Engineering unearthed: The minds behind the mine

When it comes to mining, there’s a lot more to it than finding resources and getting them out of the ground. In fact, the amount of research, planning, logistics and infrastructure begins way before any dirt is even turned. That’s where we come in. Not as miners, but as the people behind the operations, smoothing…

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8 Types of Engineering Studies You Didn’t Know Existed

The world generally experiences an engineer’s work through visible outcomes like bridges, skyscrapers, and machines. But, behind these structures and devices are detailed research planning and analyses. Various types of preliminary engineering studies help to test the viability of a client’s project idea and to scope out the costs involved. With help from Lithon’s resident…

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What 2023 Meant for Engineering?

It’s always interesting to reflect on the year that was, to understand some of the key happenings that influence the way we work and the projects we undertake. We spoke with Lithon’s CEO, Gert Maritz, to gain insight into the developments of 2023 that are set to shape the future of engineering. Here’s what he…

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Engineers Solving World Problems – Providing Clean Drinking Water

Water gives life to people, cities, and nature. While at times a plentiful resource, there are many places on earth where it is extremely scarce, or heavily polluted. As a result, millions of people around the world do not have access to clean drinking water.  Lithon has some smart engineers tackling this challenge. We weighed…

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The growing significance of agricultural engineering

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the term agricultural engineering? Tractors? Irrigation? Grain silos? While these form an important part of this highly specialised branch of engineering, there’s a lot more to it – especially when it comes to sustainability. Let’s take a look.   What is agricultural engineering? Agricultural…

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Why choose a Consulting Engineering firm for your development project

Consulting engineering has gained momentum over the last few decades with the increase in complex, large-scale engineering developments. As a result, firms like Lithon, who are able to manage and execute all aspects of multi-disciplinary projects, have become an increasingly popular choice. If you’re looking to team with a consulting engineering company, here’s what you…

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