Location Information System

VHC Engineers uses real world data to enhance our site test reporting for the residential construction industry, in order to achieve efficiencies and sustainable outcomes.

We’ve utilised our 35 years of experience in the industry to create “Location Information System”, bespoke in-house software that contains soil data collected from over 100,000 test borehole locations.

Achieve more accurate results with location samples

The geotechnical reports generated by our engineers include the use of a system known as “LIS”, which is short for “Location Information System”. Developed in-house at VHC Engineers, LIS allows site information from one location to be assessed in relation to its nearby vicinity using spatial analysis techniques and location intelligence.

Real world data from over 100,000 test borehole locations

The LIS database consists of representative data sets from the last 15 years, with an emphasis on the new growth corridors in Melbourne and Geelong. We have restricted the LIS to the most current 20,000 site addresses tested and soil profiles from about 100,000 test borehole locations.

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By doing this we optimise the clarity of the information, ensuring that LIS is constantly evolving and remaining relevant to current areas of development; as new data is included some of the old data is retired to alternative data sets.

We combine our extensive local experience with soil testing and real-world data from LIS to work towards the optimal outcome for every project. These insights are handed to our team, who are able to develop cost-effective and sustainable solutions.

A quick peek into part of our  report

LIS information improves the accuracy and relevance of Ys estimations/calculations.
Filled sites pose problems, one of which being where Clay fill originated from.
The nearby LIS data provides assistance in the evaluation of any imported fill.

LIS data allows us to make accurate comparisons between sites.

Data captured by LIS can report on deep clay zones in each site.
The data captured by LIS also reveals fill depth differences.