PIPELINES, ROAD & RAILWAYS
Linear infrastructure has specific challenges relating to scale and interface with other infrastructure and developments. Key geotechnical issues include variable ground conditions, excavation characteristics, earthworks, and design of support layers for a range of traffic loading. Linear projects usually start with a good desktop study to assess likely ground conditions and aid with selection of horizontal and vertical alignments, followed by comprehensive investigation of ground conditions by boreholes, geophysical techniques, and laboratory testing as appropriate.
Asset’s Engineers have carried out numerous desktop studies, ground investigations, design assistance, and construction testing / support for a wide range of linear infrastructure projects. We can provide pavement thickness designs to current AUSTROADS guidelines and Council standards, as well as Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) standards. We can also evaluation the condition of existing pavements and advise of remaining life and remedial options.
Slope instability risk can also be a significant geotechnical hazard, and slope risk assessments can be carried out to Australia Geomechanics Society or RMS standards as required.
Our Principal Engineers have extensive experience on the railway environments both above and below ground.