A Successful Project Branches From A Successful Company

Innovative and Creative

We have no issue in problem solving on the spot, as well as having creative and innovative solutions

We got the tools

Not only do we provide the know-how, but we have the equipment to go with it.

40 Years Experience

With over 40 years experience, we are confident that we have the right knowledge, and ability in ensuring a successful project.

Great Support

Our Administrative Employees, Project Managers and On-Site Workers, are easily approachable and with you every step of the way.

The S.E.M. Group is a diverse civil engineering firm comprising companies specialising in South Australian based project construction, project management and coordination of a wide range of contracting services and construction. Our extensively experienced and highly motivated team enables us to provide a positive and unique blend of resources, management and technical ability to meet the highest of standards for our clients.


The S.E.M. Group was originally established in 1976 by Harry and Janice Wauer as Salisbury Earthmovers Pty. Ltd. as an earth moving sub-contractor. In 1996 the company changed its name to S.E.M. Civil to reflect a shift from being an earth moving sub-contractor to a civil contractor and principal contractor. In 2000 S.E.M. Civil acquired CivilCorp Pty Ltd and later in 2002 Foundation Systems, a mini-piling and under pining foundation company added to the growing capabilities of the S.E.M. Group. In 2008 it established a joint venture with SFL Group and through that entity of SFL-SA Ltd added screw piling to their list of abilities. In May 2010, the S.E.M. Group expanded again, this time acquiring 24/7 Traffic Control and created S.E.M. Traffic Control.

If the last 40 years have taught us anything is that anything is possible and we are looking forward to the next 40 years in Civil Construction in South Australia, expanding and gaining new opportunities.

Our Values

The S.E.M. Group believes in partnering with both principal and contractor to provide a winning strategy and philosophy for creating open and long term collaborative relationships.

We aim to form partnerships with all our clients and believe this creates significant benefits to all parties involved. It draws together goals and mutual achievements for faster decision making, improved productivity, lower administration costs, unforeseen additional costs and avoidance of disputes.

Our Commitments

As S.E.M. was started as a privately family owned proudly South Australian firm, we work hard to exceed our clients’ expectations. We are continuously striving to develop intelligence and understanding for our clients to enable S.E.M. Group to deliver the optimum and most cost-effective solutions on all our projects and platforms.

The S.E.M. Group has grown to become a preferred supplier to the SA Construction Industry and a trusted name ti deliver the highest quality on time, on budget and specification. We strive to provide a wide range of solutions to the best of our ability for all our clients, to the highest standards.