Protecting critical infrastructure from the ground up
How ground improvement can deliver long-term resilience to earthquake prone infrastructure How can you make an earthquake-prone structure more resilient? This was the question posed recently by operators of a waste water treatment plant in Wellington, New Zealand, as they sought proactive measures to protect the asset following the introduction of The Building (Earthquake-prone Buildings)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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 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.
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.