TRI Australasia Pty Ltd

TRI Australasia services Australia, New Zealand, surrounding islands and South East Asia, as an independent, third-party laboratory providing a broad range of services and products for the geosynthetic, geotechnical, plastic pipe, protective glove, and related technical textile industries. We provide testing, research, education, certification testing, and equipment to these industries.

Testing, Research & Reporting

The full-service, independent laboratory in Australia is comprised of staff with 20+ years of experience, a 1,200 m2 (3,900 ft2) facility, and state-of-the-art equipment. TRI Australasia has the skill and means to meet a broad range of industry needs, such index and conformance verification testing, research studies, and report generation. In addition the laboratory is supported by three laboratories and large scale testing facilities located in the US as well as the full-service laboratory in China. Together these laboratories provide extensive testing capabilities, which include geosynthetic testing, geotechnical testing, soil interaction testing, plastic pipe testing, protective glove testing, and other materials tests.

Support Services

TRI offers training, education and certification courses on topics like: Electrical Leak Location, Construction Quality Assurance (CQA) of Geosynthetic and Compacted Clay Liner Installations, and the use of geosynthetic test equipment including Pore Size Distribution (PSD) equipment. We proctor certification exams too, such as for the International Association of Geosynthetic Installers (IAGI) for the Certified Welding Technician (CWT) program, and the Geosynthetic Certification Institute’s Inspectors Certification Program (GCI — ICP) . To learn more about currently scheduled classes, visit our education page. If you would like to schedule a private course for your company or agency, please contact

Liner Integrity Survey (Electrical Leak Location) services provide a complete set of resources to help our clients test the integrity of geosynthetic lining systems in a variety of containment applications. These include landfills, potable and wastewater installations, and secondary containment for tank farms. Our powerful, standards-compliant methods and equipment are unrivaled for locating leaks in installed geomembranes in a variety of conditions, including exposed and soil or water-covered liners. For more information, visit the Liner Integrity Survey site.

Expert Staff

TRI’s personnel are active throughout the world’s standards development organizations and routinely provide short courses, seminars, and tailor-made training services for geosynthetics professional development. In order to serve our clients, we believe in and support the notion that staff must be active in the development and support of best practices throughout the industries we serve. Service to the various standards bodies, associations, and institutes that support these industries is central to our culture of expertise.

Our team participates actively on ASTM International’s Committee D35 on Geosynthetics and D18 on Soil and Rock. We are also active with ISO TC 221, the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS), the Australian Chapter of IGS, the Geosynthetic Institute (GSI), the Plastics Pipe Institute (PPI), the International Glove Association, and the Geo-Institute of ASCE. In addition, we participate on major conference advisory boards and editorial committees of trade publications.

TRI Australasia

28 Taree Street
Burleigh Heads, QLD, 4220
Tel: +61 7 5535 7227
Mobile: +61 419 145 750

Warren Hornsey, Pr. Eng. — Director :