The Square Kilometer ArrayGeotechnical
Northern Cape, South Africa
Geotechnical & Hydrogeological Investigation for the proposed Square Kilometer Array in the Northern Cape Province
This project was undertaken in order to determine the geotechnical parameters and constraints for the design and construction of 133 radio telescope foundations. The work entailed footprint investigations at each proposed site, which encompassed test pitting and sampling, rotary-core and percussion drilling as well as plate load testing. All to better understand the ground characteristics.
Further work entailed the undertaking of quarry and borrow pit investigations whereby materials were sourced and tested for road and concrete foundation construction.