Hanson Heidelberg Cement Group engaged Adelaide Structural Engineers (ASE) to conduct an engineering investigation at the sand quarry located at 8 Ross Road, Golden Grove, SA. This comprehensive report outlines the issues identified during the inspection and provides detailed recommendations related to the glass plant located on the site.

The inspection was carried out by ASE’s structural engineering team, who conducted a visual assessment to identify issues and provide a clear set of recommendations to the client.


Project Description

The existing Hanson plant at Golden Grove SA, exhibited significant corrosion to the structural elements of the materials handling system, raising concerns regarding the structural integrity of the plant for its continued operation.


The compromise to the structural integrity of the processing plant provided a safety risk to the continued use of the plant for the sand processing. A thorough investigation of the issue was required, providing clear understanding of the structural integrity issue and a course of action to address the issue.


Adelaide Structural Engineers conducted a detailed inspection of the facility for the structural audit to identify the damage to the plant structures, extent of the damage and provide remedial measures. The structural audit was completed utilising a risk based approach by considering the likelihood and consequence and impact of the structural failure. This provided a clear roadmap to the client to adequately plan for the repairs considering the plant operation and maintenance strategies without causing much disruption to the production.


The engineering inspection of the glass plant at 8 Ross Road has identified several structural and corrosion-related issues that require immediate attention. Implementing the recommended measures will not only address these concerns but also enhance the overall safety and longevity of the facility.

I had a bit of a false start with a previous engineer, who wasn't really meeting our requirements to get things underway. Raj came to the rescue to some degree, because we were anxious to get things started. He was fantastic, jumped on it straight away, and has been very proactive problem solving many issues we encountered with this build.
David Thompson
ASE helped us on various projects from large scale solar projects to transportable buildings, detailed design services... We get support from Raj's, and quick turnaround times and they're willing to walk the extra mile with us.
PSD Energy
When I contacted Raj he was very attentive, and responsive. There was a few tricky components to [this project] and he was great at listening and brought forth some ideas. It was a no-brainer.
Gary McVicar
Adelaide Abundant Life Centre
David Thompson
PSD Energy
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