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How climate change may affect your property’s foundations

Climate change is often associated with cataclysmic weather events and temperature changes but it can also have more subtle, long-term effects on our homes. Scientific research over the decades has revealed that the earth’s average temperature has gradually increased due to the greenhouse gases that are trapped in the atmosphere. This is particularly noticeable in

Maintaining culverts – Australia’s vital hidden infrastructure

Culverts are the hidden heroes of the infrastructure sector and while they are often not as prominent as bridges, tunnels and road networks, they are an essential asset that protects, roads, rail and other buildings and structures. Unfortunately, culvert maintenance and repairs are not always prioritised appropriately. Typically, culverts are concrete box sections, corrugated steel

Remediating rather than replacing ageing infrastructure

As our population increases, so does the demand for infrastructure. However, an influx of residents, new development and increased traffic can put a significant strain on infrastructure, particularly in older suburbs surrounding large metropolitan cities such as Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Replacing ageing or damaged assets, such as underground pipes and culverts, is an expensive

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Regional spotlight series: How local weather and soil conditions can impact ACT’s ageing residential market

As part of our regional series, we take a closer look at the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and how its ground conditions can impact the area’s built environment. Like in most regions, Mainmark’s operations in Australia’s capital city span residential, commercial and civil infrastructure. While several public infrastructure sites have benefited from Mainmark’s ground remediation

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A year in review with Mainmark ANZ general manager, Joe Glanville

As 2021 draws to a close and we reflect on the year that has been, I think our biggest achievement this year is that we managed to successfully complete well over 1,800 projects across Australia and New Zealand despite extended lockdowns and border restrictions, which impacted our business in every region. The Australian and New

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Tunnel infrastructure: The key to functional cities are tunnels built to last

With increasing urban population density and traffic loads, tunnel infrastructure is often the difference between commuters reaching their destination and transportation grinding to a halt. Tunnels help to alleviate congestion, promote healthier traffic flow, and minimise disruption in suburban areas making them increasingly important for metropolitan growth areas. For example, in Greater Sydney, New South

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Regional spotlight series: meeting the demand for specialised applications and civil infrastructure remediation in Victoria and Tasmania

As part of our regional series, where we discuss Mainmark’s operations in different areas across Australia and New Zealand, we turn our attention to Victoria and Tasmania. While Mainmark’s residential division has thrived in these regions for many years, more recently there has been a major focus on infrastructure remediation due to a record level

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Adapting to change with virtual site inspections

Due to the disruption caused by restrictions that Australia and New Zealand have experienced as a result of COVID-19, many trades and businesses including ground engineering specialists, have been unable to visit homes in some regions to conduct on-site inspections. Without visiting a customer’s home, it is difficult to assess structural issues like wall cracks

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Mainmark wins Good Design Award for Toowoomba Bypass project

In 2019 Mainmark embarked on a project in Toowoomba, Queensland, playing an important role in one of the largest infrastructure projects in the state’s history. The project was the $1.6 billion Toowoomba Bypass, a 41km long dual carriageway and ring road that was designed to improve freight connections to major ports and markets and reduce

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How trees impact ground conditions and building foundations

There is no denying that trees are a beneficial asset to the environment, our lifestyle and a symbol of a healthy landscape. They create shade and privacy, contribute to better air quality, provide habitats for native birds and animals, and help to reduce salinity and soil erosion. However, without proper consideration and monitoring, trees can

William Lindsay

Inside Mainmark: William Lindsay, Mainmark group head of commercial

With 21 years of experience working in the construction and ground engineering sector, William Lindsay is responsible for Mainmark’s commercial, legal, procurement and delivery operations as well as leading business growth and new product development. He graduated with a higher diploma in construction economics from Limerick Technical College in Ireland, and later obtained a BSc.

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“Gender should be irrelevant” Mainmark’s Pip Buunk talks ‘Women in Trades’

As we continue to work towards shifting the disparity in male or female dominated professions, we look with admiration at individuals who are determined to overcome gender barriers to pursue their passion. One such individual is Pip Buunk, who is a senior technician at Mainmark in New Zealand and boasts more than 15 years’ experience