Eduard has a keen interest in soil-structure interaction and has experience in the investigation, design, construction and monitoring of underground and surface infrastructure.
His experience was gained on projects located in South Africa, Botswana, Mozambique, Malawi, Namibia, Ghana, Lesotho, Angola, Dubai, Abu-Dhabi, Bahrain, Libya and the United Kingdom. He has authored and co-authored 22 journal and conference papers.
The most important lesson you learnt early in your career?
Be humble. Achievements today may be forgotten if you fail tomorrow. Always remember that you do your work not for the company but for yourself. That way it will also become important from a company perspective because you believe in what you are doing.
Your most challenging project?
The Gautrain Rapid Rail Link project because of the unique technical challenges of designing a high speed rail project over sinkhole-prone dolomitic ground.
An essential key to innovative thinking? And why?
To project the best part of yourself to inspire those around you. This means doing things in the most effective way, applying “out of the box” solutions, sharing past experience and having the best tools to do our jobs.
Keys to a successful project delivery?
Planning, communication and team buy-in are the cornerstones of successful project delivery.
To feel I am making a difference; whether at home or at work.