Northconnex is a new tunnel project that upon completion will link the M1 Pacific motorway at Wahroonga with the Hills M2 Motorway at West Pennant Hills, taking the traffic-volume strain from the very busy Pennant Hills Road and Cumberland Highway. At one site, concreting for capping a beam was required. The challenge presented by such large pits is worker access during shotcrete application.Read More
WestConnex is a new motorway project that aims to reduce congestion for vehicles travelling to the CBD and the Port Botany precinct from the northwest and southwest of Sydney. The project encompasses several components – the new M5 motorway tunnel between Beverly Hills and St Peters, the widening of the M4 at the Parramatta end, and the plans to build the Sydney Gateway and the M4-M5 link, making the route somewhat of a semi-ring road.
One of the biggest elements of a project like this is the minimisation of disruption to commuters during works, whether they are in a motorised vehicle, and pushbike or on foot.Read More
Conquip Engineering Group are a UK-based construction consultancy and project efficiency company. They offer a diverse range of services—from bulk excavation to engineering, logistics consultancy to environmentally-conscious construction practices—and are bringing their flagship solution to Australia via SafeSmart Access – the BulkX System.Read More
Another successful job utilising Proscaf, for Lendlease. SafeSmart offers CAD modelling for pre-install visualisation.
In this case, the Proscaf system has provided an ideal solution for access to 5mH columns that had to be to formed up, braced and poured in-situ.Read More
Major projects construction company Monadelphous have been building Origin Energy’s new facility in Durham Downs, Queensland. This new gas facility required the installation of new water tanks. And the maintenance of those tanks required operators to scale the side to enter the tanks – an approximate height of 3m.
Scaffolding was found to be too rigid in nature, and a worker who needed quick access to another part of the tank was limited by a longer installation and tear-down procedure. Australian custom height access product maker SafeSmart Access were commissioned to solve the issue.Read More