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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

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Solutions to help maintain and remediate seawalls

Australia and New Zealand are surrounded by the sea with coastal living, seaside views and access to water all playing a big part in our way of life. However, when the ocean or an open body of water intrudes too close to urban environments, seawalls are valuable assets for protecting low lying waterfront infrastructure, addressing

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Regional spotlight series: assessing the geological landscape in Queensland, Australia

Following our recent regional blog that looked at the different ground conditions in New Zealand, we now turn our attention to Queensland, Australia’s second largest state with a total area of 1,852,642 square kilometres, known for its diverse natural environment and extreme weather patterns. Mainmark services Queensland with a dedicated team based in Brisbane, the

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Understanding foundations – what you need to know to keep your building structurally sound

The integrity and longevity of any built structure starts from the ground up, which is why it is often said that a building is only as good as the foundations it is built on. However, different types of foundations are used for different buildings, generally determined by the site’s geological factors, the type of building,

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Regional spotlight series: how geological considerations differ in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, New Zealand

When it comes to ground engineering, topography and geological conditions will often impact the built environment. The ground conditions will also inform the remediation approach Mainmark uses for different projects. With a global footprint spanning from Australia and New Zealand to Japan and the United Kingdom, Mainmark has considerable experience working in different regions, many

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Mainmark is challenging WHS culture for the better

Wednesday, April 28 marks World Day for Safety and Health at Work and Workers’ Memorial Day. It is a time to reflect on the importance of workplace practices, with the aim of reducing and preventing work-related occupational diseases, deaths, injuries, and illnesses. Despite a 53 per cent decrease in workplace fatalities between 2007 and 2019[1]

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10 years of engineering development after the 2011 Christchurch earthquake

Even though 10 years have passed, it seems like only yesterday that New Zealand experienced the 6.3 magnitude earthquake that shook the foundations of Christchurch’s central business district on Tuesday 22 February 2011. The catastrophic event claimed the lives of 185 people and caused widespread destruction, coming less than six months after a 7.1 quake