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More time, planning for tunnel projects key to functional cities.

As traffic density continues to increase with population, keeping society from grinding to a halt often rests on tunnel infrastructure says Matt McLean, operations manager for the civil and mining decision at Mainmark.

Mainmark’s Toowoomba Bypass project has received a Good Design Award for its role in upgrading and repairing the $1.6 billion Toowoomba Bypass, one of the largest infrastructure projects in Queensland history. Good design Australia awarded Mainmark with the prestigious accolade in the Engineering Design category in recognition of outstanding design and innovation.

As traffic density continues to increase with population, keeping society from grinding to a halt often rests on our tunnel infrastructure.

Tunnels help to alleviate congestion, promote smoother traffic flow, and minimise disruption in built-up areas.

Mainmark’s Toowoomba Bypass project, as featured in the September issue of Council Leader, has received a Good Design Award for its role in upgrading and repairing the $1.6 billion Toowoomba Bypass, one of the largest infrastructure projects in Queensland history. Good Design Australia awarded Mainmark with the prestigious accolade in the Engineering Design category in recognition of outstanding design and innovation.

Without proper consideration and monitoring, tree roots can cause damage to buildings, paths, driveways, and underground infrastructure.

A tree’s influence starts, literally, at the roots. The roots will continue to grow as a tree matures, extending towards anything that will maintain the tree’s life. Roots typically seek out moist soil and will often find entry into old or damaged pipes including stormwater drains, sewage pipes and water mains.

Without proper consideration and monitoring, tree roots can cause damage to buildings, paths, driveways, and underground infrastructure.

A tree’s influence starts, literally, at the roots. The roots will continue to grow as a tree matures, extending towards anything that will maintain the tree’s life. Roots typically seek out moist soil and will often find entry into old or damaged pipes including stormwater drains, sewage pipes and water mains.

Sinkholes can appear suddenly, often with dramatic and serious consequences.

While the ground may seem to unexpectedly collapse, the reality is that sinkholes generally develop over a period of time until the ground above simply loses support and gives way, leaving a gaping hole.

Sinkholes have appeared around the world in all manner of locations – beaches and oceans, residential gardens, motorways, even shopping centre car parks.

We may not think too hard about the ground when we buy, sell or renovate houses, but there are geological properties underneath our home’s foundations that can affect its structural integrity.

Soil types vary across the country and can contribute to a range of issues from small cracks in our walls to serious damage due to ground settlement or subsidence.

Australians seeking an insurance provider for their home, investment property or other private building asset are advised to compare policies closely to determine whether coverage for broken pipes suits the particular risk factors for their situation and location.

Queensland’s diverse geography, extreme weather patterns and high density development can present unique challenges for city planners ad project managers. Underlying soil conditions may impact the construction or remediation of new and existing structures, requiring specialist site assessments and customised solutions.

Mainmark has been recognised for its role in upgrading and repairing the $1.6 billion Toowoomba Bypass, with the engineering firm receiving a Good Design Award in the Engineering Design category.

Mainmark used a bespoke engineered solution, including their proprietary Terefil to reline, repair and future-proof the $1.6 billion Toowoomba Bypass development’s key drainage. Terefil’s lightweight, cementitious fill material, consisting of cement slurry and pre-formed hydrocarbon foam, provided stability and longevity to one of the largest infrastructure investments in Queensland history.