In 1954, Louis Ménard, a young French mechanical engineering student, invented a device to measure the soil’s stress – deformation relationship at various depths in a borehole to calculate its bearing capacity and settlement. The pressuremeter was a drastic innovation in the geotechnical industry that continues to inspire the Menard spirit to this day!
Since then the group has invented and developed the Dynamic Compaction technique for granular soils as well as the Menard Vaccum™ for cohesive soils and the Controlled Modulus Columns (CMC) technology for high-level control of ground deformations accommodating higher loads.
Working on the most demanding projects our engineers, technicians and operators concentrate on bringing value to our clients by keeping up to date with the latest state-of-the-art technologies.
The performance of thousands of successful projects each year provides a constant flow of information to support our local and group R&D teams in generating a continuous flow of innovations.