BC Underpass – 8 Day Structure Assembly

Project at a glance:
Location: District of Lake Country, BC
Owner: BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure
Consultant: Urban Systems, Kelowna
Contractor: Windley Contracting
Product: Bolt-A-Plate Structural Steel Plate
Application: Recreational Trail and Wildlife Underpass
Dimensions: Diameter 4.3 m (14.1′), Length 41.5 m (136′)
Installation Time: Eight days to assemble the structure

The Project

Our partners in Canada has recently installed a structure in 8 days. As part of developing the last four-lane section of Highway 97 in the Okanagan Valley, AIL was contracted to design and supply a Bolt-A-Plate recreational trail and wildlife underpass.

Challenges: first plate job for crew, winter conditions
Every project brings unique challenges and this one was no different. This was the first time this particular crew had assembled structural plate and, being a winter installation, extra care was needed to avoid the freezing of the engineered backfill. AIL representatives invested extra time on-site to ensure all went well.

The investment paid off, as we developed a strong relationship with the contractor and have since completed several other jobs with them, including an identical structure on another highway project.

Merger of Australian Construction Products and Safe Direction

We are delighted to announce the merger of Safe Direction Pty Ltd and Australian Construction Products Pty Ltd (ACP).
On 1 May 2023 Jaybro, Australia’s leading supplier to the civil construction and infrastructure sector, and owner of ACP, purchased 100% of the share capital of Safe Direction. Under Jaybro’s ownership the two businesses will be merged to form Australia’s preeminent company manufacturing and supplying vehicle barrier systems.

A compelling motivation for the merger is the value created for our customers from combining the collective resources and knowledge of the two companies. Notably there will be significant broadening of the product range and enhancement to distribution reach and capacity. There will be transitionary steps as the two businesses assemble under the one entity, Safe Direction. Part of this transition includes the consolidation of the products and services offered by the merged business into a single web domain www.safedirection.com.au

We trust that this merger will provide increased value to you and we look forward to the opportunity to be of assistance.