Mining and extraction specialists

MAIDEN GEOTECHNICS GEOTECHNICAL, ENVIRONMENTAL & GROUNDWATER

Maiden Geotechnics is one of the oldest geotechnical engineering firms in South East Queensland, Australia. The company has grown from the provision of basic soil testing services for residential houses to a major geotechnical and environmental engineering consultants and ground water technologists. Our services include but not limited to the following:

  • Site Investigations for major and minor projects
  • Contamination site assessments
  • Testing and preparation of management plan for acid sulphate soils.
  • Bulk earthworks testing, coordination and management.
  • Pavement analysis and design
  • Laboratory testing services, and Contract drilling services

Up to now, our operations had extended throughout Queensland, NSW and the Northern territory of Australia. As from next year, we hope to be fully established in Ghana, providing services in geotechnical engineering, environmental services, water-quality testing and groundwater explorations. Our previous projects have included geotechnical

investigations for:

  • Residential, Industrial and Commercial Buildings.
  • Bridges and Car Parks
  • Multi-storey constructions
  • Slope stability investigations
  • Investigations into distressed properties
  • Old and New Roads Pavement investigations
  • Supervision of piles and bored pier foundations
  • Investigation for and Design of retaining structures
  • Contaminated site assessments

OUR FACILITIES & EQUIPMENTS

Drilling Crew The company currently operates three drilling rigs. We also stocks simply testing equipments, such as hand augers and dynamic cone penetrometer tests equipments for investigations at areas with difficult access conditions.

Soil Laboratory

Our N.A.T.A. Registered Laboratory is located at Gaven on the Gold Coast, Australia. A similar laboratory and a water quality unit is being planned for Ghana. The following tests are conducted at our laboratory at Gaven.

  • Field Density - Sand Replacement / Nuclear Densimeter
  • Modified or Standard Laboratory Maximum Dry Density
  • Cohesionless material Maximum-Minimum Density
  • Material Quality - Particle Size, Atterberg Limits, Linear Shrinkage
  • California Bearing Ratio - remoulded or insitu
  • Dynamic Cone Penetrometer
  • Vane Shear
  • Concrete Sampling & Curing (Compressive Strength by T.A. Taylor & Son Registered Laboratory)
  • Shrink/Swell Index
  • pH and Water Soluble Salts
  • Hydrometer Analysis
  • Benkleman Beam Surveys
  • Cement Content - Heat of Neutralisation
  • Unconfined Compressive Strength
  • One Dimensional Consolidation
  • Particle Density & Water Absorption
  • Flakiness Index
  • Aggregate Crushing Value
  • Organic Impurities
  • Handrail Load Testing Lime Saturation Point Determination

COMPUTER SOFTWARE

Engineering Applications

GEOPRO for windows comprising:

  • Bearing Capacity Analysis
  • Square/Rectangular Footing
  • Rectangular Combined Footing
  • Trapezoidal Combined Footing
  • Stress below Rectangular Areas
  • Slope Stability - Bishop Analysis
  • Settlement Analysis
  • Time Rate of Settlement
  • Vertical Stress below Surface
  • Lateral Stress due to Surcharge
  • Lateral Earth Pressure Profile
  • Anchored Sheet Pile Wall
  • Flownet Analysis
  • Earth Reinforcement
  • Cantilever Retaining Wall
  • Beam on Elastic Foundation
  • Laterally Loaded Pile
  • Circular Footing
  • Cantilever Sheet Pile Wall
  • Circular Cellular Cofferdams
  • Settlement on Sand
  • Single Pile Axial Capacity
  • Non-Circular Slope Stability
  • Plane Slope Stability
  • Slope Stability (ordinary)
  • Reinforced Slope Stability
  • Slope Stability (infinite)
  • Over-consolidated Clay Settlement
  • Excavation Dewatering
  • Consolidation with Sand Drains

SLIDE - Slope Stability analysis program
CIRCLY - Pavement Analysis Program Minicad
KALEIDAGRAPH - Data analysis/graphing application
CORD V5.51 - Footing design program
DESIGN STUDIO – Borehole log preparation application