Stephen_Buttling

Dr. Stephen Buttling

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Principal - National Geotechnical Consultants

  • Geotechnical Engineer

Consulting

  • Deep Excavations Retaining Walls Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) Walls Forensics Shallow Foundations Pile Foundations Deep Foundations
    Deep Dynamic Compaction Grouting Stabilization Deep Soil Mixing Prefabricated Vertical Drains Cone Penetration Testing (CPT) Standard Penetration Testing (SPT) Pressuremeter Dilatometer Instrumentation Landslides Finite Element / Finite Difference Ports Residual Soils Risk & Reliability Slope Stabilization Slope Stability Analysis Settlements Shear Strength of Underground Materials Soil Behavior Modeling Road Embankments Tunneling in Soils Underground Structures

  • PhD or Equivalent
    • A study of turbidity currents using laser doppler anemometry - University of Bristol : 07/09/1970 - 03/09/1973
  • BSc or Equivalent
    • Civil Engineering - Imperial College London : 18/09/1967 - 22/07/1970

  • National Geotechnical Consultants : ( 01/04/2017 - Present )
    • Principal

    • Providing high level geotechnical advice to geotechnical professionals and other engineers with regard to deep foundations and excavations, slope stability, and soft soil consolidation.
  • National Geotechnical Consulting : ( 01/07/2015 - 31/03/2017 )
    • Technical Director

    • Running a geotechnical consulting business primarily offering technical support to a sheet piling business. Also providing wider geotechnical consulting services including an international project involving very soft soil consolidtaion.
  • GHD : ( 07/02/2011 - 30/06/2015 )
    • Senior Principal Geotechnical Engineer

    • Mentor and peer reviewer for geotechncial team. Carrying out design and analysis of deep foundations and excavations, slope stability and soft ground engineering
  • Piling Contractors : ( 01/06/2009 - 11/01/2011 )
    • Technical Manager

    • Providing technical support to all facets of the business, including design and estimating. Running an R&D Programme.
  • Hyder Consulting (now Arcadis) : ( 09/08/2006 - 29/05/2009 )
    • Regional Functional Head of Geotechnics

    • Responsible for development of geotechnical engineering within Queensland and the Region, with teams based in Queensland, New South Wales and Sydney.
  • Earth Tech : ( 01/10/2001 - 30/04/2006 )
    • Resident Project Manager

    • Based on site at the Second Bangkok International Airport, now known as Suvarnabhumi Airport, from the beginning of work on the Passenger Terminal and Concourses until less than 6 months before opening, a total of 4.5 years. Initially responsible for the Chief Resident Engineers and Senior Resident Engineers supervising the construction of the Engineer Designed piled foundations, comprising 10,000 bored piles and 17,000 driven precast concrete piles installed in 12 months to support the Main Terminal Building and the Concourses, as well as an initial 30,000 m2 of diaphragm wall in preparation for an undergound train station. Later responsible for the design certification and construction supervision of a D&C contract for the construction of the whole underground train staion, excluding the fitout and the M&E works.

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  • A nine-year case history of monitoring a wide pile group part I
    Journal Article published 2024 Jun 19 in Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Geotechnical Engineering on pages 1 to 13
    Authors: Stephen Buttling, Bengt H. Fellenius, Naruedol Pinijpol
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/jgeen.23.00001
  • Bridging the Gap between Research and Practice
    Proceedings Article published 2022 in 8th International Symposium for Geotechnical Safety & Risk (ISGSR 2022)
    Authors: Stephen Buttling
    http://dx.doi.org/10.3850/978-981-18-5182-7_00-00-004.xml
  • Discussion: Sensible determination of pile capacity by dynamic methods
    Journal Article published 2020 Mar 1 in Geotechnical Research volume 7 issue 1 on pages 71 to 73
    Authors: Mark R Svinkin, Don C Warrington, Stephen Buttling
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/jgere.19.00046
  • Class A and Class C numerical predictions of the deformation of an embankment on soft ground
    Journal Article published 2018 Jan in Computers and Geotechnics volume 93 on pages 191 to 203
    Authors: Stephen Buttling, Robin Cao, Winston Lau, Dheavini Naicker
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compgeo.2017.06.017
  • Editorial
    Journal Article published 2015 Apr in Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Geotechnical Engineering volume 168 issue 2 on pages 101 to 102
    Authors: Stephen Buttling
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/geng.2015.168.2.101


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A nine-year case history of monitoring a wide pile group part I
Journal Article published 2024 Jun 19 in Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Geotechnical Engineering on pages 1 to 13
Authors: Stephen Buttling, Bengt H. Fellenius, Naruedol Pinijpol
http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/jgeen.23.00001
Bridging the Gap between Research and Practice
Proceedings Article published 2022 in 8th International Symposium for Geotechnical Safety & Risk (ISGSR 2022)
Authors: Stephen Buttling
http://dx.doi.org/10.3850/978-981-18-5182-7_00-00-004.xml
Discussion: Sensible determination of pile capacity by dynamic methods
Journal Article published 2020 Mar 1 in Geotechnical Research volume 7 issue 1 on pages 71 to 73
Authors: Mark R Svinkin, Don C Warrington, Stephen Buttling
http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/jgere.19.00046
Class A and Class C numerical predictions of the deformation of an embankment on soft ground
Journal Article published 2018 Jan in Computers and Geotechnics volume 93 on pages 191 to 203
Authors: Stephen Buttling, Robin Cao, Winston Lau, Dheavini Naicker
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compgeo.2017.06.017
Editorial
Journal Article published 2015 Apr in Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Geotechnical Engineering volume 168 issue 2 on pages 101 to 102
Authors: Stephen Buttling
http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/geng.2015.168.2.101
Foundations: Shallow and deep foundations, unsaturated conditions, heave and collapse, monitoring and proof testing
Book Chapter published 2012 May 24 in Handbook of Tropical Residual Soils Engineering on pages 283 to 412
Authors: A. Viana da Fonseca, S. Buttling, R.Q. Coutinho
http://dx.doi.org/10.1201/b12302-8
Estimates of shaft and end loads in piles in chalk using strain gauge instrumentation
Journal Article published 1976 Mar in Géotechnique volume 26 issue 1 on pages 133 to 147
Authors: S. Buttling
http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/geot.1976.26.1.133
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