With more than 50-years of local experience, we are familiar with both the Australian and New Zealand incredible geotechnical diversity, the many challenges they bring as well as local codes and design guidelines.

Our first projects in the region can be traced back to the 1970s. Since then, we have delivered some of the largest ground improvement projects within both public and private sectors in Oceania such as the NSW Pacific Highway upgrade, the Brisbane International Cruise Terminal, the Parakariore Sports and Recreation Centre in Christchurch, the Melbourne Metro or the Sydney Gateway.

It all started with
  • 1954
       

    1954 - Invention of the pressuremeter

    It all started in 1954, when Louis Ménard, a young French Mechanical Engineering student from Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, invented the device that was to revolutionize geotechnical work: the pressuremeter.

  • 1968
       

    1968 - Dynamic Compaction

  • 1970
       

    1970 - First Project in Australia

  • 1975
       

    1975 - Dynamic replacement

    Development of dynamic replacement for clayey soils

  • 1988
       

    1988 - Menard Vacuum™

    Development of Menard Vacuum (atmospheric consolidation system) in France

    Fisherman island

  • 1994
       

    1994 - Controlled Modulus Columns

    Development of Menard’s CMC technique

  • 1999
       

    1999 - Integration of Menard into Freyssinet’s group

  • 2001
       

    2001 - First Application of Dynamic Replacement in Australia

    Brisbane Inner City By Pass

  • 2004
       

    2004 - First application of CMC in Australia

    Burleigh Homespace Shopping Centre for Stocklands, Gold Coast

  • 2004
       

    2004 - First Slurry Wall in Australia

    Tempe Land Remediation

  • 2005
       

    2005 - First major project in Papua New Guinea

    Rock Anchors for the highest suspension bridge in the world, Hegigio Gorge, Southern Highlands, PNG

  • 2006
       

    2006 - Deepest barrier wall constructed

    Mayfield decontamination project, Australia

  • 2007
       

    2007 - First application of Vacuum technique in Australia

  • 2009
      - 2010

    2009 - 2010 - World’s largest Vacuum Consolidation

    The world’s largest Vacuum Consolidation project at 93,500m2 (2.1M linear meter of PVDs up to a maximum of 40m deep): Fisherman Island S3B, QLD

  • 2010
       

    2010 - First application of a zero valent iron (ZVI) Permeable reactive barriers of industrial scale in WA

  • 2010
      2011

    2010-2011 - Iconic Project: Port Botany Expansion

    Australia’s largest ground improvement project at the time: 2 million m3 of onshore and offshore Vibrocompaction  and 6 million m3 of Dynamic compaction.

  • 2010
       

    2010 - First application of GIN Grouting in Australia

    Cotter Dam

  • 2012
      2013

    2012-2013 - Iconic Project: Ichthys LNG Development

    Dynamic replacement and stone columns works over an area of 350 000m2 to treat intertidal mangrove mud.

  • 2013
       

    2013 - First mass Soil Mixing project in Australia

    Rail Level Crossing Safety Upgrade project: Telegraph Road, Brisbane, QLD

  • 2014
      2016

    2014-2016 - Iconic Project: Melbourne Port Development

    Webb Dock Container terminal, VIC: CMC ground improvement under ASC crane beams and container plinths 22,000m2

    Webb Dock marine, VIC: ground improvement to pavement area at the rear of wharf structure – 20,000m2

  • 2014
       

    2014 - Largest Wick Drain project in Australia

    Brisbane Airport’s new parallel runway: over 8.2 million linear meters (approx. 8,200 KMs) of prefabricated vertical drains covering 65 hectares with depth varying between 16 and 40m.

  • 2014
      2016

    2014-2016 - Iconic Project: Optus Stadium enabling works

    Ground improvement using surcharge, rigid inclusion and dynamic compaction with the 2nd deepest CMC in the world – 60,000m2.

    200,000m of CMC in total.

  • 2016
       

    2016 - Integration of Remea

    Remea is a key player in the soil remediation field offering expertise in remediation of polluted sites, management of polluted effluents on construction sites and treatment of industrial ponds and tanks at operating sites.

  • 2018
      2019

    2018-2019 - Iconic Project: Metro Sport Facility – Parakiore Recreation and Sport Centre, Christchurch, NZ

    New Zealand’s largest Stone Column project designed for liquefaction mitigation to support the largest aquatic and indoor recreation and leisure venue in New Zealand – 28,000 m2

  • 2019
       

    2019 - First application of CMC technique to support Wind Turbine Foundations in Australia

    Granville Harbour Wind Farm Project, TAS: CMC ground improvement to support 27 wind turbines

  • 2019
      2020

    2019-2020 - Iconic Project: Melbourne Metro Tunnel & Station project – Ground treatment

    Cross passage ground treatment using jet grouting and rock grouting

  • 2021
      2022

    2021-2022 - Iconic Project: Sydney Gateway

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