John is a Fellow of Engineers Australia with more than 30 years of experience in pavement engineering and project management. John has extensive experience in pavements across the and private sectors for major infrastructure projects under Direct Design, D&C and Alliance forms of contract and has been involved in Pacific Highway Upgrade projects for over 20 years. His collaborative style has led to his successful involvement in many of the major highway upgrades delivered in NSW over the past few years as a pavement designer, reviewer and independent verifier.
John is highly experienced in pavement design review work, as well as undertaking overall pavement assessment, identification of operational risks and the review of infrastructure expenditure to improve the maintenance and field performance of existing pavement assets. John specialises in the design and construction of heavy duty pavements and he currently serves as a member of the Board of the International Society for Concrete Pavements. During 2012 to 2015 he served as President of the Australian Society for Concrete Pavements. John has prepared expert witness reports for litigation cases and insurance claims as well as independent opinion reports on defects in flexible and rigid pavements and their impact on pavement maintenance.
John established his consulting practice in 2016 to provide technical advice on pavements. John was previously with Aurecon as Technical Director and also a member of Aurecon’s Advocacy group of the Ground and Underground Engineering portfolio. John also had a global pavement role in AECOM for more than 6 years and also spent 12 years with Transport for NSW (previously RTA) as Project Manager and Principal advisor in both flexible and rigid pavement design and construction. John has international exposure in pavements and has participated in international study tours in both concrete and asphalt pavement design, maintenance and construction.
In the last five years John has devoted considerable time towards the implementation of mechanistic empirical design of mechanically stabilised flexible pavements using geogrids. John has also been a key player in the implementation of design procedures on the use of glass fibre reinforced polymer bars in concrete pavements.