Cardno’s expertise in geotechnical and environmental services

Cardno is a leading provider of geotechnical and environmental services with specialists from geotechnical, civil, geological and environmental sciences disciplines.

Our professional geotechnical team includes geo-technicians, technologists and geotechnical engineers who are capable of providing technical detail and design for all types of construction work.

We provide expert advice on the design and specification of materials appropriate for their intended service life and remedial measures for earthwork and structural assets appropriate to their operating requirements.  

Construction Materials Testing

Cardno is the largest provider of construction materials testing (CMT) in Australia. With a highly dedicated and mobile team, Cardno has the capacity to provide quality testing from the initial design phase of a project right through to the construction phase. Our clients benefit from our large network of NATA-accredited laboratories and our large equipment fleet. We understand the importance of a prompt turnaround of accurate results. Our construction material testing covers a wide range of construction materials such as:

  • Soils
  • Concrete, grout and mortar
  • Rock strength tests
  • Road pavement and surfaces
  • Asphalts.

Geotechnical Engineering

Our geotechnical engineers have added value to major construction project teams providing expert advice and detailed designs, improving the level of customer service and ensuring that work is completed on time and within budget. We listen to your needs and offer flexible solutions that tailor our professional and technical services to each project milestone. We offer the following geotechnical engineering services:

  • Temporary works (piling rig platforms, lateral support, etc.)
  • Material searches
  • Geotechnical investigations and detailed designs
  • Road pavement design and remediation investigations 
  • Deep excavation assessments
  • Slope stability assessment and remediation designs
  • Ground improvement
  • Geotechnical instrumentation and monitoring
  • Specification advice
  • Soft soil treatments and reclamation
  • Erosion and sediment control management plans.

Environmental Services

At Cardno, our teams are multidisciplinary, ensuring every client has access to a broad skill base. In the environmental area, this includes environmental scientists, contamination specialists, and geotechnical professionals.

Our clients take advantage of our multidisciplinary team by combining impact monitoring with CMT on large infrastructure projects. We provide the following environmental services as part of our broader geotechnical services:

  • Environmental facilitation
  • Environmental approvals and compliance
  • Contamination
  • Impact monitoring

For further information on Cardno’s geotechnical services, contact:

Matt Courtney
Division Manager, Construction Sciences
+61 7 3320 8501