I’m a Principal Geotechnical Engineer with more than 20 years’ experience in geotechnical engineering with specialist skills in pavement design and construction. I’ve undertaken doctoral research on pavement engineering in Australia. I’ve been involved with the investigation and/or design for many roads – highways, haul or rural roads. I’ve worked on airstrips, container terminals, mine developments and infrastructure projects as well as residential and subdivision projects.
I have delivered many complex pavement projects - from investigation to pavement design. For airports such as the jet aircraft operation at Barrow Island Airport in Western Australia and Nicolau Lobato International Airport in Timor Leste. My freeway and highways projects include the Kwinana Freeway, Mitchell Freeway and Reid Highway, Great Eastern Highway and the Great Northern Highway. By working collaboratively with my team and our clients I always ensure that our solutions deliver a successful project.
I have prepared more than thirty journal and conference papers on pavement and geotechnical engineering published throughout the world. I’m proud that these, while being focused on topics that I am passionate about, have enabled me to deliver better and more innovative solutions to my clients.
The Western Australia Government (WA) in the 2013-17 budget announced $26.9 billion in infrastructure investment over the next four years. Of this amount, it’s expected that more than $8 billion will be spent by Main Roads WA (MRWA) across the state. But with this increased expenditure also comes increased risk for contractors and consultants – how are you impacted?