Introducing the TripStop S Profile, the new generation of TripStop safety products designed to be smarter, safer and better than the previous generation. Boasting a large range of new benefits the TripStop S Profile will make installation easier, transport cheaper and purchasing easier. The TripStop S Profile comes in a larger range of sizes, with 150mm thick concrete now catered for with our TS150S (150mm) profile. We haven't forgotten the small end of town either, with the TS75S (75mm) profile catering for the jobs that are done on a budget.
The new range of profiles are:
The key performance benefits of the new TripStop S Profile are:
The area is a series of sports fields, play grounds, pools and an attractive park area with lots of mature trees and grass and winding through the park is a new shared footpath and cycle way.
Kuirau Park is one of New Zealand's must see attractions. Colourful landscapes, majestic bushland and geothermal activity are just a few of the attractions that bring in thousands of tourists - all eager to walk the paths and tracks that surround the area.
This informal public park is touted as one of the best free attractions in Rotorua and is located right next to Rotorua's city centre. The park has sports fields, geothermal pools, playgrounds and kilometres of walking tracks that are full of mature trees.
For years we scoured the net looking for any published results for what happens when a Steel Mesh path is subjected to uplift and could find nothing - So we did it ourselves.
The reason is we want to sell our product TripStop and we continually run into the fact many Cities and Councils specify Steel mesh in the belief it will stop future trip hazards. In particular in design manuals where groups of Cities and Councils put together a plan on how best to build a sub-division. They then share the common knowledge which is a good thing if the knowledge makes good engineering sense.
Proving up the theory that Steel Mesh will fail in a concrete path that is subjected to uplift [from tree roots and/or soil movement] took us many years and over $50k to do.
After significant development the new look TripStop website has now been released.
Tripstop has been investigating ways to provide more information and resources for our customers globally.
The opportunity to develop a new state-of-the-art website recently presented its self, so we jumped at the chance to provide our customers with a new and improved way of recording data and communicating.
The new website features a customer login area that will allow us to share specific documents, photos and data with our customers, along with an improved search feature, new look and improved mobile device browsing.
TripStop is a cross shaped device that is encased in wet concrete, at intervals, to form articulation joints. An Australian invention, TripStop separates the otherwise continuous concrete footpath into separate but linked slabs. It acts as a hinge that controls any displacement by combining the hinge with a shear connector. This reduces the likelihood of injury to pedestrians or cyclists.
The City of Knox have always been early adopters of new products and continue to be great clients. Initially only small trials were done and Knox put some in to trial and then waited to see what happened - so we had to wait until the trees grew.
Knox saw encouraging results from some of their early trials so in 2005 they did a large scale trial installing over 400 pieces of TripStop in the paths in the case study area. At the same time they replaced many other slabs in the same streets in front of the same trees without TripStop to see the difference.