Pimlico Rd to Teven: More CMC Rigid Inclusions for the Pacific Highway Upgrade

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We can’t deny it: we love working for the Pacific Highway Upgrade and we are very proud to be part of this major road infrastructure project for NSW. Connecting Sydney and Brisbane, the project is targeted to be completed by 2020.

Menard team has already completed not less than six different jobs as part of the Pacific Highway Upgrade and has recently started a seventh one for Roads and Maritime Services (RMS), consisting in ground reinforcement works in Ballina (NSW) on a 1.9km section of carriageway from Pimlico Road to Teven. The main works involve the demolition of the existing bridges over two Creeks and construction of new bridges for the southbound carriageway.

Menard has been contracted by Georgiou Group as specialist Ground Improvement contractor to install Controlled Modulus Column Rigid Inclusions (CMC’s) to limit the settlement of the soft ground at the two bridge abutments and in the central area between the abutments.

Our crew will install approx. 32,000 lm of CMC’s up to 24m deep in the next few months. This technique is a simple solution to complex geological environments and represent a significant refinement of the traditional displacement pile, with the outcome that it has achieved the optimisation of the rotary displacement technique.

Learn more about CMC’s with this 2mn new videohttp://bit.ly/2swrggE 
Or have a look at Frederic Masse (Menard USA)’s recent article about CMC’s: http://bit.ly/2uF0Whi

ABOUT MENARD GROUP OCEANIA

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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