October 2015
From the Director's Desk
Recent months have been very busy for Joe Wagner Group; we have continued major drainage works on Omara’s Road and Warrego Highway projects in Charlton. We have also successfully delivered plant hire and civil works for several school building projects; TRC trunk water main; multiple QR bridge replacements from Strathpine to Dalby; and much more.
I would like to congratulate Danny & Megan Grohn on the safe arrival of Ava Grace and also Wade & Sally Nelson on the safe arrival of Layla Elizabeth. Danny and Wade are two of JWG's multi-disciplined, final trim excavator operators. We welcome the new girls to the JWG family and are excited about more additions due before the year is out.

Nick Wagner
Director
Feature Project - Queensland Rail Shutdown
Joe Wagner Group has been providing plant, labour and supervision for VEC Civil Engineering to deliver bridge replacement projects for Queensland Rail.These projects are undertaken with very tight deadlines to ensure minimal disruption to the rail network. The tight deadlines require 24 hour shift work for the 3 day shutdown period to ensure each project is completed and track handed back in time.Liam and his team worked tirelessly over the recent Queen’s Birthday long weekend to demolish an old timber bridge west of Toowoomba and replace it with precast concrete culverts. 
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Key features of the project included:
  • 24 hour shift work for the duration of the long weekend;
  • 35t and 21t excavators, water truck, roller and body trucks;
  • Demolition of the existing timber bridge and removal of the unsuitable base material.
  • Pre-cast concrete base slabs weighing up to 7 tonne each;
  • Installation of 24 (2400mm x 1600mm x1200mm) precast box culverts.
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Empowering People - Staff Training and Development
Joe Wagner Group would like to congratulate Peter White and Travis Schilg on completing their Plant Operator apprenticeships. Travis has been a JWG team member for 3 years and is now looking forward to completing his Cert III in Pipe Laying; Pete has been with JWG for 5 years and is also looking forward to increasing his knowledge and skills with a Cert III in Road Construction. Travis’ and Pete’s enthusiasm and experience make them very well respected and valued team members.
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Joe Wagner Group - Active Member of Local Business Community
Joe Wagner Group is proud to support the Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise. JWG is a foundation member of TSBE and recently upgraded to silver membership.

JWG are excited to be sponsoring the upcoming Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia Queensland – South West Branch Conference being held in Toowoomba from 4-6 November. If you are attending remember to drop into the JWG trade stand and say Hi.
Did You Know?
Amsterdam based technology innovator MX3D are currently constructing the world’s first 3D printed metal pedestrian bridge!
Utilising two state of the art six-axis robotic printers controlled by Autodesk Software, the pedestrian bridge will be constructed with millimetre precision. The robotic printer will use a continuous spot welding process (heating up the metal to 1,500° C before allowing to cool). This approach means structures can be created that are strong, durable and complex.
Whilst it is still quite a few years before this technology is able to be effectively utilised in civil construction it is an exciting prospect of the future.
Click on the image tosee a video of the printer in action.
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Social Circles - JWG Footy Trip!
Joe Wagner Group Social Club members piled into a bus and headed to Suncorp Stadium to watch the NRL preliminary final between North Queensland Cowboys and Brisbane Broncos from a corporate box. It was a well-deserved social for the JWG team. There was a lot of sledging in the bus on the way to the game but everyone enjoyed the atmosphere and had a great night.
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