CARES builds more assurance in
Australasian post-tensioned concrete supply chain through ‘very important’
Interspan, the leading post-tensioned
concrete contractor and post-tensioning materials manufacturer, has today been
approved by the bespoke specialist product certification scheme developed for
Australasia’s post-tensioned concrete market.
The Australasian certification
scheme, developed by CARES for the Supply and Installation of Post-Tensioning
Systems in Concrete Structures, was launched in May 2021, attracting
significant interest. Under the specific terms of new certificates issued by
CARES, Interspan has achieved certification in:
suppliers were approved in April 2022, and three more specialist suppliers are
currently undergoing assessment by CARES. Meanwhile a number of other leading
Australasian enterprises providing specialist post-tensioning services have
expressed their interest.
approvals have been granted to these companies was highlighted by CARES today.
It represents “a very important step forward in assurance across the
Australasian post-tensioning supply chain” said CARES’ Chief Executive Officer,
Mr Brankley urged
project teams, and main contractors, to work towards achieving sector-leading
approvals. “We encourage all specifiers to review their project specifications,”
ensuring they specify ACRS certified high strength wire and strand to AS/NZS
4672 installed by a CARES approved contractor to the CARES product
certification scheme for the Supply and Installation of Post-Tensioning Systems.”