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Concrib Celebrates 30 Years of Creating Engineered Retaining Walls

Posted on: February 10th, 2015

The year was 1984.
Prince Harry was born.
Apple computers launched.
Russia boycotted the LA Olympics.
And Concrib was formed.

Concrib 30 years Celebration in Brisbane

Concrib 30 years Celebration in Brisbane

In late 2014, Concrib celebrated 30 years in the engineered retaining walls business.

And after three decades of designing, supplying and installing an ever-increasing range of engineered retaining walls, we are now one of Australia’s most experienced and respected providers of earth stabilisation projects.

Numbered among our clients are Government authorities, architects and consulting engineers, civil and construction companies and a host of property developers of the calibre of Mirvac, PEET, Springfield Land Corporation, Fairmont Group and many more.

We have recorded numerous milestones over those 30 years.
These include:

Concrib 30 years Celebration in Brisbane

To celebrate 30 years of building exceptional quality engineered retaining walls, Concrib hosted a Gala Dinner in late 2014.

Over 150 dignitaries attended and from all reports, a good time was had by all.

For more information about Concrib, or for advice on your next retaining wall projects, FreeCall 1800 021 800 or simply contact us.

Concrib Achieves ISO 9001 Accreditation For its Engineered Retaining Walls

Posted on: October 24th, 2014

ISO-9001 Certification symbol

Not a lot has changed at Concrib since 1984.

We still do things the same way we always have – building top quality engineered retaining walls to the best of our considerable ability.

The only thing that has changed is that last month our quality was officially recognised as ISO 9001 Quality Management System (QMS) standard.

This accreditation is proof positive that Concrib’s engineered retaining walls are designed and constructed to the highest possible standard in Australia.

Since we established our company 30 years ago this year, we have endeavoured to constantly improve our systems and procedures.

We have done this by investigation, fine-tuning, and by commissioning internal and external audits of our processes and reporting.

For a company to achieve ISO9001 Accreditation, it must be on top of its game, with all ‘i’s dotted and ‘t’s’ crossed.

For Concrib, it involved, amongst many other things:

  • Developing and documenting our Quality Management System
  • Demonstrating our commitment to quality
  • Proving that we invariably focus on – and communicate with – our customers
  • Ensuring that all our staff are always on the same page of the QA Manual
  • Providing & maintaining the necessary infrastructure
  • Identifying our unique product requirements
  • Constantly review our products and services
  • Monitoring and measuring our performance
  • Preventing all non-conformities
  • And much more.

For you, our customer, it means that you can now – officially – have every confidence that Concrib can and will deliver on our promises.

But you knew that all along, didn’t you?

For more details of our recent accreditation, or for assistance with your upcoming engineered retaining walls, please call 1800 021 800 and speak to one of our highly experienced team members, or simply click here.

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…)

PROJECT PROFILE: Concrete Crib Wall at Brookwater

Posted on: July 31st, 2014

Concrib Concrete Crib Wall System at Brookwater Residential Subdivision

Brookwater is a master-planned community in the burgeoning western growth corridor of Brisbane. The site is being developed by Springfield Land Corporation and offers premium residential blocks surrounding the renowned Greg Norman-designed golf course.

Retaining wall compliance: Absolutely no shortcuts

Posted on: July 25th, 2014

If engineered and built correctly, a retaining wall should last at least 100 years – and that’s why compliance is so critical.

Concrib are fully licensed with the Queensland Building and Construction Commission  (formerly BSA), and a member of Queensland Master Builders Association, the Civil Contractors’ Federation and The Urban Development Institute of Australia and are fully compliant with the National Code of Construction Practice.

We also have our products regularly tested by the University of Queensland (UQ) and the Qld University of Technology (QUT)

But that’s only part of the story.

Be they concrete, concrete masonry, reinforced concrete or steel, every engineered retaining wall must also comply with Australian Standards.

Concrib’s retaining walls are purposefully designed to do so, which is why our customers have come to rely on us.

With that in mind, we would like to detail precisely what is involved with compliance across all mediums, starting with the overall standard for Australian Retaining walls, AS4678.

This Standard takes into account a number of important issues such as whether a retaining wall fits its purpose, durability and design life.

It’s crucial – particularly in the long run – that no shortcuts be taken in their construction, otherwise they may be found out in the event of flood or if the structure succumbs to stress.

If ever it does, it may involve costly remediation, particularly if the problem has affected adjacent buildings and structures.

Now, let’s look at the other links in the chain, all of which need to comply.

AS 3600 Concrete Structures

Concrete Retaining Walls Stone Strong
This Standard sets out minimum requirements for the design and construction of concrete structures that contain reinforcement steel, or tendons, or both. Major points addressed in the standard relate to design methodology, durability, strength, climactic conditions and cover.

AS4100 Steel Structure

Retaining Walls Steel Structures
This Standard establishes the minimum requirements for the design, fabrication, erection and modification of steel in structures. Therefore the quality, strength and bar diameter is paramount. Equally important is the way the steel has been treated, for example zinc coating on fabricated ferrous (hot dipped galvanised steel) must comply with AS4680.

AS4680 Steel Reinforcing

Retaining Walls Steel Reinforcing
Important points covered in this standard relate to appropriate coating thickness and mass per unit area of zinc coating and coating adherence. These properties dictate the durability and design life of the galvanized steel article for particular applications.

AS3700 Masonry

Retaining Walls Segmental
This Standard sets out minimum requirements for the design and construction of masonry, including unreinforced, reinforced and pre-stressed, using manufactured units of clay, calcium silicate and concrete laid in mortar, autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC) laid in thin-bed mortar, and square- dressed natural stone laid in mortar.

Concrib is committed to upholding all of these standards.

For more information about these incomparable retaining wall solutions, please contact a member of our team ASAP on 1800 021 800 or simply click here.

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