Neil Smith : Diirector


Smith, N A, Welch, D E and Tunbridge, L W : Investigation of Recent Nile Delta Deposits, Port Said, Egypt.
Conf. on Site Investigation Practice, Guildford. 1984

Smith, N A and Wade, S J : "The Conversion of Casagrande Standpipe Piezometers to Rapid Response Instruments."
Conf. on Geotechnical Instrumentation in Civil Engineering Projects, Nottingham. 1989

Mortimer, R N, Reading, P J and Smith, N A : "Mundford Grades, the SPT and the Description of Chalk Cores at Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England."
International Chalk Symposium, Brighton. 1989

Mott MacDonald and Soil Mechanics Limited (Principal authors, Smith, N A and Avgherinos, P J) : Study of the efficiency of site investigation practices, Project Report 60
Transport Research Laboratory. 1994

Smith, N A, Hislam, J L, Fowell, R J : "A Note on the Strength of Flint Particles"
10th Congress of the ISRM, Technology Roadmap for Rock Mechanics, Co-ordinators M.Handley and R. Stacey, Published by: The South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Symposium Series S33, Sept.2003, vol. 2, pp 1105-1108. ISBN 1-9919783-52-0.

Smith, N A : "Stiffness and cyclic response of clayey fine sands"
To be published Ð Geotechnical Engineering, Thomas Telford, London.

Neil Smith : Director


Eur Ing, BSc(Eng), MSc, CEng, FICE
Member, British Geotechnical Association
Member, International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering
Fellow, Geological Society

Over the course of a career committed to interpreting and understanding the ground conditions at sites around the world, and applying the knowledge gained to project design, Neil has accumulated a profound understanding of soil and rock behaviour under construction conditions. This has lead to his involvement, as designer, advisor or arbitrator in a great many complex construction projects.

By means of his close involvement in the British Geotechnical Association and the Association of Geotechnical Specialists Neil has contributed significantly to the increase in quality in the geotechnical industry over the last 20 years.

Brief Career and Recent Project Details

1994 - date Applied Geotechnical Engineering : Director

Expert Witness, arbitration, and claims advice on projects ranging from ground investigation to tunnel construction. Design advice for foundations of LNG tanks in Korea and Abu Dhabi, and oil production platform, Danish sector, North Sea. Geotechnical design ranging from earthquake resistant piled foundations at a nuclear power station to remediation works to failed pavement over backfilled chalk pit. Numerous site investigation designs in difficult ground conditions.

1994 Geotechnical Advisory Services : Principal Advisor

A wide range of specialist appointments included: the determination of ground properties for two large LNG tanks on heavily fractured and faulted limestone in Greece; assessment of the most suitable site for a proposed dry dock in Scotland; and the resolution of a sheet piling problem in London.

1989 - 1994 Soil Mechanics Limited : Director, Soil Mechanics Associates

Responsible for the geotechnical engineering consultancy division of the company. Projects included a 17km long railway line in Indonesia; numerous road construction and upgrading schemes in the UK; coastal slope protection scheme investigation in North Norfolk; investigation and remediation of shaft failures in tunnelling works. Co-author of a report to the UK Department of Transport on site investigation practice related to road construction.

1983 - 1989 Terresearch Limited : Geotechnical Manager

1982 - 1983 Ground Explorations Limited : Chief Soils Engineer

1974 - 1982 Golder Associates Limited : Senior Geotechnical Engineer

1972 - 1973 W S Atkins and Partners : Geotechnical Engineer

1967 - 1972 Terresearch Limited : Soils Engineer