Thinking by Expertise - Building sciences

Are current project dimensions leaving you stuck in a 2D world

Rollover Thinking


Rapidly emerging technologies such as 3D terrestrial laser scanning, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Building Information Modelling (BIM) are all converging to create a new delivery model for construction projects and their subsequent asset management programmes.

Markets: Construction
Expertise: Building sciences

Moving beyond green buildings – a focus on greening our precincts

A photo of Aurecon's Lynnwood Bridge office

Martin Smith and Marni Punt attempt to define this latest wave of thinking about sustainable precincts; explore how to achieve greener precincts; and discuss the rating tools that are being developed to add value to the precinct concept.

Markets: Property
Expertise: Building sciences, Environmental and community planning, Sustainability

Utilising BIM to its full capacity – a roundtable discussion

Stephen Logan, Leader for Building Sciences, Quentin Jackson,Service Leader for Environmental Modelling, and John Hainsworth, who leads its BIM team within Buildings, expand on what Building Information Modelling (BIM) really is, and open the window on its potential.

Markets: Property, Building information modelling (BIM)
Expertise: Building sciences, Building services, Building structures

A new era of crucial focus on achieving increased sustainability

A new era of crucial focus on achieving increased sustainability

In this article, Jeff Robinson highlights a few of the emerging trends he believes have the potential to driver greener ways of going about our everyday lives.

Markets: Property, Transport, Energy, Water
Expertise: Building sciences, Rail

Stadium transformation – the ins and outs of roofing existing stadiums

A photo of Melbourne's Etihad Stadium's retractable roof

Rather than starting from scratch, with the complete demolition of the old structure, the key to a stadium’s transformation could lie in a new roof.

Markets: Property, Sports and leisure
Expertise: Building sciences, Building services, Building structures

Using building information modelling (BIM) to ensure fail-safe stadia design

A holding screen of John Hainsworth

BIM is a process involving the generation and management of data and digital representations of physical and functional characteristics of places and objects and can be used to ensure fail-safe stadium design.

Markets: Property, Sports and leisure, Building information modelling (BIM)
Expertise: Building sciences, Building services, Building structures

Interview: Stephen Logan on the intricacies of stadium design - lighting and other trends

A photo of Stephen Logan

Stephen Logan is Aurecon’s Building Sciences Leader. He has worked on iconic international stadia projects, including the landmark Wembley National Stadium, Melbourne’s Etihad Stadium and the multi award winning Perth Arena.

Markets: Property, Sports and leisure
Expertise: Building sciences, Building services, Building structures

Project profiles

Collage of stadium projects

World-leading stadium design means thinking outside of the box to deliver innovative designs that maximise a stadium’s potential. Read more about some of Aurecon's world-leading stadia projects.

Markets: Property, Sports and leisure
Expertise: Building sciences, Building services, Building structures

Welcome to Aurecon’s ‘Future-proofing world-leading sports stadia’

Cities often have huge stadium assets that were built some decades ago, many of which are only used to host a dozen events a year, at best. These stadiums often become more of a municipal burden than an asset - no longer in step with the demands of an entertainment hungry, more sophisticated public. What can be done to breathe new life and sustainability into these assets? And in the case of new stadium projects, how can they be designed in such a way that they remain an asset far into the future? This new series explores the ins and outs of future-proofing world-leading sports stadia, including showcasing world-class examples of stadia projects as well as technical and commercial techniques designed to ensure game-changing sporting facilities. (IMAGE: Courtesy Foster + Partners)

Markets: Property, Sports and leisure
Expertise: Building sciences, Building services, Building structures

Welcome to Aurecon’s ‘World-leading sports stadia’

The concept behind a sports stadium has come full circle, from a place to see your favourite athletes pitting their skills against competitors, to a modern Roman Colosseum where the public gather, clutching smart phones, for a multimedia and multi-sensorial experience!

This a field which Aurecon both works in and is passionate about. Our experts have built up extensive knowledge in this field through years of experience on some of the most iconic sports stadia ever created.

This new series will share our people’s latest insights on designing world-leading sports stadia, including the technical and commercial techniques that ensure game-changing sporting facilities.

Markets: Property, Sports and leisure
Expertise: Building sciences, Building services, Building structures, Environmental and community planning, Information and communications technology, Programme and project management, Sustainability

Margaret Court Arena: A clever, multi-use makeover

The new-look 7 500-seat major redevelopment includes an additional 1 500 seats, a retractable roof, full air conditioning and a significantly enhanced food and beverage offering. Importantly, the stadium and its exceptional amenties will provide the city of Melbourne a vital mid-sized, multi-purpose entertainment venue. Project Director, Mark Sheldon, discusses in depth how Aurecon and our project partners planned, designed and delivered this pioneering project.

Markets: Property
Expertise: Building structures, Building services, Building sciences

People profiles

Meet the Aurecon team who are committed to delivering world-leading sports stadia.

Markets: Property, Sports and leisure
Expertise: Building sciences, Building services, Building structures, Environmental and community planning, Information and communications technology, Programme and project management, Sustainability

The design of world-leading sports stadia

A thumbnail of a stadium

An exploration of the many technical and commercial techniques that interact to ensure the delivery of world-leading sports stadia.

Markets: Property, Sports and leisure
Expertise: Building sciences, Building services, Building structures, Environmental and community planning, Information and communications technology, Programme and project management, Sustainability

Project profiles

A collage of our projects

World-leading stadium design means thinking outside of the box to deliver innovative designs that maximise a stadium’s potential. Read more about some of Aurecon's world-leading stadia projects.

Markets: Property, Sports and leisure
Expertise: Building sciences, Building services, Building structures, Environmental and community planning, Information and communications technology, Programme and project management, Sustainability

Case study: improving constructability

The Hong Kong West Kowloon Terminus (WKT) is part of the large scale (US$8 billion) infrastructure project that aims to link Hong Kong with major Chinese cities via high speed rail.

Markets: Transport, Urban transport
Expertise: Building structures, Building sciences, Building services

The hotel industry: our experts discuss the mega trends

In this article, our experts expand on the current, increasing demand for hospitality industry services and the mega-trends shaping the hospitality industry.

Markets: Property, Sports and leisure
Expertise: Building sciences, Building services, Building structures

Project profiles

Aurecon’s experts have built up extensive knowledge in this field through years of experience on some of the most popular hotel destinations worldwide. Read more about our world-class projects.

Markets: Property, Sports and leisure
Expertise: Building sciences, Building services, Building structures, Sustainability

360° Magazine - Transforming transport

In this issue of Aurecon’s 360° magazine, Transforming Transport looks at the complex issues around moving people and resources in a world experiencing massive population growth and urbanisation.

Markets: Property, Transport, Government
Expertise: Airports, Building sciences, Expertise, Building structures, Environmental and community planning, Land infrastructure, Programme and project management, Rail

Creating vibrant sustainable cities

Pyrmont Park, Australia

Smart urban planning and management strives to go beyond delivering ‘basic needs’.

Markets: Property
Expertise: Building sciences

World Environment Day 2013: Reducing food wastage

On 2013’s World Environment Day themed “Think.Eat.Save”, Digby Hall, Aurecon Senior ESD Specialist, shares some challenging and achievable goals to reduce food wastage and improve communities negatively impacted by global consumption.

Markets: Property
Expertise: Building sciences

Building for collaboration

Staircase at the Aurecon Centre, Melbourne

Engineers Australia interviews Aurecon’s Peter Mathieson and Peter Greaves on a holistic approach to collaboration which was a focus in the design of our new Aurecon Centre in Melbourne.

Markets: Property
Expertise: Building sciences, Building services, Building structures

Protecting vulnerable communities: building bushfire resilience

Gerry Quinn, an expert in programme delivery at Aurecon, presents a case study on a project to identify mitigation measures that could be implemented to reduce risk from bushfires at schools in bushfire prone areas.

Markets: Construction
Expertise: Building sciences, Environmental and community planning

The forgotten elements of sustainable lighting design

Sustainable lighting design is more than achieving a watts per metre square target. It should consider the entire lighting system - from the materials used to the location of the manufacturers and the ongoing maintenance.

Markets: Property, Commercial office buildings
Expertise: Building services, Building sciences

Embracing urban sustainability

Community garden

Developing a systems thinking approach to sustainable cities.

Markets: Energy, Renewable energy, Water
Expertise: Building sciences