The acceptance of earthwork and unbound pavement construction currently relies on Density testing and CBRs for Quality Assurance (QA). Queensland Main Roads has sponsored an ARRB research project to update test methods acceptable for use for QA of pavement and subgrade materials including Light Falling Weight Deflectometers (LFWD’s), PANDA, Clegg Hammer, DCP and Plate load…
How reliable are the various methods of assessment of the pile ultimate geotechnical strength? What is the basis of the various geotechnical reduction factors used in Australian Standards 5100 and 2159? These were a few of the questions raised and addressed by FSG’s technical director Dr Julian Seidel at a recent presentation at Queensland Department…
With a total project value of over $6B, the Woolgoolga to Ballina (W2B) project is Australia’s largest regional infrastructure project and will duplicate approx. 155km of the Pacific Hwy to create a four lane divided road over the full length of the upgrade.
As part of the successful Beilby Hull Albem Joint Venture Team, FSG has been awarded the site investigation and detailed design of all geotechnical elements on the $400M R2D stage 1 project.
Engineers Australia’s Individual Awards confer recognition for outstanding individual engineering achievements and promote those engineers who show innovation and resourcefulness in their work.
FSG’s Technical Director Julian Seidel was on the conference Technical Committee and Ben Collingwood presented a paper written by Collingwood and Slatter on “Construction Methods and Quality Outcomes for Bored Cast-in-Situ Piles – A Review of Current Practice” which provided a consolidated review of typical industry practices and highlighted key areas in which construction quality can be enhanced.
The Light Falling Weight Deflectometer (LFWD) equipment measures composite in-situ modulus value of near-surface materials.
In March 2016, Foundation Specialists Group was awarded GE3 level pre-qualification by the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR).
We are pleased to announce that in March this year Dr. Burt Look, joined FSG as Senior Principal Engineer in our Brisbane office.
The Pile Driving Monitor (PDM) is the most advanced technology for monitoring pile installation and dynamic movements of structures.