Frederic Verheyde obtained a masters degree from the Engineering School in Lille, France, majoring in civil engineering and geotechnics with a specialisation in underground works in 1996.
He is a Company Principal, a Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng), a Registered Professional Engineer (NPR) in the areas of Civil and Subdivisional Geotechnics, and a Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ). He received the Baden Clegg Award from the Australian Geomechanics Society in 2002 and published several technical papers on geotechnical topics.
Fred is a member of the Western Australia Pavement Group, which is a sub-committee of the Australian Geomechanics Society. He has extensive experience both with land developments for commercial, residential, and industrial buildings across WA, gained from thousands of projects, and with large civil and mining infrastructure such as linear transport projects and heavy industrial developments. He designed, provided technical support during construction and provided expert advice for hundreds of pavements in WA (including new pavement, rehabilitation and forensic investigations), such as Tonkin Highway, Roe Highway Leach Highway, Reid highway, runways for regional aerodromes, and heavy duty industrial pavements.
Selected interests includes the assessment and behaviours of the problematic soils across WA (such as reactive soils, collapsing soils, karsts and soft soils), pile design and testing, pavement, and groundwater. Frederic provides project direction and technical reviews for most projects in the WA office. He is the manager of the Perth branch of Douglas Partners.