Dr Douglas Maconochie

Technical Director Tunnel...
WSP Australia

Technical Director Tunnels
WSP Australia
Winner: 2014 Allen Neyland Award

Doug has a successful track record influencing the design of multi-billion dollar road and rail tunnel projects over a lifetime career in tunnelling in Australia and internationally.

His achievements were recognised in 2014 with the Alan Neyland lifetime achievement award in the tunnelling industry by the Australasian Tunnelling Society and by the Institution of Engineers’ Sir John Holland Civil Engineer of the Year award for 2015.

Doug’s major design and construction management roles on some of the world’s most significant recent transit projects include; Kuala Lumpur Putra Light Rail; MRTA Blue Line, Bangkok; East Side Access, New York;
Epping Chatswood Rail Line, Sydney; Lane Cove road tunnel, Sydney; CLEM 7 and Airport Link road tunnels, Brisbane; Waterview Connection, Auckland; M4East Tender, Sydney; Harbour Link Concept design, Sydney; East West Link and Western Distributor tender designs, Melbourne.

His project experience encompasses leadership of construction supervision and design teams for these projects.  Doug’s experience enables him to take a holistic approach to the integration of the multi-disciplines required and obtain the best value for money outcome with functional design integrated with construction. This is best demonstrated by the Waterview Connection project in Auckland where as Technical Director during tender and detailed design delivery his influence in the alliance environment contributed to a relatively low project cost for
the 2.4km long three lane road tunnel. His project concept design review experience includes Subject Matter Expert roles on M4East detailed design
review, Western Harbour Crossing, Waitemata Harbour Crossing and Maccau Harbour Crossing and Sydney Metro.

Presentation: Observational Methods in Tunnelling – Who Owns the Risks?