LABORATORIES

We operate two fully accredited NATA laboratories in Clayton South (VIC) and Ballarat (VIC).  We specialise in Construction Material Testing for a wide range of clients across Greater Melbourne, country Victoria.

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 at NATA.

Ballarat – Nata Accreditation Number 9855

Clayton South – Nata Accreditation Number 934

Key Laboratory People

BALLARAT LABORATORY

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 a Diploma in Resource Management, a Diploma in Engineering Technology and a Diploma in Project Management.  He is also recognised at Level 5 by NATA.  Daniel can be reached directly on 0418 501 420.

TOM REECE

Tom is a Ballarat Manager and Senior Field and Lab Technician at our Ballarat Laboratory and has worked with A.S.James since 2011.  He has an excellent understanding of all testing completed in our laboratories.  Tom has completed a Diploma in Laboratory Techniques and is recognised as Level 5 by NATA.”

HEATH PYKE

Heath is a Senior Field and Laboratory 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 5 by NATA.

CLAYTON LABORATORY

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 and is recognised at Level 5 by NATA and is a NATA assessor.

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 and Works, Tennant Creek, NT.  In 1989, Bruce was further promoted to Senior Laboratory Manager – responsible for staff and testing.  Bruce completed his NATA Laboratory Management course in June 1989 and started with A.S.James Clayton South in 1991 as the Compaction/Earthworks Manager.  He has completed a Diploma in Laboratory Techniques and is recognised at Level 5 by NATA and is a NATA assessor.

BEN WYNNE

Ben is a Senior Field and Laboratory 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.