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HiQA Geotechnical opens new Asphalt Laboratory

The largest independent testing lab in Northern Australia is now open for business. For the first time, Northern Territory construction, defence and mining industries have access to a construction materials testing operation that conducts in-house assessments for road projects from investigation to sealing. The official opening of HiQA Geotechnical’s new Asphalt Laboratory on July 1, […]

Introducing Darwin’s new Laboratory Coordinator

HiQA would like to introduce the newest member to HiQA and our leadership team, Scott Coburn. Scott has taken on the role as Darwin’s Laboratory Coordinator in our growing Darwin operation. Scott has 6 years testing experience in construction materials with 5 years in the Northern Territory. Although not his first senior role Scott is […]

Winning feeling for HiQA at business awards

Geotechnical service conquers new territory in top end HiQA Geotechnical was a major winner at the 2017 Telstra Northern Territory Business Awards coming away with two accolades on Tuesday July 4. However, the sampling and testing company –  which works with the construction, defence and mining industries – is already looking ahead to new frontiers. […]

New Darwin Laboratory Branch Manager

HiQA are proud to announce that Matthew Dunkley has won the Darwin Laboratory Branch Manager role. Matthew has been with HiQA for 5 years as the Training & Quality Manager and has been a valuable member of the team. In that time Matthew has redesigned and implemented a new training procedure and program that complements […]

Telstra Business Awards Finalists 2017

HiQA Geotechnical have been named as finalists in the 2017 Telstra Business Awards. We are in the Medium Business category for the Northern Territory. In 2015 HiQA were finalists in the Small Business category so we are hoping to go one better this year and win. Our achievements in the last financial year include sales […]

Why do Laboratories take a minimum of 5 sample increments for Aggregate samples?

The reason is standard driven (AS 1141) primarily but it does ensure that samples obtained by the laboratory are representative to the larger body of material on site. Care still needs to be taken in the sampling process though as an ill-considered sampling plan may still miss represent the material on site, on matter how […]

New method AS 1289 for compaction testing is on its way

The new method for compactions to the Australian Standards will be formalising curing requirements that laboratories will need to record for every compaction undertaken. This is based off a visual assessment of liquid limit and how far away from optimum moisture content the sample is versus table 3 within the standard. Short story is that […]

Final Day of the HiQA Conference

HiQA’s Training & Quality Manager, Matthew Dunkley delivered a presentation on the new HiQA Training Policy and Career Pathway for Technicians at HiQA. It’s an exciting new plan that lays out clear pathways for technicians and trainees joining the HiQA team. The plan compliments our strategic outlook and our company mission of being the Preferred […]

New NT Operations Manager Appointed

HiQA are pleased to announce that we have appointed a new NT Operations Manager, Daniel Gaunt. Previously fulfilling the role as Darwin Laboratory Branch Manager Daniel has worked with HiQA for seven years delivering excellence. It is an exciting time for HiQA as the company grows and we are now actively looking for a values […]

Day 3 of the HiQA Conference

Day 3 of the HiQA Conference opened with a fun exercise session delivered by Nathan from Nathan Garrett Performance Training. Exercise’s focused on the shoulder and back area where office based staff and field technicians typically experience soreness and stiffness. Our team also tried their hand at juggling with mixed results. No one has given […]