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Kaikoura Project

As part of the Kaikoura earthquake response, North Canterbury Transport Infrastructure Recovery (NCTIR) has engaged the services of Geocivil to help gather data on one of their trial to determine if they could use slip material as roading aggregate. 

As part of this trial, Geocivil has tested the slip material for particle size distribution and has also concluded several tests on trial areas using the Static Plate Load Tester (PLT) and Light Weight Deflectometer (LWD) to assess how the slip material performs and establish if it will meet the required specification.

In addition to this trial, Geocivil’s LWD capabilities have been used to confirm the bearing capacity of the soil beneath a section of the railway track. The LWD has proven to be a great application for this type of work as it is fast, easy and cost effective.