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Technology for Advanced Vibration Management A Solid Foundation for you and your Neighbours

When the neighbours are close, you rely on sophisticated technology to predict and manage your vibrations. With so much at stake, there is little or no room for error. Excavation for roads, dams, buildings, trenches, harbours, pipelines and tunnels is becoming increasingly challenging, costly and time consuming.

At Orica we use our Global R & D and technical capability to find solutions to the challenges previously thought impossible. We work with our customers to manage the risk to enable the provision of operations that are safe, timely and cost effective. 

Relevant Case Studies


At a total of $4.8 Billion Brisbane’s Airport Link Project is Australia’s biggest road infrastructure project. Scheduled for completion in mid 2012 the 6.7kilometre underground toll road will connect Brisbane’s central business district, and the Clem Jones Tunnel (CLEM7) to the East-West Arterial Road leading directly to the Brisbane Airport. It will be the first major motorway to link Brisbane city to the northern suburbs and airport precinct, allowing motorists to avoid up to 18 sets of traffic lights.

Case Study - Selection of Blasting Limits for Quarries and Civil and Construction Projects

The selection of appropriate blasting vibration limits for civil construction projects and quarry operations has a major influence on the overall cost, duration, and environmental impact of a project. In some cases the application of an overly conservative limit may affect the financial viability of a project to a point where it may not even commence, despite it going through all the relevant planning approvals. Low vibration limits have resulted in explosive blasting being precluded from some major projects in favour of slower, more disruptive, mechanical methods such as ripping and hammering. This has prolonged the duration of the projects and extended the community’s exposure to excavation noise and dust.

Urban Construction Blasting - Southport Central Case Study

Southport Central is a large three tower residential and commercial precinct developed by the Raptis Group at Southport, on Queensland's Gold Coast. During construction, the triple-tower development was the largest mixed-use development under construction in Australia. When complete, Southport Central will deliver 730 new luxury apartments, some 350 commercial office suites and 75 ground-floor retail tenancies.