Transport infrastructure maintenance solutions


27 November 2018

Mainmark: The community relies heavily on a network of roads, bridges, tunnels, railways, ports, airports and public transport. However, as Australia and New Zealand’s populations soar, these assets will come under increasing pressure, requiring an innovative and efficient approach to maintenance and remediation.

The need to address the gaps in today’s transport infrastructure was recently highlighted in a report by Infrastructure Australia. While the latest Budget 2018-19 included a substantial commitment for transport infrastructure projects, there are calls to ensure smarter technologies are used to keep construction and maintenance costs in check. Yet it is an immense task; in New South Wales alone, 128 local councils are responsible for managing approximately 165,600 kilometres of roads, not to mention an expansive public transport network.

Ground engineering continues to play a significant role in identifying issues that commonly affect the stability of major roads, bridges, tunnels and public transport networks and is, in many instances, responsible for delivering solutions to extend the life of these vital assets.

Mainmark is frequently called upon to remediate a wide range of infrastructure without disrupting the day to day transport network operation, or impacting the communities that rely on them. Each project is unique in terms of scope, location and accessibility, and requires an appropriate and bespoke solution.

Following are a few innovative and customised solutions used by Mainmark to remediate transport infrastructure in Australia and New Zealand.

Supporting roads, highways, bridges and transport yards

Pipe decommissioning beneath major intersections and airport runways

Stabilising railway tracks and underground lift shafts

Efficient and timely renewal and maintenance is crucial to ensuring the longevity of transport infrastructure. A smart approach can also avoid budget blowouts, limiting the inconveniences and commuter/traffic distruptions. In some cases, ground engineering solutions and technologies can also help to reduce the need to replace major transport infrastructure.




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