Jim is a Principal Geotechnical Engineer with over 27 years’ experience spanning geotechnical consulting, academic research and contracting. As Managing Director of two of Australia’s largest piling contractors (Vibropile and Piling Contractors), he has been involved in tendering, design, project and construction management for some of Australia’s largest and most challenging piling projects. Jim extensive experience in design and construction of a broad range of piling systems provides essential practical and technical experience to what is often a high risk component of the design and construction process.
Jim was also a founding member, and later Chairman, of the Keller Global Piling Committee (GPC), a committee tasked with driving innovation and sharing best practice in construction, risk management and design across the Keller Group’s global piling businesses, with an annual turnover in excess of $2.5B AUD. He is well informed on the latest construction techniques and technical innovations in the piling sector as well as risk management processes during construction.
Jim has been involved in a wide variety of projects nationally and has a detailed understanding of pile design, testing and installation specifications including all relevant RMS specifications. Jim is regularly invited to speak at technical seminars on pile design, construction techniques, testing and verification.