Senversa offers a diverse range of Geotechnical Engineering services with a team of more than 20 experienced geotechnical professionals.

We can offer services in geotechnical investigation and design, pavement design, geology, hydrogeology and ground engineering construction services.

Senversa can offer a seamless approach to projects that involve individual or combined geotechnical, environmental and hydrogeological issues including desktop and due diligence assessments, design and management of geotechnical investigations, in-situ testing, geotechnical laboratory testing and geotechnical modelling and design.


Geotechnical Engineering Services:

Geotechnical Assessment Services

  • Investigation for bridges, both road and pedestrian
  • Investigation for marinas and revetments
  • Assessment of large tank foundations
  • Wastewater lagoons and treatment facilities
  • Residential sub-divisions
  • Provision of soil/rock parameters for civil & structural engineering purposes
  • Site classification to AS2870-2011 – residential slabs & footings
  • Shallow and deep foundation design recommendations
  • Settlement predictions and analysis
  • Foundation load testing programs
  • Slope stability of embankments
  • Landslip assessment, risk analysis and remediation design
  • Engineering containment systems and remediation
  • Crane pad assessments (working platform assessments)
  • Retaining wall assessment including rock anchors
  • Dam and retarding basin assessment and design
  • Pile group and individual assessment
  • Pavement design, rehabilitation and upgrade of new and existing pavements for major and minor roads, and for warehouses and industrial properties

Ground Engineering Construction Services

  • Contract and tender preparation and evaluation
  • Construction planning and methodology advice
  • Contract management and construction evaluation
  • Footing / foundation inspections and sign off
  • Assessment and identification of construction materials
  • Earthworks inspection and testing (GITA)

Groundwater and Hydrogeology Services

  • Conceptual groundwater and hydrogeological models
  • Excavation dewatering assessments
  • Design and implementation of aquifer testing
  • Seepage analysis
  • Interpretation and solutions for key hydraulic parameters
  • Groundwater impact assessments

Geotechnical Assessment

Senversa performed a geotechnical assessment to determine cliff stability and landslide risk at Mount Martha North (Balcombe Creek region) and prepared engineering designs for construction of a rock revetment.


Geotechnical Engineering Services

The South West Loddon Pipeline is located west of Bendigo and expected to be completed mid-2019. The pipeline will deliver vital water to communities and provide security of water supply as well as economic benefits to the region. Senversa has provided geotechnical engineering services for multiple pump stations and storage sites including recommendations and advice on earthquake designs, foundation systems and wet wells, plus directional drilling information for rail crossings.


Combined Services

The State Netball and Hockey Centre in Parkville was built in 2001 as one of Australia’s premier sporting venues.  Senversa completed a geotechnical and environmental site assessment to provide clarity around environmental impacts that may have affected the proposed development and any design constraints. The initial investigation supported Development Victoria’s business case, with subsequent investigations supplementing the requirements of the architect and construction company.


Environmental and Geotechnical Advice

Melbourne Airport proposes to construct a series of elevated roads and pedestrian bridges to better connect an existing multi-level carpark with the airport terminals, which will facilitate movement of their customers to and from the airport. Senversa was engaged to provide both environmental and geotechnical advice to support project approvals and development of a conceptual design. A complex drilling program enabled a detailed understanding of the geotechnical and environmental conditions. Key considerations for the field program included working in highly trafficked areas with highly variable geotechnical conditions. Weekly schedule updates were provided to Melbourne Airport’s project management team which outlined works completed, upcoming access issues and potential sticking points which would require Melbourne Airports input. Melbourne Airport was pleased with the level of service provided by Senversa, and the outcomes and advice from these investigations met the needs of the project.


Geotechnical, Contamination & Environmental Site Assessment

Senversa was engaged by City of Melbourne to undertake a Geotechnical, Contamination and Environmental Site Assessment of the Seafarers Rest North Wharf Park located at Seafarers Rest North Wharf Park, Victoria.
City of Melbourne intended to maximise the benefit of Seafarers Rest North Wharf Park public open space through investigating remedial options.
The works were conducted in two stages. Stage 1; Geotechnical, Contamination and Environmental Site Assessment and Stage 2; Site Remediation Strategy and Recommendations / Environmental Management Plan (EMP) following Stage 1 conclusion.
The works completed were utilised to inform decision making regarding the ultimate specifications for the park design and construction.
The objective was to test the possibility of retaining the existing slab as well as identifying other practical remediation options. The report provided to City of Melbourne identified different remediation options ranging from full slab retention to total demolition and rebuild of a seawall/retaining wall. The Stage 2 report then detailed these options and provide recommendations for site remediation options.


Geotechnical Investigation

This residential estate covers an area of 57 ha and part of the Toolern Precinct Structure Plan (PSP) prepared by the Growth Areas Authority in 2011 and amended in 2015. The proposed subdivision once complete will provide housing to approximately 600 families. Senversa conducted geotechnical investigations for the subdivision’s internal pavements including fieldwork investigations involving test pitting, in-situ geotechnical testing and sampling of soils.


Geotechnical Investigation

Senversa conducted geotechnical investigation for pavement, wetlands and retarding basin design. The site covers 8.5 hectares including 690 residential lots. Highly plastic clay and basalt boulders required consideration in the design of internal pavements for Stages 1 and 2, including connector road access to existing and future infrastructure.

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Our professionals are highly qualified and span a broad range of disciplines which gives us the ability to provide advice across a full spectrum of environmental, sustainability and engineering services, as well as forming multi-disciplinary teams to deliver focussed solutions for our clients

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