Principal, National Geotechnical Consultants
Stephen Buttling graduated in civil engineering from Imperial College, and obtained a PhD from the University of Bristol. His career as a geotechnical engineer spans over 4 decades, from bases in the UK, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand and Australia. He has worked on a large number of major infrastructure projects, including underground railways, elevated highways, bridges, hydro-electric power, ports and harbours, and airports. Based on this experience, he will refer back to some special words from eminent geotechnical engineers of the past, and show how very little has changed in the last 80 years. He will also indicate a direction in which things might change in the future.