Earthworks, Excavations & Landslides

Monitoring Projects

We are experienced in the monitoring of excavations, landslides and earthworks, and our geotechnical monitoring team have worked on numerous major projects. Based on state-of-the-art technology, our products are built to an accredited quality control system and designed to withstand the challenges of the most extreme environments.
You can find below some of our projects monitoring excavations, landslides and earthworks.

Systems installed include:

  • Inclinometers (manual and automated)
  • Extensometers (magnetic, rod & wire)
  • Ground Water Level monitoring
  • Porewater pressure monitoring (vibrating wire, pneumatic and hydraulic piezometers)
  • Settlement profile systems
  • Fully automated landslide early warning systems
  • Prop monitoring

Hoppers Crossing Removal, Victoria

Geomotion’s holistic approach was to supply all the instrumentation, drilling/grouting (external), and installation works as a package. Seven magnetic extensometer systems in total were provided. Each consists of two spider magnets located above the soil beam and a reference datum magnet secured just above the bedrock.

Melbourne Metro Tunnel, Victoria

The Rail Infrastructure Alliance (RIA) was charged with the construction of the Eastern and Western Portals of the Melbourne Metro Tunnel Project. Given both portals proximity to existing rail assets and the need to excavate, designers required the installation of inclinometers to provide data on expected ground movement.

Kempsey Bypass, ​New South Wales

The Kempsey Bypass is a 14.5 km joint funded Project by the Federal Government of Australia and State Government of New South Wales consisting of a four lane divided highway bypassing Kempsey and Frederickton. Works commenced in 2010 and are to be completed by 2014 resulting in reduced travel time on the Pacific Highway and taking up to 2000 trucks off Kempsey’s local streets a day.

Gerringong Upgrade, ​New South Wales

The New South Wales government has enlisted Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) to upgrade the Princess Highway between Mount Pleasant and Toolijooa Road.

RMS has contracted Fulton Hogan to design and construct the Gerringong upgrade which is underway and is expected to be completed in the first half of 2015, weather permitting. This upgrade will provide 7.5 kilometres of upgraded highway and include two new interchanges with access to Gerringong and Gerroa.

Riverside Development, ​Western Australia

Through the redevelopment of East Perth and the riverside, the area will transform over the next decade into a mix of residential, commercial and public domains which capitalise on the unique setting to become a cosmopolitan waterfront community and tourist destination. The project will attract $2 billion in investment and bring 7,000 new residents into the area and attract another 6,000 workers.

Blackbutt Range Restoration, Queensland

VDM was appointed the restoration works to upgrade the D’Aguilar Highway Blackbutt range crossing as a result of nine slips which developed in January 2011. Work carried out under traffic signals with single lane traffic control over a 3km section.

VDM delivered the project under the National Disaster Relief Recovery Assistance (NDRRA) Programme and as a continuation of the FREW contract awarded in January 2011.

Aerial view of port connect in Brisbane

Brisbane ‘Port Connect’ Project, Queensland

Port Connect is a $385 million upgrade of the Port of Brisbane Motorway (PoBM) being undertaken by the Queensland Government as part of its long-term plan to meet the transport needs of the Port of Brisbane and the Australia TradeCoast.

D2G Ipswich Motorway Upgrade, ​Queensland

The Ipswich Motorway upgrade project was funded by the Australian Federal Government renewing 8 km of motorway between Dinmore and Goodna. Construction works started in mid 2009 and was completed in 2012. It was one of the largest Road Alliance Projects ever undertaken in Queensland.