Articles tagged with: Geotechnical

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.