Innovation in engineered wood product bridge components

Over the past 2 years Boral Plywood has embarked on an extensive research and development program in collaboration with New South Wales Roads and Transport Directorate - Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia (IPWEA), Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) and University of Technology Sydney under the guidance of Professor Keith Crews to develop an Engineered Wood Product (EWP) alternative to the traditional hardwood sections used in the construction of timber road and rail bridges. The design philosophies embraced include sustainable resource, lowest life cycle energy cost, and utilization of developments in gluing and treating technology, minimise on-site installation labour, design life of 50 plus years and must be commercially viable. This research has resulted in a suite of bridge components ranging from individual component girders and transoms to a pre-fabricated modular bridge system.


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  • Accession Number: 01384471
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 22 2012 4:35PM