Experienced and insightful
About Fortify Geotech
“Although we are a relatively new company, our history as a geotechnical and geological consultancy has spanned over 30 years.”
We initially operated in Canberra in 1985 as Peter J Burgess & Associates, before forming ACT Geotechnical Engineers in 1994, and then expanding through NSW as Fortify Geotech.
Those in the know seek our advice first on complicated geotechnical engineering issues.
We are a mix of young and experienced engineers and engineering geologists. Our enthusiastic approach, good quality advice and efficient service has earned us a solid reputation within the construction industry.
Our highly capable engineers and geologists have a comprehensive understanding of the industry.
All of our engineers are members of the Institution of Engineers Australia, the Australian Geomechanics Society, and the Australian Geological Society. Most of our engineers also have postgraduate qualifications.
Principal & Senior Geotechnical Engineer
Jeremy is a professional engineer, with over 20 years experience in the geotechnical field, including investigation and design for subdivisions, multi-storey structures, roads, dams, large excavations, and slope instability risk assessments. He is a Fellow (FIEAust) and Engineering Executive (EngExec) of Engineers Australia, as well as being a Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng) in the areas of Civil Engineering, Geotechnics, and Leadership and Management. He is on the National Engineering Register (NER) and is a Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ), and a Victorian Registered Building Practitioner (VBA). He also has a Masters degree in geotechnical engineering.
- earthworks and substructure construction
- instrumentation installation
- monitoring for settlement and groundwater
- slope stability and analysis
- soil and groundwater assessments
Allison is a Geotechnical Engineer, with over five years experience in engineering design and project management, including experience in geotechnical investigations and design. Allison has geotechnical experience on water infrastructure projects, site classifications, large-scale subdivisions, commercial/multi-unit buildings, fill platforms/road embankments, and civil infrastructure.
Ivar has over 57 years experience in the geotechnical engineering field in Australia and overseas including investigations for design and construction of major earth and rockfill dams, tunnels, roads, airfields and concrete structures, as well as instrumentation and construction administration of major projects. He was an Associate Director with Peter J Burgess & Associates, and established and managed the Canberra office from 1985 prior to forming the new consultancy firm of ACT Geotechnical Engineers in 1994.
Jerome is a graduate geotechnical engineer who started with Fortify Geotech as an undergraduate engineer. Jerome has experience in geotechnical investigations, site classifications, slope stability assessments and foundation inspections. He has worked on projects ranging from small scale residential projects, to large scale commercial developments and subdivisions.
Maggie joined the team as administration officer in 2021. She manages the administration, office and accounts, and looks after the team of engineers to ensure a smooth running office. Maggie has a great rapport with customers, and will be the person that greets you should you visit our office and the friendly voice on the phone to take your call. She is super organised and the cog that keeps our office efficient, compliant and a great place to work.
Graduate Geotechnical Engineer
Mitch has traded in his job as a high ropes technician to get more down to earth with Fortify. As the newest member of the team, he has already shown a passion for geology and has an interest in finding geotechnical solutions. Mitch will become an asset to the Fortify team in no time.