It was certainly well worth the wait – the glass fibre reinforced geopolymer bridges (100 years plus maintenance free) have arrived!
Great collaboration with Rocla Australia, City of Greater Geelong, Deakin University and Inconmat.

These bridges deliver not only huge environmental benefits but also many the novel combined materials used have many superior qualities vis-à-vis cement including the avoidance of concrete cancer.

These bridges represent a vision into the future of pre-cast concrete as they do not container any OPC (cement) or steel and are designed to last over 100 years.

Geopolymer Bridges Brochure

City of Greater Geelong Construction Time Lapse Footage 

Drone Footage of GFR Bridges

Drone Footage of GFR Bridges #2

Geelong Addy 260421 ‘Bridging Gap to Greener Building’

Radio Interview with Ross George


City of Greater Geelong, Austeng Nth Geelong . Fiber Reinforced Geopolymer pedestrian bridge demonstration.Cogg’s Chris Marston , Luke Smith , Austeng , Ross George, Austeng and Aaron McGlade from Cogg on the Bridge

Austeng, along with successful consortia partners Rocla and Deakin University are the successful tenderers in the City of Greater Geelong tender for two 100 year maintenance-free pedestrian bridges in a pioneering procurement for innovation process.

The bridges are being constructed with Geopolymer material and reinforced by fibre reinforcing rods comprising a host of structural and environmental benefits thus ensuring that ‘concrete cancer’ won’t eventuate.

It is intended that once these bridges are installed they will then be rolled out nationally.

Geelong Advertiser 010719 Concrete success set to beam ’em up

Geelong Advertiser 160320 New way to beat bridge’s acid soil

Geelong Advertiser Business 130720 Austeng tests 100-year maintenance free bridge

Geelong Advertiser 130720 Tests prove bridge has been made to last


Congratulations to Formflow on it’s continuing journey with its bending technology set to disrupt the construction industry.

Austeng is delighted to be a part of the Formflow story.

Formflow and Austeng has featured in Engineers Australia magazine ‘Create’ under the title “Mind Over Metal” relating to a new Australian metal forming innovation – see the full article Mind Over Metal

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Austeng was pleased to assist landscaping architects Garden Consultants in designing and manufacturing customised striking ‘brain-explosion’ sculpture including ringing bells and whirly gig, curved amphitheater structure posts and two slides in the recent opening of the local One World for Children Day Care Centre’s refurbished garden and play spaces, see photos of play equipment below.

“Thanks so much for your help, knowledge and enthusiasm.  The garden looks spectacular if i do say and the slides and sculpture really set it off.  it has been really great working with you and I will certainly be back soon.” – Gavin Pocock, Garden Consultants.

Floating Christmas Tree

Austeng was pleased to play its role in building part of Geelong’s popular floating Christmas Tree located at Eastern BeachWaterfront in Corio Bay.  Austeng provided specialist sectional rolling capabilities to form the structural inner rings of the tree.

Christmas Stars in the CBD

An extensive collaboration between Merv Jennnigs Signs and Austeng resulted in a new array of Christmas decorations to adorn the Geelong CBD and surrounding suburbs.  The colourful Christmas Stars array replaces decade old decorations and brings a fresh and festive feel to the city.

Austeng have manufactured a range of bespoke window frame for architectural projects.

House @ Hanging Rock

Customised window frames for award winning house at Hanging Rock.

Austeng recently fabricated large steel window frames and doors for an innovative, award winning, architect designed home sited at Hanging Rock – see an article from The Age here.

Visit Kertsin Thompson Architects for details.

John Wardle & Associates – Rokeby St. Collingwood

Bespoke steel window frames for architect’s studio.

Austeng worked on the new studio of multi-award winning architects John Wardle & Associates at Rokeby St Collingwood.  Our contribution was the manufacture and installation of expansive and innovative steel window frames to complement the industrial context of the studio as well as entry gate and balustrade.

Visit John Wardle & Associates for details.

Austeng can sculpt beautiful bespoke fireplaces from mild and stainless steels to architect’s specifications.

Our tradesmen have an eye for detail, are highly skilled and experienced metal workers.  See some examples below of a serpentine fireplace/wood storage unit and a stainless steel suspended canopy.

The iconic ‘the Pier’ sign stands proud at the end of Cunningham Pier, Geelong.  The sign was fabricated from laser cut Cor-ten steel to give an even long lasting weathered appearance.