Geofoam Goes Down Under

RMAX Victorian Peninsula Link Geofoam Project in Melbourne, Australia

www.peninsulalink.com.au

 

It is no wonder that Geofoam, an expanded polystyrene (EPS) product, is growing in popularity. Its effectiveness and efficiency are proven time and again on a worldwide scale.

The recent Victorian Peninsula Link Project in Melbourne, Australia is a perfect example. RMAX, Australia’s largest manufacturer of EPS products, supplied the Geofoam for this enormous civil engineering project. Over 400 blocks were used, for a total of 1,700 cubic meters (about 60,035 cubic feet) of foam. The Geofoam was used for embankment fill, bridge abutment, reinforced embankments and reinforced soil walls. These constructions are meant to last 100 years and with the undeniable success of expanded polystyrene nothing is impossible!

RMAX Victorian Peninsula Link Geofoam Project in Melbourne, Australia

www.rmax.com

Geofoam was chosen for this important project due to its many invaluable characteristics and advantageous uses, including but not limited to the following:

●  Absorbs heavy structural and mechanical loads
●  Reduces underlying soil stresses
●  Stabilizes roads and steep embankments
●  Lightweight so large earthmoving equipment is not required
●  Can be cut to suit customer requirements
●  Blocks can be easily trimmed to size on site and placed by hand
●  Can be constructed in adverse weather conditions
●  Efficient
●  Cost Effective
●  Allows for faster construction schedules
●  Easy to Use
●  Non Toxic
●  Inert
●  Provides no nutrient value to plants, animals and microorganisms
●  Does not rot

As a truly universal product, whether you’re in the United States, Australia, Europe, South America, or virtually any place on earth, the benefits of geofoam and expanded polystyrene remain steadfast.

If you are interested in learning more about geofoam or expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam, please visit our GEOFOAM and EPS page.

Visit www.architectureanddesign.com.au for the full story.


ICA Helpful Documents:

ICA-GEOFOAM Spec Sheet

ICA-LITE® Spec Sheet

 

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This article was posted on April 5, 2013, by Insulation Corporation of America (ICA) – a Women-Owned manufacturer of Geofoam and Expanded Polystyrene (EPS), which is commonly but mistakenly referred to as Styrofoam™. ICA is located in Allentown, PA and services the entire Mid-Atlantic Region from Virginia to Maine to Ohio.

 

 

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