Geotechnical investigations

  • Investigations for infrastructure, commercial, industrial and multi-use developments
  • Terrain Evaluation
  • Foundation analysis and recommendations
  • Dilapidation studies
  • Pavement investigations
  • Forensic investigations
  • Excavation assessments
  • Retaining wall analysis and recommendations
  • Water retaining structures
  • Landslide Risk Assessments

Temporary works design and inspection

  • Design of working platforms supporting heavy plant including cranes, piling rigs and electrical transformers
  • Safety and stability assessments for trenched and battered excavations
  • Excavation Retention systems
  • Heavy lift platforms
  • Coffer dams
  • Dewatering
  • Haul roads and access tracks for light and heavy vehicles

Construction phase verification

  • Verification of bored pile installation
  • Batter stability assessments
  • Foundation verification
  • Subgrade evaluations
  • Plate load testing
  • Rock strength analysis

Level One Earthworks Supervision
From small 100m3 to large 3 million m3 projects and beyond, Morrison Geotechnic uses well-trained geotechnicians who are skilled in compaction and moisture control as well as material types and suitable uses. Our technicians are fully versed in local authority and project testing and material requirements, and are backed by geotechnical engineers and geologists should engineering solutions be required.

Soil, concrete and aggregate testing
Morrison Geotechnic carries out testing in accordance with AS1289, AS1141, AS1012 and Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads test methods and specifications, from our Brisbane, Gold Coast, Brendale and Maroochydore laboratories. Our skilled technicians can also provide you with on-site indications of test compliance.

On-site mobile laboratories
We have the capacity to establish mobile on-site laboratories to meet our clients’ testing needs for rural and remote projects. This approach can also save time on large-scale projects where high volumes of testing are required, by eliminating travel time and providing results quickly on-site.

NATA accreditation ensures quality
With accreditation from the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) Australia, Morrison Geotechnic has been formally recognised as having the competency to perform geotechnical testing.

Being NATA accredited means our facilities have been assessed by experts, and are regularly reassessed to ensure compliance. Accreditation means Morrison Geotechnic is fully compliant with the relevant international standards for staff qualification and training; the correct calibration and maintenance of our equipment; suitable Quality Assurance procedures and practices; and more.

NATA accreditation assures you that, whichever one of our sites you engage, they have received independent technical evaluation of every aspect of their operations. They have not only met but exceeded the benchmark for competence in their field.

Thanks to our NATA accreditation, you can be sure Morrison Geotechnic is recognised as being fully capable of carrying out the specific testing, inspection, and other functions your project requires, to the highest standard available.

ISO 9001:2008

ISO 9001: 2008 Accreditation demonstrates to our clients that we are committed to continual improvement. Morrison Geotechnic wants our customers to recognise that they are the drivers to our business. With knowledge of our customer’s needs, resources can be allocated appropriately and efficiently. This dedication to continually improve our services is recognised by our customers and this creates a customer base that is loyal.

ISO 9001:2008 Accreditation also demonstrates to our staff the standards we expect. Staff have a clear knowledge of client’s expectations and they can deliver our services with consistency. Staff are required to maintain training current with the industry and attend regular continual professional development courses.