K&H Geotechnical Services

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Leading Geotechnical Services & Testing in Australia

Welcome to K&H Geotechnical Services, your trusted partner in pioneering geotechnical solutions and top-tier testing services. As a leading laboratory accredited by the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA), our commitment to quality is unwavering. With every grain of soil we analyze and every concrete sample we test, we’re driving the future of construction materials testing, one project at a time.

Our Services

K&H Geotechnical Services delivers a suite of comprehensive and specialized services tailored to your needs. 

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Concrete Dynamics:

We ensure precision and reliability with our concrete cylinder casting and offer a full spectrum of concrete sampling & testing services to meet the demands of modern construction.

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Shotcrete Speciality:

Sampling and testing of cored panel for compressive strength and round determinate panel to ASTM C1550 for flexural strengths.

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Soil & Aggregate Mastery:

Our soil tests provide insights into strength, density, plasticity, and mechanical properties, ensuring you have the complete picture.

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Ground Supervision:

From the foundational earthworks to the final pavement, we ensure that quality control is never compromised, guaranteeing longevity and safety in all your projects.

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Residential and Commercial Lot Classifications:

With our expertise, we simplify the process, ensuring you understand and select the best options for your residential and commercial properties.

Why K&H Geotechnical Services Stands Apart?

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NATA Accreditation:

As one of Australia's elite labs, our services reflect adherence to AS/NZS ISO/IEC 17025. When we say we're accredited, we mean we've been audited for our precision, quality, and credibility.

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Assured Quality On-Site:

With our holistic approach, K&H Geotechnical Services ensures that every test on the job site meets our gold standard. Quality assurance isn't just a facet – it's our ethos.

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Specialists in Fibre Reinforced Shotcrete:

Among just three labs in Australia, K&H Geotechnical Services is NATA accredited to test Fibre Reinforced Shotcrete against the rigorous ASTM C1550 standards.

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Mining & Tunnelling Maestros:

Our extensive underground sampling and testing services have served pivotal roles in major tunnel projects and mine sites, especially in western NSW.

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Sustainable Foundations for Tomorrow

Navigating the complexities of geotechnics? Trust our reliable geotechnical solutions. We combine in-depth knowledge with top-tier equipment, ensuring that every project stands on solid ground. From intricate urban undertakings to expansive rural projects, we have your back.

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About K&H Geotechnical Services

At K&H Geotechnical Services, we’re about building strong foundations, pioneering solutions, and fostering genuine relationships with our clients. Every question, every concern, every project matters to us. So whether you’ve got a complex geotechnical challenge or simply want to learn more about what we do, get in touch. 

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Empowered On-Site Expertise

Experience reliability with our robust fleet, ready to delve deep for sampling and recovery. Be it urban projects or remote worksites, our vehicles are tailor-made for every underground challenge. Quality assurance? Consider it done. At K&H Geotechnical, we don’t just test; we assure!

Partner with K&H – Where Innovation Meets Ground Reality

When it comes to understanding the heart of the Earth, accept no substitutes. K&H Geotechnical Services merges innovative techniques with time-tested expertise, laying the foundation for a brighter, safer, and more stable tomorrow.

Your Ground. Our Expertise. Perfect Synergy

At K&H Geotechnical Services, we believe in the magic of synergy. Together, let’s shape the future, one solid foundation at a time. Reach out today and experience geotechnical excellence.

Geotechnical Solutions for Modern Challenges

Ensuring your projects not only stand the test of time but also contribute to a sustainable future. Reach out to us for solutions that truly make a difference.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of projects can benefit from your geotechnical services?

From large-scale mining and tunnelling projects to residential and commercial constructions, our services cater to a wide array of geotechnical needs. Whether it’s testing soil strength for a new building foundation or assessing the quality of shotcrete in tunnels, our expertise ensures project stability and safety.

Do you provide services beyond testing?

Yes, we do! While testing remains our core strength, we also offer supervision of earthworks, pavement & geotechnical investigations, and Level 1 Supervision & Testing as per AS3798. We pride ourselves on delivering comprehensive geotechnical solutions.

Why should I choose K&H over other geotechnical service providers?

Our rare combination of NATA accreditation, exclusive testing capabilities, and a legacy of working on prestigious projects across Australia ensures you’re partnering with the best. We prioritize innovation, accuracy, and client satisfaction above all else.

Why is the ASTM C1550 test for Fibre Reinforced Shotcrete important?

The ASTM C1550 test measures the flexural strength of Fibre Reinforced Shotcrete, a crucial parameter in assessing its structural integrity. Being one of the few labs in Australia to offer this test showcases our dedication to comprehensive geotechnical services.

What is the significance of NATA accreditation for your laboratory?

NATA accreditation signifies our commitment to maintaining the highest standards of testing quality. It ensures that our services are in line with the AS/NZS ISO/IEC 17025 benchmark, and thus, clients can trust the accuracy, reliability, and integrity of our test results.

Meet the Team

James Haley
Director / Systems Manager
  • Former Major Projects Manager
  • Proven systems and data analysis
  • Key person in mix management system upgrades
  • Maths and finance background
  • Member of the Institute of Concrete Technology (UK)
Gary Schwarz
Director / Technical Manager
  • Former Major Projects Technical Manager
  • Designed and supported infrastructure mixes
  • Sustainability & training
  • Customer support specialist
  • 20 years technical services experience. Concrete, mortars, membranes
Chad MacLaren
Director / Operations Manager
  • Former Major Projects Operations Manager
  • Former Operations Specialist at tier 1 contractor
  • Significant batching, supply and logistics experience on large projects
  • Specialises in operational support
Liam Devlin
Director
  • 40+ Years experience in R&D and QC lab management
  • Renowned cement and polymer chemist
  • Former Chief Scientist, Global R&D and Technical Director of multinational companies
  • Designed and developed a wide range of cement and polymer products used globally
James Haley
Director / Systems Manager
  • Former Major Projects Manager
  • Proven systems and data analysis
  • Key person in mix management system upgrades
  • Maths and finance background
  • Member of the Institute of Concrete Technology (UK)
Gary Schwarz
Director / Technical Manager
  • Former Major Projects Technical Manager
  • Designed and supported infrastructure mixes
  • Sustainability & training
  • Customer support specialist
  • 20 years technical services experience. Concrete, mortars, membranes
Chad MacLaren
Director / Operations Manager
  • Former Major Projects Operations Manager
  • Former Operations Specialist at tier 1 contractor
  • Significant batching, supply and logistics experience on large projects
  • Specialises in operational support
Liam Devlin
Director
  • 40+ Years experience in R&D and QC lab management
  • Renowned cement and polymer chemist
  • Former Chief Scientist, Global R&D and Technical Director of multinational companies
  • Designed and developed a wide range of cement and polymer products used globally