William T. Drakeley Jr.

SWD Master

Bio

Bill Drakeley, principal and founder, is a third generation pool builder and a leader in the North American concrete construction industry. Bill is the first and only pool builder to sit as a Voting Member on the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Committee 506 Shotcrete. He is also Chairman of the newly formed ACI Pool Shotcrete Subcommittee, and is the former president of the American Shotcrete Association. Advocating for high industry standards through education and training, his technical writings have been widely published.

Bill is also the managing member of Drakeley Industries, an international consulting firm specializing in shotcrete applications, notably providing training for New York City Metropolitan Transit Authority underground subway tunneling projects, the Washington, DC First Street Tunnel project, and the Hudson River Water Tunnel project.

William T. Drakeley Jr.

William T. Drakeley Jr.

Society of Watershape Designers Education


Introduction to Perspective Drawing "2003", "2009"
Pool & Watershape Construction School "2005"
Design Schools "2005/2006"
  • Understanding and Designing Fountains and Waterfeatures
  • Elements of Design
  • The Vocabulary Architecture and Style
Design Schools "2007"
  • Measured Perspective
  • Basic Color Theory
  • Renovation & Remodeling (Part A & B)
CPO Instructor Certification “2011”
Major Renovation School "2017"