GFR GEOPOLYMERS BRIDGES ARE HERE!
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.
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.