Barry van Wyk Award

The award is presented annually to the author of the best final year dissertation on a geotechnical topic at a South African University.


  • 2016 Tinus Chris van Zyk. " The Effect of Geogrids on the Integrity of Clay Liners.” produced in partial fulfilment of a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Civil Engineering at the University of Pretoria in 2015.
  • 2015 Dawie Marx. "The Tensile Strength of Unsaturated Sands". Univeristy of Pretoria
  • 2014 Sam Bryant Wegener. "The effect of vibratory pile driving on the original gravity structure quay wall at Ben Schoeman Dock Berth 603, Port of Cape Town" Univeristy of Cape Town
  • 2013 Catherine Purchase. “The classification of soils based on the results of dissipation and piezocone tests”. University of Pretoria
  • 2012 Charles Warren-Codrington. “An investigation into the stability of structures adjacent to bulk excavations for the university of Cape Town’s New Engineering Building”. University of Cape Town
  • 2011 Hendrik Steenkamp. “Embedment of Dynamically Loaded Foundations”. University of Pretoria
  • 2010 Charles MacRobert. "Correlations between DPSH and SPT and their Application in Southern Africa". University of Cape Town
  • 2009 Robert Smith. “Tailings dams in South Africa”. University of Cape Town
  • 2008 Jacobus Breyl. "Evaluation of the liquefaction potential of the Merriespruit gold tailings dam using a critical state method based on in situ testing". University of Pretoria
  • 2007 Boné Makgekgenene . "Permeability testing of soil / bentonite mixes in the laboratory". University of Cape Town
  • 2006 Solly Phalanndwa . "Pile Testing Using Internal Hydraulic Jack Method " University of the Witwatersrand


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