News Release

Ensuring safety for all using Brisbane’s Airport Link April 2012

Due to open in June 2012, Brisbane’s Airport Link Project is Australia’s largest road infrastructure project to date. The project includes Australia’s longest road tunnel at 5.1km with a total of 13km of main road and underground ramps.

A critical aspect of the project is the provision of emergency egress passages should any accident occur in the extended tunnel areas.

Moddex was approached to configure and supply a solution to meet these emergency exit requirements due to the company’s expertise in the design and manufacture of modular handrails, balustrades and guardrails that eliminate the disadvantages of traditional welded systems.

Because of the obvious dangers associated in undertaking welding in these environments, the Moddex handrail and balustrade no-weld systems was a clear choice for the project.

Importantly, the system needed to meet all disability access (DDA-Disability Discrimination Act) requirements for handrails, balustrades and ramps for all emergency exits.

Moddex has supplied close to 8,000 metres of its disability handrails (Assistrail™) that meet all access and mobility requirements and standards. Assistrail systems provide high corrosion resistance handrails while offering significant delivery and onsite installation cost savings. Being fully modular, no welding or fabrication is needed resulting in the market’s most rapid and easy installation requiring no specialist trades or tools.

From design, configuration and install, Assistrail systems offered the right solution for ramps, stairways, pathways and walkways – no matter what configuration was needed for the varied environments of Brisbane’s Airport Link tunnel emergency egress passages.

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