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New Concrete Sleeper Wall for New Brighton

Posted on: September 26th, 2015
Concrete Sleeper Wall under construction

The Concrete Sleeper Wall chosen for both form and function.

Brighton Lakes is a new master-planned community developed by Mirvac at New Brighton in the flourishing western Sydney growth corridor. It will eventually become home to around 300 families.

The site has been designed to provide a way of life that is both healthy and safe, with high levels of pedestrian and bicycle access, integrated open spaces and parklands. A wide range of housing options are available, from 2-bedroom apartments up to 5-bedroom homes and Concrib were called in to maximise land values with concrete sleeper walls that would integrate with the natural environment.

Split-Stone Concrete Sleeper Wall Provides Perfect Solution

Several different face textures for the concrete sleeper beams were considered by the developer, including smooth and timber-grain, however the system selected to provide both form and function was our “Split-Stone“ texture sleepers with full-depth oxide colouring in “Canvas“ colour.  Heavy duty hot-dipped galvanised I-Beams were used for the vertical cantilever support posts. For convenience  the posts have a certified integral fence connection, allowing fencing to be bolted directly to the posts, thus, no digging, no concreting, and the fence is positioned directly online with the retaining wall.

The result is an attractive concrete sleeper retaining wall solution that serves its purpose well. And because Concrib’s Quality Management System is ISO9001:2008 certified.  Clients can rest assured the walls were manufactured to strict quality guidelines and are fully compliant with the relevant Australian Standards.

Need an engineered retaining structure?

Talk to the experts at Concrib. We have the knowledge and experience to tackle a variety of earth stabilisation, and construction projects.  Furthermore, our administration infrastructure is built around the needs of engineers, contractors and developers, so dealing with us is easy.

Please contact us on 1800 02 1800, or click here to see more examples of our concrete sleeper walls.

 

Concrib Sleeper Wall Wins Earth Award!

Posted on: October 7th, 2014

CCF Awards Concrib Group

As a designer of top quality sleeper walls, Concrib has been a finalist in the Civil Contractors Federation (CCF) QLD annual Earth Awards many times before – that in itself no mean feat – however this year we have gone one better.

Continuing our quest for “excellence in civil construction”, we are now the proud Earth Awards Category 1 Winner 2014. (more…)

Engineered retaining walls: 3 questions you MUST ask

Posted on: January 14th, 2014

There are many factors involved in choosing the right retaining wall for your project, be it a gravity wall, cantilevered wall, anchored wall, or reinforced soil or nailed wall.

However Concrib, with decades of experience in the earth–stabilization business, have narrowed it down to three crucial questions you must ask your builder if you want to select the best type of wall for your project.

Bellthorpe Range Gabion

Gabion Wall – Bellthorpe Range Road

1. What size footprint (base) do engineered retaining walls require?

It’s important to consider the wall height-to-footprint ratio required for your project.

Depending on the application, crib walls can be built to heights over 10 metres, but being a gravity system, the higher the wall, the thicker the base, or footprint, must be.

This makes them unsuitable for applications where vertical height is required and space is limited.

Concrete sleeper walls can be used in either cut face or fill applications.

As vertical cantilever systems, they typically have a narrow footprint (usually around 500mm), which makes them ideal for small lot housing developments where the land space can be maximised.

Sleeper walls are used up to heights of 3 metres with a vertical face.

The table shows wall heights and corresponding footprints for typical engineered retaining walls such as boulder walls, concrete crib walls and concrete sleeper walls.

PA Hospital Segmental Wall

Segmental Wall – PA Hospital, Brisbane

2. Will this retaining wall meet all building codes & legislation?

In Australia, all retaining wall structures must comply with the AS4678 Retaining Structures Code, and any manufactured/fabricated products must also comply with their respective codes.

For example, structural concrete must fulfill the requirements stipulated in AS3600.

Failure to comply will result in huge fines as well as the cost of re-building.

Kieges Reservoir Crib Wall

Crib Wall – Kieges Reservoir

3. What must be done to ensure the durability of the retaining wall?

The structure must be durable and meet the design life requirements stipulated in the relevant construction codes.

Long–term maintenance requirements must be taken into consideration and factored into the cost.

While this simple ‘Phase 1’ checklist serves as a useful guide for choosing the right engineered retaining wall, it is important to remember that every project is unique; it will definitely pay to consult professionals like Concrib when finding the right solution for your project.

Gabion Pacific Pines

Gabion Wall – Pacific Pines

In fact for ultimate peace of mind call the highly experienced Concrib team now on 1800 021 800 to discuss your upcoming engineered retaining wall, or for more information, simply contact us


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