Contaminated Land Certified Practitioner – November 2017
Brendan Page of EIS is a Certified Practitioner in Site Assessment and Management (CP SAM). This certification was achieved in early 2017 following an application through the Site Contamination Practitioners Australia (SCPA) scheme. From July 2017, any report submitted to the NSW EPA to comply with the Contaminated Land Management Act 1997 must be prepared, or reviewed and approved, by a certified practitioner. This approach is also being taken up by local councils, and several councils are already specifying that environmental reports are to be prepared or reviewed by certified practitioners.
The certified practitioner schemes run by SCPA and EIANZ have recently amalgamated with the intention of operating as a single scheme. As of January 2018, all certifications will fall under the EIANZ Site Contamination specialisation for the Certified Environmental Practitioners Scheme (CEnvP).
New Inclinometer Probe – November 2016
JK Geotechnics recently purchased a new Slope Indicator Digitilt AT Inclinometer System. This new lightweight, compact system will complement our current Slope Indicator inclinometer and will be used to access tight spaces on construction sites. it will also be easier to transport the new compact equipment on planes for our remote monitoring projects.
ACU Guest Lecturer – October 2016
Environmental Investigation Services, Senior Environmental Scientist, Mitch Delaney was recently invited as a guest lecturer to final year Environmental Science students at the Australian Catholic University (ACU) where he had formerly been an undergraduate student 10 years ago. Mitch delivered a number of lectures and tutorials relating to a lecture series on Contaminated Land as part of the Environmental Planning and Assessment module (ENVR303). Mitch said “It was a great experience to give back to ACU after completing the same course as part of my degree a number of years ago. I’m looking forward to next year.”
Landfill Gas Analyser – September 2016
As a result of a large increase in Hazardous Ground Gas/landfill gas enquiries EIS have recently purchased a portable gas analyser. The GFM436 measures common Hazardous Ground Gases (eg. landfill associated gases) including methane, carbon dioxide, oxygen and hydrogen sulfide. Atmospheric pressure and gas flow rates can also be measured using the GFM 436. Hazardous Ground Gas measurements during low pressure atmospheric events are one of the critical steps in a Hazardous Ground Gas monitoring program. They are relatively infrequent, short-lived and can occur at short notice, consequently leasing a rental unit and having it delivered on time can be a problem. The main advantage of owning the GFM 436 gas analyser is that we can now respond to low pressure atmospheric events at very short notice and the costs savings of owning the GFM 436 can be passed onto the client.
Junior Cyclist Sponsorship – August 2016
JK Geotechnics are proud to announce that they are a Silver Jersey Sponsor for Junior Cyclist, a development squad for young cyclists in inner west Sydney.
JK Geotechnics Prize – 5 July 2016
On 9 June 2016, our Senior Associate level Geotechnical Engineer, Adrian Hulskamp, presented the 2016 JK Geotechnics prize to UNSW student, Monica Laut. The prize was awarded at UNSW for the best performance in CVEN2201/CVEN3202 Soil Mechanics in the Civil Engineering or Environmental Engineering BE programs. JK Geotechnics wish Monica all the best for her future.
JK Geotechnics have recently purchased a seismic dilatometer (SDMT), significantly expanding our in-situ soil testing capabilities. Suitable for use for either standalone testing, pushed in with our EFCP rig, or within a borehole, the SDMT allows for testing of the deformation properties of the soil…
We now have the capability to complete Pile Integrity Testing (PIT) to assist clients with quality checking of newly installed piles and to investigate of the pile depth and integrity of existing piles. In collaboration with one of Australia’s leading specialist pile testing consultants, we complete…
We recently added to our fleet of drilling rigs with the JK205 track mounted rig. With access to sites becoming increasingly restricted this rig can access many sites that larger rigs cannot. It is only 1.4m wide and 2.1m high, but can still complete all the functions of larger rigs, such as auger drilling,…
This year’s recipient of the JK Geotechnics prize at UNSW was Ms Nurinda Suastha. Nurinda was presented the award for first place in the 2nd year geotechnical engineering major subject. JK Geotechnics have presented the prize for more than 20 years in recognition of outstanding work in geotechnical…