The $288 million Majura Parkway is the ACT’s single largest road infrastructure investment.
Linking Canberra’s Federal Highway to the Monaro Highway, this new 11.5km dual carriageway is expected to be complete by 2016.
The design incorporates a number of bridges including a 250 metre long bridge over Morshead Drive and the Molonglo River, and a second bridge over Woolshed Creek.
With this in mind, civil construction specialist builder Fulton Hogan commissioned Hanson PreCast Concrete for this long-term project, and in turn Hanson put their faith in metal components manufacturer, Kenro Metal Services. Wise choice.
Thanks to Kenro’s experience in bridge construction projects, everything was done with precision, and continues to run smoothly.
Kenro are contracted to make bridge panel brackets and fixings and in fact supply everything down to the nuts and bolts…all fully galvanised against corrosion as they are exposed to the weather.
All initial drawings were produced in-house and supplied to Hanson, complete with the all-important shipping documents and tracking information.
Kenro added value to the project by enhancing the design of the bridge brackets to reduce the cost of manufacture by up to 10%, whilst still maintaining the integrity of performance.
On top of that, Kenro recommended standard fixings rather than custom-made ones where possible to further reduce costs; it worked, cutting costs by approximately 30%.
Still, the logistical nightmare of co-ordinating the timely delivery of so many metal components to such a large site continued.
To make things easier, Kenro delivered direct to a number of locations on the site – with everything especially packaged up and clearly marked according to each individual bridge site to eliminate the need for re-packing.
Due to the tyranny of distance – Kenro is headquartered in Queensland – accurate documentation was vital, especially with the critical nature of dates and locations.
Not only that but Kenro also had to be flexible with schedules and quantities because in bridge construction timing is everything – if components aren’t there precisely when they’re needed, it can have a serious knock-on effect.
For further details of Kenro’s capabilities in Bridge Construction, or assistance with any project within the Civil & Construction Industry, call us today on 617-46 999 888.
“Kenro came good on both quality and price and then backed it up with outstanding service and excellent delivery. They had everything we look for in a supplier. I was definitely impressed.”
Hacene Baleh, Project Engineer, Hanson PreCast
“With Kenro Metal Services based in Queensland, I thought there’d be all sorts of logistical problems, but no. On the contrary, they delivered what they said, when they said…even offered overnight turnaround if we required it.”
Will Dean, Transport & Procurement Manager, Hanson PreCast