SOIL NAILS AND A DIGGER

In good time, the drilling works at Oxford St were completed. With swift work from digger operator extraordinaire Tom Arnold, and Joe ‘Groutmaster’ Wilson, the team averaged 40m of drilling per day along with daily mixing and pumping 700 litres of grout.

A total of 77 nails were installed, and 5500 litres of grout mixed and injected. It was a nice change from the difficulties associated with the cliff-face and steep ground style works which we are accustomed too. Along with the nails, 8 proof tests were carried out with no failures or issues, and 150m2 of SE82 steel mesh installed on the face.

This will allow City Care to then complete the retaining wall works with a shotcrete facing.

2015 ANZ GEO CONFERENCE – WHISKY WINNER!!

Frances Neeson from Opus Consultants Christchurch had the closest guess at the number of karabiners in the jar at 245 (actual number counted with Amanda present 246). She took home the 10 year old Ardbeg single malt.

Well done, enjoy!

ABSEIL ACCESS AT ANZ2015

The 12th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics is being held at Shed 6/ TSB Arena in Wellington 23rd – 25th February 2015.

Abseil Access is one of the sponsors for the conference, which has the theme – The Changing Face of the Earth Geomechamics and Human Influence.

You can find us at stand no. 24 –  come & say hello, and enter our competition for bottle of scotch.

The conference website is: http://www.anz2015.com