Technology

Shrinkage: Part 1 – Defining the Causes of Shrinkage

Failure to account for shrinkage can lead to tension, cracks or even result in failure of the whole structure.   In the next three-part blog series, we’ll take a detailed look at shrinkage and how we compensate against it to deliver consistent, controlled products in all temperatures and conditions. What is Shrinkage? Shrinkage measures the […]

What Happens When You Bathe BluCem ZeoGlass In Acid for 2 Years?

In the early stages of the BluCem ZeoGlass (ZeoGlass) development and approval process, we teamed up with The University of Sydney to conduct a test program, to analyse the “leading” sewer lining shotcretes and see how they perform next to ZeoGlass. These commonly used products consist of a geopolymer based shotcrete, a calcium aluminate cement […]

Australia’s Forgotten Recycled Glass Piles Find New Use in Our Sewers

It’s been two years since China stopped importing the glass that Australians put in their yellow bins. Up to the first half of 2018, China annually imported more than 30 million metric tonnes of waste from all over the world. From July onward, however, the Chinese Government decided that they would no longer accept “foreign […]

Boring the Brisbane Airport Link Tunnel and Grouting the Road Deck Simultaneously

At the time it was Australia’s largest road infrastructure project.  A 6.7km toll road featuring twin 5.1km tunnels connecting Brisbane’s CBD with the Northern Suburbs Airport Precinct. Since their completion in 2012, the tunnels and roadways are now part of a valuable Brisbane asset, assisting traffic flow and easing congestion. Upon starting the project, the […]

How Bluey and Specialist Site Services Helped the RMS Repair the M1 Motorway in Record Time

There are a number of reasons that structural foundations weaken and deteriorate. Whether it’s a design flaw, changes in the application, natural causes such as drought, earthquakes or flooding or even just the passage of time; assets need remediation. In the past, when foundations deteriorated, entire sections of assets would be removed and later replaced. […]

The Checklist for Tunnel Waterproofing Success – Part 2

Engineering is an important part of the waterproofing process. Bluey employs qualified, full-time engineers that specialise in tunnel waterproofing. This second instalment to our project checklist has been made by them, to ensure that project design consultants understand the strict detailing that is required to work in accordance with World’s best practices. 11) Check for […]

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