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Ground Technologies

Casula, NSW 2170


About Us

Ground Technologies constantly strives to provide qualitative Geotechnical Testing Services throughout its range of small to large projects. Ground Technologies was established in August 1999 with the aim to provide Geotechnical Testing Services to the construction industry. Today, Ground Technologies has evolved into one of the leading organizations in providing Geotechnical and Environmental Testing Services.

Our complete range of services now covers all types of projects, from small to large. Ground Technologies has L2 registration with RMS to provided services on projects greater than $10 million. Ground Technologies has been successfully providing high quality geotechnical testing services for the past 15 years of its operation. Our complete range of services covers all sizes of projects including major Highway and Railway upgrades to council roads and large commercial and industrial developments to small residential sites. Previous projects have also consisted of diverse infrastructures such as, pipe trench backfill, car parks, residential and industrial subdivisions, airports, seaports as well as major road & rail ways and large quarry backfill sites. Ground Technologies’ core staffing consists of in-excess of 40 full time experienced staff, plus approximately 10 casuals totally committed to construction materials testing.

All our staff members have successfully obtained all the necessary qualifications and licenses in order to undertake various inspections and testing. Moreover, they have undergone extensive training in the relevant RMS & Australian Test Procedures and internal procedures to complete similar projects successfully. We have in our base laboratory 8 Authorised Signatories. In addition, our highly experienced senior staff (with 10 of the technicians having in-excess of 8 years and up to 25 years experience) have all completed a Diploma in Laboratory Technology (Construction Materials Testing) and/or a Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques (Construction Materials Testing). Furthermore, Ground Technologies can also provide the services of in-house Geotechnical & Environmental Engineers who can undertake complete geotechnical inspections, investigations and environmental validation monitoring services utilising our own Drill rigs.

Typical projects include:

  • Quarry Backfill
  • Desalination Plant
  • Desalination Plants
  • Industrial Subdivisions
  • Residential Subdivisions
  • Major Roadwork – Freeways/Highways
  • Car parks/ Housing Lots
  • Airports/ Seaports

NATA Accreditation

Under our National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) accreditation, Ground Technologies is able to ensure accurate and precise test results at all times. Additionally, Ground Technologies is accredited to the quality system ISO/IEC 17025 by NATA. All our staff members have successfully obtained all the necessary qualifications and licenses in order to undertake various inspections and testing. Moreover, they have undergone extensive training in the relevant RMS & Australian Test Procedures and internal procedures to complete similar projects successfully. We have in our base laboratory 8 Authorised Signatories.

Field Inspection and Testing

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Our experience in a full range of earthworks operations (please see our major projects) from backyard plumbing trench backfill to large scale mine development allows us to provide advice on fill material, earth working equipment, placement methods and the overall procedures required to achieve the results as directed by the site earthworks/development specification. Services offered include Level 1 to Level 2 Testing as per AS3798 Engineering Inspections and Advice. Related field testing as per project specifications include:

  • Level 1 testing
  • Level 2 testing
  • RTA testing
  • Density Testing using nuclear gauges
  • Penetrometer Test
  • Stripping Inspection
  • Proof Roll test
  • Benklemen Beam Testing
  • Sampling of soils, aggregates & concrete
  • Asphalt Density

Geotechnical Engineering

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We provide engineering services using a group of highly skilled sub consultants with extensive experience. Most of our sub consultants are Principal engineers with 20-30 years experience in their chosen field; hence we are able to provide quick and effective solutions.

  • Foundation Inspections
  • Lot Classifications
  • Pavement Investigation and Design
  • Geotechnical Investigations for small to large commercial and industrial developments

Laboratory Services

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The Ground Technologies NATA accredited laboratory is one of the largest in Sydney, and is fully committed to the application of industry best practices. Ground Technologies is focused on utilising the most advanced technical equipment available such as the Automatic Compaction Rammers, Automatic CBR machines and Nuclear Densometer Gauges. Ground Technologies is structured and equipped to provide efficient turnaround. We have a new Benkelman Beam Truck complete with the latest testing equipment especially equipped for RMS projects.

Soils Testing – Compaction Control, Plasticity Index, Shrink Swell Classifications, California Bearing Ratio (CBR) and other material properties.

Aggregate Testing – Sieve analysis, Particle Shape , Maximum Dry Compressive Strength, Wet/Dry strength variation, Unconfined compressive Strength, and Point Load

Material Conformance Testing – Quarry Sampling, RMS 3071, RMS 3051, Council Specifications and others.

Concrete Testing – Sampling Fresh Concrete and moulding cylinders, Slump tests, Air content and Compressive strength.

Environmental Services

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We are able to assist with a number of environmental challenges and currently provide the following environmental services vital for minimising client and project risk:

  • Waste Classification
  • ENM / VENM Classification
  • Acid Sulphate Soil Investigation
  • Salinity Investigations
  • Stage 1 Contamination Assessments
  • Stage 2 Contamination Assessments

Drill Rig Hire

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Ground Technologies owns and operates a 4WD Toyota Landcruiser Ute mounted drill rig with 100mm diameter solid flight spiral augers. With capacity to drill to a depth of up to 17m, this rig is available to hire. With the ability to push tube to a depth of 1.5m, the rig is suitable for geotechnical and environmental purposes

Benklemen Beam Testing

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Ground Technologies owns and operates a fully equipped NATA accredited Benkleman Beam Truck. The Isuzu Truck is automatic and is set up specifically for the Benkleman Beam deflection Testing. The Truck is available for Hire with or without a Technician covering Australian and RMS Standards.


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Ground Technologies has L2 registration with RMS to provide services on projects greater than $10 million. Ground Technologies specialises in undertaking geotechnical testing on Bulk fill and Road projects. A full list containing in excess of 2000 various projects can be made available upon request.

Some of the major past and present projects we have provided similar services are as follows:

RMS Road Projects

  • Richmond Road Upgrade, Marsden Park – (Burton Contracting)
  • Great Western Hwy Upgrade Bullaburra East – (Seymour Whyte Constructions)
  • M5 West Widening Project – (Abigroup Contracting)
  • Camden Valley Way Upgrade, Stage 1 & 2 – (Nace Civil Engineering Ptyt Ltd)
  • Princes Highway Upgrade, Victoria Creek – (Seymour Whyte Constructions)
  • M5 Moorebank Interchange – (Daracon Group)
  • M7 Westlink Works, Elizabeth Drive intersection – (Belmader Constructions)
  • M7 Westlink Works, Cowpasture Road – (Belmader Constructions)
  • M7 Westlink Works, Benera Road Hoxton Park (John R Burton)
  • Western Sydney International Dragway and Ferrers Road Deviation – (John Holland)
  • Windsor Road Upgrade – (Baulderstone Hornibrook)
  • Cowpasture Road Upgrade – (FRH group)
  • Pacific Hwy upgrade Tuggerah – (RMS & Nace Civil Engineering Pty Ltd)
  • M5 Duplication Campbelltown – (RMS & Nace Civil Engineering Pty Ltd)
  • Cowpasture Road Upgrade, Horningsea Park (RMS & Cut and Fill Pty Ltd)
  • Eastern Ring Road, Castle Hill (RMS & Burton Contractors Pty Ltd)
  • Victoria Road Upgrade – Iron Cove Bridge, Rozelle (Boulderstone Pty Ltd)
  • Bangor Bypass (Nace Civil Engineering)

Railway Projects

  • South West Rail Link Rossmore to Glenfield – (John Holland)
  • Southern Sydney Freightline (Reed Constructions)
  • Glenfield Junction upgrade (Glenfield Junction Alliance – Macmahon)
  • Glenfield to Leppington Railway (John Holland)
  • North West Rail Link for Various contractors

Industrial Developments

  • VAPS Project, Sydney Opera House – John Holland
  • Proposed Wildlife Lake Weir, Castereagh – Burton Contractors
  • The Cross Roads Development – (Burton Contractors) which comprised of approximately 500,000m³ of filling as per level 1 standard
  • The Boral Quarries Development Prospect – (Boral Recycling, Boral Property, Burton Contractors and Burton Ward Joint Venture) which comprised of approximately 4 million m³ of filling as per level 1 standard over the past 8 years; Note; an onsite annex laboratory has been established on behalf of Boral to provide ongoing services to its subcontractors such as Burton Ward Joint Venture, etc.
  • Wonderland Business Park – (Australand), Commercial subdivision
  • Luna Park Redevelopment – (Mainland Civil), New Offices
  • M7 Business Hub, Wallgrove road Horsley park (Austral Bricks), Commercial subdivision
  • Industrial Development Erskine Park – (AWJ Earthmoving), Commercial subdivision
  • Bluescope & Lysaght Commercial Development – (Walker Group), Commercial Subdivision
  • Seven Hills Subdivision – (John R Burton Contractors) 14 Lot industrial subdivision
  • Woolworths Distribution Centre (CSR- Pyramid Pacific) Large warehouse and storage facility
  • Patricks Container Terminal, Penryhn Road, Port Botany – (Mainland Civil) which comprised of reconstruction of Patricks Container Terminal with stabilised pavements, including Insitu and batch plant stabilisation operations
  • Trade and Transport Terminal, Molineux Point, Port Botany – (AWJ Civil Pty Ltd) which comprised cut to fill operations as per Level 1 standard and Impact Rolling of pavement areas
  • Patricks Wharf Expansion and Remediation, Penryhn Road, Port Botany – (Patricks, Mainland Civil and Ford Civil)
  • Coles Myer National Distribution Centre Goulburn – (TJ & RF Fordham Pty Ltd)
  • Sydney Desalination Plan, Kurnell – (Blue Water Joint Venture) – (Currently involved)
  • Bunnings Warehouse, Hoxton Park – (Haines Bros Pty Ltd)
  • Macarthur Substation, Menangle Park (Burton Contractors Pty Ltd) – (Currently involved)
  • Coca-Cola Amatil, Northmead – (Holland Brothers)
  • Bannaby Power Substation – (TJ & RF Fordham Pty Ltd)
  • Runway 25, Sydney International Airport, Mascot (Leroy Excavations)
  • A380 works, Sydney International Airport, Mascot (Buildcorp)
  • Sydney Desalination Plant Kurnell (Blue water Joint Venture)

Residential Developments

  • Moorebank Units Relocation (MUR) – (John Holland)
  • Harbenvale Estate, Grassmere – (TJ & RF Fordham Pty Ltd) Rural subdivision
  • Cherrywood Estate, Cherrybrook –(Mainland Civil) Residential subdivision
  • Greystanes Estate – (John R Burton Contractors & Daracon Group) Residential Subdivision
  • Coulson Street Erskineville – (Mainland Civil) High rise residential apartments
  • Glenwood Estate – (John R Burton Contractors) Residential Subdivision
  • Fairwater Gardens, Harrington Park – (TJ & RF Fordham Pty Ltd)
  • Harrington Park, Stages 34 and 36 – (TJ & RF Fordham Pty Ltd)
  • Glenhaven Green Anglican Retirement Village – (AWJ Civil Pty Ltd)
  • Middleton Grange Estate – (Lilly Homes)


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