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  • Material testing
  • Concrete testing
  • Drilling
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Waste water design
  • Effluent design
  • Slope assessments
  • Domestic & commercial site classification
  • Sampling
  • Site selection
  • Sample preparation
  • Classification tests
  • Chemical tests
  • Compaction tests
  • Field density tests
  • Permeability
  • Bearing strength
  • Strength tests
  • Strength & penetration tests
  • Consolidation
  • Reactivity tests
  • Soil stabilisation chemical tests
  • Soil stabilisation field tests

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About Construction Sciences

Construction Sciences has provided Mackay Region (South to St Lawerance, West to Clermont, Moranbah and the Bowen Basin and North

Construction Sciences has provided Mackay Region (South to St Lawerance, West to Clermont, Moranbah and the Bowen Basin and North as far as Bowen) with Construction Material testing, Geotechnical Engineering and Environmental services for the past 18 years.

We strive to deliver projects on time and within budget to help us achive this we have a dedicate team of Contruction Material testers, Geotechnical Drillers and Geotechnical Engineer lead by an local experienced management team.

Our clients include State and Local Governments, statutory mining, and oil and gas companies, water authorities, property developers, builders, contractors and individuals.

Construction Materials Testing

Our clients benefit from our vast network of NATA accredited laboratories and large fleet. We understand the importance of a prompt turnaround providing accurate results, quickly. Our construction control testing covers a
Wide range of sectors including:

Soils

Sampling
Site selection
Sample preparation
Classification tests
Chemical tests
Compaction tests
Field density tests
Permeability
Bearing strength
Strength tests
Strength and penetration tests
Consolidation
Reactivity tests
Soil stabilisation chemical tests
Soil stabilisation field tests

Concrete, grout and mortar

Consistence
Making and curing test specimens
Compression tests
Air content of freshly mixed concrete
Mass per unit volume of freshly mixed

Concrete

Direct tensile strength
Indirect tensile strength
Flexural strength
Mass per unit volume of hardened concrete
Chloride and sulfate content; flow of hydraulic mortar
Rock Strength tests Aggregates

Sampling of aggregates
Bulk density
Particle density and water absorption
Particle size distribution
Particle shape tests
Aggregate strength tests
Soundness tests
Recycled aggregates
Contaminants
Adhesion of aggregates and binders

Road Pavement and Surfaces

Surface characteristics
Structural tests Asphalts
Sampling
Sample preparation
Volumetric properties
Field tests

Geotechnical Engineering
Cardno Bowler delivers a professional geotechnical engineering service, including “down to earth” practical solutions from inception or feasibility phase, to final construction inspections.
A select range of geotechnical disciplines are listed below:

Temporary works (piling rig, platforms, etc)
Material searches
Geotechnical investigations
Roads and Pavements
Earthworks
Slope Stability
Dams, tailings
Buildings
Ground Improvement
Geotechnical Instrumentation
Construction advice
Soft soil, reclamation
Retaining wall design
Erosion & sediment
Wastewater disposal

Our engineering capabilities strive to link all parts of the value chain to improve the level of customer service, save clients’ money and ensure that the work is completed on time and within budget. We listen to your needs and offer flexible solutions that tailor our professional and technical services to each project milestone.
From the outset of your project, our engineers will work with you to provide comprehensive geotechnical engineering reports that meet project objectives.
We offer geotechnical engineering services for a wide range of projects including:

Land development
Highway Construction
Mining infrastructures
Multi-storey buildings/basements
Deep excavations
Bridges, wharves
Railway Infrastructure
LNG Infrastructure
Power station infrastructure
Bridge construction
Dams

Design work capabilities include:

Crane pads
Pavements
Roller Compacted concrete dams
Fill embankments
Remediation work for dwellings
Soft soil improvement

Environmental Consulting Cardno Bowler has skills that provide a service to expedite the land development process. Our combined services target regulatory requirements, offering clients effective coordinated environmental management solutions in the following fields:

Fieldwork/Sampling
Laboratory analysis
Remediation management
Preparation of detailed Acid Sulphate

Soils Management Plans
Ongoing monitoring of Acid Sulfate Soil Management Plans
Compliance sign-off of Acid Sulfate Soil Management
Water Quality Monitoring and Testing
Sulfate and Chloride Testing
Thermal Resistivity Testing
Electrical Resistivity Testing
Noise, Vibration and Dust Deposition Monitoring
Erosion and Sediment Control


Sampling, testing and reporting Geotechnical and Environmental Drilling
Cardno Bowler’s drilling team are deployed with drilling specialists and state of the art rigs, testing in remote and difficult access areas using drilling methods listed below:
Auger
Wash Boring
Rock coring
Standard Penetration Test

Our experience has enabled us to conduct geotechnical and environmental investigations for the following;
Pavement Investigations
New and Old Bridge Replacement
Multi- storey buildings
Contamination Investigations
Residential developments

Recognised as a market leader in Construction Materials Testing, Cardno Bowler conducts testing for more than 10,000 projects across Australia and Papua New Guinea.
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