Frances Badelow has over twenty years’ experience in the geotechnical consulting field. She has a wide range of experience including analysis and design of deep foundations and excavations and geotechnical design for major road and railway infrastructure projects. Originally from the UK where she studied Civil Engineering at Manchester University and gained chartered engineer status with the Institution of Civil Engineers, she has worked in the UK, Europe, Australia and Southeast Asia.
Having joined Coffey Geotechnics in 1998, Frances is currently a Senior Principal and leads the Design & Analysis Group in Sydney. Her particular areas of interest include in-ground structures design and foundation design for super tall towers.
Her published papers in the field of Tall Buildings include:
Moyes, P., Poulos, H.G., Small, J., Badelow, F. - “Piled Raft Design Process for a High-Rise Building on the Gold Coast, Australia”. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Tall Buildings, Hong Kong, December 2005.
Badelow, F., Poulos, H.G., Small, J., Moyes, P. - “Economic Foundation Design for Tall Buildings”. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Piling and Deep Foundations, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, May 2006.
Kim, S.H., Poulos, H.G, Badelow, F. – “A case study of mega foundation design for a super high-rise building in a reclaimed area”. Proceedings of the Second Asian workshop on ATC18 Mega Foundations, November 2008.
Badelow, F. – “Tall Tower Foundation Design – A Geotechnical Perspective”. Proceedings of the Australian Structural Society 2009 Symposium, July 2009.
Badelow, F., Kim, S.H., Poulos, H.G., Abdelrazaq, A. – “Foundation Design For a Tall Tower in a Reclamation Area”. Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Tall Buildings, Hong Kong, October 2009.
Abdelrazaq, A., Badelow, F., Kim, S.H., Poulos, H.G. “Foundation Design of the 151 Story Incheon Tower in a Reclamation Area” Geotechnical Engineering Journal of the SEAGS & AGSSEA Vol. 42 No.2 June 2011.
Chow, H., Badelow, F. - “Challenging Design: Foundations for Tall Buildings”. Proceedings of the 15th International Conference for Women Engineers and Scientists, Adelaide, Australia, July 2011.
Merrick, J., Badelow, F. – “New Approach in the Design of Piled Raft Foundations of Tall Buildings”. Proceedings of IASBE Symposium, London, UK, September 2011.