HEDG talk: Sydney’s infrastructure projects – a geological perspective
You’re invited to see geotechnical guru Dr David Och speak about geological findings from Sydney’s infrastructure projects at The Gallipoli Club on Tuesday 19 July.
Abstract: Dr David Och was the Geotechnical Lead on the current Sydney Metro West Project and geological lead on the Western Harbour Tunnel project and will give an overview of geological findings that provide an update of the geological setting for Sydney.
An overview of his Churchill Fellowship research on geotechnical databases will follow. His database was instrumental in minimising the impact on society, maintaining project sensitivity and focusing investigations ‘to fill in the gaps’ and support sustainable goals into the future.
Bio: David works as a Technical Director – Tunnels (Geology) with WSP and primarily provides high-level technical advice on a wide range of infrastructure projects and issues in Australia and overseas. His expertise in tunnelling and engineering geology is demonstrated by performing key lead and advisory roles on transportation projects. David’s current research is on regionally occurring tuff lamination in the lower Ashfield Shale, but he is also part of several collaborative teams carrying out research on faults and dyke systems in NSW with local and international universities and government agencies. He also lectures in geology, supervises, and mentors students at several universities across Australia. David also maintains an expansive geological/geotechnical GIS based database, which has been used in all the projects for which he has been involved and is a basis for his Winston Churchill Fellowship study: To develop a statewide sustainable GIS geotechnical database to capture present data for the future.
Free nibbles from 5.30pm, talk starts at 6pm.