Interflow wins CCF SA Earth Award for pushing the boundaries of innovation at Onkaparinga

Australia and New Zealand’s leading provider of trenchless pipeline infrastructure solutions, Interflow, has been recognised at the Civil Contractors Federation SA Earth Awards, for its excellence on the Galloway Culvert Remediation project.

The Civil Contractors Federation (CCF) Annual Earth Awards recognises civil construction companies who have recently excelled in project and construction management, innovation, people development and training, quality, safety, environment, and/or stakeholder management.

Interflow was presented with the prestigious Award on Friday 17 September at a ceremony held in Adelaide in the projects valued up to $2 million category.

Having worked closely with the customer and site crews throughout the project, Interflow’s project manager, Peter Button, was delighted to take home the award on behalf of the company.

“This is an extraordinary honour, and the entire team is grateful to be recognised,” he said.

“Innovation usually arises in the face of challenge, and the Onkaparinga project is no exception. This was a landmark project for our team which has raised the bar for how we manage safety and gain efficiencies through technological innovation on-site.”

Peter reflects on the efforts of the team that made this win possible.

“Thanks to the hard work and dedication of our field crews and support teams, we worked collaboratively with our customer and found a new way of delivering these works,” he reflects.

“I would like to thank the CCF for the work they do to support and recognise organisations within our field.”

About the project

The Galloway Culvert Remediation project at Onkaparinga involved relining a quad-barrel culvert located under a high-traffic section of road that had partially collapsed.

The four corrugated iron culvert tunnels had deteriorated to such an extent that they posed a risk to the structural integrity of the road above and some 6000 commuter vehicles that used the road daily.

Considering the level of deterioration and the questionable stability of the road above, any person-entry to the structures was strictly prohibited until the new structural lining was safely in place.

The project delivery team adapted Interflow’s patented Rotaloc technology, to eliminate the need for entry into the unlined culverts. This ‘Remote Rotaloc’ approach was not only highly innovative but enabled all four of the culverts to be relined from a distance, improving safety for the team and road users above.

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