News & Developments

Regional Manager New Zealand

By Janet Bolt

Sep 2016

The Reinforced Earth Company would like to introduce Rod Murray as our new Regional Manager New Zealand.   Rod (pictured on the right) has joined Don Asbey-Palmer, our Engineering Manager New Zealand, in new offices located at Unit 18, 13 Laidlaw Way, East Tamaki, Auckland.   Rod has worked on a variety of infrastructure and environmental projects in New Zealand and internationally, and will be responsible for business development, precast, and operations.   Please contact Rod on +64 27 202-915 to discuss your next project.

Don Asbey-Palmer & Rod Murray New Zealand Office 2016

Reid Hwy Works Malaga Drive Interchange WA

By Janet Bolt

Sep 2016

In late 2014 Main Roads WA awarded Georgiou Group Pty Ltd the design and construction of the $65M Reid Highway Works Project in Perth.   The Reinforced Earth Company (RECO) was subcontracted to work with Georgiou Group to design and supply two sets of Reinforced Earth® bridge abutments.   Firstly, for a duplication of an existing bridge at the Reid Hwy Mitchell Freeway Interchange.   Secondly, for the installation of an interchange providing two new bridges to allow four lanes of Reid Highway traffic to flow uninterrupted over four lanes on Malaga Drive (pictured here).   Follow this link to read more.

Reid Highway Malaga Drive Interchange Reinforced Earth® bridge abutment.

Bells Creek Arterial Road Project QLD

By Janet Bolt

Sep 2016

Work is progressing well on the installation of the Reinforced Earth® piled abutment walls for the Pierce Avenue Bridge as part of the Bells Creek Arterial Road Project in QLD.   The structure requires 791m2 of TerraTilt® full height (varied thickness) precast concrete panels and 274m2 of TerraTrel® temporary wire wall.   The wire wall will enable the client to construct a new overpass diverting traffic whilst the existing overpass is demolished.   The Reinforced Earth Company (RECO) engineers provide propping designs and assistance to ensure these large panels are installed safely and efficiently.   This photograph was taken in late August and shows the abutment headstock being prepared as the reinforcing strips and backfill will create the supporting Reinforced Earth® block from behind.

Bells Creek Arterial Road Project QLD

Toowoomba Second Range Crossing Project QLD

By Janet Bolt

Sep 2016

The Reinforced EarthCompany (RECO) Precast Facility in Sumner QLD is currently manufacturing 78 TechSpan® arch units each weighing 16.90T.   The units pictured here are ready to be transported to site for the construction of 3 Reinforced Earth® tunnel underpasses on the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing Project.   RECO has designed the road underpasses for Morleys Rd, the longest tunnel at 36m in length, McNamaras Rd, and Paynters Rd, each 29m in length.

Toowoomba Second Range Crossing Project QLD