Ground engineering awards 2017 finalist

Mainmark shortlisted for two awards at the 2017 Ground Engineering Awards

We are delighted to announce that Mainmark has been shortlisted as a finalist for the 2017 Ground Engineering Awards.

Our work in rehabilitating the True Blue mineshaft in West Wyalong, one of New South Wales’ most technically and physically challenging derelict mine shafts, has been shortlisted for International Project of the Year.

Using a bespoke grout formulation and self-releasing grout deflector, Mainmark placed a neutrally-buoyant plug 30m underwater at 3 bar to support 270 cubic-metres of backfill material.

Our world-first Liquefaction Mitigation solution, developed and extensively tested in Christchurch’s ‘Red Zone’, has also been shortlisted for the Technical Innovation Award. The solution was used to re-level the Northwood Supa Centre in Christchurch, with minimal interruption to the centre’s big-brand retailers.

The Awards are an important opportunity to recognise and benchmark excellence in the ground engineering industry. As the winner of the 2016 International Project of the Year Award, we are honoured to be among the finalists once again, particularly in what has been a competitive year with a record number of entries.

This is a testament to the deep expertise, innovative thinking and dedication of Mainmark’s team, who continue to find advanced solutions for tackling some of the industry’s most challenging projects.

In June, members of our senior management team will travel to London to attend live judging in front of members of the 49-strong jury, which comprises industry-leading clients, contractors, consultants and academics.

The winners will be announced on 5 July at a glamorous ceremony at the Hilton Park Lane, London, where more than 800 of the industry elite will join together for an event filled with entertainment, celebration and networking.

Ground Engineering Awards 2017 | Liquefaction Mitigation | Technical Innovation

Ground Engineering Awards 2017 | West Wyalong True Blue Mine Project

Laurie Andrews MainmarkBy Joe Glanville

Joe Glanville is Mainmark’s ANZ Commercial Manager. He has over 15 years’ experience in the Construction Industry, acquiring broad commercial, construction and project management skills.