Following the installation of the bridge over the Murrumbidgee River in Kosciuszko National Park, the InQuik bridge system was highlighted in the April/May 2017 issue of Built Offsite magazine, in an article titled “A prefab solution for regional bridge replacement“.
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.
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 email@example.com or +61 419 167 680.
InQuik Bridging Systems is pleased to announce that Bridge Knowledge is our first Australian sales partner for the InQuik solution covering the North East NSW region.
Peter Mahar, Bridge Knowledge Director, is a Civil Engineer with over 25 years of industry experience within the private sector, both in Australia and internationally including the government sector in Australia.
Prior to forming Bridge Knowledge Peter was the Road Services Manager, Northern Region, NSW for RMS – Roads and Maritime Services managing a team delivering bridge/road construction and maintenance in a commercial environment ($100M annual turnover and over 250 staff). Other key RMS NSW roles included Bridge Maintenance Planner, Bridge Works Manager and Contract Manager, Bridges.
Peter has broad knowledge and extensive experience in all facets of bridge engineering in relation to investigation, design, construction and asset management of concrete, steel and timber bridges from simple structures through to large span complex bridges.
From 1996 to 2000 VSL International employed Peter in senior site management roles responsible for major bridge projects in South East Asia. This included Project Manager for the superstructure construction of the Pakse Bridge spanning 1,380m across the Mekong River in Southern Laos and Site Manager for the delivery of the superstructure of the Malaysia to Singapore Second Crossing Bridge.
Before 1996 Peter held roles with John Holland in Queensland and Baulderstone Hornibrook in South and Western Australia. In these roles he was involved in a diverse range of civil infrastructure projects involving a number of delivery mechanisms.
We are excited to be partnered with Bridge Knowledge as a highly regarded and experienced Australian company utilising an Australian designed and built product to address their customer needs.
Bridge Knowledge provides advice, expertise and support for all aspects of bridge engineering. They offer a full range of professional services to both private and government clients in relation to the investigation, design, procurement, construction and asset management of bridges and contact details are below.
Peter Mahar B.E. (Civil); Grad Dip Mgt
Bridge Knowledge Pty Ltd
275 Nana Creek Road
Nana Glen NSW 2450
Lifting Point, working together with best-in-class Australian partners SMEC (engineering and certification) and ARC( reinforcing steel and fabrication), has developed the innovative InQuik bridging system, which offers numerous advantages over conventional precast concrete, steel or wooden bridge construction.
The first bridge built using this system was completed in June 2016 and officially opened by Federal Member for Hume, the Hon. Angus Taylor at a ribbon cutting ceremony. This bridge, built just outside of Goulburn in New South Wales, marks the successful trial of the InQuik system.
“Businesses with incentives to grow and create, will just do it.” Mr Taylor said. “They need freedom and encouragement to get on and solve real world problems and this is exactly what Bruce and his team have done. In this case, a local businessman has been able to bring a brilliant idea to life, producing a rapidly deployable, pre-engineered bridge that can be easily transported and installed at sites across Australia, and for international markets. 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.”