Residential Subdivision

Anzac Avenue, Mango Hill.

Project Overview

 

The project involved the construction of a residential subdivision on Anzac Avenue, Mango Hill.

The site of the proposed residential subdivision was previously used as farmland, and a large area was covered by uncontrolled fill.

Core Consultants was initially commissioned to carry out a geotechnical investigation of the uncontrolled fill and assess the extent and suitability of the material for reuse which was followed Level 1 supervision and testing services for subdivisional bulk earthworks.

Core Consultants also carried out Acid Sulfate Soil verification testing and certification, and civil works material testing.

Some of the challenges included the reuse of the uncontrolled fill, that required significant moisture conditioning to be suitable for compaction, the presence of weak un-trafficable and subgrade materials that were prone to rapid strength loss from plant movement, and the identification of contaminated soil in a localised area of the site.

 

 

Project Outcomes

 

  • Core Consultants assessed that the existing uncontrolled fill material was suitable for reuse provided adequate moisture conditioning was undertaken, which was then monitored during the bulk earthworks stage. This included onsite supervision relating to removal or improvement of weak foundation soils.
  • The majority of the un-trafficable soil comprised a relatively sandy, but saturated alluvial material.  Temporary construction drainage channels were excavated through this material to ‘dewater’ the saturated foundation soils, and this resulted in adequate subgrade strength improvement and minimal over excavation was required.
  • Core Consultants also provided supervision and advice regarding fill placement methods over sensitive silty sand foundation soils that were prone to heaving from repetitive plant loading.
  • Contaminated soil was encountered in a small area of the site, and undertook an investigation to assess the extent of contamination and work through the remediation process with the site owner including, lodgement on the Environmental Management Register (EMR).
  • Core Consultants undertook supervision of contamination remediation works, and anticipates a successful completion including removal of the site from the EMR soon.

Head Office
PO Box 5569
Maroochydore BC Qld 4558
07 5475 5900

ACN: 603 384 050

Sunshine Coast
55 Kingsford Smith Parade
Maroochydore Qld 4558

Brisbane
Level 54, 111 Eagle Street
Brisbane Qld 4000
07 3012 6548

Gold Coast
36 Kuranga Avenue
Southport Qld 4215
07 5503 1943

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