floodline study and Analysis for Site Selection purposes)
•  Analysis of Laboratory Test data
•  Material Investigation and selection of construction materials for road construction
•  Pavement and materials Design
• Ÿ Design of foundation for the installation of electrical equipment
•  Geotechnical Investigations and foundation recommendations for stadiums