Investigative and Remedial Engineering

The area of Investigative and Remedial Engineering covers damage / cracking to buildings, movements / failures of retaining walls, excavation failures, landslides, subsoil drainage & rising damp etc.

Castle Hill

In 2012, a significant localised landslide occurred in the Castle Hill area which had the potential to cause damage to a large [j450 mm] Sydney...

Merewether

A prominent NRL player purchased a residential property near the beachfront at Merewether;  the property had a large stormwater drainage line

Moore Creek

A previous client of SCE purchased a rural block of land in an area shrink / swell soils, and then engaged a structural engineer and builder to...

Tumut

Following a series of heavy rainfall events and the associated rise of Tumut River, extensive landsliding of fill occurred at the access roadway...

Bulli Pass

Landsliding and localised road embankment instability had been a regular occurrence on the Bulli Pass Road near Wollongong for many years.  In

Murray Riverbank

In the mid 2000’s, instability developed in gabion retaining walls supporting the riverbank in front of an historic homestead on the Murray River...

Dawes Point

The heritage listed sandstone seawall at Dawes Point was originally constructed in the late 19th century, and then raised in the early 1920s. 

Daleys Point

In the 1980’s an unreinforced concrete block retaining wall was constructed along the boundary between two properties in Daleys Point on the...

Wyongah

As a result of dislocated and leaky sewer & stormwater pipes discharging onto a steep embankment above a creek during heavy rainfall, a...

Collaroy

As a result of a number of residents expressing concern about the stability of a 3 m high sandstone block retaining wall in Collaroy, SCE was...

Tumut

The mountainous Bombowlee Creek Road, which is an important timber haul road, has been the subject of many landslides over the years and in the...

Rushcutters Bay

During 2008, a large development for three ‘mixed use’ buildings in Rushcutters Bay was under construction which included a 6 to 8 m deep exca

Rushcutters Bay

During the course of constructing a two level car park basement in sand and weathered sandstone bedrock at Rushcutters Bay, the unconventional...

Mount Arthur Coal Mine

Shortly after construction in 2002, a concrete arch tunnel at the Mount Arthur coal mine below a reclaim stockpile experienced significant...

Double Bay, NSW

Significant building damage occurred to a three storey unit building in Double Bay, NSW during the course of construction of piling works for a...

Earlwood, NSW

In the late 1960s, a conventional three-storey unit development was constructed within a former sandstone quarry in Earlwood.  The quarry face

Newport NSW

In order to subdivide three relatively large parcels of land so that an additional two lots could be created, it was necessary to create an access...

Cremorne NSW

A series of underpinning excavations associated with a large basement excavation on a construction site in Cremorne, resulted...