LABORATORIES

We operate three fully accredited NATA laboratories in Clayton South (VIC), Ballarat (VIC) & Willaston (SA). We specialise in Construction Material Testing for a wide range of client’s across Greater Melbourne, country Victoria and South Australia.

Staff are fully trained in both field and laboratory testing and our laboratories also facilitate the necessary testing for Geotechnical Investigations conducted by A.S. James Engineers.

Staff are experienced in earthworks supervision to AS 3798, Pavement Investigations in accordance TB 40 and pavement testing in accordance with VicRoads and DEPTI methods.

A full scope of the tests carried out at each facility can be found on the NATA website:

 
www.nata.com.au
Clayton South – Nata Accreditation Number: 934
Ballarat – Nata Accreditation Number: 9855
Willaston – Nata Accreditation Number: 12730
 
 
 

Key Laboratory People

Bruce McFarlane.

Bruce is the Compaction/Earthworks Manager in our Clayton South facility and has worked in the industry for 40 years.

Bruce worked as a Technical Officer – Grade 1 (from 1980) with the Department of Transport & Works, Tennant Creek, N.T. In ’89 Bruce was further promoted to Senior Laboratory Manager – responsible for staff and testing.

Bruce completed his NATA Laboratory Management course in June ’89 and started with A.S. James Clayton South in 1991 as the Compaction/Earthworks Manager.

Bruce has completed a Diploma in Laboratory Techniques, is recognised at Level 5 by NATA and is a NATA assessor.

Stephen Bailey.

Stephen is the Laboratory Manager of our Clayton South facility and has worked with A.S. James since 1992, he has an excellent understanding of all testing completed in our laboratories. Stephen is responsible for overseeing all laboratory issues at all three A.S. James facilities.

Stephen has completed a Diploma in Laboratory Techniques, is recognised at Level 5 by NATA and is a NATA assessor.

Daniel Vuarchoz.

Daniel is a senior soil technician at our Clayton South facility and has worked with A.S. James since 2006, he has an excellent understanding of all testing completed in our laboratories.

Daniel has completed a Diploma in Laboratory Techniques and is recognised at Level 4 by NATA.

Ben Wynne.

Ben is a senior soil technician at our Clayton South facility and has worked with A.S. James since 2007, he has an excellent understanding of all testing completed in our laboratories.

Ben has completed a Diploma in Laboratory Techniques and is recognised at Level 4 by NATA.

Daniel Gunn AMIEAust CEngA.

Daniel is the Laboratory Manager of our Ballarat facility and has worked with A.S. James since 2004, he has an excellent understanding of all testing completed in our laboratories.

Daniel is also responsible for all Geotechnical Investigations and Pavement Investigations in the Ballarat region and across Western Victoria.

Daniel has completed an Diploma in Resource Management, a Diploma in Engineering Technology and a Diploma in Project Management.

Daniel is recognised at Level 5 by NATA.

Daniel can be reached directly on 0418 501 420

Heath Pyke.

Heath is a senior soil technician at our Ballarat facility and has worked with A.S. James since 2007, he has an excellent understanding of all testing completed in our laboratories.

Heath has completed a Diploma in Laboratory Techniques and is recognised at Level 4 by NATA.

Simon Baraglia.

Simon is the Laboratory Manager of our Willaston facility and has worked with A.S. James since 2003, he has an excellent understanding of all testing completed in our laboratories.

Simon has completed a Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques and is recognised at Level 5 by NATA.