Read all of Engineering Insight’s Q&As from our 2022 “Faces of Ground Engineering”.
voice of experience
Ground engineer Nirmal Tiwari is passing on 50 years of industry experience to new recruits through the Ground Forum Undergraduate Mentoring Program.
From tall buildings to deep dungeons
There’s never a dull moment at work for Paola Caporaletti, who was promoted to geotechnical discipline leader at consultants Robert Byrd Group.
creating an inclusive culture
Extended Geotechnical Senior Estimator David Major actively participates in early careers and initiatives within the construction sector.
A passion for geotechnical
Natalie Bev was promoted to Managing Director of Concept Engineering Consultants and is an active member of the British Drilling Association.
going climate neutral
Subhamaya Bhattacharya, chair of the University of Surrey Geomechanics, is keen to promote the role of engineering in tackling climate change.
bridging the gap
Njemile Faustin, principal geotechnical engineer at Aecom, looks for ways to link research to practice, with an emphasis on a more inclusive and diverse sector.
developing seismic resilience
Barnali Ghosh, technical director at Mott MacDonald, is an earthquake geotechnical engineering specialist and visiting professor at the University of Cambridge.
Aecom associate director and chartered geologist Victoria Barnett is a mentor to many associates who are working towards their chartership.
forward looking engineering
Mott MacDonald Technical Principal Hock Liong Liew is busy working on student work experience programs to connect with the next generation of engineers.
Knight Piesold Senior Mining Geotechnical Engineer Martin Griffin is an advocate for equality, diversity and inclusion with a focus on neurodiversity and disability.
enhance asset resilience
Mike Winter, director of Winter Associates, who will deliver the 2023 John Mitchell Lecture on “Road property, socioeconomic and fatality risks from debris flows,” talks with GE about his career so far.