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FiberCore SIS 18m Clear Span Composite Bridge for The Municipality of Rotterdam

FiberCore SIS Bridge for The Municipality of Rotterdam

FiberCore Europe have recently manufactured and supplied an 18 metre clear-span, 5m wide FRP bridge to The Municipality of Rotterdam. This elegant prefabricated single element composite bridge is a wonderful addition to this vibrant city’s open space parklands and replaces an outdated and degrading structure.

 

All FiberCore SIS bridges require almost zero maintenance and will last at least 100 years. A smart, sustainable and advantageous choice by the Municipality. 

SIS Collaboration with University of Southern Queensland’s’ Centre for Future Materials – FiberCore® Infracore®

Members of SIS’ structures team along with representatives from FiberCore Europe have recently met with the University of Southern Queensland’s’ (USQ) Centre for Future Materials, who are one of the world’s leading authorities on FRP composite testing and engineering.

 

The Centre for Future Materials (CFM) has gained a reputation for pioneering research and development in engineered fibre composites. The Centre prioritises research and development in advanced composite manufacturing, functional materials, civil composites, and geopolymer.

 

Specialising in applied research with industry, CFM also operates a dedicated industry test service for more than 1000 business clients across multiple sectors both nationally and internationally. The testing services, in compliance with national and international standards, ranges from materials characterisation, polymer analysis, mechanical testing and large scale structural testing.

 

SIS has begun collaboration discussions with USQ and intend to engage the university to undertake performance testing of our technology in their facility as we continue the expansion of FiberCore® Infracore® technology into the Australian, New Zealand and Oceanic market.

SIS Hosts FiberCore Europe at the 9th Australian Small Bridges Conference

Sustainable Infrastructure Systems (Aust.) Pty Ltd last week hosted FiberCore Europe’s General Manager, Mr Jan Kroon and Dr. Martijn Veltkamp, Senior Design Engineer at the 9th Australian Small Bridges Conference on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

 

Mr. Kroon & Dr. Veltkamp gave a presentation at the conference on their Infracore® patented FRP bridge technology exclusively distributed by SIS in Australia & New Zealand and also delivered an abstract on Eurocode and the Design, Manufacture and Installation of 62 Clear Span FRP Bridges to the City of Rotterdam (NL).

 

SIS Director of Structures Mr Nick Wotton and National Structures Manager Mr Josh Dolan also attended the conference, pointing out that being in the one location with over 300 engineers and designers was the perfect opportunity to discuss the FiberCore technology. SIS were also proud to be Silver Sponsors of the conference which hosted engineers from all over the world.

 

To learn more about the most advanced FRP bridge technology, contact SIS today.

SIS Fibre Reinforced Polymer FRP Bridges – Guidance for Designers

Fibre-Reinforced Polymer Bridges – Guidance for Designers – It has been a natural progression to consider #FRP in the construction of new bridges. Progress in the uptake of FRP for bridge engineering has been partly restricted by the lack of suitable design standards and guidance for the use of these materials to enable technically efficient and economic design.

 

Not anymore. Thanks to Composites UK – Trade Association a 156 page design guide was released late last year.

 

Through our FiberCore Europe partnership, we are bringing prefabricated single element large span bridges to the Australian and New Zealand market place, representing market leading technology able to achieve a design life of 100 years.

 

Click on the following link to download the design guide: https://lnkd.in/gd49P8Q

World Record 42m – Prefabricated FRP Bridge Delivered to Belgium

The longest prefabricated FRP composite bridge in the world manufactured by FiberCore Europe B.V. was recently delivered from their factory in Rotterdam to its final destination – Bruges in the Flemish region of Belgium, during the night on the Dutch and Flemish motorways.

 

With a length of 42 metres, the bridge is longer than an average Boeing 737!

 

The bridge has now been installed to replace the first old wooden ‘Canada Bridge’ on behalf of the Flemish Waterway NV and West Construct/BESIX. With a second bridge currently being manufactured, this demonstrates FiberCore’s innovative Infracore FRP bridge technology as accepted world leading technology.  

SIS – InfraCore FRP Deck on Motorway Bridge, The Netherlands

It is important in road infrastructure to deliver projects in a timely manner, so that the disruption to motorists is minimised.

 

Road bridges can be particularly problematic, due to their traditionally long construction time.

 

SIS – FiberCore® has addressed this problem with an innovative solution: pre-fabricated, lightweight bridges and bridge decks, which can be easily transferred to site and installed in a matter of hours.

 

This 142 meter long bridge over the Dutch A27 motorway was equipped with SIS – InfraCore® Inside technology – a fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) system. The entire bridge deck was made up of 7 pre-fabricated elements, which were manufactured off-site. The use of pre-fabricated FRP elements on the bridge meant that it was 3 x lighter than if concrete and steel had been used, and was installed in less than 48 hours.

 

Sustainable Infrastructure Systems are currently undertaking projects using FiberCore® bridges, which has offered current and future clients the ability to access this innovative technology. Not only does pre-fabrication reduce installation times, it also minimises on-site construction risk and provides more reliability in cost predictions. The use of InfraCore® FRP also means that the structures are lightweight, have a very long life span and are largely maintenance free.

SIS – Silver Sponsor of the 9th Australian Small Bridges Conference

SIS is proud to be hosting Mr Jan Kroon (General Manager, FiberCore Europe) and Dr Martijn Veltkamp (Senior Design Engineer, FiberCore Europe) at the 9th Australian Small Bridges Conference to be held at the Surfers Paradise Marriott, Queensland on 1st-2nd of April, 2019.

 

SIS is a Silver Sponsor of the event and Dr Veltkamp, along with Mr Nick Wotton, SIS Director – Structures, will be delivering a presentation at the conference on FRP single element large span bridges.

 

You can read more about and register to attend the Small Bridges Conference at www.smallbridges.com.au

Case Study – Dubai Desert Golf Club – SIS FiberCore FRP Bridges

When the time came for the developers and designers of the brand new Dubai Desert Golf Club to select and specify the required bridges, they made the best choice currently available in the world today. Our maintenance-free, clear span single element FRP bridges offer an excellent alternative to traditional offerings such timber, steel or concrete. The reduced weight of our structures also limits the costs associated with transport and lifting and also presents cost savings in abutments and civil works.

 

It is no wonder that some of the 700 SIS FiberCore FRP bridges installed worldwide find themselves located on some of the top courses in the world, such as the Dubai Desert Golf Club.

Creative Pultrusions Introduces SUPERPILE® Legacy Dock Pile

The new product has been developed to meet the specific demands of current dock pile applications.

 

SUPERPILE® Legacy Dock Piles will not cause any chemical harm to the environment, nor will it rot or corrode in marine settings.

 

In addition, the product is lightweight, strong, easy to install and has a lifetime of 50+ years.

 

For all your piling needs, please do not hesitate to contact us at service@sisau.com.au

SIS Launches FibreCore Europe’s FRP Clear Span Composite Bridges From 2m to 30m in to Australia & New Zealand

Until now, lightweight large single span composite bridges have not been available to designers, architects, engineers and stakeholders in Australia & New Zealand. Sustainable Infrastructure Systems (SIS) is proud to introduce FiberCore Europe’s InfraCore® Inside technology. More than 700 InfraCore® bridges and bridge decks have been delivered in the Netherlands, Belgium, England, France, Italy, Sweden, Norway, China and the USA. An important moment in the development of the company was the real scale research, which proved that the InfraCore® technology does not show any fatigue or any other structural failure for 100 years. The ability to pre fabricate bridge elements off-site can dramatically improve how projects are delivered. Ultimately, this method of construction provides significant benefits when it comes to maximising speed and safety and minimising disruption. The low weight of our InfraCore® elements and manufacturing off-site has some significant advantages.

 

  1. The disruption to surrounding road or rail infrastructure can be heavily reduced;
  2. Safety risks associated with construction are redirected towards the manufacturing plant – being controlled environments there is much less that can go wrong, when it comes to safety;
  3. Production of elements off-site means projects are more predictable when it comes to costs;
  4. Reduction of labour necessary for constructing projects on site, which is a significant benefit when it comes to projects in congested or remote areas;
  5. Abutments and / or foundations required are approximately one third of that required for concrete and steel constructions;
  6. Construction speed will minimise building time and road closures. For construction work that is well prepared, our FRP bridges can be installed within one hour.

 

To view FiberCore documentation please proceed to the downloads link in this website.

SIS Delivers FRP Solution for Brisbane City Councils’ Ivory Lane Bridge

After 12 months of material testing and certification, SIS has delivered an FRP decking product for Ivory Lane Walkway for the Brisbane City Council.

 

The project required unique FRP profiles which were not readily available on the market. SIS was able to overcome project challenges by manufacturing new tooling, enabling us to deliver on the specific needs of the client. This innovation demonstrates SIS’ versatility and ability to adapt to the needs of our customers and their projects. With emergency vehicle loads being applied in addition to standard shared path loads, SIS started from scratch to deliver a product that was robust whilst being small enough to be retrofitted to the existing superstructure.

 

Brisbane City Council chose SIS’ StructuralComp™ FRP SISCo-Deck over other offerings due to its high level of performance after a rigorous testing and certification process. Not only is FRP decking cost-effective for the stakeholder due to its superior design life, but it also minimises maintenance and the environmental impact that such projects may have.

 

Take a look at our range of FRP products here: http://www.sisau.com.au/catalogue/products/footbridges/

SIS Launches CoreSpan® – Co-Extruded Aluminium Wood Plastic Composite

SIS is pleased to launch CoreSpan®, our new range of co-extruded aluminium wood plastic composite profiles.

Projects finished with CoreSpan® hybrid profiles exhibit the exceptional aesthetic qualities of natural wood, with superior durability.

CoreSpan® represents the future of design through innovative material selection and manufacturing processes.

Unlike natural timbers, CoreSpan® will never fade, warp, rot or generate splinters.

CoreSpan® profiles are durable, dimensionally stable, remain perfectly straight and can be installed even under the most extreme climatic conditions.

For more information, please view our CoreSpan® document here – http://www.sisau.com.au/downloads/


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