ARC Centre of Excellence Geotechnical Science & Engineering

Consultancy

CGSE Laboratory and Field Testing Capabilities

The research activities of the ARC Centre for Geotechnical Science and Engineering (CGSE) are supported by “state of the art” field and laboratory testing facilities. The  CGSE Laboratory and Field Testing Capabilities Document     outlines these capabilities which extend to advanced testing methods in the area of both saturated and unsaturated soil mechanics, rock mechanics, insitu testing and sampling, 3 dimensional slope or surface measurement and modelling as well as full scale rock fall barrier testing. Dependent on the current research and teaching demands of the CGSE, the facilities are available to industry for a limited amount of commercial consulting.

NEWSYD Geotechnical Testing

The NEWSYD Geotechnical testing facility is a joint collaboration between the geotechnical research groups of the Universities of Newcastle and Sydney, with additional funding support from Robert Carr and Associates. The facility is a state-of-the-art resource for measurement of in-situ soil properties and has been established to:

  1. Enhance research on the measurement of soil properties and the design and construction of geotechnical structures.
  2. Promote the use of advanced in-situ testing techniques in the geotechnical profession.
  3. Provide training for undergraduate students, postgraduate students and professional engineers in the use of advanced in-situ testing techniques for geotechnical practice.
  4. To provide a vehicle for close collaboration between the University of Newcastle, University of Sydney and geotechnical practice at large.

To cover the costs of its operation, maintenance and development, the testing facility is available to industry for a limited amount of commercial consulting. In line with the objectives listed above, the facility is run as a nonprofit concern.

Commercial rates for various tests may be found by contacting our professional geotechnical testing engineer.

Laboratory Testing

The Geotechnical Research Group regularly performs advanced laboratory testing including: