InQuik’s patented technology is comprised of pre-fabricated moulds made from sheet steel with reinforcing rebar matrix. It utilises corrosion resistant solution Magnelis from steel giant ArcelorMittal Europe to create the formwork of the bridge, which is then filled with concrete to create the bridge deck. One benefit of the system is that bridges can be installed quickly using only low-skilled labour. The bridges are designed for a service life of 100 years, but it is understood the use of Magnelis could double that without significant maintenance. Magnelis allows the formwork of the bridge can be left in place as it has an aesthetically pleasing finish; it also offers protection to the concrete deck.
“This is a system that certainly has the potential to complement offsite projects where ease and speed of installation are a priority,” said InQuik National Sales Manager, Robert Lindley.
The InQuik system was developed by father and son Bruce and Logan Mullaney, and Bruce’s brother-in-law, Jim Howell. The initial objective was to improve the systems used to transport modular housing with a collapsed container system, but the team soon identified other uses for the technology, leading to the bridge system.
InQuik has also recently launched the CR370 Bridge. The short-span bridge has been designed with a 370mm deep deck profile for ease of water afflux, and is available in a 6.4m span with bridge widths ranging from 2.4m up to 14.4m. It has a number of applications for golf courses, wineries, service roads, solar/wind farms, box culvert replacements and new land releases.
As Built Offsite went to press, InQuik’s innovative design had just been recognised with prestigious US award, the 2019 T.C. Graham Prize from the Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST). InQuik Bridging Systems took out the US$20,000 prize for their entry titled “Steel Semi-Modular Solution to Bridge Building.” The Mullaneys are set to receive the T.C. Graham Prize award during AIST’s 2019 Leadership Conference in Memphis, Tenn., USA, on 18 November 2019.
The InQuik system has recently been used for improving car park access at the University of Wollongong (NSW), and on several Golf Course and Sports Complex projects. InQuik is also working with developer Allhomes on a sub division development in Gundaroo, NSW, to release about 10 blocks currently selling for $600K each.■