Andy Smith


Technical Director - Geotechnics

Andrew has over 20 years’ experience and leads the geotechnical team in the PDP Christchurch office.  Andrew has been involved in projects whilst at PDP including foundation design, dam break assessments, landfill stability, settlement analysis (static, liquefaction induced), slope stability assessments and earthworks design for a contaminated land encapsulation project.  Andrew is proven in utilising his broad technical knowledge and experience in providing robust cost saving solutions.  He also has experience in contaminated land assessments which enables him to provide multi-disciplinary advice were required.  

Prior to PDP Andrew has worked as either an Engineering Geologist on a range of projects from open cast mining / quarry highwall stability assessments, residential / commercial subdivisions, building consent reviews and has acted as an expert witness on a number of geotechnical related projects.

Andrew is a Professional Engineering Geologist with Engineering New Zealand, a Chartered Geologist with the Geological Society of London, and a member of the New Zealand Geotechnical Society.