Mainmark wins International Project of the Year Award


Mainmark has won International Project of the Year Award at the 2016 Ground Engineering Awards for its Christchurch Art Gallery project in New Zealand.

The project saw Mainmark re-support and re-level the 33,000 tonne gallery in just 52 days, rectifying foundation damage caused by the 2010 and 2011 Christchurch Earthquakes.

The judging panel commended Mainmark, saying “the winner in this category clearly demonstrated the stakeholder involvement and support of other team members on the outcome of the project. They showed strong and innovative combination of technologies which delivered a great result for the client.”

“We are extremely proud to receive this prestigious award, especially among such a high calibre of finalists,” says Mainmark COO Tim Pope. “The re-levelling of Christchurch Art Gallery was a landmark project for Mainmark and the industry, setting a new benchmark in earthquake remediation for large-scale buildings.”

The Christchurch Art Gallery was resurrected using Jet Grouting and JOG Computer Controlled Grouting to re-support and re-level the 6,500 square metre foundations, without requiring excavation or the occupants or exhibits to vacate.

The International Project of the Year Award recognises projects that have delivered geotechnical innovation that stands out on the international stage for credentials in sustainability, health and safety, and value engineering.

Judges consider client satisfaction, innovation, value for money, performance against prediction, the quality of design and construction, safety, and application of quality management.

Mainmark provides a range of specialist ground engineering and asset preservation solutions for commercial, industrial, civil infrastructure and mining sectors. Committed to excellence, Mainmark’s state-of-the-art solutions are backed by more than 20 years of engineering expertise. Mainmark has 15 regional offices across Australia, New Zealand, Thailand and Japan.

Mainmark products and services include solutions for ground stabilisation, void filling, stopping water ingress, raising and levelling on-ground and in-ground structures, fixing anchors into rock faces and embankments, and other related ground-engineering processes. The Mainmark group consists of Mainmark Ground Engineering, Mainmark Civil & Mining Services and other specialist engineering and asset preservation businesses.

The Ground Engineering Awards celebrate engineering excellence of the finest firms in Britain and beyond, with 15 award categories spanning innovation, project and stakeholder management, sustainability, health and safety and technical excellence.

Before the awards, all finalists attended face-to-face judging by members of the 43-strong jury, made up of clients, contractors, consultants and academics.

Awards were announced on 30 June at the Hilton, London, where over 800 of the industry elite joined together for an event filled with entertainment, celebration and networking.