Edge Underground has now completed a number of successful jobs in Townsville and the surrounding areas.

Edge Underground pre-plan key to success in Townsville

Heading into the wet season in northern Queensland, Edge Underground – part of OptionX Group – were working against extreme heat and flash flooding on a microtunnelling project to complete three lines, with one under a major state highway.

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Paul Lavelle Iplex general manager

Iplex Australia appoints new general manager

Dean Fradgley, Fletcher Building Australia’s chief executive, said Lavelle is perfectly placed to lead the Iplex business into the next phase of growth.

“Paul has delivered success for Fletcher Building since 2013 in his leadership roles with Laminex and Fletcher Insulation,” said Fradgley.

“His strong customer focus, drive for continuous improvement, and ability to influence positive outcomes will ensure the strong momentum already achieved by the team at Iplex will continue to accelerate.”

Lavelle said he was excited to be joining the Iplex business at this stage of the business journey and looked forward to working with the team and its customers.

“I am excited to execute the business vision of delivering innovative, sustainable solutions that have been, and will continue to be trusted for generations,” said Lavelle.

Lavelle’s commencement follows the appointment of Nicole Sumich to Fletcher Building’s Stramit Australia business in January.

Iplex has delivered some of the nation’s largest and most complex water infrastructure projects.  The experienced team actively works in collaboration with customers and the industry to provide safe, secure, and innovative water solutions today and into the future.

For more information visit the Iplex website.

Rob Carr's fleet of tunnel boring machines

Rob Carr: Flexibility is the key to success

Backed by more than 30 years’ experience, Rob Carr has become a reputable name for utilities infrastructure and a market leader in microtunnelling and complex underground works. 

Since it joined VINCI Group, the company has been able to improve its financial capability to bid, design and construct bigger and more challenging projects. 

One of the keys to the company’s success is its fleet of 30 microtunnelling machines, with the largest diameter being 2,180 mm, covering all ground conditions.  

“With our fleet of 30 microtunneling machines, we cover a range of pipeline diameters for trenchless construction,” a spokesperson for the company said. 

The machines are supported by a wide ranging ancillary equipment fleet in the form of control cabins, jacking frames, slurry separation tanks and systems, gantry cranes, and more. 

“These tools are fundamental when it comes to trenchless construction as it improves accuracy,” the company said. 

Rob Carr uses trenchless techniques to successfully construct tunnels for pipeline infrastructure beneath major roads, railways, runways, waterways and environmentally sensitive areas. 

The company uses two main techniques for mirotunnelling: slurry pressure balanced micro tunnelling, and pilot auger soil displacement tunnelling. 

Recently, the company also invested in German  Herrenknecht AVN technology to facilitate the growth of the business into larger scale tunnelling projects.

For more information visit the Rob Carr website. 

Killard building Shoalhaven one pipe at a time

Shoalhaven Water provides water services throughout its local government area of Shoalhaven. 

The utility provides safe, clean drinking water, as well as treats wastewater to ensure the best outcomes for the community and the environment. 

After weeks of vigorous planning, the project finally kicked off on Monday November 8 and will continue into February 2022.

According to Killard spokesperson, specialised bridge units have been sourced alongside on-water barges with punts that will ensure safe and effective works are implemented throughout the duration of the contract.

Killard Group is a large multi-functional infrastructure company based in Sydney with expertise in the fields of site development, systems installation, culvert remediation, culvert rehabilitation and much more. 

The company provides service to its clients with accredited quality, OHS, and environmental systems, implemented and maintained as one integrated management system.

Included in these works are strategic plans to remove the old, outdated asbestos line, which is currently still active.

The management crew leading this project includes project manager Michael Pfeil and project engineer Liam Shephard.

For more information visit the Killard Infrastructure website.