John Simmons is a geotechnical engineer of the highest rigour with deep geological understanding. He owns Sherwood Geotechnical and Research Services. John is a highly regarded geotechnical engineer with many practical publications to his name particularly in the area of open cut coal mining.
Ian Clark is a superb numerical modeller. He has degrees in material science and geology and consequently, brings profound understanding to his modelling. Ian knows the Itasca codes (FLAC, UDEC etc) inside out. He owns Geonet Consulting Group.
John Bradley, principal of JBT Consulting is a groundwater expert whose work we have used on a number of projects.
Ross Smith, a leading aquatic biologist and ecotoxicologist and the best statistician I know. He and Andy Markham, a fluvial geomorphologist, own Hydrobiology an environmental company that operates throughout Australasia and tropical Africa. Ross was president of Science and Technology Australia in 2015.
Vulcan to generate, model, view and section 3D data, acquired April 2015 to more closely align us with what the majority of our clients are using.
Surpac to generate, model, view and section 3D data.
MapInfo and Encom Discover3D, and Discover Mobile for GIS in the field or in the office.
Sirovision for photogrammetric mapping of rock faces using hand held equipment.
GALENA, is our slope stability analysis limit equilibrium program of choice. It was developed specifically for the mining industry by BHP when such programs were uncommon. In its current version, Galena embodies a rare combination of simplicity, power and flexibility. You can view our simple introductory video to Galena on YouTube
The Rocscience suite of Slide, Phase2, RocData, Dips, RocTopple, Swedge, RocPlane, RocFall, Settle3D, RSPile,. These are staple programs of any geotechnical office and we use them extensively.
Golden Software’s programs Didger, Strater, Grapher, Surfer and Voxler are superb for turning rocks into numbers. Grapher is particularly useful for creating scientific graphs.
@Risk is an Excel add-in we use to fit our data to statistical distributions or to test the impact of uncertainty.
Canvas, is an outstanding technical drawing, image processing and GIS program that is both powerful and easy to use (think CorelDraw on steroids).