Renewed Focus on Registered Engineers

GeoReports Managing Director, Philip Davies is proud member of Engineers Australia and is a certified practising Engineer under the National Engineering Register (NER) scheme.

The NER is a comprehensive directory of Australian engineers who have met the high standards of professionalism expected within the industry. Engineers Australia created the NER to provide a recognised benchmark of engineering quality.

In Jue 2020 the Design and Building Practitioners Bill passed by the NSW Parliament, requires compulsory registration for professional engineers in the fields of civil, structural, electrical, mechanical and fire safety engineering.

This regulation of professional engineers in Australia significantly benefits the community and the engineering profession. It provides recognition that practitioners need to be appropriately skilled, experienced, chartered and insured in order to provide engineering advice.

GeoReports welcomes this development, and has invested in Chartered and NER registered personnel for many years.  In our capacity as expert reviewers anf advisors on legal cases involving substandard work, such as the Opal Tower evacuation and Mascot Towers building damage, we welcome the development of more stringent controls in the building industry and beyond.  In the latter case, the ground engineering and geotechnical issues associated with new basement construction adjacent to existing structures resulted in groundwater stress changes causing significant damage.  GeoReports has been involved in forensic assessments and provided expert witness reports for  similar cases and understands the implications of poorly targeted investigations and inappropriate geotechnical engineering advice.

We welcome you to verify our NER credentials; this endorsement allows you to choose GeoReports as a trusted engineering partner.

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GeoReports in partnership with

We are excited to announce a new partnership between dynamic property technology company Archistar and ground engineering pioneer GeoReports.  This collaboration brings together cutting-edge data-driven capabilities supporting property acquisition, development, architecture and engineering.

Founder and MD of GeoReports, Phil Davies said “GeoReports provides a natural extension to Archistar services by adding a subsurface dimension to site characterization”.  He added “This paring is a natural and exciting fit between award winning online platforms giving large and small clients access to unprecedented, quick and convenient insights into property data, accelerated design and development risks / opportunities above and below ground.”

The platform creates technology that solves the most difficult property and design problems.  It uses artificial intelligence to help property professionals find profitable development sites, assess for feasibility and generate dozens of architectural design strategies – all within a few minutes.

GeoReports is a multi-award winning engineering firm whose online platform provides site-specific insights about ground conditions across Australia.  They support clients with database powered site intelligence reports and professional geotechnical consulting services.