FMG Research and Testing Laboratory Tour and Presentation

Gary Turnbull

FMG Engineering is celebrating 50 years of business. Founded as Koukourou Engineers in 1972, the business was incorporated in 1973. From humble beginnings, the firm grew to be one of the leading private engineering firms by the 1980’s. Renowned for being innovative and thinking outside the box, FMG have always maintained a strong focus on research and development. This desire for problem solving and getting the “right” answer for our client’s needs, was the basis for the establishment of our leading forensic engineering business. FMG Research and Testing Laboratory, located in Marleston SA is a new state of the art facility designed for fast and efficient output of soils analysis. The FMG Research and testing laboratory tour will provide informative viewing on their facility and equipment including sample receival area, sample preparation and compaction area, Density Gauge, Shrink Swell area, concrete testing area and classification testing area for PSD, Atterberg’s and CBR. The tour will conclude with a Power Point Presentation from Gary and his colleagues on the afore mentioned topics, providing relevance to geomechanics and foundation design and stabilisation, by explaining test methods and results.

About the speaker

Gary Turnbull Business Development Manager, FMG Research

As a founding member of FMG Research, Gary is integral to the ongoing development, management and continued accreditation of the laboratory. He has led the FMG Research team in delivering high quality NATA accredited compaction and materials testing for civil construction projects throughout South Australia, on a number of major key infrastructure projects. Gary’s broad knowledge and understanding of the practical applications for earth works and the geotechnical implication on structures has led to a strong involvement in factual geotechnical investigations across Australia.

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