Author: evolution

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 […]

Soil Testing Leaders, HiQA wins Small Employer of the Year Award

HiQA are committed to training local talent in the Northern Territory. This commitment was validated when HiQA was nominated in the NT Training Awards. At the awards ceremony, HiQA won Small Employer of the Year 2015.  As a winner we have proven to be amongst the best of the best when it comes to skills […]

Reconstruction of Port Keats Road CH 108km to 134km

HiQA Geotechnical were awarded a contract to supply a NATA accredited Annex Laboratory for the Reconstruction of Port Keats Road CH 108km to 134km Project. This was an exciting contract to win and is HiQA’s first annex laboratory for a NT Government project. HiQA worked with the contractor Allan King & Sons Constructions as well […]

Northern Territory Training Awards Winner

HiQA are proud to announce we have won the 2015 Northern Territory Training Awards, in the category of Small Employer of the Year. We are very proud of this achievement which demonstrates HiQA’s commitment to training and the construction industry in the Northern Territory. HiQA would like to thank its trainees past and present plus […]