Geomechanics Conference – Australia & New Zealand 2019 and Insitu Test

Apr 8, 2019 | Insitutek

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It was such a pleasure to welcome clients and prospective clients to booth 16A at the 13th ANZ Conference on Geomechanics last week in Perth.  We were also privileged to have one of our supply partners from France, Sol Solution, join us.

Highlights at the Conference were:

  • Mon 1st April: 15:30 – 15:45 – Meeting Room 1 – Adam Kemp – Integration of geotechnical models with data visualisation tools for the Ipswich Motorway upgrade – Rocklea to Darra
  • Mon 1st April: 16:45 – 17:00 – Meeting Room 1 – Dr Burt Look Geotechnical Basics – Common Practices To Avoid (also afterwards an opportunity to discuss the Assessment of Compaction Quality Control Methods – NACOE Best Practice Research with Burt Look, who has been leading this project)
  • Tue 2nd April: 17:20 – 17:35 – Meeting Room 2 – Amir Shahkolahi Weak subgrade treatment using geogrid reinforcement

We showing you devices like the PANDA® Instrumented DCPLight Weight Deflectometer and Instrumented Plate Load Test and discussing topics like Intelligent Compaction

Something new and pretty cool we introduced was the PANDOSCOPE®, a coupling of the PANDA® Instrumented Dynamic Cone Penetrometer (DCP) (tip resistance vs depth profile) and Geoendoscopy (imagery from down boreholes).

Probably the most valuable part of the conference was connecting in person with clients, and having them share with prospective clients their own experiences of the equipment and working with us. We also enjoying doing something we pride ourselves on doing well, connecting people together where there was mutual benefit to be had.


Insitutek imports, sells and services, unique geotech equipment that has proved of great benefit to those who use it. It has a particularly beneficial role to play for those compacting soil in infrastructure projects.

David Palmer

Earthmover and Civil Contractor

FH is now routinely using the LWD with very good feedback and useful engineering data. The equipment is an easy to use Zorn LWD.

Laszlo Petho

Pavements Manager, Fulton Hogan

After scouring the market, we settled on the PANDA DCP test equipment as it offered the technical capability and, moreover, the flexibility required to work in the restricted environment our project presented; overhead clearance typically at 1500mm but as low as 1200mm.  We had a unique problem that required a unique solution and that’s precisely what we found through the team at Insitutek and the PANDA equipment.  The ease of assembly, intuitive operability and compact nature of the equipment, made light of the numerous soundings we required across a widely dispersed area.

Bjorn Schultz

Project Manager, Solar Farm, Australia

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