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 [email protected] or +61 419 167 680.