David obtained his PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Birmingham, UK in 2004. Since then he has been working as a geotechnical engineer and has over 15 years’ experience. He was involved in both design work and construction supervision, and also project management of infrastructure, buildings and land development projects in New Zealand, Singapore and United Kingdom. He specialises in deep excavations and tunnelling projects. In addition he has experience in numerical modelling looking at soil-structure interaction of earth retention systems. He was involved in several building basement projects in Auckland in terms of planning, design, construction and project management.
He is a member of the following institutions: NZ Geotechnical Society, NZ Society for Earthquake Engineering, NZ Tunnelling Society, International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering and International Society for Rock Mechanics.