Richard Cole is a Geotechnical Engineer, with over 20 years’ experience. He is highly experienced and respected in geotechnical assessment and design. Richard has a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Canterbury, a Master’s degree in Geotechnical Engineering from Northwestern University and has recently completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Earthquake Engineering from the University of Canterbury.
Richard has been geotechnical lead on a series of large, complex and highly successful alliance and design and construct / infrastructure projects. He has a track record of developing innovative and practical solutions to realise significant project efficiencies. He has also been the lead geotechnical designer for a number of large commercial buildings.
Richard has a participative leadership style and values the input of team members and peers. He is clear in his communications. He works collaboratively with the whole project team to ensure ground conditions are understood and addressed in design. Richard drives on-schedule delivery while still retaining focus on safety outcomes, quality, constructability and cost effectiveness.