A geotechnical site investigation is the process of collecting information and evaluating the conditions of the site for the purpose of designing and constructing the foundation for a structure, such as a building.
Good planning for and management of a geotechnical site investigation is the key to obtaining sufficient and correct site information for designing a structure in a timely manner and with minimum cost for the effort needed.
Geotechnical report uses the principle of soil mechanics and rock mechanics to investigate subsurface conditions and materials; determine the relevant physical, mechanical and chemical properties of these materials; evaluate stability of natural slopes and manmade soil deposits; assess risks posed by site conditions; design earthworks and structure foundation. A geotechnical engineer determines and designs the type of foundations and earthworks required for the intended man-made structures of various sizes buildings, bridges, and other structure on soil.
The geotechnical report depends on following criteria
Geotechnical report plays important role in roadways and structural design. Geotechnical experts use preliminary plans to develop an investigation plan. Going by established geotechnical guidelines, the experts will decide where to dig soil samples, at what intervals and how many samples, this helps for better work. Safely and longevity of the road or structure are the overriding goals of geotechnical reports, and those factors depend very much on knowing how the land, soil, rocks will behave.
A BAL (Bushfire Attack Level) is a means of measuring a building’s potential exposure to ember attack, radiant heat and direct flame contact, in a bushfire events. It is a basis for establishing the requirements for construction to improve protection of building elements from attack by bushfire.
The BAL takes into consideration a number of factors including the Fire Danger Index, the slope of land, types of surrounding vegetation and its proximity to any building.
The aim of the Australian Standard is to improve the ability of a building to withstand a bushfire attack. This will provide greater protection for the occupants who may be sheltering in it while the fire front passes. It also increases the chances of the building surviving.
The design of any structures, as a whole or part, may influence by the wind rating. There are several factors which can be contributing to wind ratings. Factors that influence the wind classification are the region in which the building is to be located, the nature of surrounding terrain and degree to which the building is shielded by other natural and man-made objects and structures.
Once these three factors are determined then the wind classification, or N rating, can be established. As such wind classification is very crucial to accomplish cost effective project without compromising structural adequacy of any component. We have expertise in assessing the site specific wind classification to meet your requirements
Expansiveness (also referred to as reactivity) is a phenomenon that affects many clay soils, particularly those that contain significant quantities of clay minerals.
In many cases, the shrinking and swelling of expansive clays in response to moisture content change can be a serious cause of damage to buildings.
The shrink swell test is a simple test that is routinely employed in Australian geotechnical engineering practice to assess quantitatively the expansive potential of undisturbed or remolded clay soils, and to guide design of footings on these soils.
Before any construction starts on a site (even before house plans are decided on), the soil on the site needs to be tested by a geotechnical engineer.
Soils are classified according to their stability. Soil samples are taken from the site to determine soil class. A Site Classification report will clearly state the likely soil conditions, soil profile, geology and recommend a suitable footing system in accordance with AS 2870.
Civil design plays vital role in sustainable development. It also builds earthquake resistance buildings, roads, canal, bridge, railways etc. Fusion Engineering civil engineers work creating best design in this field.
Fusion Engineering provides simple to complex structural design services. However structural design deals with inspection, design, construction, monitoring, certification and maintenance.
There are many types of slab design. Slab design can be basement , suspended, infill or waffle. However concrete slab comes in many forms and can be used to provide great comfort and lifestyle.
There are many organizations to offer building inspection by a building inspector however the service we provide to building structural inspection/Crack inspection is second to none. In Fusion, we not only specify cracks on our report,