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Bentonite Clay

Name of test Atterberg Limit Description of test Have you ever carried out an Atterberg Limit on material that has a Plasticity Index of around 500? Let me introduce you to Bentonite. Bentonite is a natural clay that is renowned for its exceptional ability to absorb and retain water, which allows the clay to swell […]

HiQA Geotechnical WA now offering Concrete Testing

Great news! HiQA Geotechnical in Western Australia has expanded its services to include Concrete Testing as a valuable addition for our clients. If anyone needs assistance with Concrete testing, they can reach out to us at the Naval Base Branch on 0406 480 589. Feel free to contact us for any further information or queries. […]

HiQA now offering Los Angeles Abrasion (LAA) Testing

LAA Testing Name: AS 1141.23 Los Angeles Abrasion (LAA) Test Description: HiQA Geotechnical (Darwin) is proud to announce that AS 1141.23 Los Angeles Abrasion Test (LAA Testing) has been added to the Scope of Accreditation assessed by NATA. The test determines the loss on abrasion of aggregate particles by means of the Los Angeles Abrasion […]

2023 NAWIC Awards for Excellence

2023 NAWIC Awards for Excellence Congratulations to HiQA’s Katherine Branch Leader, Sophie de Wit, on not only being nominated but becoming a Finalist for this year’s NAWIC Awards Tradeswoman of the Year for 2023. While Sophie didn’t take home the win, her inclusion as a finalist is an outstanding accomplishment that speaks volumes about her […]

2023 CCFNT Trainee & Apprentice Awards

The 2023 CCFNT Trainee & Apprentice Awards were held on 8th July. Congratulations to HiQA’s winners and finalists! Celebrating the accomplishments and recognition of our team members is a great way to foster a sense of pride and motivation within HiQA. Such achievements are a testament to high performance and dedication. Well done team. Rebekah […]

2022 CCFNT Trainee and Apprentice Awards

What an amazing night for HiQA. Congratulations to our CCFNT Trainee and Apprentice Awards Winners and Finalists. We are so proud of your achievements. Dean Ayson – WINNER Rae Snodgrass Apprentice of the Year Dean Ayson – WINNER NT Mature Age Achiever Colin Mackander – WINNER Indigenous Training Award Colin Mackander – FINALIST NT Mature […]

Keep River Completion – All good things come to an end

There is nothing more satisfying than seeing a project come to an end.  To finally see the construction of infrastructure that will give industries and communities further opportunities to building and growing their economy. Commencing in September 2019, HiQA were engaged by local contractor, Exact Contracting Pty Ltd, for our local expertise to complete the […]

Civil Contractors Federation WA 2020 Earth Awards

Last weekend our Perth team attended the Civil Contractors Federation Western Australia (CCFWA) 2020 Earth Awards.    Already members of CCF in the NT, we have recently joined the CCFWA cohort to expand our WA relationships.   Our WA Operations Leader, Franco Harkins and his team have been expanding our footprint throughout WA.   HiQA sponsored the […]

CCFNT First Year Apprentice of the Year

Congratulations Dean Ayson for winning the Civil Construction Federation Northern Territory (CCFNT) First Year Apprentice of the Year Award at the recent 2020 Earth and Training Awards evening held in Darwin.   Dean was a popular figure at the event after making his way to the stage prematurely, thinking he had won when his name […]

CCFNT Indigenous Trainee of the Year

Congratulations to Newton Roddenby from our Katherine Laboratory who recently won Indigenous Trainee of the year at the Civil Construction Federation Northern Territory (CCFNT) Earth and Training Awards.   There were two finalists in this category with runner up Colin Mackander also representing HiQA Geotechnical from our Darwin Laboratory.   Newton is a community minded […]

Award Winning Team!

HiQA recently attended the 2020 CCFNT Earth Awards in Darwin and proudly came away with several wins. Winners of the Subcontractor of the Year Award, HiQA also had seven team members who were individual finalists in the Training Awards. Out of the four categories, we had two winners – Newton Roddenby from our Katherine Laboratory […]

HiQA takes out CCFNT Subcontractor of the Year

It was a successful night for HiQA at the Civil Construction Federation of the Northern Territory (CCFNT) Earth Awards in Darwin over the weekend. CCFNT provide a strong and effective voice for Civil Construction and associated industries.  They have been a marvellous advocate, particularly this year, with the challenges and uncertainty confronted due to COVID-19. […]

HiQA Leading the Way!

When COVID-19 hit, as a business, we were ready!   Our team were able to social distance from our clients and team members because of our transition to cloud based products, such as Microsoft Teams, Sharepoint Online and GeoTester. In conjunction with Calibre One, Telstra, Microsoft and GeoTester we have grown into a business that is […]

A New Way of the Future?

A real challenge faced on the Keep River Plains Road Upgrade project, besides being so remote, is the timeliness of results. HiQA Geotechnical in partnership with the Northern Territory Government are conducting a research project to improve the effectiveness and timeliness of conformance testing onsite. HiQA are undertaking research on the Light Falling Weight Deflectometer […]

Keep River Return

We recently ramped up at our Keep River Annex facility after a brief pause in construction over the wet season.  Our team, lead be James Action, headed back to site last month to complete stage one of testing fill and base course layers on the Keep River bridge.  Stage two consists of sealing the remaining […]

COVID-19 Announcement (30 March 2020)

HiQA have implemented changes to our workplace to ensure the health and safety of our team and our clients, so we can continue to provide your testing and sampling needs. Our COVID-19 Management Plan is being monitored and updated regularly, in line with advice from state and federal Governments and Authorities. Take a look at […]

Civil Contractors Federation NT (CCFNT) Laboratory Open Day

On the 7th of February HiQA Geotechnical and the Civil Contractors Federation NT (CCFNT) hosted a Laboratory Open Day for all CCF members in Darwin. This was a collaboration designed to assist the civil construction industry in understanding the art of construction materials testing. Attendees were given demonstrations in a range of laboratory testing, from […]

Major Sponsor of Banks Bulldogs Football Club

HiQA are a proud major sponsor of the Banks Bulldogs Football Club for the 2019-2020 NTFL season. With the recruitment of new Senior Mens Coach, NT Thunder midfielder, Cohen Thiele, the club are training hard to bring home both Division 1 and 2 trophies after winning the Division 1 final last season. The junior league […]

Darwin Turf Club – New Grandstand Development

HiQA were engaged just before the launch of the 2019 Darwin Cup Carnival to design a scope and project manage a geotechnical investigation for the new grandstand development at the Darwin Turf Club. Working in collaboration with WANT Geotechnics https://ntgeotechnics.com.au/ for their engineering & geology expertise as well as Bores NT https://www.boresnt.com.au/ for their drilling, […]

2019 Civil Construction Federation Northern Territory Trainee & Apprentice Awards

HiQA trainees took home numerous awards at the 2019 CCFNT Trainee & Apprentice Awards this year. HiQA nominated three of our technicians for the 2019 Trainee and Apprentice Awards.   Each award required the nominee to be a resident of the Territory and completed or enrolled in a vocational education training course between 1 July 2018 […]

Health and Wellness Festival 2019

This year HiQA were one of the proud sponsors of the 2019 Health & Wellness Festival hosted by HPA Helping People Achieve.  The two day event is community funded and has been running for the last five years.  The focus this year included an extra day to focus on Sports & Recreation as well as […]

Telstra partner CalibreOne takes geotechnical services firm HiQA Geotechnical through three generations of IT

HiQA is always looking into ways to improve our technology.  This enables us to service our customers to the best of our ability.  HiQA featured in the CONNECTING THE AUSTRALIAN CHANNEL Sep 27 2018.  Click this link to read more.

Asphalt Night Works

HiQA recently completed an asphalt project for the NT Government Department of Infrastructure, Planning & Logistics (DIPL). This included approximately 1,300 tonne of asphalt laid on sections of Elrundie Avenue in Palmerston NT. The requirements of the project were to mill off the existing wearing course and replace with a new wearing course. Replacing the […]

HiQA Hosts the 2018 Rock and Soil Logging Course for the Northern Territory

On the 2nd of May HiQA Geotechnical Darwin in collaboration with the Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS) hosted the 2018 Rock and Soil Logging Course for the Northern Territory. Delegates from the NT Department of Infrastructure, Planning & Logistics, Mining, Civil Design and the Geotechnical industry including HiQA competitors participated in the day long course. The practical hands-on course focused on logging […]