Rehabilitating Christchurch’s brick barrel pipes

Mr McFarlane will discuss the selection of appropriate and cost-effective rehabilitation methodologies, selection of specialist contractors, liner design for earthquakes and implementation of the physical works program.
About the speaker

Philip McFarlane is a Principal Engineer at Opus International Consultants, where he helps utility companies develop maintenance, operation and asset management practices that enable them to get the best possible performance from their existing assets. He is an expert in the planning, condition assessment, design and rehabilitation of wastewater, stormwater and potable water systems.

He has over 25 years’ experience in civil engineering in New Zealand, Asia and England. In 2010 he was elected as a Fellow of the Institution of Professional Engineers of New Zealand for advancing engineering practice in the field of Trenchless Technology.

Following the Canterbury earthquakes he has been involved in recovery and rebuild activities in Kaiapoi and Christchurch. In 2011 he lead one of the design teams in the Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team alliance and continues to have an ongoing role with their design activities.

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