Ward has purchased 2 x new dry vacuum excavation trucks which have now landed straight off the boat from Germany. The first dry vac will be in operation next month and the second one later in September 2019. There are currently only 2 dry vac trucks in operation across all of Sydney and Ward is excited that it now has the next two.
We (and the rest of the industry) consistently require the use of non-destructive excavation trucks given we are often working around existing live services. They provide a much safer alternative to traditional excavation methods. The significant advantage of these dry vacs (compared to a traditional wet vacuum truck) is that they eliminate the use of high pressure water, which generates significant amounts of sludge waste. This is far better for the environment and means that we can cart significantly greater amounts of fill in the truck given the material is dry.
Our commitment to the safety of our workers and the environment is paramount. Not only will these dry vacs enhance these commitments, but they will provide significant time savings for our clients. We are thrilled to be such an early adopter of this fantastic new German technology.
We will be using these new dry vacs on our projects and hiring them out to the broader market. So keep your eyes peeled for the new “Ward Dry Vacs” brand driving around the streets of Sydney!
Ward’s experienced team of engineering and delivery personnel have completed numerous bridges from simple road bridges to complex steel composite bridges using concrete plan designs, super tee concrete girders, piling and heavy cranes.
Ward is a NSW RMS prequalified contractor at level B2 for bridge construction.
Ward’s infrastructure experience in the marine environment includes heritage-listed sandstone seawalls, beach erosion sand groynes, canal retaining walls using long reach excavation equipment, marine barges and craneage, and floating silt curtains.
Ward specialises in the design and construction of face stabilization systems. These systems include temporary and permanent ground anchors, underpinning, grouting, micropiling and shotcreting.
Ward offers a range of ground anchors including the use of single and multi low-relaxation strand tendons, sand anchors, soil nails and rock bolts, providing up to 15,000kN capacity. Our ground anchor range includes restressable, monitorable and non-tressable fully-grouted types.
ROADS & PAVEMENTS
Ward brings a wealth of experience in all aspects of road infrastructure constructions, from main highways to council roads, car parks, sub divisions (including flexible pavements) and rigid concrete pavements.
Ward also has considerable experience completing critical airport high-strength pavements utilising its latest GPS-equipped plant and is highly skilled with respect to stabilised pavements and Roads and Maritime Services (“RMS”) asphalt.
Our recognized and strong history in bulk excavations dates back to Ward’s inception. Our excavation capabilities have continued throughout the company’s delivery portfolio over the decades and we have a passion to continue to be a leader in large and challenging bulk excavations for various private and government clients.
Complimenting all of Ward’s delivery services is its ability to construct all forms of complex structures including detention tanks, concrete foundations, sheet pile and concrete weirs, wind farm foundation structures, transfer beams (underpinning and building), rail structures, and port infrastructure.
One of Ward’s core business activities is the remediation of contaminated sites, which includes the on-site treatment or off-site disposal of asbestos impacted soils, remediation of gas work sites, treatment of chemical and heavy metal contamination in diffused industrial facilities, and acid sulfate soil remediation.
Ward is an ASI Licensed Friable Asbestos Removal Contractor (Licence Number 204404 ASI). We understand the need for diligence in the control of all site activities on a contaminated site. All staff are specifically trained in order to maintain the high standards of health and safety that we demand, and to ensure appropriate environmental controls.
WATER & WASTEWATER
Ward’s team of experienced water and wastewater industry professionals have successfully completed water treatment plants, wastewater treatment plants, pump stations, storm water and detention systems, major pipelines, and underground services.
Ward’s accreditation with Sydney Water ensures that we can provide for the installation of water mains, sewer pipelines and supporting structures. This service offering is combined with our in-house ability to construct electrical and communications conduits, and to provide other associated services.
GENERAL CIVIL WORKS
Ward brings a wealth of experience in all disciplines of civil engineering and has completed numerous types of projects including general civil works, car parks, retaining walls, demolitions, detailed excavations, shoring, concreting, hard and soft landscaping, footpaths, temporary access ways, pedestrian malls, and early works packages on major infrastructure projects.
Ward self performs and project manages all aspects of the projects it undertakes.