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DAVID PICCOLO

Principal Geotechnical Engineer

Bio

Principal Geotechnical Engineer at PSM, David Piccolo has over 15 years’ experience in a broad range of areas including site investigations, analysis and geotechnical advice for civil engineering infrastructure.

David has worked on geotechnical projects which encompassed detailed consideration of many aspects of earthworks and their control. He also has experience in tunnel and slope stability projects on rock and soil slopes, slope risk assessments, and slope remediation.

David has contributed to forensic investigations and has prepared expert reports for civil cases. He was a member of a geotechnical investigation team conducting forensic investigation into the tragic culvert collapse which resulted in multiple fatalities at Piles Creek, Somersby. The investigations performed were endorsed in the coroner’s findings.

OTHER SPECIAL INTERESTS

David is a member of the Institute of Engineers.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

David has published several technical papers and presented at professional conferences. His Experiences with post-construction retesting of engineered clay fills, co-authored with B Burman and G Mostyn was awarded best paper in Australia for geomechanics (AGS 2008), and civil engineering (Warren Medal 2009).

SKILLSET

David’s fields of special competence include:

  • Development over deep fills
  • Soil and rock slope stability
  • Landslides
  • Geotechnical risk assessment
  • Earthworks design and construction
  • Geotechnical site investigations
  • Geotechnical failure assessment
  • Monitoring and instrumentation
  • Water-retaining structures and tailings.

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    Sydney

    G3, 56 Delhi Road
    North Ryde NSW 2113

    BRISBANE

    Level 6, 500 Queen St
    Brisbane Qld 4000

    PERTH

    Level 3, 22 Delhi St
    West Perth WA 6005

    Geelong

    Shop 4, Suite 4, 23-31 Gheringhap Street
    Geelong VIC 3220
    Contact us
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