Bill K Koul OK

I am an author, columnist, editor, and an engineering consultant.
I live in Perth, Western Australia, where I work as a Principal with a geotechnical consulting firm, 4DGeotechnics Pty Ltd. My interests include philosophy, spirituality, nature, music, cricket and long distance running.

On a professional front, I am a current Fellow and Chartered Professional Engineer (Engineers Australia), with APEC Engineer’s accreditation, and over 33 years of international experience in civil / geotechnical engineering consulting industry. I have worked on numerous projects in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, PNG, China, Mongolia, South and South-East Asia, West Africa and South America.

As a geotechnical engineering consultant, I have undertaken numerous geotechnical investigations and foundation designs works associated with roads, bridges, railways, power plants, civil infrastructure, slope stability assessments, high rise structures, forensic engineering, ground improvement and construction monitoring works related to earthworks.

My work experience also includes mentoring personnel and undertaking technical and contract management. I have the necessary technical interpersonal skills to understand the technical and personnel issues and provide reasonable and effective timely solutions.

I have authored four books. All books have been published by Vitasta Publishing Pty Ltd, New Delhi. Of those, the first three books were launched initially in Perth, Western Australia, in August 2017. Subsequently, I had book launches across India, in seven different cities – Aurangabad, Bhopal, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, New Delhi and Jammu Tawi – between September and December 2017. On the surface, the three book topics may look diverse, but with a deeper view, all three books are about India and her people, and the issues created and caused by the people.

My fourth book, Does India need a dictator?, is due for launch in September 2018.

One of my forthcoming books will be on human relationships, followed by a book titled, Art & Philosophy of Engineering – for Civil Engineers. I am also committed to writing books for children for raising their awareness and educating them about environmental and civil responsibility, ethics and aesthetics. I am also planning to write a novel on human relationships.

I have also edited  a number of books for Vitasta Publishing Pvt Ltd, which include The School on the Hill,  Khushwant Singh in Wisdom and in Jest, a book on Martin Luther King and a book written by the Vivekananda International Foundation.

I write regular blogs on this website on a range of topics – philosophy of life, politics, environment, ethics, gender equality, Kashmir, etc.