2017: InQuik Year in Review
2017 has been a milestone year for InQuik, with the first commercial bridge projects successfully delivered, and knowledge of the InQuik system is spreading rapidly across Australia and into the Pacific.
On 26th June 2016 the Hon Angus Taylor MP and Pru Goward MP opened the first bridge at Boxers Creek, Goulburn, NSW. At the launch Angus said “This business will keep growing as its prototype hits the market, both here and overseas, building on an Australian idea, using Australian steel and workers.”
During 2017 InQuik have attended and presented to our peers & prospective clients at the Australian Bridge Conference in Melbourne, IPWEA NSW conference in the Hunter Valley and finally the 8th Small Bridges Conference in Surfers Paradise. Over 1,000 attendees from the broad range of councils, state government departments, state road authorities, NSW RMS and the private sector have given positive feedback and support for InQuik’s innovative-patented designs.
Bridge engineers, asset managers, civil engineers, structural engineers and engineering directors have all taken the opportunity to investigate the unique attributes of the InQuik designs at these events and having their questions answered regarding the product design, specifications and best use cases.
Our partners SMEC (design and bridge code certification) and ARC (fabrication) ensure that the InQuik system, made locally in Newcastle, complies with AS5100 and SM1600 load rating design standards. The 100-year design life means peace of mind for our customers locally and internationally.
Our MD, Logan Mullaney, made two trade visits to Papua New Guinea in 2017, where the InQuik product is now certified by the country’s Department of Works for “bridge design and structural development programs” within PNG. We are also scheduling export orders for projects in Fiji and Vanuatu.
InQuik was also the proud recipient of the Concrete Institute of Australia NSW “2017 Technology & Innovation Award of Excellence” for the InQuik Modular Concrete Bridging System.
InQuik’s “place and pour” methodology enabled us to construct a single lane 12mtr bridge in the Snowy Mountains for National Parks in 12 hours over a 3-day period.
“InQuik is a very quick and efficient way to replace bridges as long as you do the survey and site preparation work correctly. Our survey and designers were excellent and the bridge has reached our expectations.” – Rod Peel, National Parks Road Supervisor
Bellingen Shire Council, NSW used their own Council Works Department to install a dual lane InQuik bridge over Reids Creek. This replaced a single lane timber bridge to improve safety, flood mitigation and increase the load rating. The video case study is accessible on our web site – www.inquik.com.au
“The InQuik bridge solution used to replace Reids Creek Bridge delivered an AS5100 compliant structure and achieved significant project time savings.” – Phil Buchan, Manager – Asset Management & Design, Bellingen Shire Council
It’s been a very busy but satisfying year. The staff and management of InQuik Bridging Systems would like to thank all our clients, suppliers and numerous advocates for their on-going support in our first full year of commercial operation, and wish you all a very happy and safe holiday season.