A review of some of the Award Winning Projects.
The biennial ACRA Awards are seen as the premier awards within the concrete repair and remedial building industry which highlight some of the more prestigious, complex and outstanding projects to be undertaken over the 2 year period.
The awards night that was held in Sydney and Brisbane, was an outstanding event with some of the best projects we have seen to date.
The number of entries and high turn out on the night, really reflected the growth of our Association’s membership base and the maturity of our industry.
The size and type of projects highlighted the progress and developments which have been made within the remedial industry.
Overall, 39 projects were entered into the industry awards night and we have selected a few of the projects to be presented in more detail, in this seminar.
Pensar – Murray river council bridge repairs. Murray River Council engaged Pensar to carry out a Design and Construct contract to deliver investigation and analysis of cracking defects to eight bridge decks between Barham and Moulamein. In collaboration with Technocrete, Pensar investigated the mechanisms to better understand the nature of cracking and designed a suitable rehabilitation program to provide a solution to extend the service life of the assets. Other ACRA members involved were Fosroc.
Duratec – HMAS Stirling Redevelopment Stage 3A. As part of redevelopment works for the Department of Defence, this project involved maritime structures remediation at HMAS Stirling Garden Island, Western Australia. Under the Managing Contractor, Doric the project was delivered by Duratec Australia. GHD provided design, including undertaking investigation, repair option analysis, specification, technical inspections, and quality support during the works. Works included conventional and cathodic protection (CP) concrete repair, protective coatings, bridge expansion joint replacement, pile strengthening repairs, fender system replacement, piling & steelwork repairs. Remediation works were conducted on five wharves and a bridge (which are over 40 years old) to extend their service life to 2055. Other ACRA members involved were Akzo Nobel, Fosroc, Sika Austalia, and Xypex Australia.
Pensar – Hunter water reservoir refurbishments. Constructed in between the late 1800’s and 1930s, three reservoirs were experiencing significant water loss through the wall and floor expansion joints. Pensar was engaged by Hunter Water for the refurbishment of one above ground and two partially buried reservoirs. Works included concrete spall repair, removal and treatment of low strength concrete, and installation of Polyurea jointing and coating systems. Other ACRA members involved were Fosroc.
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