This is done by carrying out a geotechnical investigation in accordance with AS1726, AS2870 or any other Standard as appropriate. STATS achieve this objective by combining the knowledge and skills of Geologists and Geotechnical Engineers to collate all the information from Field records and Laboratory test results, together with geological records for that project site, as well as local knowledge.
We identify the suitability of onsite materials, existing subsurface soil stiffness and compaction and also discuss the need for any required Cut or Fill operations to the final design level for the footings. We investigate the rippability of rock layers and study the suitability of any nearby Borrow stockpile materials as General or Select Fill. We recommend the use of suitability of any stabilisation agent (lime or cement), blending of materials, to arrive at a suitable Engineered Fill for any Filling operation.