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.
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.
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;
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.
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,
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.
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.
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.