New Office, New Starter

on Tuesday, 19 March 2019.

New Office, New Starter

EDG has taken another step in our journey, recently opening an office in Melbourne. The office is headed up by Adam Lander, who joins us as a Principal. 

Adam is a Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng) with over 20 years’ experience in the geotechnical industry, working as a consultant in Australia, and throughout south-east Asia. He has worked on all manner and scale of projects - most recently as the geotechnical lead for the design of the West Gate Tunnel project.

Adam will lead all technical and operational aspects of our Melbourne office, with support from staff from our Brisbane office.

Our current office address is 4 Bloomburg St, Collingwood, Victoria, 3066.

 

12th ANZ Young Geotechnical Professionals Success

on Tuesday, 13 November 2018.

Congratulations to Darron Lee who was awarded the runner-up prize at the 12th ANZ Young Geotechnical Professionals Conference held last week in Hobart, for his paper and presentation on “Comparison of 2D and 3D Limit Equilibrium Slope Stability Analysis when Considering Various Loading Conditions”.  By all reports it was a great conference with 50 delegates presenting.  We actively encourage all our team member to participate in continuous professional development activities to extend themselves in the workplace.  Well done Darron!

2018 Starters

on Wednesday, 24 October 2018.

EDG welcomes two new staff members in Jing Lin and Stephanie Neller.  Jing worked part-time at EDG to complete her professional practice requirements as part of her Master’s degree and became a full-time employee upon successful completion of her degree.  Stephanie has a successful contracting background, and joins us as a Level 2 Geotechnical engineer.

We have moved

on Monday, 12 February 2018.

With our continued growth we have moved to new and larger premises.  Our new address is now:

EDG Consulting Pty Ltd

Level 1, 18 Wandoo Street 

Fortitude Valley QLD 4006

Slide3

on Wednesday, 18 October 2017.

EDG has recently expanded its range of computer software to include Slide3 2017. Slide3 2017 is a 3-dimensional limit equilibrium slope stability program created by Rocscience that allows complex geology, anisotropic materials, three-dimensional loading and support to be analysed. For more complex models or scenarios, compromises need to be made to consider these issues in traditional 2D software.

We are finding that using 3D software can provide more realistic assessments for scenarios such as discrete plant loads than can be achieved using 2D models, which can have major implications on design outcomes. With appropriate checks using 2D and other methods, this tool is allowing us to produce more efficient designs, delivering cost savings to our clients.

Slide3 has already demonstrated its value on temporary works designs EDG is currently providing to Lendlease on the Kingsford Smith Drive project.

Eton Range Realignment Project

on Tuesday, 05 September 2017.

Eton Range Realignment Project

Fulton Hogan is in the process of widening the Peak Downs Highway through Eton Range near Mackay, as part of the Eton Range Realignment Project.

EDG is engaged as Fulton Hogan’s Contractor’s Geotechnical Rep and temporary works designer.  With a full-time presence on site, we are responsible for rock mapping, foundation assessment, review of monitoring data and temporary works design.

Temporary slope support solutions comprising soil nails and shotcrete have been designed to allow excavation to the founding levels for REE walls on very steep slopes in challenging conditions.

Between 2m and 11m in height and up to 100m in length, all walls performed exceptionally in the recent extreme Cyclone Debbie rain event.