Foundations (piles) in Rock – Serviceability Rules

E.H. Davis Lecture

Dr Chris M. Haberfield

This lecture will challenge the conventional approaches to foundation design in rock. It will provide some insights into the geotechnical issues and performance of foundations in rock and will seek to provide a design approach which considers the whole process from ground investigation through design and construction to in-service performance.

Dr Chris M. Haberfield Principal, Golder Associates Pty Ltd

Dr Chris M. Haberfield is a Principal with Golder Associates Pty Ltd. He holds Bachelor degrees in Science and in Civil Engineering from the University of Sydney and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Monash University. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia, a past Australasian and First Vice President of the International Society for Rock Mechanics and a past Chairman of both the Victoria Chapter and the National Committee of the Australian Geomechanics Society. He concurrently holds the position of Associate at Monash University. Chris has 26 years experience in geotechnical engineering with specialist expertise and experience in soil and rock engineering with emphasis on the behaviour of soft, weak and weathered rocks. He has considerable research experience, publishing in excess of 100 refereed papers in the geotechnical field and recent significant experience in foundations for tall buildings both in Australia and in the Middle East.

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