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The AUD 200 million South Australian Health and Medical Institute (SAHMRI), which will accommodate as many 675 of the world’s foremost scientists, is both aesthetically pleasing as well as a model of smart efficiency.
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: PropertyExpertise: Building sciences, Environmental and community planning, Sustainability
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
Michael Green, Engineering Meteorologist, Aurecon, discusses how engineering meteorology can assist in project challenges and help improve the resilience of operational and infrastructure design.
Markets: Energy, Water, Property, TransportExpertise: Renewable energy, Water resources management, Urbanisation
In this interview, Deon Pretorius, Aurecon’s Land Development Services Leader in Cape Town, describes some of the barriers to creating efficient cities as well as current trends and the solutions and innovations Aurecon is leveraging to help our clients ‘get it right’.
Markets: Government, PropertyExpertise: Environmental and community planning, Land infrastructure, Urbanisation
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 leisureExpertise: Building sciences, Building services, Building structures
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
The award-winning redevelopment of the Adelaide Oval Western Grandstand, Australia, together with the provision of an architecturally unique footbridge across the nearby River Torrens for sports fans, has triggered the transformation of the surrounding, broader precinct.
Markets: Property, Sports and leisureExpertise: Building structures
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.
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.
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)
The Adelaide Oval’s new ICT capabilities respond to current patron and operator expectations and requirements. The project has also set an unprecedented benchmark for stadia projects in Australia to match or exceed for many years to come.
Markets: Property, Sports and leisureExpertise: Information and communications technology
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 leisureExpertise: Building sciences, Building services, Building structures, Environmental and community planning, Information and communications technology, Programme and project delivery, Sustainability
Meet the Aurecon team who are committed to delivering world-leading sports stadia.
An exploration of the many technical and commercial techniques that interact to ensure the delivery of world-leading sports stadia.
Meet Jimmy Tong, an associate and leader of our buildings electrical and mechanical (E&M) team based in Hong Kong. He has extensive experience in delivering major metro and urban rail projects in Asia, and in the Middle East.
Markets: Property, Transport, Urban transportExpertise: Building services
Airport redevelopment projects have the potential to significantly affect operations and profits. John Mason and James Bennett outline why a programme management approach will ensure optimal outcomes for airport owners and stakeholders.
Markets: Transport, PropertyExpertise: Airports
George Reid, Technical Director - Buildings, talks about how engineering can support profitable and sustainable business models.
Dr Neil Mackenzie, Aurecon’s Acoustics &Vibrations Leader, discusses the solutions his team has utilised to address some common design issues at airports.
Markets: Property, TransportExpertise: Airports
Jason leads our Advisory team in New Zealand. With more than 15 years of industry experience, his focus is on effectively linking client business objectives to project objectives.
Great design has the potential to significantly alter the profit equation of an airport and should be a key consideration from the earliest planning stages onward. Stephen Logan shares insight on why is designing for profit so crucial in today’s operating environment.
Balancing structural expression with functionality.
Trends in tall building design. How buildability, time and cost optimisation are achieved without comprimising design and functionality.
Markets: Property, Commercial office buildings, ResidentialExpertise: Building structures
Smart engineering of long span structures and operable roofs.
“Developing nations need to plan how they will recover from large natural disasters and consider how to make their economies more resilient,” comments Sean Gledhill, Aurecon Building Structures Service Leader, and multiple award winner for low damage seismic solutions.
Markets: Property, International development assistance, TransportExpertise: Building structures
In the 21st Century, computer simulation has enabled architects to push the boundaries of urban design with lightweight architectural forms, random geometries and super-tall buildings.
Markets: PropertyExpertise: Building structures
Optimising land use, operational efficiency, light rail system, integrated urban design
Markets: Construction, Government, Property, Transport, Land developmentExpertise: Environmental and community planning, Land infrastructure
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, GovernmentExpertise: Airports, Building sciences, Expertise, Building structures, Environmental and community planning, Land infrastructure, Programme and project delivery, Rail
Every major project is unique, encompassing different sponsor and stakeholder environments, different objectives and external influences.
Markets: Construction, Data & telecommunications, Defence, Energy, Government, Manufacturing, International development assistance, Resources , Property, Transport, WaterExpertise: Programme and project delivery
“Years of specialist building collapse and building instability training were put to use assisting with immediate live rescue and victim recovery followed by emergency shoring and building stabilisation works.” Carl Devereux, Christchurch, New Zealand February 2011
It is estimated that in the year 1800, 3% of the world’s population lived in cities. By 1900, that number had reached 14% and by 2000, it had risen to 47%.1 Urbanisation has continued apace, with the tipping point reached in 2007, a year in which demographers estimated that the majority of the planet’s population was living in cities. This trend is unlikely to cease, and the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs’ Population Division estimates that by 2030, 5 billion people, or 60% of the world’s population, will be ‘urbanised’.
Markets: PropertyExpertise: Environmental and community planning
Smart urban planning and management strives to go beyond delivering ‘basic needs’.
Markets: PropertyExpertise: Building sciences
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.
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: PropertyExpertise: Building sciences, Building services, Building structures
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 buildingsExpertise: Building services, Building sciences
An interview with Stephen Logan, Aurecon Technical Director Buildings on performance-based approach to allow design flexibility and improve stadia fire safety.
Markets: PropertyExpertise: Building services
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, WaterExpertise: Building sciences, Rail
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