For just an additional 2% increase in the cost of the project, we specified TripStop in the Campaspe River shared trail to guarantee a safe, maintenance-free pathway for the design life of the asset.
Mr Sai Jegatheeswaran
With over thirty-five years of experience in the construction and building industry, I thought I had seen all types of jointing systems for concrete footpaths and cycleways.
Then I saw TripStop, a totally unique articulating jointing system that accommodates movement of adjacent slabs, caused by tree roots and soil movement, whilst retaining joint integrity. A totally opposite approach to all other jointing systems that attempt to resist these forces.
Since then I have included TripStop in all our design projects where appropriate.
Mr Ted Bennett CP Eng.
For 15 years we have been including TripStop in maintenance and new work, particularly near trees. And now our residents are enjoying safer hazard-free footpaths whilst the council enjoys diminishing maintenance costs.
Mr. Collin Williams
In 2007 then Director of Infrastructure James Magee heard about TripStop on the ABC Television’s The New Inventors and resolved to give it a try.
The Council now specifies TripStop for all works and looks forward to footpaths that will stay looking great and retain their integrity whilst eliminating tripping accidents for years to come.
Mr. Michael Evans
Director of Assets and Operations
As a consulting engineer for a new residential subdivision in Te Atatu in the Auckland City Council I was confronted with challenging soil conditions, a layer of peat, and a very high water table, common in much of the Auckland area.
After much investigation, in conjunction with the developer, for all footpaths, we specified concrete construction with TripStop joints to produce a solid structure that will float on the earth whilst remaining safe for future residents.
In 2003, with a lot of hope and a degree of doubt, I agreed to trial TripStop. I selected one of our worst tree damaged locations.
Previously at the John Street location, we had been replacing three bays every thirteen months or so. So far we have saved three replacements. I expect to save at least two more replacements before the ramp angle will be unsafe.
That will be a saving of around $3,000 for just one location over 6 years. We have now specified TripStop for all maintenance and capital works.
Mr. Bryan Dennis
Civil Infrastructure Coordinator
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