Ground Engineering and Asset Preservation Blogs:

Inside Mainmark: Introducing Dr Phil Irwin, VIC and TAS Area Manager

Can you explain your ground engineering experience and qualifications? I have a PhD in earth sciences. After completing an undergraduate degree with Honours at The University of Melbourne, I undertook a PhD at Deakin University majoring in palaeontology, which is a specialist field examining the fossil remains of animals and plants.  While completing my PhD, […]

Underpinning versus resin injection: choosing the right underpinning solution for foundation issues

With unique climates and landscapes, homes in Australia and New Zealand face diverse ground conditions that can cause subsidence, affect building foundations and result in  structural issues. While most issues are due to unstable ground, extreme weather conditions including drought and floods can be common contributors to subsidence.  Other factors such as leaking pipes or […]

Mainmark presents STRAAM at International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management in Melbourne

Mainmark presents STRAAM at International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management in Melbourne When the 9th International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management (IABMAS) takes place in Melbourne this July, the topic of safety will be high on the agenda.  Mainmark’s Technical Sales Manager, Max Kudrenko, will present on one of the world’s […]

Mainmark’s commitment: working towards environmental excellence

Last year, Mainmark announced it was among only a handful of organisations in our industry to hold a 2015 ISO certification for Environmental Management and Quality Management. This is a significant achievement and demonstrates Mainmark’s commitment to complying not only with Australian Standards, but also those recognised internationally. It additionally demonstrates our commitment to becoming […]

Different Soils, Different Solutions

If you have a structural problem with your building, whether it be a house, commercial property or other infrastructure, it is important to understand the underlying cause. Cracking walls and uneven floors are often symptoms of the problem. Many structural issues relate to unstable ground conditions or subsidence. To fix these problems, it’s important to […]

World Day for Safety and Health at Work

As identified by the Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy 2012-2022, developed by Safe Work Australia, an effective systematic management of risks results in improved worker health and safety and productivity. To mark the 2018 World Day for Safety and Health at Work on April 28, we reflect on the importance of maintaining health and […]

Transport infrastructure projects: how vibrations can reveal the impact on surrounding buildings

Visit any Australian capital city today and you will quickly find yourself crane spotting due to the nationwide transport infrastructure boom: Sydney is building metro, light rail and motorways; Melbourne has its metro expansion and highway upgrades; Perth is working on its Metronet expansion; and Brisbane has its own Metro and the Cross River Rail. […]

Inside Mainmark: Morgan Trainer, Mainmark’s Head of Operations – ANZ

What do you do at Mainmark? I oversee the operations of the company across Australia and New Zealand, which includes managing teams of ground engineering technicians who are dedicated to the remediation of damaged or unstable structures and the protection of assets. In addition to staffing, I am responsible for the financial performance of the […]

East Side Village being constructed in the city of Calgary. Major develpoment project in progress

Remediating collapsed retaining walls on building sites

As construction companies look to utilise every inch of land when planning new developments, retaining walls are becoming an even more integral part of site works. Indeed, many projects are featuring increasingly high retaining walls to maximise their construction outcomes.  As retaining wall heights increase, so too does the potential impact of a wall collapsing.  […]

How resin injection technology can help reduce liability risks in public spaces

When it comes to public safety, businesses and building owners have a responsibility to identify and manage potential hazards at their premises.  Slips, trips and falls are a common occurrence and while people stumble and fall for all sorts of reasons, it’s important to maintain floors and walkways for all visitors or employees at the […]

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