Webinar: August 2020 MeetingWednesday, 12th August 2020 WA
Webinar: ACLCA Monthly Meeting – Wednesday 12th August 2020
Simplified Geology of the Perth Metropolitan Area
Presented by Frederic Verheyde (Principal and WA Regional Manager), Douglas Partners.
The objective of the presentation is to summarise in simple terms the geology of the Perth metropolitan area. The presentation begins with a temporal and spatial outline of the geological and tectonic settings at a Western Australian scale, to provide an understanding of major local geological features such as the Darling Fault. It then converges to an overview of the soils encountered at ground surface in the Perth area. This presentation combines recently published breakthroughs regarding the deep geology in WA and the author’s extensive experience with the local superficial geology in Perth. It is a specialised talk presented with simple terms.
Frederic Verheyde is a geotechnical engineer with about 25 years of experience, the past two decades in Perth and across Western Australia. Frederic is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia (FIEAust), a Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng) and a National Registered Engineer (NER) in the areas of Civil and Sub Divisional Geotechnics. He received the Baden Clegg Award from the Australian Geomechanics Society in 2002. He assists academic research (at UWA and Curtin University), in particular regarding the understanding of the behaviour of the main local soils. He has authored and co-authored several peer reviewed technical papers on geotechnical topics and offered numerous technical presentations to the local industry and at international conferences. He is a member of the Western Australian Pavement Group, which is a sub-committee of the Australian Geomechanics Society (Engineers Australia). He is a Company Principal and WA Regional Manager within Douglas Partners, which is an Australian employee-owned consultancy in geotechnics, environment and groundwater.