Engineers Australia

A History of Ideas and Practice in Geotechnical Engineering in Unsaturated Soils

Richard Herraman

South Australia DPTI

Richard Herraman, BSc (Hons), BEng Civil (Hons) was Principal Geotechnical Engineer of the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure of South Australia and led their Geotechnical Engineering Group for over 20 years. One of the main achievements of Richard, his group, and private sector geotechnical engineers in South Australia, has been to use recent developments in unsaturated soil mechanics to design more cost-effective revetments and retaining structures for stiff unsaturated clays. Richard has served on the committee of the South Australian Chapter of the Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS) for 20 years. He believes that the AGS plays an important role in the professional development of engineers and in fostering collegiality among engineers.

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