Ian Shipway

Senior Principal and Director

Ian Shipway is a Senior Principal and founding Director at EDG Consulting. He is a graduate of the University of Adelaide, a Registered Professional Engineer in Qld, a Chartered Professional Engineer and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Australia. His geotechnical experience spans more than 35 years with consultancies including Golder Associates and Coffey where he was a Senior Principal for his last seven years of service up to 2015. Ian’s technical work has required the practical application of soil and rock mechanics to a diverse range of projects within Australia, New Zealand, PNG and Asia. Ian’s past technical management roles range from Project Director to Technical Lead, and include projects such as the Port of Brisbane Motorway (1999 to 2001) Gateway Upgrade (2006 to 2007) and the Cunningham’s Gap Emergency Works (2010 to 2013). He is also currently active in technical committees with both Standards Australia and the International Standards Organisation.

Ian’s current practice is mainly focussed on civil infrastructure and mining infrastructure and comprises:

Ian has written or co-authored 13 technical papers and presentations on topics ranging from risk-based design to innovative delivery methods for civil infrastructure.

Notable projects Ian has had key roles in include:

Ian Shipway Publications

  • Shipway, I. (2021) “Engineering Geology of Soft Clay”, in Ameratunga. J, Sivakugan, N. and Das, B. M. (eds) Soft Clay Engineering and Ground Improvement, Ch 2, CRC Press. doi: 10.1201/9780429455544.,
  • Ameratunga, J., Hackney, G., and Shipway, I. (2020) The Gateway Upgrade Project, Australian Geomechanics Society 50th Anniversary Commemorative Book
  • AGS Qld Symposium (2019)  Instability Risk Assessment in the Coloola Sand Mass
  • Shipway, I.C.F & Cooper, D. (2019) “Judgements of landslide frequency and their effects on risk assessment in the coastal dune systems of south east Qld” Proceedings of the 13th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics, Perth, Wester Australia
  • AGS Brisbane Presentation (2016) Flow Slides in South East Qld Part 2: Inskip Point
  • Yang D, Ameratunga J, Dunstan J and Shipway I (2015) Innovative design for drainage structure on deep soft ground. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers – Geotechnical Engineering 168(6): 483–497
  • Hackney G.A., O’May D.V. and Shipway I.C.F., (2015) The Use of Risk Based Design Criteria for Slope Remediation, Proceedings of the 12th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics, Wellington NZ.
  • Shipway I.C.F., Baynes F.J. and Hackney G.A. (2015) Application of Semi – Quantitative Risk Assessment in Road Design, Proceedings of the  16th European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Edinburgh, UK
  • Shipway, I.C.F (2015) ATS Tunnel Design & Construction Short Course – Geotechnical Models & Interpretation, Brisbane
  • Yang, D.Q., Ameratunga, J., Shipway, I., Dunstan, J. and Lambert, R.(2009). Design and Performance review of a Trial Embankment on Deep Soft Ground near Brisbane Airport, Australia. Intl Symp. on Ground Improvement Technologies and Case Histories (ISGI09), Singapore.
  • Poulos, H., Shipway, I. (2007). Foundation Analysis for Anchored Wind Turbine Foundations. 10th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics (2007), Australia: Carillon Conference Management for the Australian Geomechanics Society.
  • White, W., Shipway, I., Ameratunga, J. and Olds, R. (2007). Design and construction of closed cell expanded polystyrene foam embankment with a heavy duty pavement. 10th ANZ Conference, Brisbane, Australia.
  • Shaw, P., Ameratunga, J. and Shipway, I. (2004). Port of Brisbane Motorway Alliance Enhances Geotechnical Outcomes. ANZ Geomechanics Conference in NZ.