Ground Engineering and Asset Preservation Blogs:

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 […]

Heartwarming feedback from Special Children’s Christmas Party in Christchurch

For more than 20 years, the Special Children’s Christmas Parties have given kids with special needs and their families the opportunity to celebrate the festive season in a way that is both accessible and fun for everyone involved. The events feature a mix of amusement rides, an animal farm, activities, a stage show and, of […]

Mainmark helps to ensure a safe and spectacular Christmas for Sandgate and Deagon community

For the last 25 years, the Sandgate Uniting Church’s annual Christmas Lights Festival has been a part of the community fabric in the northern Brisbane suburbs of Deagon and Sandgate. This year, Mainmark was pleased to play an important role in helping to keep passersby safe to enjoy the spectacle. Hundreds of visitors are attracted […]

Inside Mainmark: A day in the life of a Mainmark site supervisor

With Mark Sasaki, Geotechnical Engineer and Supervisor, Mainmark Australia What does a typical day look like for you? I have three different roles – the technician, the researcher and the supervisor – so every day is very different. When I am a technician it is all project-based so I need to use my practical skills […]

Teretek is saving more homes across Australia and New Zealand

It can be extremely worrisome for owners of a home that is suffering the serious effects of ground subsidence. Traditional signs of a home affected by soil subsidence can vary from large cracks in walls and uneven concrete driveways, to annoyances such as doors and windows not closing properly, or gaps appearing between walls and […]

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