The Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA) NSW State Conference will be held at the Crowne Plaza in the Hunter Valley 8-10 November 2017. The event will bring together technical partners and stakeholders who are engaged in infrastructure, asset management, road and rail safety, transport, water and waste water, risk management, the environment and sustainability, technical innovation and technology. The conference attracts representatives from across the profession and the Local Government sector to join together and exchange ideas and create discussions on how engineering can continue moving NSW forward and building communities.
We are excited to be presenting at the IPWEA NSW conference on a recent project delivered for Bellingen Council in NSW.
Presentation Synopsis: Bellingen Shire Council and InQuik. Design, Construct and open for traffic in 4 months. An innovative and efficient way to replace Timber bridges
The single lane timber bridge over Reids Creek on Kalang Road was due for rehabilitation or replacement. Located on an important transport route servicing school buses and farms, the old bridge had an 18t load limit, with flood risk and safety considerations. With a tight budget and a short design & construct window, the team at Bellingen Council approached Bridge Knowledge and InQuik in early February 2017 with the goal to replace the bridge to be open for traffic within 4 months.