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Forensic Geology Sinkhole Consultant David Wilshaw

David Wilshaw, MS, PG
P.O. Box 783547
Winter Garden FL 34778
phone: 407-342-7737
David Wilshaw, MS, PG has over 31 years of international experience in Engineering Geology, Geotechnics and Geo-environmental assessments. He is licensed as a Professional Geologist in Florida and Tennessee. Mr. Wilshaw is also registered as a Chartered Geologist and Fellow of the Geological Society of London in the United Kingdom. He is Adjunct Professor of Earth Science at Valencia College in Orlando, FL. He has been the professional geologist of record for more than 850 cause of subsidence investigations in accordance with Florida’s sinkhole statutes and he is a Florida DFS-certified Neutral Evaluator (under §627.7074 Florida Statutes). Mr. Wilshaw has extensive litigation experience having provided testimony at over 100 depositions and over 20 trials.

Over a long career, Mr. Wilshaw has provided geological, geotechnical and geo-environmental expertise for residential, commercial and retail development, major public buildings, open pit and underground mine reclamation works, power plants and geohazard assessment. He has extensive experience in geotechnical design for transportation projects including road, rail and port development.

Mr. Wilshaw is part owner of SAFE Engineering, a full service geotechnical, drilling and geophysical consultant based in Florida. SAFE owns and operated three drilling rigs, GPR antennae and a soil testing laboratory.

Consulting Services Include:
  • Intrusive and Non-Intrusive Subsurface Exploration techniques
  • Neutral Evaluation of Disputed Sinkhole Insurance Claims
  • Development of Ground Stabilization and Improvement Schemes
  • Deep Foundation Design
  • Karst Geology Risk Assessments
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