Birrarung Marr

Birrarung Marr | cta_1 | ODS

CTA Australia has left its indelible footprint on yet another Victorian icon: Birrarung Marr. The company’s ProStep® safety stair nosing has provided the complex with safe and secure footing for the general public utilising the space.

ProStep® safety stair nosing was reviewed as a viable product for the Birrarung Marr project by Citywide Service Solutions Pty Ltd, one of Australia’s fastest-growing facility managers providing environmental, engineering and maintenance services to both the commercial and government sectors.

Helen Sanders, project engineer for Citywide Service Solutions Pty Ltd, commented: “ProStep® was given the tick of approval by our team and was submitted to the City of Melbourne which made the ultimate decision of going ahead with the product. We considered ProStep® to be a well-designed product that not only conforms to Australian Standards, but also looks great.”

Hok Sie, senior engineer and team leader for Infrastructure Design with the City of Melbourne, was ultimately responsible for the selection process.

“When choosing the stair nosing for the Birrarung Marr project, a number of products were critically reviewed. The most important criteria we had to address was public safety. This was an element high on the agenda for the team.” Hok Sie said that ultimately ProStep® safety stair nosing won the approval of the Infrastructure Design Team because it provides “excellent safety characteristics, is brightly coloured and is less likely to detach”.

“The product’s low-profile design means it doesn’t present a trip hazard. The product also needs to perform for a long time and since the fastenings are concealed, we are confident it won’t be tampered with by would-be vandals. Overall, these aspects result in greater public safety.”

When asked how the product is performing, Hok Sie commented that he was satisfied with the product to date and based on this would recommend ProStep® safety stair nosing for future works.

It is encouraging to see that the ProStep® characteristics highlighted by CTA Australia are being used as the criteria of selection by reputable companies such as Citywide Service Solutions and councils. CTA Australia is very aware that councils are critical agents acting on behalf of a savvy public who demand safety, aesthetics and value for their taxpayer dollar, so the company designs and manufactures products on the strength of this philosophy.

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