Engineering heavyweight celebrates 25 years in Maritzburg

Rob McNeill and Angus Bracken interviewed by KZN Industrial News Angus Bracken (SRK ZA)
Monday, January 14, 2019
First presented: 
KZN Industrial Business News_January 2019
Civil Engineering
Water Management

STARTING small as a ‘one-man show/ in 1993, the Pietermaritzburg office of engineers and scientists SRK Consulting has served its region and beyond with projects as diverse as drought relief, water reticulation, stormwater infrastructure, tailings dams, waste management and cemetery planning and developments.

Rob McNeill – now a corporate consultant and principal geotechnical civil engineering technologist at SRK – first manned the office to get the ball rolling in 1993, after Durbanbased SRK director Mike Slabbert pushed to have a presence in the KwaZulu-Natal capital.

“Although Durban was the commercial hub, it was important to have a presence in Pietermaritzburg, as its status as capital meant that many organisations – who were clients or potential clients – had their regional headquarters there,” said McNeill.

With a decade of railway engineering experience in Zimbabwe, his time with SRK had been spent in Rustenburg and Welkom – working mainly on tailings dam design for mines as well as municipality work in fields like stormwater and road infrastructure.







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