Virginie Lacrosse is a natural hazard engineering specialist focused on understanding and developing solutions for geotechnical and geological processes. She has extensive skills in seismic induced liquefaction hazard and consequence assessment. Since 2011, Virginie has worked on Tonkin + Taylor’s Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Programme for the Earthquake Commission (EQC).
Virginie’s key skills include detailed liquefaction triggering and consequence assessment, modelling, interpretation and quality control of large datasets, project and people management, hazard mapping and working with IT and GIS teams to develop geospatial and software tools to facilitate the analysis of complex datasets for engineering assessment.
PBD - III presentation
Lacrosse, V., van Ballegooy, S., Ogden, M. (2017). “Liquefaction Hazard Mapping – Liquefaction Vulnerability Mapping for a Given Return Period versus Return Period Mapping for a Given Severity of Liquefaction Vulnerability.”
Qualifications: ME (Hons), Mechanical Engineering with Industrial Placement (University of Bath, UK)
Awards: 2016 – Association of Consulting Engineers New Zealand (ACENZ) Gold Award for the Canterbury Geotechnical Database (now known as the New Zealand Geotechnical Database).
2016 – Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) Outstanding Paper Award for article, “Assessment of Liquefaction-Induced Land Damage for Residential Christchurch” published in the Earthquake Spectra 2014 (co-author).
2010 – Armourers & Braisiers’ Prize for outstanding final year project at Bath University.