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Chris Haberfield

Dr Chris Haberfield BSc, BE(Hons), PhD, FIEAust, CPEng, RPEQ

Principal, Golder Associates, Melbourne, Australia


Dr Chris Haberfield is a Principal Geotechnical Engineer with Golder Associates Pty Ltd working out of their Melbourne, Australia office. He concurrently holds the position of Research Associate with the Department of Civil Engineering, Monash University, Australia. He has over 38 years of experience in researching, teaching and practising in geotechnical engineering. His experience is wide-ranging encompassing large building projects, mines, reclamations, ports and infrastructure projects primarily within Australia, Asia and the Middle East. These projects have involved shallow and deep (piled) foundations, deep excavations, retention systems, ground improvement, earthworks, tunnels, shafts and slopes.

Dr Haberfield is a past Vice President of the International Society for Rock Mechanics and a past Chairman of the Australian Geomechanics Society. He has been recognised for his work in foundation structure interaction and the analysis, design and construction of bored piles in soft, weak and weathered rock being awarded the AGS 2007 EH Davis Award and the ISSMGE 2017 Gregory Tschebotarioff Lecture.