oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Embracing life in a bear-hug : profile

Volume 19, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



By and large, when geotechnical engineers get talking about their field of work, expressions such as 'challenging', 'exciting', 'fantastic', 'stimulating', 'passionate', and 'great fun' regularly crop up. With Alan Leslie Parrock, the level of enthusiasm reaches unrivalled heights. Lorraine Fourie spoke to Alan, the A of ARQ Consulting Engineers and the winner of SAICE's Geotechnical Gold Medal for 2010, about some of the outstanding moments in his career and discovers his exceptional zest for life. For this engineer work is fun, and the theatre of life is his playing field.

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