Aussie invention tops the world

Aussie invention tops the world

An Australian Steel Institute (ASI)-nominated invention has topped the world at the World Steel Association (WSA) constructsteel Awards 2023. 

The project Quadshore: The world-leading lightweight propping solution for temporary construction works was voted Innovation of the Year by the WSA judges. 

The invention was a joint project by Coates Hire, Monash University and ASI fabricator member Knox Engineering at Ingleburn in Sydney.  

Quadshore is an innovative lightweight temporary prop for supporting buildings and structures during construction. 

Conventional propping systems, mainly made of low-grade steel, are usually heavy and hard to use. 

Quadshore’s revolutionary design uses lightweight, high-strength steel structural elements and boltless connections that render consumable sites more efficient and safer. 

A representative of Quadshore’s development team will travel to Seoul in South Korea on September 26 to receive the award at WSA’s constructsteel annual conference. The conference will be a platform for the project team to present Quadshore to an audience of industry professionals.