Thinking by Market - Property

Data Centres - exploring the trend

Data centre

Four of Aurecon’s Data and ICT experts explore the latest thinking surrounding the current and future state of data centres globally.

Markets: Data & telecommunications, Data centres, Property, Government
Expertise: Information and communications technology

Hands on approach ramps up efficiency of medical facility

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.

Markets: Property

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

Engineering Meteorology: Making informed decisions to deliver project solutions

An example of an urban comfort index

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, Transport
Expertise: Renewable energy, Water resources management

Creating efficient, liveable cities

A picture of an Africa city

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, Property
Expertise: Environmental and community planning, Land infrastructure

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

From oval to all-round: the evolution of Adelaide’s Riverbank precinct

A bird's eye view of the River Torrens footbridge

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 leisure
Expertise: 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

Adelaide Oval - an industry-leading example of ICT systems and infrastructure

A photo of the Adelaide Oval

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 leisure
Expertise: Information and communications technology

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

People profile: Jimmy Tong

Jimmy Tong

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 transport
Expertise: Building services

On programme! Driving the best outcomes in airport development

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, Property
Expertise: Airports

All things considered: Delivering the international airport

George Reid, Technical Director - Buildings, talks about how engineering can support profitable and sustainable business models.

Markets: Transport, Property
Expertise: Airports

Overcoming environmental challenges to maximise profit

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, Transport
Expertise: Airports

People profile: Jason Wozniak

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.

Markets: Transport, Property
Expertise: Airports

Airport terminals - designing for profit

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.

Markets: Transport, Property
Expertise: Airports

Exposed structures

Balancing structural expression with functionality.

Markets: Property, Sports and leisure
Expertise: Building structures

Tall buildings

World Tower, Sydney

Trends in tall building design. How buildability, time and cost optimisation are achieved without comprimising design and functionality.

Markets: Property, Commercial office buildings, Residential
Expertise: Building structures

Long span stadia structures

Smart engineering of long span structures and operable roofs.

Markets: Property, Sports and leisure
Expertise: Building structures

Seismic resilience in the developing world

“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, Transport
Expertise: Building structures

Realising the dream - performance based design

Qatar Science and Technology Park, Qatar

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: Property
Expertise: Building structures

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

HUB-id projects

Optimising land use, operational efficiency, light rail system, integrated urban design

Markets: Construction, Government, Property, Transport, Land development
Expertise: Environmental and community planning, Land infrastructure

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

Project drivers

Abbot Point Coal Terminal, Australia

Every major project is unique, encompassing different sponsor and stakeholder environments, different objectives and external influences.

Markets: Construction, Data & telecommunications, Defence, Energy, Government, International development assistance, Resources , Property, Transport, Water
Expertise: Programme and project management

Earthquake disaster response in Christchurch

Aurecon's Carl Devereux briefs Australia's Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Australia's Governor General Quentin Bryce at the Christchurch Cathedral

“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

Markets: Property
Expertise: Building structures

Seismic resilience in the developing world

In the developing world, natural disasters are often more devastating due to buildings being less able to resist the impact of major events

“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, Transport
Expertise: Building structures

An urban planet

An urban planet

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: Property
Expertise: Environmental and community planning

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

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

A performance-based approach to allow design flexibility and improve stadia fire safety

Perth Arena

An interview with Stephen Logan, Aurecon Technical Director Buildings on performance-based approach to allow design flexibility and improve stadia fire safety.

Markets: Property
Expertise: Building services