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Soft Eye Reinforcement

It’s safe to say that Australia’s tunneling infrastructure has continued to expand in recent years. From the ongoing work in the Sydney Metro project to easing traffic congestion in Melbourne and Adelaide, tunnels are now seen as a productive and cost-effective construction method.

Of course, as a complex piece of infrastructure, it is vital that tunnels are constructed to a high standard and with the right types of materials. This is where the team at Bluey Technologies comes in.

As a leading light in the Asia-Pacific civil engineering industry, we have both the expertise and products to ensure your next tunneling project goes off without a hitch. Read on to find out more about soft eye reinforcement and how Bluey Technologies can help.

What is soft eye reinforcement?

When building concrete structures, civil engineers commonly use steel for the reinforcement into beams, columns and piles. However, with tunnel boring machines (TBM) now a mainstay of engineering, this is not a practical solution. This is because if contractors use steel, they can’t cut through them with the TBM afterwards without damaging the cutter head.

As such, this is where soft eye comes into play. A soft eye is a wall type that can be excavated by cutters and penetrated by the TBM alone. There are several examples of soft eyes such as concrete with glass fibre, glass fibre bar reinforced concrete and non-reinforced concrete.

At Bluey Technologies, our glass-fibre reinforced plastic product is called the BluGeo GRP60 – a continuously threaded solid bar that forms a high-load carrying capacity reinforcement.

Learning more about BluGeo GRP60

BluGeo GRP60 is designed to be used anywhere that additional durability or ease of application is required over traditional anchoring systems. With a proven track record around the world and extensive testing to ensure it meets international standards, BluGeo GRP60 is a true industry leader and can add value to any tunnel application in Australia. Here is a summary of its benefits:

  • Lightweight and easy to handle
  • 100 year design life
  • High tensile and strong
  • Economical
  • Eliminates stray currents

As soft eye reinforcement continues to advance as a trusted and cost-effective tunnel application, it will be important for the engineering industry to understand how it works and what products are best. Of course, the team at Bluey Technologies is here to help you through every step.

How can Bluey Technologies support your soft eye reinforcement?

As a market leader in tunnel works whether that be waterproofing, grouting or reinforcement, we have a long and proven track record of achieving results. Our business plan is about ensuring projects run as smoothly as possible and don’t run over budget – making areas such as design and product selection key.

Bluey will assist with the design of your soft-eye through its partnership with Firep in Switzerland. Its dedicated design team will help you work through the most complex problems to find a cost effective solution. Our support can help to speed up a project and save you money at the same time – it’s all about the service.

Tunneling is an important part of Australia’s future as our infrastructure demands grow, but it must be underscored with quality products and detailed application. This is something that we at Bluey Technologies take very seriously and aim to achieve in every project.

If you would like to learn more about soft eye reinforcement or BluGeo GRP60, feel free to reach out to our expert team today.

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