Mainmark shortlisted for two awards at the 2017 Ground Engineering Awards
We are delighted to announce that Mainmark has been shortlisted as a finalist for the 2017 Ground Engineering Awards. Our work in rehabilitating the True Blue mineshaft in West Wyalong, one of New South Wales’ most technically and physically challenging derelict mine shafts, has been shortlisted for International Project of the Year.
Future-proofing mine site infrastructure
Although Australia’s mining investment boom may be slowing down, production levels are not. During the construction boom, new mining assets were built at break-neck speed to fast-track production. In some instances, this has resulted in production bottlenecks and operational problems, and in others, infrastructure is rapidly reaching the end of its design life.
Why it’s important to assess the home for wall cracks and foundation damage this summer
The summer holiday period is the perfect time to address many overdue maintenance projects around the home, and Mainmark is reminding homeowners to also check for wall cracks that could signify foundation damage.
An open letter to the people of Christchurch from Mainmark
To rebuild or repair? How to fix earthquake affected structures earmarked for demolition Many buildings currently slated for removal or rebuild in Christchurch and other earthquake affected geographies could be remediated with the help of proven ground engineering methods developed and tested by Mainmark. AMI Stadium at Lancaster Park is one such example.
Preparing for an earthquake
The risk of natural disasters, particularly earthquakes, is widely recognised in New Zealand and the recent events are an important reminder for every home to have a comprehensive emergency action plan. Mainmark, one of New Zealand’s leading ground engineering firms, is very aware of the risks and problems associated with earthquakes
Inside Mainmark: How Mainmark is pioneering ground engineering excellence in NZ
Interview with Russell Deller – General Manager of Mainmark New Zealand How did you come to work at Mainmark? I joined Mainmark in 1991 after Australia had been hit by the Newcastle earthquake. By that time, Mainmark had developed a reputation as an industry innovator and leader in the specialised area of seismic remediation
Mainmark welcomes industry pioneer, Dr Alan Jeary, to Australia and New Zealand for the launch of STRAAM
Mainmark has announced it will be the exclusive distributor of STRAAM, a world-leading structural monitoring technology, in Australia and New Zealand. To mark the start of this exciting new partnership, the Mainmark team has had the pleasure of hosting Dr Alan Jeary, industry pioneer and creator of STRAAM technology,
Inside Mainmark: A history of excellence
Interview with Philip Mack – Owner and Chairman of Mainmark Why did you found Mainmark and how has the business evolved over the years? With an honours degree in building from the University of New South Wales and after many years spent working for tier one building companies in Australia,
Addressing wall cracks: know your soil types
Cracks are very common, particularly in houses that are more than 20 years’ old. Although many people can see cracks in their walls, they don’t know why the cracks are there. Wall cracks develop over time as a home’s foundations move.
Mainmark wins at 2016 Ground Engineering Awards in London
Post-earthquake resurrection of Christchurch Art Gallery wins International Project of the Year Award We are extremely proud to announce that Mainmark has won the International Project of the Year Award at the 2016 Ground Engineering Awards for our Christchurch Art Gallery project in New Zealand.
Engineers and councils urged to rethink emergency storm repair methods
Following the wild storms that have lashed the eastern seaboard, we at Mainmark are urging councils, engineers, builders and insurers to think outside the box as remediation works begin. Large washouts have created serious ground problems, including coastal erosion, flooding and sinkholes.
Is this the reason machinery is malfunctioning?
Machinery malfunction on a mining or construction site is often attributed to poor quality or shoddy equipment, when in fact the problem may be due to ground subsidence. The minor variances in ground level as a result of subsidence can cause machinery parts to misalign, placing unnecessary stress on the equipment.