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INFRASTRUCTUREPRODUCTSFUTUREGENERATIONSCANRELYONTHIRDQUARTER2013RoclabuildingcolumnsofferstrengthbeautyACPwinsPacifcHighwayprojectsRoclaboxculvertsprovidesweetsolution ProvingthatahappymarriagecanexistbetweenormandunctionRoclahighstrengthree-standingbuildingcolumnsmakeupakeyelementothedesignoLaTrobeUniversitys71millionmolecularscienceresearchteachingandlearningacilityinMelbourne.The11000m25starGreenDesignbuildingincludessixlevelsoteachingandresearchlaboratoriesa200seatauditoriumandconnectionstoadjoiningbuildings.ThedesignortheprojectwhichwascompletedbyWatpaclastyearoriginallyspecifedsteel-casedreinorcedconcretecolumnstoprovidearchitecturalinterestandstrengthtotheacade.Rocla810mmdiameterbuildingcolumnsproductwerethensuggestedasasubstitutethatwouldprovidethesamestrengthandfnishinamuchmorecosteectiveway.ManuacturedatRoclasWodongaPlantRoclabuildingcolumnsweredeliveredinstagesduring2011and2012tomeetWatpacsconstructionprogramme.www.rocla.com.auCall1310041RoclabuildingcolumnsoerstrengthbeautyAtaglanceRoclabuildingcolumnsRoclabuildingcolumnsprovideahighstrengthree-standingalternativetosolidcolumns.TheyoerwFastinstallationStructuralcolumnscanbeerectedinminutes.Proprietarybasettingsallowree-standingmulti-storeycolumnstobebuiltquickly.wQuickconnectionArangeobuilt-inproprietaryttingsmakesconnectiontootherbuildingelementsquickandeasy.wLonglengthsSinglepiececolumnscanbesuppliedinlengthsoupto24metres.wWiderangeStandarddiametersobetween260mmand585mmareavailableatarangeowallthicknessesstrengthsandreratings.Taperedcolumns15mmpermetreandlargerdiameterscanalsobesupplied.wHighstrengthHighstrengthconcrete65MPaminimumallowsselectionosmallermoreeconomicalsizestomaximisefoorspace.wVersatileColumnsaresuitableorsinglelevelormulti-storeyprojects.Theycanbeusedasstand-alonestructuralordecorativecolumnsaspermanentormworkeithersel-supportingortraditionallyxedoverstarterbars.wSmoothnishThemanuacturingprocesscreatesasmootho-ormsteelconcretenishreadyorarangeodecorativenishes.wQuicktaccessoriesFittingsaccessoriesandblock-outsareaccuratelypositionedintheactorytospeedupconstructiononsite.Formoreinormationaboutthisproductvisitwww.rocla.com.au www.rocla.com.auCall1310042PoletestinghelpsCouncilprioritiseJunesawRoclasRei-LuxbusinesscontractedbytheParramattaCityCounciltotestandmeasurethestructuralintegrityoortylightingpolesaroundthecity.ThelightingpolesareonsportsfeldsmaintainedbyParramattaCityCouncilandareodierentagesandmadeodierentmaterials.AssuchtheyhaveageddierentlyandtheCouncilneededtofndoutwhichshouldbereplacedsoonest.Rei-Luxspatentedthreedimensionaltestingandmeasuringtechniquewhichuniquelyexposespotentialdeectsrombelowgroundtothetopoacolumnwasusedtotesteachothelightingpolesinsitu.TheRei-Luxteamwasabletoidentiyanumberopolesthatwerenotuptostandardallowingthecounciltoprioritisespendingonreplacementsandavoidunnecessarywork.OneothebeneftswesawinusingRei-LuxwasthequalityanddetailinthefnalreportsaysMarkSavageSupervisorParksInrastructureMaintenanceParksServicesParramattaCityCouncil.Thisinormationhasguidedourcapitalassetreplacementprogramorthenextewyears.Thewarrantyprovidedontheinspectionalsoreassurescouncilromariskmanagementperspective.AboutRei-LuxpoletestingRei-Luxstestingprocessemploysa24voltelectricmotorwithanoutobalanceweightattachedtoittomakethepolesoscillate.Asthemotorslowlyincreasesinspeedthepolebeginstovibrate.Lasersandaspecialcameraarethenusedtorecordthemovementothepoleandbyanalysingthismovementtheteamcanlearnaboutthestructuralintegrityothepole.Weotenfndlightfttingsthatarenotsecurelyattachedandoundationproblemswherethepoleiseithernotbolteddownproperlyorthegroundisnotcapableoadequatelysupportingit.ThisisohugevaluetoourclientssaysJustinMarrinerRei-LuxFieldTechnician.TolearnmoreabouttheRei-Luxtestingprocessvisitwww.rei-lux.com.auRoclasabilitytocustom-makeproductstoarangeospecifcationsanddelivertoademandingschedulewerekeyactorsintheawardoaseriesomajorsupplycontractsortheVictorianDesalinationProject.AssetownerAquaSurecontractedThiessDegrmonttodesignandconstructtheplantwhichincludesareverseosmosisdesalinationprocessplantandassociatedmarinetunnelsandstructuresan84kilometrewatertranserpipelineandaco-locatedundergroundpowerlinetosupplypowertotheplant.ThiessreliedonRoclatosupplyarangeoproductthatwouldmeetthespecialsiteconditionsinparticularthesulphatesoilenvironment.Roclassupplycontributiontotheprojectinvolvedthreekeyareasw2000metreso1200x900downto600x450Roclaculvertstocarryelectricalcablingandchemicalpipes.w5000metresoRoclapiperangingrom375mmto1200mmindiameterinclasses23and4.w900noRoclaseweraccesschambersoruseasairandscourpitsin1180mmto3000mmdiametersindierentsegmentheightstosuitfnishedsuracelevels.EveryproductneededtobemadetomeettightproductionanddeliveryrequirementsandwemanuacturedatourWodongaandCampbellfeldplantstoensuretheclientsneedswouldbemetsaysRoclaSalesRepresentativeRobertBurns.Robertaddsthatduetothedistancetotheprojectsitemostdeliveriesweremadeintheveryearlymorningsothattruckscouldreturntotheactoryandre-loadintimeorthenextdaysdelivery.AbouttheprojectTheVictorianDesalinationProjectisadevelopmentohugesignifcanceorthestate.Theplantwhichcost3.5billiontobuildcontributeswatertoMelbourneGeelongandregionalareastosupplementexistingcatchmentsintimesodrought.ConstructionothedesalinationplantandwatertranserpipelinelaunchedinSeptember2009andwascompletedinDecember2012.Deliveriesweremadeintheearlyhourstoallowtruckstoreturntotheactoryandre-loadintimeorthenextdaysdelivery.CustomapproachwinscontractsRei-LuxAUS www.rocla.com.auCall1310043MassBlocretainingwallsystemprovidesexpresssolutionRoclagoestheextramiletosupplyTheExpresswaywhichisbeingdeliveredonbehalotheAustralianandNewSouthWalesgovernmentsisoneothebiggestroadinrastructureprojectstobebuiltintheHunter.Itseasternsectionspans13kilometresromtheF3FreewaytoKurriKurriandincludestwograde-separatedinterchangesaswellasover-bridgesandthreehighviaductsthatwillbridgethesteepgulliesthroughtheSugarloaRange.RoclasMassBlocretainingwallsystemwasinitiallyusedorretainingwallsatthebaseoagroutbatchingplantthatneededtobeerectedquicklyatthesite.Lateritalsoenabledrapidandeasyconstructionobasesorthethreeviaducts.InadditiontoretainingwallproductsRoclaalsosuppliedmorethan15kilometresosteelreinorcedconcretepipetotheprojectincludingsomespeciedatmarinegrade.WhenLadexConstructionswonthecontracttobuildanewbridgeintheisolatedorestingcommunityoHumulaNewSouthWalestheyneededasupplierthatwouldgotheextramileliterallyandaproductsuitableoranenvironmentpronetofooding.SituatedonabackroadbetweenHumulaandCarabostthebridgeismainlyusedortheharvestingologsromthenearbyPineForestsandservingthelocalruralcommunity.Duringthefoodseasontheexistingonelanestructurewasrequentlyunderuptotwometresowater.RichardPottieManagingDirectoroLadexConstructionssaystheRoclapre-castconcreteM-LockBridgeSystemmorethansatisedrequirementsorthereplacementbridgeandhavingworkedwithRoclaSalesRepresentativeAdrianEmerormorethaneightyearsLadexhadalong-runningassuranceoRoclasabilitytosupply.Duetoahardroadsuracethenewbridgewasbuiltusingin-situheadstocks.Rocla12metreM-Lockpre-castconcretedeckingplankswitha30degreeskewwerethenusedtocompletethestructure.FollowinganinitialweatherdelaytheplankswereinstalledinearlyJuly.Roclasast-buildMassBlocretainingwallproducthasprovenahighlyecientconstructionsolutionorThiessontheeasternsectionothe1.7billionHunterExpresswayproject. www.rocla.com.auCall1310044CustomsolutionsbeneftSydneysubdivisionTheHaroldParkdevelopmentinSydneysetsthebenchmarkorsustainabilityandwillbenetromseveralcustomsolutionsromRocla.FordCivilaMirvacsubcontractororthecivilworksselectedRoclaproductsortheconcreteboxheadwallandsteelreinorcedconcretepipesdesignedtoensureadequatedrainageorneighbouringareassucientpublicsaetyprotectionoparklandsandtominimisetheriskofoodingupstream.Ateranextensivehydraulicdesignprocessbasedona100yearfoodeventprojectdesignerADWJohnsonoptedor2550mmClass2RoclarubberringjointpipeswithalowinltrationdesignandsuperiorjointingsystemandaCDSP3018GPTunit.Saltwatermarinepipeswerealsousedorasectionnearthelowerendothesiteduetochloridesinthegroundandthepotentialorsaltwaterbackfow.Thesewereproject-speciccustom-designedandthenmadetoorder.Theyprovidedadditionalinternalandexternalcovertosteelandauniquemarineconcretemixensuresthepipeswillachieveaminimum100yeardesignservicelie.Duetopoorgroundbearingcapacitycustomshortlengthpipeswerealsorequiredadjacenttosomepitstoprovideorgroundsettlement.Majormulti-cellpipecrossingThelaststageotheWindsorParkEstateSubdivisioninTraralgonrequiredoneothelargestmulti-cellpipecrossingsseenintheGippsland.Themulti-cellpipecrossingdesignincludesabackwaterallowanceandenableslargeamountsowatertondaccessthroughtheestatequicklyprotectingresidentsromapotential100yearfoodingeventromthenearbyTraralgonCreek.Thecrossingwasmadeupo160600x2.44RoclarubberringjointClass2pipes20cellswide.Therewerealso300mmand225mmRoclarubberringjointpipesusedintheinternaldrainageatthesite.IttookthreedaystolaythepipeswhichweredeliveredromtheCampbelleldplanttothecontractorSureConstructionsschedule.RoclasuppliedareasonablequantityopipesairlyquicklyorussaysDaveEdwardsoSureConstructions.Verypromptdeliveryverygoodqualityeverythingwasmatchinganduniorm.LongtermrelationshipbuiltonreliabilityosupplyTraalgaratownintheWestGippslandregionoVictoriahasseenplentyogrowthinthelastewyearsparticularlywiththeduplicationoPrincesHighwaywhichhasallowedeasyaccessintothecountryareasromthegrowingedgesoMelbourne.WiththeattractionobeingonehourromthesnowatMtBawBawandthecoastareasoInverlochthetownhasdoubledinsizeinrecentyearswithseveralsubdivisionsbeingdeveloped.StrzeleckiViewsisonesuchdevelopmentonwhichconstructionhasbeenunderwaysinceSeptember2011.Withatotalo177lotsonoertheestateeatureswetlandsandparkstocomplimentthedevelopment.ForStage2whichcommencedinJanuary2013andincludesthemainentranceintotheestateothePrincesHighwayRoclasupplied1.5kmopiperom1050to300diameterrubberringjointalongwith120mo1200x750boxculvertsandlidssewermanholeandsewerpumpstationcomponents.Anextendeddetentionwetlandswasalsoconstructedwhichincludedinstallationoaprecast1050diameterheadwallattheinletandatwin750diameteroutletpipelinetoLochCreek.LongtermRoclacustomerHCMConstructionsknowsthevalueoworkingwithRocla.WehaveaverystrongrelationshipwithRoclasaysGaryCoulingProjectManagerorHCMConstructions.Weneededtobesurewhenwestartedonthisprojectwhetheritwasthepumpstationorboxculvertsthatwewouldgetcomponentswhenweneededthem.TheservicewegotromRoclatypiestherelationshipwevehadwiththemormanyyearswegettheproductweneedwhenweneedit.RoclarepresentativeRobertBurnsaddsReliabilityiscriticalorprojectslikethis.ByusingtheullrangeoRoclaprecastsewerchambersbasesandpumpstationproductsconstructiontimewascutdownorHCMConstructionsenablingquickinstallationinaverywetareaoGippsland.RoclaregularlyprovidescustomsolutionsorsubdivisionprojectsacrossAustralia.Theollowingisaselectionorecentworks.SubdivisionsTheMirvacHaroldParkdevelopmentsiteislocated2.5kmsromtheSydneyCBD.Theprojectwillprovideresidentialterracesandapartmentsovarioussizesandwilleature38000squaremetresoParklandand6starBASIXperormancewiththermalbuildinginsulationbiofltrationstrategywatersavingdevicesandenergyefcientappliances.CivilworksareexpectedtobecompletebyMarch2014.ToaidtheachievementoconsentromSydneyWaterorthewaterqualitysolutionRoclaproductapplicationdesignteamdevelopeda3Dmodelanddrawingsclearlydemonstratingtheapplicationotheunitandaddressingtherequirementsoallparties.IveworkedwithRoclahereandinSAormostomyconstructionlie2530years.Itsaboutqualityoproductitsalwaysconsistent.AndithereisanissuewhichrarelyhappensRoclaisquicktoorganisereplacementandlookintoitandyoualwaysgeteedbackastowhyithappened. www.rocla.com.auCall1310045AtlanticsavestimeandcostatBrisbaneAirportRoclaDuraspunpilesprovideattractivedurabilityorPattersonLakesSpecifcationoAtlanticCivilProductspolymer-laminatedTrenchcoatHel-CorcorrugatedsteelpipehasresultedinsubstantialtimeandcostsavingsontheNewParallelRunwayprojectatBrisbaneAirport.WhenSuperiorwascontractedbyMelbourneWatertoreplaceoldtimberjettiesatPattersonLakestheyneededapilingproductthatwasstrongattractivedurableandlowmaintenance.Superioralsorequiredasupplierthatcouldworkreliablytoadeadline.SuperiorchoseRoclaDuraspunmarinepilesastheidealpilingsolution.Manuacturedromsuper-densespunconcreteDuraspunmarinepileshavealongerliethanwoodenpilesandarelowmaintenancecomparedwithsteelpiles.SuperiorhavebeenimpressedwiththeserviceoeredbyRocla.MarkCuttingInstallationSupervisororSuperiorsaidRoclahasbeenverygoodwithdeliverytheyvealwaysmanagedtosupplyproductwhenweneeditevenwhenthedeadlinehasbeentight.Theprojectwhichbeganin2011willcontinueuntilmid2014.AboutRoclaDuraspunmarinepilesRoclaDuraspunmarinepilesaremanuacturedromlow-permeabilityconcretewhilethesteelreinorcementandpre-stressingstrandsareprotectedbyincreasedconcretecoverandaDCIcorrosioninhibitortoprovideadesignlieo20years.Thepilesprovideanaestheticallyappealingshapeandsuracenishthatcomplementsfoatingpontoons.Formoreinormationaboutthisproductvisitwww.rocla.com.auBrisbaneAirportCorporationsBACNewParallelRunwayNPRisaneightyearprojectdesignedtoupgradeacilitiestomeetpredictedgrowthinfightsinandoutoBrisbane.Itincludesconstructionoa3300metrelongrunwaymorethan12kilometresotaxiwaysnavigationalaidsaireldinrastructureandhundredsohectaresoaireldlandscaping.BMDConstructionstenderedorphaseoneothecivilworksortheprojectwhichincludedsignicantdrainageworksandrequiredtemporarytidaldrainagelinestobeconstructedthroughsurchargedsandalongsideanoperationaltaxiway.BACsconsultingengineersrequiredthesepipestoremaininplaceorbetweentwoandveyears.TheprojecttenderdocumentscalledoraHDPEdualwalledribbedpipe.BMDwaslookingtoestablishcostsavingalternativesortheprojectandproposedAtlanticCivilProductsTrenchcoatHel-Corproductinstead.Followingacomprehensiveduediligenceprocessbytheclientthealternativesolutionwasacceptedandthreebarrelso1500mmdiameterTrenchcoatHel-Corcorrugatedsteelpipeeach198metreslongwereinstalledtoAS2041-2010.BMDsSeniorPipeForemanChrisPinnowcommentedthatthepipeswhichweresuppliedin12metrelengthsduringMarch2013werelightstrongandeasytoinstall.ThisallowedBMDtolayupto100metresopipeeachdaydespitehavingtodealwithrestrictiveairportconditions.Hel-CorisaregisteredtrademarkofRoclaPtyLtd www.rocla.com.auCall1310046RecentlyinthesameweekRoclasstateotheartsteelreinorcedcompositeSRCpipeacilityinAdelaideachievedtwomajormilestonestheextrusionoonemillionmetresopipeanddeliveryoitslongestsinglelitshapedculvertstodate.CreationoanewculvertcrossingaspartotheKellerberrin-BencubbinRoadRealignmentutilisedtheuniquebenetsoeredbyPlastreampipeincludingmadetoorder15.8mlength1500mmdiameterpipeswhichallowedthecrossingtobeconstructedquicklywithreadilyavailableequipmentinaremotelocation.Eachlengthopipewasshapedatbothendstosuittheroadrealignmentandcaterorminimalnishingonsite.EaseoplacementisthebestthingaboutPlastreamthepipesaresolightandeasytoplacesaysPaulSuttonromAvonConcretewhowasresponsibleortheinstallation.OnanotherprojectusingRoclaPlastreampipewealsooundthatportabilityinaconnedspacewasgreatandthereisnoneedtohireheavyequipment.Italladdsuptocostsavings.KellerberrinisastrategicgrainreceivalpointwithincreasingtractraversingthissectionotheCouncilsGrainFreightNetworkRouteresultinginthedesiretocreateasaerandmorerobustsectionoroad.SinglelitshapedculvertsmakethejobeasyPrecastpanelsmeetprojectprogrammeWhenNewZealand-basedcontractorFletcherConstructionrequiredarangeoprecastpanelsordeckingoasignifcantbridgeatNgaruawahiatheyturnedtoHumesNewZealandorasolutionthatwouldnotonlymeetthetechnicalspecifcationsbutbedeliveredseamlesslytoensuretheprojectprogrammewasmet.FollowingaclosecollaborationwithFletcherConstructionsteamandwithakeeneyeonqualityassuranceinmanuacturingHumesHamiltonCivilactoryproduced320precastpanelsoruseonthe140metrelongbridgewhichcrossestheWaikatoRiverandispartotheNZ150millionNgaruawahiaBypassproject.Thepanelswhichare125mmthickandtypically2500mmwideby3500mmlongprovideparticipatingsotormworkorthesubsequent125mmconcretedecktoppingslabsaysBryceIrvingSeniorStructuresEngineerFletcherConstructionInrastructure.Humesworkedcloselywiththeprojectteamtooptimisethedesignwiththeinclusionoadditionalinsertsreinorcingandrebates.Thissignicantlyreducedtheamountoworkrequiredonsitewhichwouldhavetohavebeendoneatheightandwithdicultaccessconstraints.ThepanelsweremanuacturedandstoredintheHumesyardatTeRapauntilthebridgesteelsuperstructureassemblywascompletethenupto36panelsperdayweredeliveredandinstalled.Thepanelsweresuppliedintendierentsizesthemostcommonbeing3.5mx2.5mx0.125manddeliveredtositebytruckinJune.HumesandtheprojectteamromFletcherConstructionandhaveworkedcohesivelytoensureasuccessuloutcomeorbothcompaniessaysBryce.HUSHPitfndsitsnicheHumesNewZealandsTauranga-basedteamhasoundanewnicheinthestormwatermarketaterdevelopinganalternativesmallersumporstormwatermanagement.NamedtheHUSHPittheprecastconcreteproductwasdevelopedtoserviceenvironmentswherelargerpitsexceedrequirements.Itisclassedasahighcapacitysumpcapturingstormwaterthroughtwofatductileroadsidegratesandtwolargebackentryinletsunderthekerbwitha600litrepersecondinfowcapacity.HUSHPitisidealorsituationswherefowsarenotgreatenoughtorequirealargercapacityproductandthepricetothecustomerisveryattractivesaysHumesNewZealandSeniorEngineerHushamIssa.TheproducthasalreadybeenormallyapprovedbyTaurangaCityCounciloruseinTaurangaCityandtheWesternBayoPlenty.HumesNewZealandhasalsosuppliedseveralHUSHPitsintotheWhakataneareaandurthernorthinAuckland.ThenewHUSHPitdesignedbyHumesiscertainlylighterandeasiertomanageorinstallationsaysNeilMcLaughlinProjectManagerromHigginsContractors.Itisalsoconsiderablycheaperwhichisabigplus.FormoreinormationaboutPlastreamvisitwww.rocla.com.auFormoreinormationaboutHUSHPitvisitwww.humes.co.nzHumesdidconsultwithusearlyinthepeacetoseewhatourviewswereorthedevelopmentoahigh-capacitystormwatersystemsaysPhilBourkeDrainageOperationsEngineerortheTaurangaCityCouncil.AestheticsisaveryimportantrequirementbutocourseunctionalitywasthemostcriticalinanydesignHumesproduced. www.rocla.com.auCall1310047MassBlocretainingwallsystemchosenorcompliancecostandaestheticsWhenAndrewWalterConstructionsAWCwonthecontracttowidenthecarriagewayontheWestTamarHighwayBradysLookoutinTasmaniatheyundertookacomprehensiveassessmentooptionsorthewallcomponentotheprojectwhichwasadesignandconstructelement.TheprocessevaluatingtheMassBlocretainingwallsystemalongwithothercompetingsystemsledAWCtoarriveatasystemthatbestmettherequirementsorcomplianceaestheticstimeandcost.FortheclienttheDepartmentoInrastructureEnergyandResourcesDIERtheMassBlocretainingwallsystemsinherentversatilitymetavarietyorequirements.Inparticularthespeedandeaseoinstallationensuredthatretainingwallscouldbecompletedwhileallowingsaeandecienttracfowtocontinuethroughtheworksite.Thispreventedunnecessarydelaystoconstructionotenanissuewithtraditionalretainingwalloptions.DuringinstallationthefexibilityotheMassBlocretainingwallsystemalsoensuredAWCwasabletomanagethesignicanthorizontalandverticalcurvesinthenewroadalignment.AWCincorporatedalaybackotheblocksonanumberoretainingwallstomaximisetheeciencyothedesignandreducematerialinputs.TheendresulthasletapositiveimpressionnotjustontheclientbutthelocalCounciltoo.InarecentpressarticleWestTamarMayorBarryEastherindicatedthattheCouncilwasdelightedwiththework.Wevehadverylittleinterruptiontotracmovementandpeopleareveryimpressedwiththedesignothehighway.The9millionprojectisexpectedtobecompletedbyOctober2013.AtaglanceRoclareinorcedconcreteboxculvertswProductsareavailableinastandardrangeosizesbutcanbepurposemanuactured.wAllRoclaboxculvertsarespeciallydesignedbythecompanysengineeringteam.wProvidedwithcast-inSwitLitanchorsorattachinglitinghooksorslings.wInstallationcanbecarriedoutinallweatheravoidingcostlyhold-ups.wTherigidportalrameprovidesexcellentresistancetounbalancedhorizontalloadscausedbyunevenbackfllortrafcwhichalsomakestheunitssuitableorskewedinstallations.wRoclacandesignandmanuactureboxculvertsorunusualsiteconditionssuchasextremeloadings.Foraggressiveconditionsboxculvertswithadditionalconcretecoveroraspecialconcretemixcanbemanuactured.Tolearnmoreaboutthisproductvisitwww.rocla.com.auAprojectorABIGrouphasseenRocladeliversomeoitslargesteverreinorcedconcreteboxculvertsRCBC.TheRoclaRCBCunitsweretheperectsolutionwhenABIGroupwasbuildingatunnelorsugarcanetrainsontheISISHighwayinCordalbajustsouthoBundaberg.ABIGroupwascontractedtoQueenslandDepartmentoTransportMainRoadsandneededalargesizedboxculvert.RoclawasabletoprovidethesizerequiredwithitsRCBCswhichwerecompetitivelypricedandcouldbedeliveredwithintherequiredleadtime.TheGailesRoclabranchinBrisbanesupplied20RoclaRCBCcrownunitseachmeasuring4200mmx4200mm.WhilethesearesomeothelargestRCBCunitsRoclahaseverproducedRocladoeshavetheabilitytomakeevenlargerunits.TheunitswereproducedatRoclasactoryatGailesandhadtomeetQueenslandDepartmentoTransportMainRoadsspecicationstandards.ThelargeunitshadtobedeliveredonepertruckwithpoliceandwideloadescortsromGailestoCordalba.RoclaboxculvertsprovidesweetsolutionFormoreinormationaboutMassBlocvisitwww.rocla.com.au www.rocla.com.auCall1310048ACPaonestopshoporroadbarriersystemsEarlierthisyearACPtookonexclusiveAustraliandistributionorcrashcushionsterminalsTMAsandportablebarriersromBarrierSystemsInc.BSI.TheagreementmeansACPisnowaone-stop-shopoeringaullrangeobarrierproductsincludingguardrailSentrylinewireropebarriertheXtension350amilyoproductsArmorzonetemporaryplasticbarrierandthenewrangeocrashcushionsgatesandotherproductsromBSI.TwootheproductsromtheBSIrangeareTAU-IICrashCushionaullyre-directivecrashcushionusedatlocationswherethemostdemandingperormanceisanecessity.TheTAU-IIisullyre-directionalandcrashtestedandapprovedtoNCHRP350TL-2and3.Itisavailableinavarietyowidthstosuithazardsupto2.6mwide.ABSORB350CrashCushionisawater-llednon-re-directivegatingcrashcushionthatisapprovedtoNCHRPTestLevel12criteriainAustralia.Itattachestoportablepermanentormoveableconcreteandsteelbarrier.Itprovidesanidealhazardprotectionsolutionorworkzonesandothertemporarysituations.BallinaBypassTheBallinaBypassprojectwascompletedinMay2012andprovides12kilometresodualcarriagewayromsouthoBallinaattheintersectionotheBruxnerandPacicHighwaystothenorthoBallinaatTintenbar.ACPsclientLeightonContractorsworkedwithRoadsandMaritimeAECOMSMECandCoeyGeotechnicsonthe640millionprojectjointlyundedbytheAustralianandNSWgovernments.ACPwascontractedtosupplyguardrailsproprietaryandnon-proprietaryterminalsandSentrylineIIwireropebarriertotheproject.TintenbartoEwingsdaleUpgradeTheTintenbartoEwingsdalesectionothePacicHighwayupgradeisapproximately17kilometresinlengthandwillbecompletedinthesecondhalo2014.ACPsclientBauldersonewasawardedthecontracttodesignandbuildtheprojectandhaschosentouseACPguardrailsincludingtheW-BeamThrie-BeamandSentrylineIIwireropesaetybarrier.Theupgradewillimproveroadsaetyprovideuninterruptedhighwaytracfowandensureeasyaccessonandothehighwayorlocaltrac.M5SouthWestMotorwayWideningProjectACPsabilitytoprovideanentirerangeosaetybarriersallowingcontractorAbigrouptouseonlyonesupplierwaskeytowinningthecontracttosupplytheM5SouthWestMotorwayWideningProject.ACPhassuppliedtheprojectwithUniversalTAU-IIcrashcushionsArmorguardgatesandguardrails.TheWideningProjectisamajorhighwayupgradethatwillexpandSydneysM5SouthWestMotorwayromtwotothreelanesineachdirectionalonga21kilometrestretchomotorway.Constructionbeganin2012andwillbecompletedin2015.KempseyBypassThe618million14.5kilometreKempseyBypassprojectwasopenedinMarchothisyear.Theprojectispartothewider40kilometreKempseytoEungaidevelopmentandACPonceagainsuppliedLeightonContractorswithSentrylineIIwireropebarrieraswellasX-Tension350terminalends.ACPwinsPacifcHighwayprojectsThroughcompetitivepricingandsolidongoingrelationshipswithkeycontractorsAustralianConstructionProductsACPhaswonasuccessionocontractstosupplyanumberoroadprojectsalongthePacifcHighway.ThePacifcHighwayismaintainedbyNewSouthWalesRoadsandMaritimeServicesandstretches1000kilometresbetweenSydneyandBrisbane.FormoreinormationcontactACPon0297724172orwww.acprod.com.auTheserviceBalinaBypassBBAreceivedromACPwassecondtononeandwastheoneothemainreasonsKempseyBypassKBAdecidedtouseACPsaysMatthewBennettAreaManagerortheKBA.AswellasthegoodcustomerserviceACPhasareadilyavailabledesignteamthatassistinfndingtheeasiestandbestsolutions.TheSentrylinewhichhasbeenusedonBBAandKBAcanbereadilysetupasa3or4wireropesystem.TheSentrylinesystemallowsthe4wiretolooklikea3wiresystemsotheroadusercannottellthedierence.IwouldgladlyuseACPagainandwouldstronglyrecommendthemtoanycontractorlookingorasupplierosaetybarriersystems.WhatgotusoverthelineontheAbigroupM5ProjectseebelowwastheactthatwewerenowthedistributorsotheTauIICrashCushionandAbigroupounditalotmoreattractivetosignACPuporthepackageotheTauIIsArmorguardgatesandguardrailratherthangotoseveralsupplierswhichwouldhavebeentoomessyandtimeconsumingsaysDamianHassanSalesManagerNSWorACP.Beingabletooerapackagedealmeanswemightstartbysupplyingthetemporarycrashcushionsintheconstructionphaseandthenitsasimpleadjustmentonthesupplycontracttosupplyallthebarriersortheproject.Thismakesliemucheasierorourcustomers. www.rocla.com.auCall1310049CityoCaseysportseldGPToilstorageTheCityoCaseysSweeneyReservehasbeenundergoingaprogramoworksinrecentyearstoimproveitsrecreationalandsportingvaluetothenorthernandgreaterCaseycommunity.Aspartothisprogramandinordertoreusewaterromalargewetlandinthecomplextherewasarequirementtoimprovethequalityothewaterromthewetlandpriortopumpingitintotheirrigationsystemservicinganumberosportsovals.AdesignutilisingtheRoclaCDSP1512GPTinconjunctionwith1500seweraccesschambersandRKOpitswithsomesmartmodifcationswasbestplacedtomeettheshiresrequirementsandwouldperormbetterandcostlessthanalternativesolutions.ChrisBordignonGraduateEngineeratRoclasCampbellfeldbranchworkedwiththeCityoCaseyonthesystemdesign.WhenweoriginallysizedtheGPTithadquiteashortmaintenancetimesobydoublingthesumpsizewehalvedthenumberocleansperyeartherebyreducingmaintenancecostsorthecouncil.TonyVoldersromLasergradePtyLtdwastaskedwiththeinstallationinalowlyingareaduringveryheavyrains.AverydeepexcavationwasrequiredspecialisedshieldswereobtainedandtheRoclaprecastsystemwasabletobeinstalledquicklysaelyandefcientlyminimisingthetimetheexcavationwasopen.RobertBurnsromRoclawasmosthelpulduringtheprocurementandinstallationotheGPT.AsmarterStormwatersolutionRoclasenvissSentinelPitproducthasprovedtheperectsolutionorasuburbantownhousedevelopmentinBrisbaneQueensland.TheenvissSentinelstormwatertreatmentsystemisacompletethree-stagewaste-sensitiveurbandesignWSUDtreatmenttraininasinglepit.Itpreventspollutantsbeingwashedo-siteandallowsWSUDprinciplestobeappliedwithinpavementsandgreenspaces.Inthisinstancetheconcretedrivewayinstalledwithinthetownhousedevelopmentletnoroomoratraditionalbio-retentionsystem.ProtectingdownstreamreceivingwaterwaysrompollutantswasocriticalimportanceasQueenslandswaterwaysandcoastlinesaretheliebloodoitsboomingtourismindustry.TheenvissSentinelsystemshighnitrogenandphosphorousremovalpropertiesanditspermeablepaverinletmadeitasacosteectivealternativetotreatrun-oromthedriveway.ThesolutionusedortheprojectwasoaClassDtrafcablespecifcationmeaningtherewasnoadditionalspacerequiredorurthertreatmenton-site.TheenvisstrademarkisusedunderlicensefromEnvirostreamSolutionsPtyLtdAtaglanceenvissSentinelpitswDevelopedandtestedbyMonashUniversityAustralia.wHighremovalrateonutrientsincludingnitrogen.wHighpollutantremovalperormanceromaverysmallootprint.wWithstandslongdryperiodswithoutdamageorleachingonutrients.wSimpleplannedmaintenancewithnospecialistequipmentrequired.wBasedonpassiveltrationrequiringnochemicalsorenergy.wEasyinstallation.wLowcostoownership.Tolearnmoreaboutthisproductvisitwww.rocla.com.auAurtherrequirementorextendedoilstorageintheeventoanemergencyoilspillviathemaindrainsawasecondarystorageacilityinstalledtotapooiloverfowromtheseparationchamberinsuchanevent. RoclaCDSgrosspollutanttrapbeyondcomparisonwww.rocla.com.auCall13100410Whenlong-standingRoclacustomerComarConstructionsapproachedstagetwooamajordrainageprojectincentralYarramGippslandtheyspeciedRoclasteelreinorcedconcretepipe.TheprojectinvolvedlayingamaintrunkpipelinewithinstreetsandacrossmainroadsinYarramdrainingintotherecentlybuiltwetlandsandrecreationalareaonthewestsideothetown.RoclarubberringjointpipesmadetoAS4058ensuredaconsistentstandardandeaseolaying.Asaresult300metresopiperangingindiameterrom750mmto1500mmwasinstalledinjust8weeks.Aswellasminimisingtracdisruptionsduringinstallationthespeedoconstructionalsoreduceddisruptionorshopkeepersinthecentralbusinessdistrict.Aregularchallengeondrainageprojectsislayingpipeacrossroadswithminimaldisruptiontotrafc.RoclaspremiumgrosspollutanttrapGPThasprovidedanidealsolutiontositewaterqualityissuesatEuropcarsrentalvehicleyardnearBrisbaneAirport.TheyardisusedorwashinganddetailingrentalcarsandaGPTwasneededtotreatstormwater.ProjectDesignerHSRekarisAssociatesandHohlPlumbingchosetheRoclaCDSunitorthejob.RoclasGailesbranchinBrisbanesuppliedoneCDSGPTtotheprojectitwasdeliveredinearlyAprilandinstalledovertwodays.TheRoclaCDSGPTunitoersanumberouniqueeaturesthatotherGPTsdonot.wRoclaspatentedContinuousDefectiveSeparationindirectscreeningtechnologyisdesignedtocaptureandretaingrosspollutantslittergritsedimentsandassociatedoils.wBestmanagementpracticeorstormwaterpollutanttrapsinvolveslocatingthedeviceso-lineandseparatingthestorageandscreeningzones.OnlyRoclaCDSunitscombinetheadvantagesobeingo-linehavingnon-blockingunctionalityvortexorcesandstoringpollutionoutsidethescreeningarea.ForthesereasonsnootherdeviceisequivalenttoaCDSunit.wTheCDSunitboasts95captureogrosspollutants1mmand95sedimentcapture200m.Theunitcapturesorganicsoilsadsorbedtoxicsandnutrients.Itcantreatanypipeormultiplepipesandtherearevarioussumpsizesavailable.wTheunitalsooerscustomisedbypassrequirementsandasitiseasilyinstalledundergroundithasasmallootprint.wTherearenomovingpartsandithasthelowestlie-cyclecostsonthemarket.wIttreatsmorewaterthananyothercomparabletreatmentdesignsandwiththepollutantsstoredinthesumpinsteadothescreensthesedontllupandblock.Tolearnmoreaboutthisproductvisitwww.rocla.com.auThiswasamagnifcentjobsaysColinPlantoComarConstructions.FromaconstructionpointoviewwecanlayRoclapipessoquicklytheconsistenthighqualityotheproductmeantthateverypipespigotmatchedperectlytothepreviouslylaidsocketallowingtherubberstorollhomeeasilyandthejobtorunefcientlywhichreassuresmewereusingthebestproduct.Roclasteelreinorcedpipeprovidesspeedysolution RoclaManuacturingandDistributionCentresSydneyMittagongBlayneyDubboGlenInnesGratonCanberraWodongaMelbourneBrisbaneToowoombaRockhamptonMackayTownsvilleCairnsAdelaidePerthThecontentsofthispublicationarecopyrightandmaynotbereproducedinanyformwithoutthepriorwrittenconsentofRoclaPtyLimited.Productapplicationsdescribedinthispublicationaretobetakenasillustrationsonlyandareprovidedwithoutliabilityonthepartofthecompanyoritsemployeesandagents.TrademarksofRoclaPtyLimited.ABN31000032191.AmemberoftheFletcherBuildingGroup.MassBloctrademarkusedunderexclusivelicencefromMassTecIndustriesLimitedandFletcherConcreteandInfrastructureLimited.TAU-IItrademarkandABSORB350trademarkusedinAustraliaunderexclusivelicencefromBarrierSystemsInc.Super-CorregisteredtrademarkusedunderlicencefromAILInternationalInc.RoclaPtyLimitedJanuary2013.HeadOfceTowerBLevel11821PacifcHighwayChatswoodNSW2067P61289860900Wwww.rocla.com.auwww.rocla.com.auRoclasrelationshipwithARTContrackRoclasabilitytoensurecertaintyosupplycompetitivepricingandproductsmadetoexactspecifcationhasledtoanongoingrelationshipwithAustraliaRailTrackCorporationARTC.RoclahasbeenworkingcloselywithARTCsincewinningatenderin2006tosupply1.35millionsleepersortheupgradeotheMelbournetoBrisbaneline.ThiscontractgaveRoclatheopportunitytoshowARTCthequalityobothproductandserviceandsincethenadditionalcontractshavebeenawarded.RoclahasplayedakeyroleinARTCsinvestmentstrategytoimprovetrainspeedsandreducetransittimesintheInterstateandHunterValleyrailnetworks.ConsiderableeortsweremadetodeliversleepersotenundertighttimeramestosupplyuptofvemajorcontractorsinstallingtheminEasternAustraliasaysIanMcDonaldGeneralManagerProcurementandContractsorARTC.TheseprojectshavebeenaconsiderablesuccessromARTCsperspectiveandthestaatRoclawhohavebeeninvolvedinthisprojectshouldbeproudotheirachievementandtobeapartoimprovingtheefciencyandeectivenessothenationalrailnetworkhesays.TodateRoclahassuppliedARTCsleepersthatsuit60kgand47kgrailasteningsystemslevelcrossingsleepersguardrailsandterminationsetstodeliveralmost2.8millionsleepers.ThemostrecentprojecttoleavetheGratonFactorywasorapproximately98000sleepersortheGunnedahtoNarrabriconcretere-sleeperingprojectintheHunterValley.ThisispartoARTCsHunterValleyCorridorCapacityStrategyraisingtheaxleloadcapacitiesothetrackrom25tonto30ton.Theprojectwasdeliveredbyrailovera14weekperiodromJanuarytoMay2013.The30tonaxleloadHeavyDutyFastclipsleeperswithFC1509PandrolFastclipsystemweredesignedanddevelopedbyRoclatomeetARTCsparticularspecifcations.