Ground Engineering and Asset Preservation Blogs:

When is sonic drilling the right solution?

Geotechnical engineers often specify the use of deep drilling to assess soil conditions before commencing complex construction projects. Choosing the right drilling method is one of the most important decisions and can directly impact project outcomes. When deeper boreholes or high quality soil samples are required, particularly in more difficult geological conditions, sonic drilling can […]

Transport infrastructure maintenance solutions

The community relies heavily on a network of roads, bridges, tunnels, railways, ports, airports and public transport.  However, as Australia and New Zealand’s populations soar, these assets will come under increasing pressure, requiring an innovative and efficient approach to maintenance and remediation. The need to address the gaps in today’s transport infrastructure was recently highlighted […]

Fast and efficient solutions to help councils preserve and maintain critical infrastructure quickly and cost effectively

Local councils and government departments are responsible for a significant range of assets, from roads, bridges and footpaths, to water, sewerage, and drainage. Ensuring they remain in good working condition to service the public safely, efficiently and without failure is essential. Ongoing monitoring and maintenance of infrastructure is crucial, not only to ensure operational efficiency […]

Inside Mainmark: Introducing Laurie Andrews, NSW and ACT Business Development Manager

What is your role at Mainmark? I’m a civil/structural engineer by trade and have worked in sales and business development for the last 15+ years. My role with Mainmark is very much about identifying new opportunities in civil, infrastructure and asset preservation industries, whilst also managing the NSW/ACT sales team.  What do you most enjoy […]

Dr Alan Jeary wins AIB Professional Excellence Award highlighting local STRAAM project

As the exclusive partner of STRAAM technology in ANZ, Mainmark was particularly proud to be present as Dr Alan Jeary won the Research, Development and Technology category at the National Professional Excellence in Building Awards for 2018 on 7th September. The awards, hosted by the Australian Institute of Building (AIB), honour national leaders in construction, […]

Are unstable foundations affecting the safety, performance and operation of your manufacturing business?

Some of the biggest challenges facing manufacturing and warehousing facilities are ongoing maintenance and safety hazards.  When reviewing your workplace health and safety practices and business efficiencies, ask yourself, are the foundations beneath your warehouse, loading dock, transport hub and driveway stable? Many structural issues are caused by uneven ground. Sloping or sinking floors in […]

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 […]

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