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       General Information
       Specialist Soils Reports

   CATEGORY 1
   Name and Category         Contact Details                          Name and Category         Contact Details
   Archer, Gavin             Private Consultant                       McPherson, Ian            Aurecon (NZ) Ltd
                             Aurecon                                                            PO Box 159
   Category 1                PO Box 2292                              Category 1                Wellington
   Geotechnical Engineer     Tauranga                                 Geotechnical Engineer     Telephone (04) 472 9589
                             Telephone (07) 578 6183                                            Email: macphersonI@ap.aurecongroup.com
                             Facsimile (07) 589 6143                  Milner, David             Tonkin & Taylor Limited
                             Email: archerg@ap.aurecongroup.com                                 PO Box 317
   Bauld, Chris              Tonkin & Taylor Limited                  Category 1                Tauranga
                             PO Box 5272                              Engineering Geologist     Telephone (07) 571 3570
   Category 1                Newmarket                                                          Email: dmilner@tonkin.co.nz
   Chartered Professional    Auckland                                 Morton, David
   Geotechnical Engineer     Telephone (09) 355 6000                  Category 1
                             Facsimile (09) 577 6065                  Chartered Professional
                             Email: cbauld@tonkin.co.nz               Geotechnical Engineer
   Burns, David              AECOM                                    Engineering Geologist
                             PO Box 4241                              O’Brien, Michael          Tonkin & Taylor Limited
   Category 1                Shortland Street                                                   PO Box 317
   Engineering Geologist     Auckland 1140                            Category 1                Tauranga
                             Telephone (09) 9806772                   Geotechnical Engineer     Telephone (07) 571 3570
                             Email: david.burns@aecom.com                                       Email: mo’brien@tonkin.co.nz
   Cowbourne, Tony           Terrane Consultants Limited              O’Halloran, Marianne      ICE Geo and Civil
                             PO Box 13-607                                                      PO Box 11098
   Category 1                Tauranga                                 Category 1                Papamoa
   Chartered Professional    Telephone (07) 579 9708                  Geotechnical Engineer     Tauranga
   Geotechnical Engineer &   Facsimile (07) 579 9702                                            Telephone (07) 542 3174
   Engineering Geologist     Email: tonyc@terrane.co.nz               021 607 925               Facsimile (07) 542 3590
   021 394 942                                                                                  Email: icegeo@icegeo.co.nz
   Dennison, Dave            Opus International Consultants Limited   Toan, Dr Do Van           Beca (Auckland)
                             Private Bag 3057                                                   PO Box 6345
   Category 1                Hamilton                                 Category 1                Auckland
   Geotechnical Engineer     Telephone (07) 838 9344                  Geotechnical Engineer     Telephone (09) 337 3410
                             Facsimile (07) 838 9324                                            Facsimile (09) 377 8070
                             Email: dave.dennison@opus.co.nz                                    Email: dtoan@beca.co.nz
   Farquhar, Geoffrey        AECOM                                    O’Loughlin, Ben           Aurecon
                             PO Box 4241                                                        PO Box 2292
   Category 1                Shortland Street                         Category 1                Tauranga
   Chartered Professional    Auckland 1140                            Engineering Geologist     Telephone (07) 578-6183
   Geotechnical Engineer     Telephone (09) 9806772                                             Email: OLoughlinB@ap.aurecongroup.com
                             Email: geoffrey.farquhar@aecom.com
   Graham, Chris             AECOM                                                             CATEGORY 2:
                             PO Box 4241                              Fellows, Debbie           URS Limited
   Category 1                Shortland Street                         Category 2                PO Box 13131
   Geotechnical Engineer     Auckland                                 Chartered Professional    Tauranga
                             Telephone (09) 379 1200                  Geotechnical Engineer     Telephone (07) 579 6086
                             Facsimile (09) 336 0174                  Engineering Geologist     Email: Debra.fellows@URS.com
                             Email: chris.graham@aecom.com            King, Robyn               Fairclough & King Ltd
   Hargraves, Sally          Coffey Geotechnics (NZ) Ltd                                        PO Box 626
                             P O Box 13145                            Category 2                Tauranga
   Category 1                Tauranga 3110                            Geotechnical Engineer     Telephone (07) 578 8071
   Engineering Geologist     Telephone (07) 571 6081                                            Facsimile (07) 578 8585
                             Facsimile (07) 571 6085                                            Email: admin@consulteng.co.nz
                             Email: sally_hargraves@coffey.com        Packard, Matthew          Coffey Geotechnics (NZ) Ltd
   Hughes, Mike              S & L Consultants Limited                                          P O Box 13145
                             PO Box 231                               Category 2                Tauranga 3110
   Category 1                Tauranga                                 Engineering Geologist     Telephone (07) 571 6081
   Geotechnical Engineer     Cellphone: 021 764 063                                             Facsimile (07) 571 6085
                             Telephone (07) 577 6069                                            Email: matthew_packard@coffey.com
   021 764 063               Facsimile (07) 577 6065                  Robinson, Andrew          MTEC Consultants Limited
                             Email: mhughes@sltga@xtra.co.nz                                    PO Box 13651
   Lentfer, Kori             Coffey Geotechnics (NZ) Ltd              Category 2                Tauranga
                             PO Box 13145                             Geotechnical Engineer     Telephone (07) 571 4500
   Category 1                Tauranga 3110                                                      Facsimile (07) 5713500
   Engineering Geologist     Telephone (07) 571 6081                  0274 735 519              Email: andrew.robinson@mtec.co.nz
                             Facsimile (07) 571 6085                  Spiers, Richard           Spiers and Associates
                             Email: kori_lentfer@coffey.com                                     20 Forrester Drive
   McKenzie, Dr Nathan       Beca (Auckland)                          Category 2                Tauranga
                             PO Box 6345                              Geotechnical Engineer     Telephone (07) 544 1289
   Category 1                Auckland                                                           Facsimile (07) 544 1289
   Geotechnical Engineer     Telephone (09) 337 3410                  0274 813 840              Email: richardspiers@clear.net.nz
                             Facsimile (09) 377 8070                  Pearse-Danker, Elles      Coffey Geotechnics (NZ) Ltd
                             Email: nmckenzie@beca.co.nz                                        P O Box 13145
                                                                      Category 2                Tauranga 3110
                                                                      Engineering Geologist     Telephone (07) 571 6081

                                                                                                                   TCC Ref: 1688785
Name and Category   Contact Details
                    Facsimile (07) 571 6085
                    Email: elles_pearse-danker@coffey.com




                                                            TCC Ref: 1688785
    General Information
    Specialist Soils Reports


Frequently, as part of considering applications for either         where structures are proposed to be located within the
building or subdivision consent, Council requires soils             2H:1V and 3H:1V upslope zones but where combined
reports to be submitted in support of those consents.               with various other factors i.e. relic geomorphic features
                                                                   where sites include possible/probable slope movement
For some of these soils issues, Council will require                feature with
reports to be prepared by a person (geotechnical                    (a) clearly or poorly defined headscarp
engineer or engineering geologist) who has particular               (b) indications of recent or current activity
training, qualification and relevant local experience with          (c)    hummocky debris
the soils conditions of Tauranga District.                         where difficult settlement problems may exist in either:
                                                                    (a) low lying areas
The purpose of Tauranga City Council’s policy on pre-               (a) areas subject to old uncertified filling and/or
qualification of geotechnical engineers and engineering                    horticultural fills.
geologists is to ensure that those sites that contain               (b) estuarine silts and compressible soils
either difficult or particularly difficult soils problems are      seismic ground hazard including soil liquefaction and
investigated and analysed by an appropriately qualified             mitigation of effects
and experienced professional.
                                                                   lateral spread issues
It should be noted that geotechnical engineering is                seepage issues from slope at any height
recognised as a specific engineering discipline which              low strength soils
requires certain training, qualification and experience            where a soakage method for stormwater disposal is
which may not be fully covered in a general                         proposed within the areas defined as “Specific Design”
engineering degree course.                                          and within 150m of a relic geomorphic feature or from
                                                                    the outer extent of the displayed 2H:1V zone
It is not the intention of Council to require that all soils
problems be addressed by the people listed below as             Category 2
most foundation designs, etc, can be addressed by a
competent Chartered Professional Engineer with                     where site exhibits no evidence of relic geomorphic
experience in this type of design. For difficult or                 features within or in close proximity to the proposed
particularly difficult soils issues, Council requires the           development; and
geotechnical report to be compiled by either a Category            where proposed structures are to be located outside of
1 or Category 2 Registered Geotechnical Engineer or                 the 2H:1V upslope and 4H:1V downslope zones
Engineering Geologist.                                             areas not covered by Categories 1 or 3.
Section 2 of Council’s Code of Practice for
                                                                   where a soakage method for stormwater disposal is
                                                                    proposed within the areas defined as “Specific Design”
Development broadly outlines the areas requiring either
                                                                    but is outside of the distance of 150m from a relic
Category 1 or Category 2 engineering advice.
                                                                    geomorphic feature or from the outer extent of the
                                                                    displayed 2H:1V zone
The Category 1 and Category 2 Registered Soils
Engineers have been interviewed by an expert                       Specific design of foundations where limited extents of
Geotechnical Panel to ensure the engineer or geologist              compressible soils or uncertified/horticultural filling
has the necessary training and qualifications,                      exist. (“limited” is defined as being in the order of 2 –
competency, professionalism and experience to                       4m in depth where the extent of poor bearing capacity
undertake geotechnical assessments in the Category 1                soil is easily determined)
or Category 2 geotechnical areas in Tauranga.
                                                                Category 3
The following are the areas of experience where the
above categories of engineers shall be utilised (excerpt           minor soils work
from s3 Code of Practice for Development 2006).                    proving bearing capacity for foundations not included in
                                                                    Category 1 or 2 areas.
Category 1 Geotechnical Areas                                      soakage reports where the surrounding ground stability
                                                                    does not need to be proven.
    where structures are proposed to be located within
     the 2H:1V upslope zone or the 4H:1V downslope
     zone. (Both sets of zones are defined on Council’s
     GIS system)



                                                                                                           TCC Ref: 1688785

								
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