Menard Oceania Sponsors of National Transport Infrastructure Workshop: Controlled Modulus Columns Technique Reviewed

Leading design and construction geotechnical specialists, Menard Oceania were delighted to be a platinum sponsor of the inaugural National Transport Infrastructure Workshop (NTIW), held in Sydney on 13 & 14 February. The event, hosted by the University of Wollongong and the Australian Research Council, attracted industry practitioners including Owners, Contractors and Academia. The wider geo-professional community were also in attendance to share research and new ideas on how to solve the geotechnical engineering requirements of Australia’s transport infrastructure. A lively and robust discussion was had by all as attendees as they work-shopped ways to drive industry innovation.

Jonathan Hale discussed Menard Oceania's ground improvement

Jonathan Hale, NSW Business Development Manager at Menard Oceania, shared insights on recent Menard Oceania road infrastructure projects. He explained work Menard Oceania has done in delivering ground improvement work as part of the Pacific Highway Upgrade – Woolgoolga to Ballina and Warringah Mall. This included applying Menard’s advanced and innovative ground improvement technique, Controlled Modulus Columns or CMCs. The ‘lessons learnt’ that he shared with delegates underpin Menard’s commitment to developing best practice, new research and innovation.

Menard’s advanced and innovative ground improvement technique, Controlled Modulus Columns or CMCs

Pimlico to Tevern Bridge

Menard would like to thank the team from the University of Wollongong for hosting  such a great event. We’re already looking forward to next year!


Menard Oceania maintains an exceptional 45-year history in Australia offering design and construction geotechnical experience. Providing cost effective ground improvement solutions for some of Australia’s mid-to-large infrastructure and construction projects. Its recent completion of the Pacific Highway upgrade, Optus Stadium (Perth) and Melbourne’s Webb Dock Project are Menard’s largest CMC projects in Australia.

Menard Oceania is a part of Soletanche Freyssinet, a group of world leaders in soil, structural and nuclear engineering. This relationship further strengthens Menard’s ability to manage complex integrated problems and continue as the leader and pioneer of specialist geotechnical contracting.

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