TRN helps Sydney build faster roads
Civil contracting company, TRN Group, is taking road construction to a new level. Sydney’s outer west is growing at such a rapid rate that civil contractors such as TRN need to find new and more efficient methods of road construction. Without sacrificing quality, road authorities, councils and contractors have discovered that fibre reinforced concrete (FRC) can speed up construction time and reduce costs. By premixing the fibre reinforcement into the concrete at the production stage, on site set up time is dramatically reduced. This means that work carried out on site can progress at a faster rate without effecting site safety. A machine called a slip former is positioned so that a premix concrete truck can deliver the FRC into a receiving hopper which then feeds it into the former or shaper. As the name suggests, “slipforming” involves forcing the FRC through a shaped former directly into position without the need to finish, float or spread the concrete manually. On site work is therefore made easier and safer and the consistency of finish is greatly enhanced. ReoCo Fibre Reinforced Concrete can be used in many applications including kerb & gutter, laybacks, cycleways, footpaths and other concrete infrastructure elements. For more information on ReoCo’s fibre reinforced concrete, call TEXO on 1300 00 8396 or visit texo.net.au/reoco.
The Gregory Hills Drive extension that links Gregory Hills to Campbelltown.
Slip forming kerb and gutter with ReoCo’s FRC.
ReoCo’s FRC perfectly finished using the slip form machine.