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Haigh’s Chocolates - New chocolate factory

Just in time for Easter! - Haigh’s Chocolates opened their new $15m state-of-the-art factory at Mile End last week, nearly tripling their production capacity. Haigh’s set FMG Engineering’s Structural team, led by Lindsay Ames, the task of designing and documenting the factory’s 1,400m2 concrete floor, without joints and completed in a single pour. A challenge achieved using Dramix steel fibre concrete reinforcement, in combination with conventional reinforcing mesh. Haigh’s will never have to worry about maintaining joints in their floor! ...

Some thoughts on Protection Work

Elias Eracleous, from our Forensic engineering team in Melbourne, has provided some guidance on the protection of property which adjoins building sites. In Victoria, this process is known as Protection Work and is covered within the Victorian Building Act. ...

Roy Marten Park - Stage 3 & 4 now underway

Construction of Stage 3 and 4 of Roy Marten Park is now underway. This great new community space in Taperoo, for the City of Port Adelaide Enfield, includes new play spaces/equipment, picnic facilities and loop trails. The dog park is already in play, having been completed during stage 1 and 2 of the project, along with an ample carpark, toilet block and foreshore link. ...

Ben Harley appointed Environmental Team Leader (VIC)

We are pleased to announce that Ben Harley has been appointed to the role of Environmental Team Leader (VIC). Ben has over 12 years’ experience as an Environmental Engineer/Project Manager, specialising in contaminated land. Ben joins an experienced team in Melbourne to lead the group’s key services. ...

45 years with FMG - Congratulations to John Goldfinch

February marked an impressive milestone for Senior Forensic Investigator John Goldfinch – 45 years with FMG Engineering! In FMG’s infancy as Koukourou Engineers, John joined the company fresh out of university as a Structural Engineer, alongside company founder Peter Koukourou. John quickly made company Director in 1979. John’s career and achievements are vast...

FMG Melbourne - Client Cocktail Evening

On Wednesday 14 Feb, FMG Engineering hosted our Melbourne clients for an evening of fun & entertainment! The evening was an opportunity for us to get to know our clients and for our clients to get to know the people behind FMG. With a special performance by ‘The Unusualist’ Raymond Crowe...

Waterfall Gully to Mount Lofty Summit Trail Restoration

Thinking of walking the Waterfall Gully to Mt Lofty Summit Trail this weekend but wondering about the restoration work underway on the track? We have good news - detours are only in place on weekdays (weekends remain unaffected), so your heart can rest a little easier. Following the September 2016 storms, which brought large rainfall and caused extensive damage to the trail, FMG Engineering was brought in in by the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources to conduct a rapid risk assessment of the trail and together with Oxigen Landscape Architects + Urban Designers, has developed the design of the restoration works for the trail. ...

Medical Centre, Bellfield - Project completion

FMG recently completed the structural and civil works for a new Medical Centre at Bellfield, VIC. We have implemented a suspended ground floor slab on bored piers into rock. A cost effective solution for our client, Medifit Design & Construct, after it was determined that the fill material and soil parameters found on site required increased building support. Architect: Doepel Marsh Architects + Planners

O-Bahn Community Fun Day

No doubt many Adelaide commuters will be happy to know that the O-Bahn City Access Project is almost at completion. To celebrate, this Sunday 10 Dec, there will be an O-Bahn Community Fun Day. FMG’s talented Research House team were involved throughout the project - undertaking compaction testing, geotechnical pavement investigations and some bearing capacity advice. Thank you to McConnell Dowell for engaging our services on this project.

Mount Gambier Race Track - Redevelopment commences

FMG Engineering has set to work today on a $3.3 million redevelopment of the Mount Gambier race track, in partnership with local businesses Gambier Earthmovers, JB Irrigation and Blue Lake Turf. A new racing surface, with improved drainage and irrigation, will be part of the redevelopment - which couldn’t come soon enough! At Friday’s Mount Gambier Gold Cup; the final event before the track’s redevelopment, racing had to be postponed due to the very issues on the track that the reconstruction will prevent. Thanks to funding from the Federal Government’s Building Better Regions Fund and Thoroughbred Racing SA, with the support of local member Tony Pasin, this redevelopment was made possible.