Innovative geotechnical practices
In order to successfully overcome the geotechnical challenges faced by the TransGrid, SMEC’s highly skilled Geotechnical team adopted innovative geotechnical practices such as digital logging and digital field data acquisition. This enabled SMEC to overcome the dramatic variations in terrain and to provide TransGrid with a weekly data package, containing the results from previous weeks.
Desktop geotechnical and environmental studies
SMEC’s Geotechnics team worked alongside TransGrid to deliver geotechnical investigation services for EnergyConnect. SMEC undertook desktop geotechnical and environmental studies as well as field investigations comprising of Borehole, Cone Penetration Testing (CPT), and Electrical Resistivity Testing (ERT) along the project alignment between Wagga Wagga and Balranald. Being on the ground, SMEC was been able to quickly respond to additional requests from TransGrid as the project developed, while supporting other clients and projects in the region.