WILL WRIGHT Senior Geotechnical and Groundwater Principal
Design of a dam made from sand, to allow raising the groundwater and floating sand mining equipment over an existing town water supply pipeline. Development of specialised methods to prevent erosion/piping failure of the sand embankment due to seepage and protection of the pipeline due to embankment loading. Water Storage Dam ñ Aldridges Creek ñ Construction Supervision Supervision of foundation grouting, construction of concrete spillway structure and materials sourcing/verification. Computer modelling of seepage and stability. Water Storage Dam ñ Grahamstown ñ Construction Supervision Subsurface locating of the impermeable cut-off will within existing embankment, supervision of embankment raising and verification of new cut-off wall continuity and quality. BHP Steel Works, Newcastle Assessment and monitoring of heavily trafficked pavements, and Development of maintenance program to extend pavements life Dartbrook Coal Mine, Hunter Valley ñ Staged Discharge Dam Site investigation, design, materials assessment and management of construction supervision for
450 M1 dam with a significant hazard rating. Proposed Underground Train Station, Bondi ñ Dewatering Assessment.
construction dewatering to determine the optimum well layout to increase system efficiency, and also to reduce groundwater draw-down which could lead to settlement of nearby heritage structures. Pavement Assessment Design Assessment of existing pavements and design of remediation strategies and the design of new pavements for numerous municipal road, highways and heavily loaded industrial situations.
ì Groundwater Modelling of an Unconfined Coastal Sand Aquiferî, Master of Engineering Science Project Report, February 1997.
ì Design and Construction of Sand Dam to Float Dredge Over Buried Pipelinesî, Third Australian and New Zealand Young Geotechnical Professionals Conference, Melbourne, February 1998.
Will Wright Last Updated: 19-May-08
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