• Googong Township Integrated Water Cycle
  • Australia Pacific LNG Water Treatment Facility
  • Eliwana Rail Project

Geotechnical Engineering & Materials Testing

Shaping our communities on solid ground

Our geotechnical engineers and material specialists are focused on solving design, construction, and rehabilitation issues impacting the communities where we work and live. By pairing cutting-edge site investigation technology with tried-and-true experience, we bring unparalleled expertise to the entire geotechnical spectrum—from planning, investigation, and design to execution and quality control. 

Developing resilient, adaptive solutions for risky ground—that’s our goal. Infrastructure is a critical investment in our communities and must be built to last. From immediate hazards to longer-term risks, geological and geotechnical conditions can cause buildings and infrastructure damage and threaten personal safety. Geohazards include landslides, rockfalls, earthquakes and seismicity, ground subsidence, and erosive forces.

Our life cycle approach to geotechnical services means that wherever structures make contact with the ground, we’re there to help create solutions for you with clarity and precision. We’re driven by a simple purpose: to make the communities we serve stronger and safer, now and in the future, for everyone. 

Unique geotechnical engineering analysis and design by local people

The art of interpreting site conditions is complemented by our geographic diversity and local area expertise. We have decades of on-the-ground experience and databases of local soil and rock conditions. Equipped with this knowledge, we identify the most prominent geotechnical/geological design constraints to consider in design and construction. Our combination of technical expertise and local area knowledge helps us optimise design and minimise geotechnical investigation costs—ultimately helping you execute a more successful project.

Inhouse and onsite NATA accredited materials testing and sampling

Stantec operates a National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) accredited materials testing laboratory in Mackay, Queensland. The lab has an expansive range covering soil, concrete, aggregate, and rock mechanic testing. We also provide mobile NATA laboratories for remote testing requirements. Our testing is supervised by geologists and highly experienced technicians, with sampling supported by our geologists and drilling services team.

Making sure dams and levees remain safe for decades

Our experts form an integral part of dam safety initiatives across the globe and have worked on countless high-risk systems. We resolve intricate issues for everything from complex seepage, stability, and risk issues at specific project sites to policy guidelines and technical instructions for dam safety. Whether we’re defining safety standards and guidelines for industrial clients or providing safety reviews for municipal clients, it all comes down to providing resilient, sustainable water management systems for our communities. Read More

Taking care of mine, industrial, and municipal solid waste management

Properly managing water materials keeps industry thriving and communities healthy. Any operation around for the long run needs to consider not only the products made for our benefit, but also how to contain and manage any residual products generated. Linking our geotechnical capability with our environmental, civil, structural, geochemical, hydrogeological, and water resources expertise, we can meet any client need for waste management plans and containment facilities.  Read More

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