EnduroMax® noise barrier solution for Central Station

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  • 1 October 2019

ModularWalls were contracted by Laing O’Rourke to supply a noise barrier solution for major construction and trackwork spanning several years at Sydney’s Central Station.

While vandal resistance and high durability were the top requirements, unique site constraints meant the noise barrier solution needed to be easily and quickly installed. Therefore, EnduroMax provided the perfect solution.

EnduroMax Noise barrier for Sydney’s Central Station

ModularWalls worked closely with Laing O’Rourke, offering detailed consultations, design work and engineering. Inhouse support was also given during the installation, which was easily managed by the site crew. With its unique control over the entire supply chain, ModularWalls could supply the custom length EnduroMax panels within a two-week turnaround period — a much faster turnaround than a concrete or AAC alternate design.

Due to its lightweight, modular nature, the wall offered rapid construction, overcoming the detailed site constraints. In addition, the design exceeded acoustic attenuation and durability expectations, measuring 200m long at heights of 4.5m and utilising impact-resistant EnduroMax panels.

Ultimately, ModularWalls’ noise barrier solution delivered a lighter, faster, more cost-effective alternative to traditional materials.


EnduroMax as a noise barrier solution

The EnduroMax noise wall panel is an ultra-resilient, high-performance modular panel specifically designed for the extreme conditions associated with road, rail and civil infrastructure environments.

EnduroMax meets or exceeds all national road noise barrier specifications, including:

  • NSW RMS R271 (Design & Construction of Noise Walls)
  • QLD TMR MRTS15 (Noise Fences) — Pre-approved Product
  • QLD Rail: Civil SR-014
  • WA MRWA Spec 904 (Noise Walls)
  • VIC Roads Bridge Technical Note: BTN 007/2018
  • Main Roads Western Australia: Specification 904

Lastly, EnduroMax offers up to an 80% carbon reduction project-wide compared to a precast concrete alternative and has been used by the RMS on multiple infrastructure applications, including Captain Cook Drive and Alford’s Point Road.

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