Our Company offers and can undertake the following technical capabilities associated with the scope of works:

-Geotechnical Engineering
-Geological Assessments
-Geophysical Surveys

The growing demand for urbanization has necessitated the development of land which had hitherto been considered unsuitable. The erection of structures in these areas requires the expertise of the geotechnical engineer for specialist foundation design; it is in this respect that name of the Professional Engineer, Bazi Dukhan has become synonymous.

Professional core services offered include site investigations, analysis of geotechnical data, analysis of laboratory tests, geotechnical instrumentation, preparation of geotechnical reports with design recommendations for of all types of foundation works, underground structures such as basements, storage complexes and earthworks as well as slope stability and soil / structure interaction analysis.

Bazi Dukhan Consulting Engineers has undertaken foundation designs for all types of industrial, commercial and residential structures. Currently we are appointed to undertake geotechnical engineering services for various low cost housing projects within the Ethekwini region.

Other aspects involve shallow and piled foundations, pile design and lateral support design, rafts, basements and heavy machinery bases. Specialised piling techniques are undertaken to suit local requirements and piling in confined spaces.

Retaining structures include the most recent Watercrest Wall (Highest drystack retaining wall in access if 15m at Hillcrest, Durban), which has been published in various engineering magazines. Our work thus far has entailed very careful site investigations and foundation designs for various Eskom Landmark Substations throughout South Africa inclusive of platform designs. Our projects spans across to warehouses, schools, stadiums and halls throughout South Africa. We were appointed to undertake major industrial developments which required large earthworks to be carried out in areas of poor ground conditions and it is here that our company proved its effectiveness in the application of soil improvement techniques which included embankments and excavations in both rock and soil, earth dams, groundwater control, ground or rock anchors, soil improvement with vertical drains, earth reinforcement etc. Various new schools and upgrading of school projects were undertaken by both Bazi Dukhan Consulting Engineers in conjunction with other companies in the Free State area as well, where heaving soils were encountered.

Previous experience gained by professional Engineer, Bazi Dukhan can be seen on projects such as The Moses Mabhida Stadium and Toyota Paint plant in Prospecton. These sites were underlain by different geological conditions.


  • Design of Piled Foundations
  • Centerline Soil Surveys for Urban & Rural Roads
  • Lateral Support Design
  • Slope Stability Analysis
  • Test pitting & sampling
  • Desk study
  • Platform Design
  • Factual & Interpretive report
  • Health & Safety Requirements
  • Resistivity Measures
  • Subsoil & Ground Water conditions
  • Earthworks Classifications
  • Stability Parameters for embankments & trenches
  • Foundation recommendations
  • Borehole Drilling
  • Analyze and Prepare Report