Welcoming Graeme Pooley Back to Coffey Testing as Newly Appointed Service Delivery Manager

Coffey Testing would like to announce the return of Graeme Pooley, as our new Service Delivery Manager!

This year, Coffey Testing is going through many changes that will contribute to our expansion throughout Australia, and hiring Graeme in this new and improved role will make all the difference.

Graeme has a myriad of experience within the construction materials testing industry and has worked with a variety of clients across the country on a wide range of projects, such as See Civil, Laing O’Rourke, CPB, Aurecon, WSP, LS Precast and Boral.

With over 30 years’ experience, a range of management certifications, and signatories for AS1289, AS1141, AS1012, WA, RMS and QDOT, Graeme brings a wealth of knowledge when it comes to setup, running and implementation of major project labs, safety controls and procedures, quality, and innovative testing methodologies.

Projects Graeme has completed include:

Graeme’s knowledge and experience in Geotechnical Testing has seen him achieve amazing results for clients including new foundation treatments, new specification development to tackle unforeseen site conditions, and LEAN lab development.  The results were increased productivity and lowering total project cost by millions of dollars.

One of the most important things to Coffey Testing is ensuring that our clients feel that they are a priority when it comes to the large scope of projects that we work on.  Having Graeme back with Coffey will ensure that we continue to provide our clients with the level of service they deserve.

Improve Your Pavement Design with Coffey Testing’s backing of AustStab

Coffey Testing has an ongoing affiliation with AustStab, the Australian Pavement Recycling and Stablisation Association.

This affiliation allows us to, alongside our pavement rehabilitation and drilling practices in Coffey Testing, to build further industry knowledge on the recycling of pavements and the importance of pavement longevity for major projects such as roads and airports.

About AustStab

AustStab, the Pavement Recycling and Stabilisation Association, was established in 1995 by specialist stabilising contractors, who wanted to further promote the importance of recycling pavements.

Since establishment, the experience of the road authorities and contractors involved has allowed the association to formulate the best practices and specifications when it comes to maintaining Australian roads.

With supporting resources, such as education, close collaborations with industry partners and a wide range of research available, AustStab is the only member driven industry association in the world for pavement recycling and stabilisation – creating roads for future generations.

The Roads to Recovery (RTR) Program

The RTR Program supports the construction and maintenance of Australia’s local roads, focusing solely on greater accessibility in a cost-efficient method.

According to the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA), local roads are a critical part of our national road network, and ongoing funding will allow for safer roads and also help with reducing the unacceptably high national road toll, especially in rural and regional areas.

The RTR program is an ongoing program that works to actively fix these through a stable and predictable source of funding.

The Investment and Infrastructure Program (IIP) states, “In the current funding period, from 2019-20 to 2023-24, $2.6 billion is available nationally under the RTR program. Since the start of this funding period, recipients have delivered repairs and upgrades to almost 12,000 road sites [within the country].”

Benefits of Pavement Recycling and Road Rehabilitation

When it comes to keeping our communities safe on the roads, ensuring that our roads are maintained regularly is a priority.

Not only are roads the main link between other communities, but inhabiting pavement recycling into the road rehabilitation hosts the following benefits:

● We can identify the suitability to see if the insitu-materials can be stabilised, re-used and modified, meaning marginal materials destined to be disposed of can be re-used to last another lifecycle of the pavement,
● Significantly reduces the waste of materials that would otherwise be discarded,
● Decreases the environmental impacts on the environment through utilising pre-existing materials, and
● Also minimises the cost associated with local taxpayers that would often go to fixing LGA roads.

Coffey Testing can assist with Pavement Recycling and Roads Rehabilitation

Coffey Testing, backed not only by the resources provided by AustStab and its NATA accredited testing, are able to assist with a wide range of road rehabilitation projects and pavement recycling initiatives across Australia.

This is done through investigating and identifying the subsurface conditions, by advancing boreholes within pre-existing, damaged pavements. From here, the drilling team can identify the pavement materials’ defects and will take the various strata and layers to our Coffey Testing laboratories for testing, which will further identify the suitability to see if the insitu-materials can be stabilised, re-used, and then further modified to increase the longevity of the pavement design.

The Coffey Testing team can also conduct testing trials in our laboratories, located across Australia. These trials allow us to check for material suitability, and then we are able to confirm designs for cementitious stabilisation, foam bitumen, flexible pavements and stabilised upgrades.

Do you need Pavement Recycling and Roads Rehabilitation for your next project?

Get in touch with Coffey Testing today to find out how we can best suit your roads rehabilitation needs.

Furthermore, if you are after more resources for when it comes to project design for pavement stablisation and recycling, visit the AustStab website for more information.


Create Safer Motorways and Highways with the Coffey Testing – Adelaide Team

The Coffey Testing – Adelaide Team has the skills and expertise to assist with any roads and tunnelling projects in South Australia.

Discover the testing capabilities that our South Australian team can offer when it comes to prioritising the longevity, structural integrity and safety of our roads and tunnels.

The Importance of Efficient Roads and Tunnels in South Australia

When it comes to sustaining economic growth through Infrastructure Programs, Australian Governments are investing large sums of money into creating and rehabilitating roads and tunnels to improve transportation systems.

Working on these major roads and tunnelling projects can improve the following:

• Allows drivers to bypass copious traffic lights, cutting down the time of the everyday commute,
• The improvement of productivity and accessibility for small and large freight vehicle movements,
• Additional connectivity between communities,
• Improving the efficiency and reliability of all modes of travel,
• Creating additionally connected communities, that will lead to improved land use opportunities,
• Job creation, which will create a skills legacy for South Australia in particular,
• Improving the public transport services by providing more efficient transportation routes and journeys,
• Increase the safety of all roads, and
• The continued preservation of important cultural and heritage sites.

Coffey Testing – Adelaide’s Soil Testing Capabilities

Coffey Testing – Adelaide boasts a comprehensive network of remote and stationary laboratories, where our skilled geo-technicians are located. With over 60 years of expertise and experience, we are well equipped to assess the integrity of the soil, because after all – all successful projects start with the groundworks.

The types of soil testing that Coffey Testing – Adelaide can facilitate include:

• Standard and Modified Compaction Testing,
• Moisture Content Testing,
• Maximum Dry Density Testing,
• Dry Density Ratio Testing,
• Emerson Class Testing,
• Particle Size Distribution,
• PI/ Atterberg Limits, and
• Shrink Swell Testing.

For more information on the soil testing that the Coffey Testing – Adelaide team can facilitate, get in touch with our team here.

Concrete Tests Available at Coffey Testing – Adelaide

Due to Coffey Testing’s affiliation with AustStab, our clients can feel at ease and a sense of reassurance to know that when it comes to concrete testing for your next project, that all the following are considered:

• Costs needed to rehabilitate any materials used are reduced,
• Impact on the environment is minimised,
• Building safer roads for drivers are at the forefront of our priorities, and
• Our rates are competitive.

We are committed to making a positive difference when it comes to concrete testing for your next project. Reach out to us today, and we can further discuss your requirements.

Unlock more insights with Coffey Testing – Adelaide’s Aggregate Testing Services

Coffey Testing – Adelaide can also provide aggregate testing services that allows project managers to make more informed decisions for successful roads and tunnel projects.
Whether you are looking for results on the following materials:

• Concrete aggregates,
• Road base aggregates,
• Drainage aggregates, or
• Asphalt aggregates,

Our team are here to help you.

With in-depth aggregate testing, backed by NATA requirements and Australian standards, Coffey Testing are the construction materials testing industry that you can trust. Contact us today for more information.

Coffey Testing – Adelaide can also undertake Pavement Investigation

Coffey Testing possesses a strong grounding in pavement rehabilitation, specialising in the realm of stabilised and foamed bitumen pavements.
We prioritise incorporating design measures to retain in-situ materials where we can, as this not only contributes to cost savings but also results in effective project delivery and minimised material waste. This becomes especially critical in rural areas, where transportation costs for materials can surpass the actual cost of pavement materials.

Coffey Testing utilise Pavement Investigations for many local councils, civil contractors, and regional road programs. Find out more on how we can utilise Pavement Investigation for your next project.

Reach out to Coffey Testing – Adelaide for Level 1 Supervision

Our Coffey Testing – Adelaide team can perform Level 1 Site Supervision and Testing in accordance with ‘AS3798-2007 Guidelines on Earthworks for Commercial and Residential Developments.’

Coffey Testing’s longstanding relationships with our clients, combined with our skilled staff ensures that we have the appropriate experts on-hand to ensure that your projects are completed in a timely and effective manner whilst reducing your construction risk exposure. Get in touch for our rates or speak to a Coffey Testing member about this today.

Coffey Testing – Adelaide’s Specialty Testing Laboratory Facility

At Coffey Testing, we understand that not all projects are the same. Our technical experts can conduct specialist tests and produce data tailored to suit any differing project requirements.
Our specialty testing at our Adelaide branch includes but are not limited to:

• Soil Permeability Testing,
• Hydrometer/ Sedimentation Testing, and
• Soil Suction Testing.

Find out more about other specialty testing services Coffey Testing – Adelaide can provide.