Experts in laminated timber bridge construction have a new project opportunity.

Austroads, the association of Australian and New Zealand road transport and traffic agencies, is looking for someone to establish a business case for engineered laminated timber bridge construction, with a roadmap for any required standards and guides.

The project should identify key design, treatment, construction and maintenance requirements for engineered timber to achieve the required structural performance and durability. And it will also assess environmental and economic benefits and include a cost comparison to steel and concrete bridges.

The closing date is 2 February, and the Austroads tender documents are available (link opens in new tab).

Last year, New Zealand’s national transport agency announced that it would be using the timber product Glulam for the beams and deck of a highway bridge (link opens in new tab).