New Suburbs, Latent Heave, Trees and Lessons Not Learnt
On August 16th 2017, The Age contained a two-page article about 8,000 blocks in a new suburb called Mount Atkinson, situated between Caroline Springs and Rockbank...
Urban Forest Social Dysfunction – It’s a Grass Roots Issue
Why does the most important component of a tree still get neglected in urban forest design installation and maintenance?
Why Do Soil Report Writers and Consultants Not Have to Be Registered?
Even though their reports are often vital to major decisions made by structural engineers, builders and home owners regarding new dwellings, soil report writers are for...
Soil Is Key to Healthy Green Cities
There is a growing push toward greening cities as a response to urbanisation and climate change. This is because adding trees and other plants to urban...
Inadequate Soil Reports: Melbourne’s Big Secret?
An enormous number of Victorian residential soil reports have incorrectly understated minimum founding depths and related requirements, resulting in the failure of thousands of slabs.
The Death of the Neighbourhood Tree
When I grow up I want to live on a beautiful, lush, tree-lined street. Lots of us do.
Geosynthetic Soil Makes for Superior Bridges
Engineers are using geosynthetic reinforced soils to ensure that bridges can retain consistent surface levels at the points where they connect to embankments.
Construction Geotechnical Risk Must be Carefully Managed
When building the $1 billion Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre in the inner northern Melbourne suburb of Parkville in 2012, construction giant Grocon was carving out a...