n Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Going above and beyond challenges set : profile

Volume 23, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



In 2014, SAICE's Geotechnical Division awarded its prestigious Gold Medal to a non-South African for the first time - Prof Chris Clayton of the University of Southampton. A familiar and esteemed figure not only in the South African geotechnical fraternity but worldwide, his first textbook, Site Investigation, became the reference work for the practising engineer, opening up the building and construction process in its entirety. Publishing profusely, his commitment and zeal in the geotechnical engineering field, first as a contractor and later as an academic, has generated a lasting body of knowledge. Coupled together with his generosity, adaptability, talent and hard work, colleagues and friends can only describe the soft-spoken, modest Chris as a superstar.

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