Our Team

Principal – Dr Martin D Larisch

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Dr Martin Larisch is a geotechnical expert with more than 20 years of experience in the construction industry across three continents.

He held senior management positions in some of the leading piling and ground engineering organizations in Germany, Australia and currently in New Zealand where he is leading the geotechnical engineering division of New Zealand’s largest construction company.

Through his affiliation with The University of Queensland he is still providing expert advice for projects in Australia and Asia – the majority of them with the involvement of concrete defects, which is one of his areas of international expertise.

Throughout his career he successfully tendered, designed, managed and delivered hundreds of piling and ground improvement projects in different contractual frameworks (e.g. subcontracts, joint ventures or alliances) and in different countries with single contract values of up to AUS$35M.

He was also involved in the successful implementation of new deep foundation techniques and international technology transfer projects involving ground improvement, hard rock drilling, concrete technology and drilling fluids.

Dr Larisch obtained his University Degree in Civil Engineering in Germany, his PhD at the University of Queensland in Brisbane and his Graduate Certificate in Risk Management at Swinburne University of Technology.

He is affiliated with the University of Queensland as an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Geotechnical Engineering Centre in Brisbane, where he initiates and supervised research projects and provides seminars and guest lectures. He is a Chartered Professional Engineer and has published more than 20 technical papers and one book chapter.

Please contact him for an involvement in your next project.


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