Before starting a construction project, it is important to conduct a site investigation of soil, rock, fault distribution and bedrock properties on and below the area of interest.
Professional geotechnical engineers have to determine if and how the properties will interact with the proposed construction in order to assess potential risks to humans, property and the environment.
SGS Industrial Services offers geotechnical engineering services in order to analyse the engineering behaviour of earth materials.
The scope of geotechnical engineering services provided by the company includes investigation of existing subsurface conditions and materials as well as the determination of their physical, mechanical and chemical properties.
SGS provides data that is relevant to any construction project to assess the risks posed by site conditions in addition to designing as well as monitoring the earthworks and structure foundations.
Geotechnical services enabled by SGS include both surface and subsurface exploration of a site. Subsurface exploration usually involves soil sampling and laboratory testing of the soil.
Due to its wide range of testing equipment, SGS is able to offer a diverse range of analyses.
The company performs routine testing as well as unique, one-off analyses and problem solving.
SGS caters to clients in remote locations and timing becomes a critical issue for completion of geotechnical services.
The company is accredited by NATA to establish their own onsite laboratories with the capacity to deploy any testing at any time.
SGS has provided over 100 onsite NATA-accredited laboratories since their formation, enabling them to provide first-class onsite support services.
SGS experts are without exception, highly qualified and specialised for road, rail, mining and building projects, providing their clients with continuous, flexible, efficient and integrated project support.
SGS offers more than just test results. Technical support and consultancy provided by their experts are an important component of the services provided.
Scope of SGS Geotechnical Engineering Services
- Site Classification (Residential Slabs) in accordance with AS 2870
- Geotechnical Investigations in accordance with AS 1726
- Design/ Consultancy for foundations and retaining walls (for small to medium-sized projects)
- Geotechnical Failures/ Forensic Work
- Geotechnical Instrumentation and Monitoring
- Environmental Services
- Geophysics Services
- Specialist Field Tests