Specifying the right barrier and handrail system for your project leads to a powerful set of benefits. Selecting a carefully designed and reliably produced barrier up front can pre-address challenges relating to compliance, cost and project complexity. Whether the intended application is a bridge, lookout, car park, shopping centre or something else entirely, making the right choice can definitely pay off.
Webforge developed the Monowills Link — AS5100 Barrier specifically to support the needs of specifiers, project managers and other stakeholders in ventures where modular barriers are needed in high load public applications. Let's take a closer look at each of the three benefits that come along with specifying the Monowills Link – AS5100 Barrier.
Compliance is a non-negotiable requirement, and must be addressed thoughtfully and completely in every construction project. Heightened safety standards in place for structures such as bridges and footbridges place additional emphasis on this already critical concern. Selecting a noncompliant solution is a serious risk, and responsibility ultimately falls on the project manager.
Experts in design, fabrication and compliance developed the Monowills Link — AS5100 Barrier specifically with the heightened loading requirements of AS5100 pedestrian barriers in mind, incorporating the functional design requirements across common applications. After 18 months of development, careful engineering and novel manufacturing processes, the result is a multipurpose pedestrian barrier with exceptional qualities.
Careful research and design allowed the Webforge team to navigate multiple standard simultaneously, and provide a solution that addresses the needs imposed by all of them. Loading to AS5100 Pedestrian Barrier, Balustrades and Handrails to Building Code of Australia and Velocity Rail to the Shared Path requirements outlined in Austroads Guide to Road design.
When you specify the Monowills Link — AS5100 Barrier for any intended application, you can count on the hightest degree of compliance with relevant regulations.
2. Project complexity
In many cases, effective and compliant barriers are custom designed to ensure strong adherence to relevant rules. While this approach can address a key need, it can also increase the complexity, barrier weight and total cost. Reinventing the wheel for each new application of a pedestrian barrier, so to speak, requires significantly higher coordination from the project manager.
Project managers working on civil projects are responsible for everything from earth moving and structural steel to concrete, traffic management and adherence to deadlines. A pedestrian barrier is, comparatively speaking, a small part of the overall project, but can potentially require an in-proportional amount of design and coordination.
Simply selecting the appropriate Monowills Link — AS5100 Barrier System from the six pre-engineered configurations for your next project can streamline your barrier scope and complexity. The six configurations comprising of balustrades, handrails, velocity rails and kick plates in a combination that is straightforward, compliant and effective for your project.
Financial and time costs must be carefully managed for a successful project. The hours of work invested should have an actionable payoff, especially when several stakeholders need to coordinate. Design and drafting, engineering and researching compliance requirements all come into play when implementing a pedestrian barrier, and can quickly add up in terms of time and money spent.
Webforge have dealt with all of the above concerns, thus the modular and standardized yet flexible nature of the Monowills Link — AS5100 Barrier means lower costs. It's simple to specify in a project. Manufacturing and shipping are less costly than a bespoke solution, and the result is compliant, effective and long-lasting.
When it comes time to specify a pedestrian barrier for your project, a modular solution can address vitally important needs related to compliance, complexity and cost. Webforge has designed a solution specifically for this purpose, and we want you to take full advantage of it. To learn more about the Monowills Link — AS5100 Barrier system, get in touch with the experts at Webforge.