Ambrosia Hall

2021- 18th Jennings Lecture – Professor Peter Robertson


The SAICE Geotechnical Division proudly hosted the 2021 Jennings Lecture, which was presented by Dr Peter Robertson titled “Can you safely construct a Tailings facility using upstream construction” and was screened live at Ambrosia Hall in Midrand where members attended the lecture and enjoy some light refreshments afterwards. Members unable to attend the live event can also attended  online.

Dr. Peter Robertson brings more than 40 years of experience as an educator, researcher, consultant and practitioner specializing in the areas of in-situ testing and site investigation, earthquake design of geotechnical structures, and soil liquefaction. Peter is recognized as an expert both nationally and internationally in the areas of in-situ testing and soil liquefaction. He has been a consultant to various clients around the world for projects involving liquefaction evaluation for major structures, stability of on-shore and off-shore structures, landslides, stability of natural slopes and tailings dams, and use and interpretation of in-situ tests. He is the co-author of the primary reference book on Cone Penetration Testing (CPT). He has also authored or co-authored over 250 publications as well a popular CPT Guide that is freely available on several websites. Peter has also assisted in the development of several inexpensive CPT-based interpretation software programs and has presented a series of free webinars in an effort to enhance education and practice. Peter continues to provide private consulting to a wide range of clients and currently resides in southern California.

The recording made of the event is available below and on the Geotechnical Division Youtube Channel @



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