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FIRSTQUARTER201401DOUBLEDEFENSECleansallProvesWorthatRacecourseSTRUCTURESOLUTIONSSuper-CorforMiningFirst FRONTCOVERPhotoshowsSRCpipebeingloadedatRoclasCampbellfeldsiteinVictoria.WELCOMEWelcometoourfrstissueoTheWorksor2014justonewayRoclaissharingwhatshappeninginthebigworldoinrastructurebothinAustraliaandNewZealand.Iyoureanassetowneradesignengineeraninrastructureconsultantaprojectmanagerorresponsibleinanywayordevelopmentormaintenanceothebuiltenvironmentwetrustyoullfndsomethingointeresthere.ThecasestudiesintheollowingpagesshowcaseRoclasexpertiseinaproductrangewhichnowspanspipelinesandwaterqualitycolumnsandpoleslargeengineeredstructuresboardwalksbridgesretainingwallsroadsaetyandsleepers.FromresolvingauniqueonsitewaterqualityissueorCorbouldParkRacecoursetodevelopingacustomdecorativepolerangeRoclasproductsengineeringexpertiseandcustomerservicearehelpingcustomersresolvecomplexchallengesonadailybasis.HappyreadingTheRoclaTeamIyouvegotanyeedbackwedlovetohearromyoucontactusatworksrocla.com.auPIPELINESYSTEMSBARRIERSYSTEMSPOLENETWORKSTRUCTURESSLEEPERSSTRUCTURES02 ROCLA-ABRANDOFQUALITYFORMORETHAN80YEARSTheRoclabrandhasbeenassociatedwithhighqualityconcreteproductsinAustraliaormorethan80years.LikemanygreatAustraliancompaniesRoclasprangromhumblebeginningsinasuburbanshed.ThefrstRoclapipeswereproducedin1926andin1932thefrstprojectwassuppliedusingaradicalnewrubberringjointingmethoddevelopedbyRoclaandnowadoptedaroundtheworld.RoclainventedtherollersuspensionmethodopipeproductioninAustraliaduringWorldWarIIauniqueprocessproducingthin-walledsteel-reinorcedconcretepipesogreatstrengthanddurability.ConcreteproducedbytheRoclarollersuspensionprocessisnotjustseveraltimesbutseveralordersomagnitudemoredurablethantypicalcastinsituconcrete.OverseasmanuacturerswerequicktorecognisethesuperiorqualityandutilityoRoclapipeswithcompaniesinmorethan30countriesnowlicensedtousetheRoclaprocessandequipment.Roclasteelreinorcedconcretepipehasaproductlieo100yearsormoreoneothebestservicelivesoanypipeproduct.Itisthelowriskchoiceorspeciferswithalonghistoryoreliabilitynolimitstoweatherexposurepriortoinstallationandincreasingstrengthovertime.Pipesaremanuacturedwithinternaldiametersupto3000mmareeasytojoinandinstallselhealandperormsoundlyaboveorbelowthewatertable.Roclaconcretepipeisasoundinvestmentordrainagesewerageandwatersupplyprojectsaswellasspecialapplicationssuchascorrosiveenvironmentsverylargediameterpipelinesandextrastrengthjackingpipe.FormoreaboutRoclaconcretepipeandprecastproductsandourPolesStructuresandBarriersproductranges-visitwww.rocla.com.auPIPELINESYSTEMS03 04CobranStationhadboughtpipesromusabout10yearsagowhentheyweresettinguporricearmingsaysRichardFieldAreaManagerorRocla.Nowthatthearmismovingromricetocottonitmeanschangingthewholeinrastructureandhowitoperatessowedevelopedanewsuiteoproductstomeettheirirrigationrequirements.RoclasuppliedstandardSRCpipediametersrangingrom750to1050alongwithcustom-designeddropboxesandlargecustompitsorthenewsiphonfoodirrigationsystemcommonlyusedinAustraliaorcottongrowing.ThedeliveryromRoclaallttedinwithourprojectandtherewerenoholdupssayspropertymanagerMarkMcLeanromGlobalAgPropertiesAustraliawhomanagestwosuchproperties.Whenyougetyourteamstogetherandeveryoneplaystheirpartyouhaveagoodoutcomeandultimatelytheprincipalishappy.Proessionalismandattitudeunderpinsthatsortoteamwork.Therststageotheprojectsawaround2500hatransitionedwithurtherstagesnowunderwaytoconvertthearmromricetocottonoverthenext18months.CUSTOMPRODUCTSHELPFARMTRANSITIONWhenthepropertymanagerora13000haarminNSWtransitioningromgrowingricetocottonneededtorethinkthearmsirrigationtosuititsnewcropRoclasabilitytocustom-makequalityproductswithinspecifedtimerameswaskey.ThenewlydevelopedsiphonfoodirrigationsystematCobranstationeatureslongwaterchannelsedromlargewaterreservoirsbyasystemoRoclapitspipesanddropboxes.Excesswaterromthecropsiscollectedviataildrainsandedbackintothereservoirs.PIPELINESYSTEMSThenewlydevelopedRocladropboxesttedwithsteelgatesandusedorfowcontrolaredeliveredcompletewithbaserequiringnosecondaryworkonsiteorinstallation. 05DOUBLEDEFENSEFORRACECOURSERoclasCleansAllGrossPollutantTrapGPTisprovingitsworthinawholenewapplicationattheSunshineCoastTurfClubSCTCsCorbouldParkRacecourse.AlanTrevanionoAYTConstructionhasalongstandingrelationshipwithCorbouldParkandhadpreviouslyinstalledanumberoRoclasCleansAllGPTsorcustomers.Theparkmanagementwererustratedwiththeexistingsystemprocessingthewasteromwashingdownthehorses.Itwascloggingupandexpensivewiththeneedorsuckertruckstoemptythesystemregularly.AlansuggestedinstallingaCleansAllGPT.Abigconcernwithanynewsystemwasthenumberosubstancesintherunothatwerenottypicaltrackrubbercaughtinthehorseshooveshorsehairhayandsawdust.NotexactlysandandsiltThisapplicationisabsolutelyuniquesaysNathanSwaerRoclaSalesEngineer.TheCleansAllunitstypicallypullsedimentsandorganicrubbishoutostormwaterbutthisisbeingusedtopullhorsehairandrubberoutoasewerline.TheCleansAllbasketcatchesthelargerparticlesandthesumpunderneaththebasketisthesecondlineodeenseorsmallerparticlessaysAlan.Youcanseethedirtywatergoinginandclearwatercomingout.ThenewunithasdramaticallyimprovedtheefciencyothedownstreamwatertreatmentplantaswellreducingthemaintenancerequiredtokeepthetreatmentplantoperatingsaysMurrayWeedingOperationsManagerorSCTC.Ithascertainlymadelieeasieroruswhichisgreat.TheapplicationoinnovativetechnologyhasshownthroughindependentlaboratorytestingandeldtrialsthattheCleansAllGPTiscapableoremovinginexcesso98ogrosspollutants2mmandoilsaswellasapproximately70osediment75m-2.36mmatdesignows.Visitwww.rocla.com.au-Products-WaterQualityorcall131004ormoreinormation.TheCleansAllbasketistherstlineodeensecapturingthelargerparticlesorubberhayhorsehairandsawdust.TheCleansAllcomponentswereplacedinjustonedaybyateamoour.PIPELINESYSTEMS 06TESTINGAVOIDSPOLEREPLACEMENTFORCOUNCILCUSTOMDESIGNGOESMAINSTREAMTheSunshineCoastCouncilwasundertheimpressionthatanumberotimberpolesattheirNambourShowgrounds-alargerecreationalsportsandeventsacilityinQueensland-wereinbadconditionandinneedoreplacementassoonaspossible.OverrecentyearsAucklandCityCouncilhascommissionedtheupgradeovariousareasalongTamakiDriveincludingupgradingtospecifcallydesignedlightingcolumnsromCSPPacifc.SotheyaskedRoclaspoletestingserviceRei-Luxtoprovideanexpertopinionandconductstructuralintegritytestsonthepoles.WhileweoundaewminorissueswithsomeothelightttingsthemajorityothepolesthemselveswereinverygoodconditionanddidnotneedreplacementsaysJustinMarrinerRei-LuxFieldTechnician.ThissavedtheCouncilmanythousandsodollarsinmaterialandlabourcostsnottomentiondisruptiontotheshowgrounds.TheRei-LuxserviceisagreatwaytobecertainaboutthestateopolesinanysituationsaysJustin.Itsscienticratherthansubjectiveandinvolvesaphysicaltestwhereweproveapolecanwithstandcertainorcessuchaswindandthenascertainwhetherthepoleissuitableortheconditions.TheRei-Luxtestingprocessemploysanelectricmotoralongwithlasersandacameratorecordthemovementothepoleunderprogressiveorce.Recordedin3Dallmeasurementsareavailableorlateranalysisandcanevenbeviewedinslowmotion.BesidesprovidingcertaintyaboutthestabilityoeachmeasuredstructurethetestresultsalsocontributedatatoanefectivemaintenanceprogramortheassetownerwithRei-LuxabletoprovideGPScoordinatesoranypolegivingaccuratelocationdata.TamakiDriveisoneotheNewZealandcitysmostattractiveandhighproleroutesandamajoraccesstoandromthecity.Anelegantandslenderroundcolumnwithabannerarmwith2moutreachwasspeciallydesignedorthedrivewiththecolumnsbecomingsopopulartheyhavebeenaddedtothestandardCSPPacicpartotheRoclabusinessrangeastheTamakicolumn.Whererequiredthecolumnshavebeencustomisedortelecommunicationsandbridgeattachmentsmeaningtheydontjustlookgoodtheyreextremelyunctional.Formoreinormationvisitwww.csppacic.co.nzFormoreinormationvisitwww.rei-lux.com.auPOLENETWORKSTRUCTURESBARRIERSYSTEMS COSTEFFECTIVEMADEINAUSTRALIACrownCastlesnationwideportfolioofcommunicationtowersmeanstakingsupplyofRoclaDuraspuncommunicationspolesthreeorfourtimesayearforsiterelocationsorrebuilds.PoleSelectionSotwareRocPoleisavailabletoenableselectionotheappropriatecommunicationpoledependingonenvironmentalandtopographicalsiteconditions.Visitwww.rocla.com.auormoreinormation.ThecompletedRoclaDuraspunpolewhicheaturesadditionalcablewindows.CrownCastleAustraliaprovidesAustralian-widetowerandrootopsitesorwirelesscommunicationandhasgrowntobecomethelargestindependenttoweroperatorinAustraliawitharound1800sites.WiththerequirementorCouncilapprovaltorelocateapoletheabilitytomovequicklyonceapprovalisreceivediscritical.ItsbeengoodworkingwithRoclasaysAndrewMartinProjectManagerorCrownCastle.InparticularwhathelpsistheabilitytoplaceanorderandRoclaholdsstockorusattheirAlburysitewhichmeansitsonlyamatterodaysordelivery.AndrewspeakshighlyothecustomerservicereceivedromRoclaandinparticularSalesTerritoryManagerRonLim.Rongetsbacktousquicklyandwecanotengetaquotewithinaday.ThroughacollaborativedesignprocessRoclahasalsoaddedanextracoupleocablewindowsonthepoleswhichgivesourtelecomscustomersmorecapacitytoruncableinsidethepoleandrunthemataheightthatworksorthem.ThisreviseddesignisnowastandardCrownCastlepolesaysAndrew.RoclapolesaremadeinAustralia.ThiscoupledwithacomparativelycheapootingcomparedtoasteelpolemakesRoclaconcretepolesacostefectiveoption.RoclaDuraspuncommunicationspolesaremaderomhigh-densitysteelreinorcedconcreteusingacentriugalspinningprocessthatproducesahollowpolewithgreatstrengthandstifnessandalongmaintenance-reeservicelie.POLENETWORKSTRUCTURES07 08ThroughitsrelationshipwithinternationalroadsafetyspecialistLindsayTransportationSolutionsACPhasaddedtheU-MADtruckmountedattenuatorTMA-aportablecrashcushionmountedonatruck-toitsroadsafetyproductrange.TMAsarepredominantlyusedorprotectionorstaticworksitesinhighspeedenvironmentswherethereisatrafcworkerinteracesuchasconstructionzonesandasshadowvehiclesorhighriskmobileworkssuchaslinemarkingmaintenancerubbishcollectionandbarrierrepairsonhighways.TheyarecompulsoryinmostAustralianstates.PhysicalspecifcationsLength419cmWidth229cmHeightinstorageposition381cmWeight590kgACPADDSPORTABLECRASHCUSHIONTORANGETheU-MADhasa3-partsystemmountattachmentL-liftandcartridge.Onlythecartridgeneedsreplacingafteratypicaldesignimpact.Formoreinformationvisitwww.acprod.com.auAttachmentL-LiftCartridgeDelineationU-MADTMACOMPONENTSU-MADATAGLANCELowcostlightweightreusableTMAPassesallmandatoryandoptionalNCHRP350TL-2andTL-3testswithanarrowmessageboardinstalledCanbeusedinanyenvironmentMountingoptionsenablingeitherdedicatedinstallationoraquicklyremovableoptionEngineeredtokeeptheimpactingvehicleandsupportvehicleinthetravellaneevenafterangleimpactsBARRIERSYSTEMS12341234ACPisaRoclaBarrierSystemsbusiness. 09RESTORINGTHEPOWERTOBUSHFIREREGIONEndeavourEnergyandRoclacoordinatedtherapidreplacementoburnttimberpowerpolesatertheSeptember2013bushresintheBlueMountainsandLithgow.EndeavourEnergyweretaskedwithreplacingburntouttimberpoleswithRoclaconcretepolesatertheSeptember2013resatWinmaleeinthelowerBlueMountains.ThewholeareawasburntoutonSeptember10thcausingwidespreaddisruptionduetothelossopowercausedbytheburningoanumberotimberpoles.LaterinOctoberevenmorepoleswerelostwhenressweptthroughtheBlueMountainsandLithgowregion.TheEndeavourEnergycrewswerewidelyacclaimedastheyworkedaroundtheclocktorestorepowertothecommunities.Roclapulledoutallthestopstomanuactureasmanypolesasquicklyaspossible.Aterinormingothercustomersotheemergencysituationtheyswungintoactionproducingaroundtheclockandthroughtheweekendtomeetthepeakindemand.TheconcertedandcoordinatedefortdidnotgounnoticedasRodHowardCEOoEndeavourEnergythoughtullytookthetimetowritethankingRoclaortheirassistance.POLENETWORKSTRUCTURESEndeavourEnergycrewsreplacingaburntouttimberpolewithaRoclaconcretepoleatertheSeptember2013res.PhotocourtesyoEndeavourEnergy.MASSBLOCRETAININGWALLUNITTHERIGHTCHOICEAspartotheirplantoretainwaterduringlargestormeventsandpreventfoodingLakeMacquarieCityCouncilhasconstructedaMassBlocretainingwallintheLangdonWayRetentionBasininthesuburboMtHuttonNSW.WiththedetentionbasinlocatedinabuiltupresidentialareawithlimitedspacetheuseoMassBlocretainingwallunitsenablednearverticalwallstomaximisethevolumeowaterthatcanbecapturedinthebasinwithminimalootprint.MassBlocretainingwallunitshavealsobeenutilisedorwaterretentionduringlargestormeventsattheFairaxRoadretentionbasininWarnersBay.TheMassBlocwallwasbuiltbyWoodburysHaulageandEarthmovingorLakeMacquarieCityCouncil.AMassBlocretainingwallunitwasagoodsolutionorbothotheseretentionprojectsasconstructiontimeisrelativelyquickduetomanoeuvrabilityandbeingamortarlesssystemsaysNinoDeVitis-SalesEngineerorRocla.MASSBLOCRETAININGWALLUNITFACTSBlocksareeasilylitedandplacedusingthegalvanisedlitingeyecastintothetopoeachblockBlocksinterlocktocreatepermanentretainingstructuresAnexperiencedcrewo2canplaceupto70m2owallperdayFindoutmoreatwww.rocla.com.auPIPELINESYSTEMS 10PERMATRAKBOARDWALKPAVESTHEWAYWhenLoganCityCouncilneededasolutionoraccessbetweentwofeldsinMtWarrenParkQLDtheychoseRoclasPermaTrakboardwalkoverotheravailableoptionssuchastimberdecking.Groove390mmlongTongue300mmlongBroomedsurfacenishHeight85mm1.2mtread100mm2mtread125mm3mtreadWidth200mmLength1200mm2000mm3000mmReinforcedconcretetreadslocktogetherviatongueandgrooveconnectionsonbothsides.ThispreventstreadsfrombeingremovedafterinstallationTongueandgrooveprovidesautomaticspacing.Taperedtreadsavailableforcurvedsections.TheCouncilwerelookingoracostefectiveaestheticallypleasingoptiontoprovideyear-roundaccessthroughaswampyood-proneareasaysDionMylesTerritoryManagerorRocla.PermaTrakboardwalkappealedbecauseitsresistanttowaterdoesntneedtobetreatedandonceitsinstalleditissetandorget.Around34mo2mtreadPermaTrakboardwalkwasinstalledatMtWarrenParktoconnecttwoeldsthroughaswampyood-pronearea.FurthernorthonQueenslandsSunshineCoastPermaTrakboardwalkhasalsobeenusedorabushwalkwaynearMoondaraDriveWurtulla-partothecoastalpathtoNoosa.ThenewPermaTrakboardwalkreplacedtheoriginaltimberhandrailedaccesswaywhichwasalittleworseorwearromthedampconditions.ThePermaTrakboardwalkatMtWarrenParkconnectstwoeldsthroughaswampyood-pronearea. 11Thenewpathhasopenedupthewalkwayenablingamud-reetrekorlocalresidentsandtourists.320PermaTrakboardwalktreadsweresuppliedtocoveraround64mandwereinstalledslightlysuspendedtokeeptheboardwalkabovefoodlevel.GaryDelaneyromDelaneyConstructionsthecontractorresponsibleortheinstallationothenewboardwalksaysPermaTrakboardwalkiswellsuitedtobushandwetterrainapplications.InadditiontobeingtoughPermaTrakboardwalkhasquiteacoarsenishsoinashadeddampsituationlikethisitisidealasremainsnon-slipunliketimberwhichgetsveryslipperyandeventuallyrots.2.3KMOFPIPEANDCOUNTINGTheRocla-Tribuzirelationshipgoesalongwaybackwithatotalo2.3kmopipesuppliedtodateorthisongoingdevelopment.Themostrecentstagesrequired1.5kmorubberringjointSRCpiperangingrom1050mmto225mmindiameteranda1012CDSGrossPollutantTrapwithan1800mmDownstreamDeendertomanagethequalityowaterenteringtheKooWeeRupstormwaternetwork.MeetingthecontractorsdeliveryscheduleiscriticaltoprojectslikethesesaysRobertBurnsSalesReporRocla.Thewetweatherduringthesestagesandthefatclayconditionsaddtothechallengestheyace-weneedtoensurewedontaddtothecomplexity.Victorian-basedcontractorTribuziTransportandPlantHirehavebeendevelopingthewateranddrainagesystemsfortheDenhamsRoadsubdivisioninKooWeeRupVICfornearlythreeyearssofarwithacouplemoretogoyetaccordingtoownerGeorgeTribuzi.FormoreinormationaboutPermaTrakboardwalkvisitwww.rocla.com.auKooWeeRuphasbecomeaastdevelopingtownduetoitslocationnearMelbourne.AtlanticCivilalsosuppliedtotheKooWeeRupprojectviaLendlease.Theysupplied18truckloadsoCorrugatedSteelPipedemonstratingRoclasabilitytoprovideavarietyosolutionsoreveryproject.PIPELINESYSTEMSPIPELINESYSTEMSSLEEPERSSTRUCTURES 12SUPER-CORSTRUCTURESOLUTIONFORANGLOSPIONEERINGGROSVENORPROJECTDeliveringandinstallingRoclalargediametersteelreinorcedconcretepipesonamainthorougharewithvirtuallynolaydownareaandnoroomordelayswasachallengingtaskorRoclaandtheCivconteamchargedwithincreasingstormwatercapacityonPerthCitysStGeorgesTerrace.GettingpipeonthegowasthemainconcernorussaysThiNguyenProjectManagerorCivconthecompanycontractedtodelivertheupgradeproject.Giventhetightlocationwedidnthaveanywheretostoretheproductanddidntwanttodoublehandleit.Weneededtogetpipethereeverycoupleodays.Duringconstructionsignalswereturnedoandthetrafccontra-owedtokeepStGeorgesTerraceoperationalensuringminimaldisruptiontoresidentsandcommutersandsettingabenchmarkoreectivecitytrafcmanagement.Regularandontimedeliveriestothesitewasjustoneaspectthatkepteverythingontrack.Thesupplyouniormpipesthatttedtogetherwithoutissuewasalsocriticalmakinginstallationasterandeasier.Atotaloaround200mo450diaand400mo750diaClass2RollerCompactedPipewassupplied.ThitookthetimetosendathankyounotetotheRoclateamsayingIthasbeenasuccessulprojectandthesuccesswouldnothavebeenachievediitwasntorRoclascombineddeterminationandeortsdedicatedtotheproject.Welookorwardtoworkingwithyouallagainonthenextproject.ROLLINGDELIVERIESINTIGHTSPACERoclaandCivconcombinedtodeliverandinstallconcretepipesinPerthCitysbusyStGeorgesTerracewithnoroomforerror.PIPELINESYSTEMS InwhatisarstfortheQueenslandandAustraliancoalindustryAngloAmericansGrosvenorProjectinMoranbahCentralQueenslandisusingaTunnelBoringMachineTBMtoconstructadriftforcoalmining.Thismethodresultsinbetterqualitydriftsenhancedsafetyandfasterdelivery.InpartnershipwithRedpathMiningAtlanticCivilProductsRoclasSleepersStructuresbusinesswereaskedtoprovideaccessfortwoinclineaccessportals1.Conveyordrifttransportscoalfromtheundergroundlongwalltothesurfacestockpile2.Transportdriftequipmentandworkeraccesstoundergroundoperations.TwoSuper-Corstructureswithaclearanceenvelopelargeenoughtoallowan8mdiameterTBMtobepassedthroughitweredesignedandusedonthisprojectsaysPatrickJonesSEQRegionSalesEngineerforAtlanticCivil.TheSuper-Corstructureslargeannularcorrugation381mmpitchby140mmdepthplate.Itssuperiorstrengthandlightweightsolutiontoaconcretestructure.ConceptTheTBMisassembledandpassedthroughtheSuper-Corstructuredowntothehighwallwhereitbeginsboringintothegroundcreatinga7m-diametertunnel.TheTBMdescendsatanangleof1V8Hand1V6Huntilitreachesthedepthofthecoalseamataround160mbelowthesurface.AstheTBMmovesforwardprecastconcreteringsegmentsareinstalledtolinetheinsideofthetunneltopreventcollapse.FormoreinformationaboutSuper-Corstructuresvisitwww.atlanticcivil.com.auorphone1800997754.PROJECTATAGLANCEAnglowillspendapprox.US1.7bontheGrosvenormineTheTBMbrokegroundlatein2013andwillberecoveredandusedtoborethetransportdriftatalaterdateTheprojectstartedmid2012andwillneedmorethan3000000m3ofearthmovingandmorethan30000m3ofreinforcedconcreteSLEEPERSSTRUCTURESTwostructuresweresuppliedtotheprojectConveyorDriftPortalSuper-Corstructurearch381-53S8908mmspanby8050mmriseby117mlongandTransportDriftPortalby167mlong.13 MULTI-PLATEARCHSTRUCTUREHANDLESTHELOADATMANGOOLAMINEWhenminedeveloperXstrataengagedDownerEDIEngineeringtodesignandconstructa506mreclaimtunnelandassociatedheadwallsforanopencutcoaloperationatMangoolamineNSWAtlanticCivilsMulti-Platecorrugatedstructuralspeciedclearanceenvelopecoverandloadrequirements.TheHA425000mmspanMulti-Platearchstructurewith3557mmriseprolestructurewasconstructedusingcurvedandpre-punchedplateslocallymanufacturedinaccordancewithAS20412002withsinusoidal200mmpitchby55mmdepthcorrugationsboltedtogetherby20mmdiameterhighstrengthboltstocreatethenominatedarchprole.Designrequirementsspecied130fallfordrainageandabilitytohandleheavyloadsimposedbythe25mcoalstockpileandCATD11RdozerGVM104.6T.structureisthealmostinnitenumberofgeometriesthatcanbecreatedsimplybyadjustingthenumberofmodulesintheperipheryoftheshapeoralternativelyadjustingthecurvingradiussaidSoniaTokyurekNationalSalesManagerforAtlanticCivil.AtlanticCivilMulti-Platearchstructurescomecompletewithinstallationmanualfootingreactionstoolkitgeneralarrangementdrawingsandaccesstoanexperiencedtechnicalteamandtheassuranceofdealingwithareputablecompany.AtlanticCivilalsodesignedandsupplied500m2ofprecastmechanicalstabilisedearthretainingheadwalls.Thearchheadwallwasconstructedusingavarietyofprecastpanelsrangingfrom743mmto2267mminheightincluding33specialcutpanels.Visitwww.atlanticcivil.com.auorcall1800997754formoreinformation.Multi-PlatearchstructurebenetsincludeSimpleinstallationrequiringnospecialisedlabourNoriskoffractureandabilitytomeetprojectdesignliferequirementsadurablestructuretowithstandheavyloads-particularlyimportantinminingapplicationsLightweighteliminatingadditionalsafetyconsiderationsapplicabletoheavieralternativesSignicantcostsavingsintransportAtlanticCivilistheSleepersStructuresbusinessofRocla.SLEEPERSSTRUCTURES14 15REMOTERAPIDREPLACEMENTKEEPSTHINGSMOVINGFloodrecoveryworksinEastGippslandatthefootofMountHothamlatelastyearwereachievedinrecordtimethankstoawell-executedconstructionanddeliveryplan.TheexistingpipeatMurrellsRoadCrossinghadailedduringaoodeventsotherehadtobeatemporarysideroadinstalledoraccessandanewcrossingconstructedsaysTimWhelanromWhelansEarthmovingprinciplecontractorortheproject.Itwasabulkexcavationworksdown6mandinvolvedinstallationo12x1.8mdiameterpipesandtwoheadwalls.Thejobwasallbutcompletewithina2-weekperiodwithjustthenalheadwallbeingdeliveredatertheroadwasreopened.TheafectedarmsandtheEastGippslandShireweredelighted.Thesitesremotelocationmeantlimitedcellphonecoverageandaverytightworkingspace.Therewasnoroomorerror.Everythinghadtobepre-organisedsaysTim.ThedeliveryromRoclawasverypromptandthepipeallturnedupinonelotwhichmadeourjobaloteasier.PROJECTATAGLANCEMachineryused2x36tonneexcavatorsPersonnel4Product12x1.8mdiameterClass4SRCrubberringpipe2xprecastheadwallsClass4SRCpipewasspeciedtoaccommodateupto6.5mollgoinginoverthetopAnextra400mmobeddingandstablisationwasalsorequiredduetogroundconditionsProjecttimerame2weeksPIPELINESYSTEMSOnepipewasdeliveredwiththecollarcutawaytoaccommodatetheupstreamprecastheadwallandavoidadditionaltimeequipmentanddustatthesite. TRIEDANDTRUEFORTRAUMATISEDMARINADamagecausedbyseverestormsonAustraliaDayin2013meantthefast-trackingofapendingupgradetoRunawayBayMarinainQLD.Inadditiontopontoonreplacementfullreplacementofaround16concretepileswasrequiredinlengthsvaryingfrom11-12metres.Thepiledriverslingingandcraningthepilesintopositionreadytojettotherequiredembedment.PrinciplecontractorBellinghamMarineworkwithRoclaastheirpreerredsupplierorconcretemarinepilescitingpriceanddurabilityaskeyconsiderations.RoclaDuraspunmarinepilesaremanuacturedromsuper-densespunconcreteandareprestressedprovidingaverystronganddurablehollowpolecapableowithstandingtheaggressiveseawaterconditions.EquipmentavailableorinstallationwasalsoaactorinthedecisiontouseRoclaDuraspunpiles.WealsoorderedjettingtubeswiththepilesbecauseothestifsandylocationwewereinstallingintosaysThomasMeehanromBellinghamMarine.Weweregoingbackintoexistingholessothejettingtubessavealototimeandmoneywiththedrivingbecauseithesandcollapsesyoucanjetitaway.TheproducthadtobeonethatwastriedandtestedsaysSamuelGeorgeSalesTerritoryManagerorRocla.Concreteisagoodoption.Ithasagoodnishisverydurableandrequiresminimummaintenance.ComparedwithsteelpilesRoclaDuraspunconcretepilesarelowmaintenanceandrequirenoweldingonsitepilesareavailableincontinuouslengthsupto24metres.POLENETWORKSTRUCTURES16 17SAVINGSALLROUNDONSTORMWATERUPGRADEWhenRoclasNZ-basedpipebusinessHumeswascalledupontosupplythepipeandmanholesorabrandnewsubdivisiontheycameupwithasolutionthatwasbothcostefectiveandenvironmentallyriendly.With90brandnewhomesbeingbuiltinasubdivisioninFieldingtheManawatuDistrictCouncilNZorderedanupgradeotheexistingstormwatersystemintheareatocopewithuturedemands.TheupgradewasrequiredtoprotectFeildingduringhighrainalleventsbydivertingstormwaterromtheMakinoStreamtotheOrouaRiver.RoclasNZ-basedpipebusinessHumeswascalledupontosupplythepipeandmanholesorthejob.HoweverduetothesizeothethreemanholesrequiredatthePharazynStreetstageotheupgradethereightcoststotransportthemanholesincludingtheconcretebaseswasastronomical.Soaplanwasdevisedtopourtheconcretebasesorthethreemanholesonsitesavingsignifcantreightcharges.Inadditionthemanholesweretransportedontheirsidesasopposedtostandingthemupright.Thisavoidedtheuseandcostoapilotvehicle.Onceatsitethemanholesminustheirbaseswereeasilylitedintoplacebyadigger.Onceinstalledasystemwasrequiredtodissipatetheoutallintotheriver.Gabionbaskets-withasizeableootprinto127m2-wereruledoutwiththeHumesteamdesigninganalternativeconcreteprecastunitwithamoreenvironmentallyriendly35m2ootprint.Thecustomsystemusedtodissipatetheoutallintotheriver.PIPELINESYSTEMS 18COLLECTIVETHINKINGATSEAFORDMEADOWSRoclasabilitytofast-trackthedesignandproductionofalargeOnSiteDetentionOSDsystemandworkcloselywiththecontractorandconsultingengineersforAdelaidesSeafordMeadowssubdivisionhasresultedinasuperboutcomeforallstakeholders.Whenwerststartedlookingattheprojectwhichspeciedapre-existingconceptitwasverycomplextimeconsuminglabourintensiveandexpensivesaysTonyCostanzoConstructionManagerorconstructioncompanyTCMNominees.Whatwewantedwassomethingsimpletobuildeasytomaintainandweneededtogetthecostsdown.Weworkedthroughitandcameupwithasimplecostefectiveendproduct.Thesystemwhichwasoneotwotobeinstalledconsistso4200x2400boxculvertswithalinkslabrowthroughthemiddleandhasacapacityo500000litres.RoclasstrongrelationshipwithcontractorTCMNominees-basedonsupplyoconcretepipeorthesubdivisionsstormwatersystemoverthepasttwoyears-wasacriticalactor.WeneededadetentiontankquitequicklytomeetCouncilrequirementssaysPhilHendyProjectManagerTCMNominees.Welookedatvariousoptionsandthenalquiteingeniousideaorthesystemdevelopedromopendiscussionandthecollectiveintelligenceothepipecompanytheconstructioncompanyandtheconstructionengineers.Tonysaysthesystemwenttogetherlikeclockwork.Weputittogetherinourdaysbeingprettycautiousallowingareasonableamountotimetomakesureeverythingwasok.Thenextonewillgotogetherinhalthetime.TheresulthasbeenbetterorusbetterorourclientandthecouncilhasabetterproductsaysPhil.Thatsortoresultcomesdowntobeinginvolvedinyourworkbeingabletotalkandworkingtomakethingsbetter.Tonyagrees.ItisagoodworkingrelationshipwehavewithRocla-theyarepartotheconstructionprocessratherthanasupplierthatwalksawayromitwhentheorderisplaced.Duringastormthesystemdetainsthewater.Firstlyina1500diameterpiperunningparalleltothesystemthenbyenteringthesystemwhichslowlyllsupandreleasesthewaterataslowermanageablerateintothestormwaternetwork.Thisavoidsoodinginthesurroundingarea. 19PLASTREAMPITSSOLVESOAKAGESITUATIONHolidaytownVenusBay200kmeastofMelbourneisjustoneofanumberofAustraliantownsfacingissueswithresidualstormwaterduetosandysoilconditionswithlimiteddrainage.InauniqueapplicationoRoclasPlastreamsteelreinorcedpolyethylenepipeproductthree825mmdiameterslottedpipeshavebeeninstalledinVenusBayreplacingexistingsquareconcretepitsandincreasingthestormwatersoakagecapacityinanumberomainintersectionspronetowaterretentionduringheavyrain.Thepitsllupduringrainallandslowlyseepwateroutintothesurroundinggroundovertimeefectivelyremovingsuracewaterandredistributingitunderground.WedhadpreviousexperiencewithslottedPlastreamatSandyPointwhereitworkedreallywellsaysColinWilliamsConstructionCoordinatorortheSouthGippslandShireCouncil.Plastreamislightweighteasytousebutstrongenoughtodothejobrequired.Wevehadnoissueswithwaterlayingaroundinthesesandyareassince.RoclaPlastreamslottedpipeisaperoratedpipesteelreinorcedpolyethyleneappropriateoravarietyosubsoildrainageapplications.Theevendistributionotherectangularproleslotsaroundthepipeallowsoruniormoutowowaterreducingthepossibilityodiferentialmovementothesurroundingsoilromunevenmoisturecontent.Theribbedpipewallcongurationcombinedwiththesmallperorationspreventslargesoilparticlesromenteringthepipeline.ThePlastreamslottedpipesbeinginstalledwithlterabricandrocktocreatethesoakpit.PIPELINESYSTEMSThisisthelargestOSDsystemIveeverbeeninvolvedinsaysPeterWalshSalesReporRocla.Itisalsothersttimewevesuppliedprecastendwallstobeboltedontotheendothesystem.Theseparatecomponents-culvertsandendwalls-helpedwithtransportationandinstallation.Itwouldhavebeenartooheavytomaneouvreonsitehadtheybeensuppliedinonepiece.PIPELINESYSTEMS FORFURTHERINFORMATIONCallyourlocalRoclarepresentative131004www.rocla.com.auThecontentsofthispublicationarecopyrightandmaynotbereproducedinanyformwithoutthepriorwrittenconsentofRoclaPtyLimited.Productapplicationsdescribedinthispublicationaretobetakenasillustrationsonlyandareprovidedwithoutliabilityonthepartofthecompanyoritsemployeesandagents.TrademarksofRoclaPtyLimited.ABN31000032191.AmemberoftheFletcherBuildingGroup.MassBloctrademarkusedunderexclusivelicencefromMassTecIndustriesLimitedandFletcherConcreteandInfrastructureLimited.TAU-IItrademarkandABSORB350trademarkusedinAustraliaunderexclusivelicencefromBarrierSystemsInc.Super-CorregisteredtrademarkusedunderlicencefromAILInternationalInc.DownstreamDefendertrademarkusedunderexclusivelicencefromHydroInternationalPLC.RoclaPtyLimitedJanuary2014.