InQuik present at the 2017 NSW IPWEA Conference

InQuik Bridging Systems was a major presence at the IPWEA NSW Conference 2017, hosting an indoor stand, an outdoor display, and giving a full presentation on the recent Reids Creek Bridge for Bellingen Shire Council. The event was held 8-10 November 2017 at the Crowne Plaza in the Hunter Valley, NSW, with over 375 attendees. IPWEA hosted delegates from NSW Councils and Government, who came and spoke with the InQuik team at their stall, and at the outdoor exhibition.

Despite heavy rain a couple days before the conference, the team at Crown Plaza did a great job at getting both the indoor and outdoor areas ready. The InQuik and ARC delegation decided to bring along a full-size 12x2.4m InQuik deck panel and a 1m abutment, to show the conference attendees how easily the components are delivered, and the ease with which they fit together. With this “place and pour” methodology it only took 40 minutes for us to unload both components and place them in the outdoor display area, having never been to site before and using only a lightweight crane.

The InQuik Managing Director, Logan Mullaney, presented the Bellingen Council case study on the Friday, and the full project video was premiered. The presentation was enthusiastically received by the delegates, garnering a lot interest in the InQuik system and its advantages for councils.

Many thanks to the IPWEA team for such a well run event, and next year we will remember to pack Hawaiian shirts for the opening night! At the IPWEA website you can view a summary of the event, featuring 40+ exhibitors and over 40 presentations.

The InQuik bridge system is an innovative Australian designed and manufactured product with huge benefits to key LGA projects, including Bridges Renewal, Flood Mitigation and Black Spot programs for 6-18m bridge spans. The InQuik solution reduces cost and complexity, and accelerates the bridge construction process. This enables Governments, Councils, disaster relief agencies and road authorities to upgrade or construct infrastructure cost-effectively and efficiently.

Australian councils have embraced this new system for its huge potential in opening up new land release areas and replacing aged bridge infrastructure. InQuik manufacturing is based out of Newcastle, NSW, it is made with Australian steel and certified by the the engineering firm SMEC to comply with AS5100 design standards for T44/SM1600 load ratings.

The innovators responsible for developing and installing this technology are available to provide presentations and workshops to Local Councils, State and Federal Departments, bridge engineers, and other interested groups. For more information or to schedule a presentation/workshop, please contact Logan Mullaney at enquiries@inquik.com.au or  +61 419 167 680.

InQuik presenting at the IPWEA NSW conference 8–10 November 2017 in the Hunter Valley.

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.

InQuik at 2017 Australian Bridge Conference

InQuik was pleased to participate in the Australian Bridge Conference 2017 on 3–6 April 2017 at the Pullman Albert Park, Victoria. With over 350 attendees, ABC 2017 had a great range of national and international delegates who came and spoke with the InQuik team on booth 25.

Our stand quickly became very popular, with a 3D scale model of the InQuik Bridging System a delegate favourite, and a full-size sample fabricated deck truss beam (weighing over 90kg!) on display.

It was great to speak to representatives from MainRoads WA, Vic Roads, Opus, SRG, Cardno, Aurecon and the Kenyan National Construction Authority.  The InQuik stand was supported by Ross Bourke from ARC (InQuik’s fabrication partner), and Peter Mahar from InQuik’s North-East NSW sales partner, Bridge Knowledge, was happy to field customer enquiries.

Our engineering partner SMEC also had a large presence at the event, and it was great to have their team spending time on the stand discussing current and future InQuik projects.

The InQuik bridging system is an innovative Australian designed and manufactured product with huge benefits to key LGA projects, including Bridges Renewal, Flood Mitigation and Black Spot programmes for 6–18m bridge spans. The InQuik solution reduces cost and complexity, and accelerates the bridge construction process. This enables Governments, Councils, disaster relief agencies and road authorities to upgrade or construct infrastructure cost-effectively and efficiently.

Australian councils have embraced this new system for its huge potential in opening up new land release areas and replacing aged bridge infrastructure. InQuik manufacturing is based out of Newcastle, NSW, the products are made with Australian steel and certified by SMEC to comply with AS5100 and SM1600 load rating design standards.

ABC 2017 Conference agenda: www.abc2017.com.au/program.php

The innovators responsible for developing and installing this technology are available to provide presentations and workshops to Local Councils, State and Federal Departments, bridge engineers, and other interested groups. For more information or to schedule a presentation/workshop, please contact Logan Mullaney at sales@inquik.com.au or +61 419 167 680.