Arup , director
With over 30 years’ experience of a diverse range of projects in the UK and overseas, Dinesh is considered an industry expert and thought leader in the field of geotechnical engineering.
He has extensive experience of geotechnical design and construction of deep basements and foundations in the UK. This ranges from design and technical reviews to resolution of construction issues for schemes ranging from basements with varying wall types and support systems, rafts, piled rafts, settlement reducing rafts and suspended piled slabs. The 25-30m deep basements at Claridge below a live operational Hotel and the development of the new Hotel Leicester Square epitomizes the excellence he brings to geotechnical engineering and perceived schemes once considered unimaginable. Clients and Contractors have sought his geotechnical advice on many projects that are non-Arup related projects.
Dinesh has delivered many projects requiring complex third party interfaces and has excellent relationships with many key stakeholders such as LUL, Network Rail and Crossrail. He has developed strategies for instrumentation and monitoring programmes, as well as assessing ground movements and damage potential to adjacent structures and existing tunnels owned by 3rd Parties. He has also worked on projects where building and underground structures are required to be designed for future tunnels eg Crossrail in London.
Dinesh has recently won four prestigious awards for excellence and innovation in geotechnical engineering: the Fleming Award in 2011, and the Ground Engineering Awards in 2010, 2012 & 2017, and was a finalist at the Fleming Award 2015.