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beginnings

Ernie Gmehling and Chris Senserrick established Ground Science in 2003 when they realised the geotechnical industry was in a state of growth and saw an opportunity to provide the market place with a fresh new service provider. We identified several key niche markets within the umbrella of geotechnical engineering and have become one of the industry leaders, offering a broad range of engineering and laboratory services to key industry sectors.

Ground Science is now located in Thomastown, Geelong and Dandenong with more than 70 staff servicing the geotechnical, environmental and laboratory testing sectors. The growth of the company is a testament to the quality of service provided and the technical skills and experience of our staff.

With Victoria experiencing an explosion of major infrastructure works, our technical team is benchmarking the standards and level of service required to support our clients in delivering marque projects. Our attention to detail is what makes all our disciplines stand out from the rest.

Ground Science is widely accepted as an innovative consultancy across a variety of fields particularly in the sport and leisure market place. We have advanced the engineering around synthetic playing surfaces, hard court and conversions of turf fields to synthetic fields over poor ground conditions.

We are Australia’s premier sports field testing facility, focusing on material selection, performance benchmarks and quality control to major sports stadia and horse racing tracks.

We are passionate about soils.