Bridging the Gap: Architecture meets Engineering at NUST

When one of our Senior Structural Engineers, Estee Beukes, was invited to help guide young architects at The Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST), she welcomed the opportunity to share her expertise.  It’s this kind of initiative that forms a core part of Lithon’s mission to nurture talent and give back to the community…

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How to Relax Like an Engineer

Lithon puts its people first, valuing genuine care and prioritising relationships inside and outside of work. Part of this involves supporting our employees’ wellness journeys, recognising the interconnected relationship between a healthy body and a thriving mind. Rest is a big part of this. During this season of rest, you might be curious if engineers…

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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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Cutting-Edge Technologies Transforming Structural Engineering

In a previous article, we discussed some interesting facts about what it’s like to work as a structural engineer. Now, we’d like to look at what’s changing and explore the cutting-edge and continuously evolving technologies in the structural world. Again, we went to our go-to head of Structures, Valontino James, for some insight into the…

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Structural Engineering

For many people, structural engineering conjures images of towering city office blocks, bridges spanning across rivers or sports stadiums with their awe-inspiring domed roofs. But these aspects of structural engineering are merely the tip of the iceberg. What really goes on is far more intricate than meets the eye.  We chatted to Lithon’s head of…

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A Beautiful Bounty of Butternuts

How one small farming project in Mariental is solving food insecurity in Namibia. Lithon’s founder, Adriaan Grobler, is passionate about venture engineering and the impact that comes from investing in these kinds of projects.    In essence, Venture Engineering brings engineering thinking and skills to innovative ideas and projects that can significantly improve life around…

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