About Us

GCL is an engineering consultancy
serving the residential, commercial and land development sectors
in the Auckland, Waikato, Tauranga and Queenstown Lakes Regions

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Fraser Walsh

Director

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Luke Kennedy

Engineering Geologist

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Kevin Hiha

Engineering Geologist

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Austin Lin

Geotechnical Engineer

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Vergil Lin

Geotechnical Engineer

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James Wallis

Engineering Geologist

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Shannon Fitzgerald

Engineering Geologist

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Anna Walsh

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Fraser Walsh

B.Sc, M.Sc (Hons Geol) Member NZGS, Member IPENZ

Director

Employed as an engineering geologist for the last 18 years Fraser has worked on a wide variety of geotechnical engineering projects throughout the Auckland, Waikato and Coromandel regions. This has been largely associated with residential, commercial and infrastructure developments.

Fraser’s vast experience in site investigation and reporting in this area has resulted in a deep understanding of Auckland and Waikato soil types, as well a sound knowledge of the geology in Tauranga and the wider Bay of Plenty.

In addition to the mainstream geotechnical consultancy, Fraser has developed the consultancy to provide designs for stormwater management and effluent disposal for subdivision and rural properties. With respect to the latter two disciplines, he has demonstrated an understanding of various regulatory authorities’ interpretation of the criteria needed in order to meet their requirements for building consent.

As Director of Ground Consulting, Fraser has successfully developed the company over the last ten years in parallel with building relationships with Council, local contractors, builders and other complimentary engineering consultancies.

When not in Pukekohe, Fraser will more often be over the gulf with his family on Great Barrier, enjoying the change of pace and the fishing.

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Luke Kennedy

B.Sc Geology, University of Auckland

Engineering Geologist

Luke is Employed as an Engineering Geologist. Over the last year Luke has worked on a variety of residential, commercial and infrastructure based engineering projects within Auckland and the South Auckland area. Luke’s major role encompasses the collection of field data, its analysis and completion of geotechnical reporting for residential and commercial subdivision and building consent applications.

Luke also spends portions of his time in the field undertaking
ground investigations and site walkovers as well as being involved
in the certification of engineered developments.

In his spare time, Luke enjoys testing his luck fishing in the Manukau Harbour and Tasman Sea, swimming off the black sand beach of Kariotahi and relaxing in the sun.

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Kevin Hiha

BSc Geology, University of Auckland

Engineering Geologist

Kevin is employed as an Engineering Geologist at GCL. Kevin developed his interest in Engineering Geology at the University of Auckland where he gained a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Geology with a specialization in Environmental Science. Kevin’s role at GCL is to gain the information necessary to characterize a site. Kevin has performed literature searches, analyzed historical aerial photographs, mapped large scale areas, and performed multiple field studies to help him analyze these sites. Kevin’s conclusions are discussed with a Principal engineer and together they make recommendations for design and construction. He especially enjoys the field work, because there he can see whether the assumptions he made about the conditions at a site are accurate.

In his spare time, Kevin enjoys listening to music and traveling to new destinations, particularly beaches where he can surf and fish and enjoy the scenery.

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Austin Lin

BE, ME (Civil), University of Auckland

Geotechnical Engineer

Austin is employed as a Geotechnical Engineer at GCL. For several years, Austin has focused his career path and academic pursuits on learning and developing all-important skills necessary to be great in the Geotechnical Engineering field. Over the last few years, he has gained a Master degree (majoring in Civil Engineering) at the University of Auckland. His major role at GCL is to undertake on-site investigations for collecting site information and assessing earthwork/construction conditions. He is also responsible for providing reports typically in geotechnical analysis, stormwater & wastewater system design, and earthwork certification.

In his spare time, he likes hiking and fishing while enjoying great sunshine and an energetic environment. Of course, this outdoorsman also loves playing varieties of video games with his friends!

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Vergil Lin

BE, ME (Civil), University of Auckland

Geotechnical Engineer

Vergil is employed as a Geotechnical Engineer at GCL. His key role in the company is undertaking on-site field investigations, inspections, producing geotechnical assessment reports and making technical analyses. The abundant civil and geotechnical engineering knowledge developed in his master studies at the University of Auckland helps him reach more accurate analysis results.
Vergil is also responsible for stormwater and wastewater disposal designs and undertaking associated on-site testing. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, playing basketball or going fishing with his friends.

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James Wallis

Engineering Geologist

After graduating from the University of Otago, I headed overseas to gain experience and after 3 years leading an airborne geophysical exploration crew and "mudlogging" on offshore oil rigs entered the mining industry.
After 15 years, predominantly in underground hard rock operations the opportunity arose to join the team at GCL, based in their Queenstown office as an engineering geologist.
The majority of my work revolves around assisting clients develop their residential sites, including geotechnical, stormwater, and wastewater.
During my spare time I enjoy spending time with my three children, skiing in the winter and generally getting outdoors.

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Shannon Fitzgerald

Engineering Geologist

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Anna Walsh

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