Willem (Willie) Jacobus Knouwds is a Roads Engineer based in Knight Piésold’s Windhoek office. He is an Incorporated Civil Engineer with a Baccalaureus Technologiae from the Tswane University of Technology. He has practiced for over 15 years as a consulting engineer in the roads and infrastructure industries.
Willie has approximately 17 years of experience and has worked in survey, design, contract documentation and site supervision of various construction projects. He is currently the project coordinator for the upgrading to Bitumen standards of the road between Khorixas and Uis (115 km). Willie also worked on the upgrading of Hosea Kutako Airport, gaining experience in runway pavement structure, ultra-Thin Friction Course, asphalt paving at night, airport safety, and airside construction. Willem has been assistant resident engineer for the design and construction of various projects, including the rehabilitation or upgrading of some 320 km roads, by means of recycling and improving pavement strength by means of Cement Stabilisation, Emulsion Treated Bases, and Asphalt overlays.