Western Australia Chapter

Explaining Geotechnical Risks

Tim Chapman

Like many communications, those between developers and geotechnical engineers can be frustrating for both sides as often neither can fully understand the other. Geotechnical engineers are anxious to explain risks, but project developers are pre- occupied by a wide range of other worries and often can’t grasp the significance of geotechnical risks and don’t prioritise them as they should. The talk will explain a little about project developers main pre-occupations and how geotechnical risks can be put into perspective for them. It also explains a little about the relative magnitudes of geotechnical costs and risks in the context of a whole project.

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