Education & Affiliations
Bachelor of Science (Geology) Honours, Newcastle University
Master of Engineering Science (Geotechnical and Environmental) University of NSW
Member of Institution of Engineers (Australia)
Member College of Civil Engineers
Member Australian Geomechanics Society
Steven Morton began working as a geotechnical consultant with Coffey & Partners in 1988. From 1988 to 2010 he undertook many geotechnical and environmental investigation and design projects including roads, railways, landfills, contaminated sites, deep excavations, landslides, buildings and urban developments. The majority of his career has been spent providing these services in regional NSW and in doing so became aware that the particular needs, flexibility, and diverse range of skills required to service regional areas were not adequately addressed in the geotechnical consulting market. In 2010 he established Regional Geotechnical Solutions, a consulting firm focused on providing high quality geotechnical consulting services to regional centres. He currently works on a broad range of geotechnical projects including road rehabilitation, pavement design, slope stability, and geotechnical foundation investigation.
Fields of Expertise
Landslide Studies: Investigation, stabilisation, risk management, design
Site Investigation and Testing
Route surveys and route selection studies
Foundations: Investigation, design, construction testing
Earthworks: Design, documentation, construction testing
Deep Excavation: Investigation, design, stabilisation, excavation methodology
Groundwater: Water quality monitoring, aquifer characterisation
Mine Subsidence: Investigation, risk assessment, and remediation of former mine workings.