Paul is a geotechnical and dam engineer at Tonkin + Taylor, based in our Auckland Office.
Since joining T+T in 1999 Paul has worked on geotechnical, civil and dam engineering projects throughout New Zealand and in the Pacific.
Paul has a strong geotechnical and water resources background and specialises in dam safety inspection, surveillance and monitoring, evaluation and remedial design/upgrade of embankment dams, and building consent regulatory review for dams in NZ.
Paul has led Potential Impact Classification (PIC) assessments as well as Intermediate Dam Safety Reviews (IDSRs) on a wide range of dams across the country, and has led Comprehensive Dam Safety Reviews (CDSRs) of several Low to High PIC embankment dams in NZ.
Paul has led the design team for a detention dam embankment on soft alluvial soils to support a large business development, remedial design of several embankment farm dam spillways, remedial design of several hydropower dam concrete sluice spillways, a masonry/concrete weir and piped water supply system in Fiji, and peer reviewed upgrade works for a High PIC hydro dam.
Since 2010 Paul has led more than 40 building consent regulatory reviews of Low to High PIC dam structures for Waikato Regional Council, Environment Canterbury and Otago Regional Council.
Paul is a Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng), International Professional Engineer (IntPE), a Category A Recognised Engineer (Dam Safety) and a member of the New Zealand Society on Large Dams (NZSOLD).
2013, J Duder, D Bouma & P McCallum, “Application of modern dam safety management practices to older farm dams”, NZSOLD Conference Proceedings.