Tahunanui Slump Investigations, Nelson (since 1992)
Numerous site-specific investigations within and at the perimeter of this large (26 ha) active documented damaging movements in 1929 and 1962) landslide with implications for more than 120 houses. Specialized knowledge of Section 72 of the Building Act.
Arapuni Rockfall Hamilton, Mighty River Power (2000)
Abseil inspection of a 30 m high rockface shedding debris into an operations area of the Arapuni Hydro Station on the Waikato River. Geotechnical remediation design was developed with urgency to protect scheduled multimillion dollar plant upgrades.
Arnott Heights Landslide, Greymouth, Grey District Council (2000)
Geotechnical investigation of landsliding developed suddenly following a prolonged rainfall event (after a month of near drought conditions) undermining the majority of the only road into a sizeable hillside subdivision. Remedial design and a risk assessment of further damage and possible impact to downhill properties was undertaken on an urgent basis.
Kainga Ra Youth Hostel, Greymouth, EQC (2000)
A second opinion was provided to assess the continuing risk and confirm remediation options for a landslide, which failed on a steep slope behind a two storied structure, slamming into the rear of the building.