The Management Committees of SESOC and NZGS wish to commission a panel of experts to review and update the Auckland Structural Group publication “PilingSpecification”.

The last version of the subject document, Revision G, was publicly released on 12 March 2002. Over the past year the SESOC Management Committee has received numerous requests from members that this document be reviewed, and if appropriate updated, to incorporate current best practice, construction techniques and references to the latest versions of any other relevant codes or standards.

Any person who wishes to be considered for nomination to the above Panel of Experts should submit an Expression of Interest, via email, to the NZGS Secretary.

All submissions must be received by the NZGS Secretary, Teresa Roetman, before 12 noon on Wednesday 6 March 2019. The relevant email address for Teresa is

As a minimum, all expressions of interest should include a covering letter and a comprehensive curriculum vitae that summarises the key attributes, experience and expertise which the applicant believes they possess that is relevant to this project.

Following the submission deadline, the SESOC and NZGS Management Committees will review and assess all Expressions of Interest which were received before the specified deadline and invite between 8 and 12 applicants to join the Panel of Experts. The NZGS Chair, Mr Tony Fairclough, will then work with the Panel of Experts to confirm the Panel Chair and Lead Editor, and, develop a preliminary project program.

The selection and appointment of all individuals, and the final number of panel members, is at the sole discretion of the SESOC and NZGS Management Committees. If deemed appropriate, additional requests for Expressions of Interest submissions may be issued by the SESOC and NZGS Management Committees after the deadline which is stipulated above.

All members of this Panel of Experts will be classed as Volunteers and shall agree to donate their time and intellectual input to this project at no cost or restriction to SESOC, NZGS or the end users of the subject document. All air travel, vehicle mileage, taxi and parking costs that are associated with a Panel Members participation in this project, and which is approved prior by the Panel Chair, will be reimbursed by either SESOC or NZGS as appropriate.

Any potential applicant should not hesitate to contact one or more of the following people should they have any further questions regarding this opportunity prior to the submission deadline:

Teresa, Jason and I look forward to hearing from many of you in the near future!

Yours Sincerely,

Tony Fairclough
NZGS Chair 2017 – 2019

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