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As Africa prepares itself for the 21st century, transport infrastructure will be playing a major role in transforming the continent into a vibrant, economic powerhouse.
Abbas Jamie's latest column for Transport World Africa focuses on who should pay for corridor infrastructure and considers the pay for use principle as the most fair and equitable route to follow.
Markets: Transport, Rural transport, Urban transportExpertise: Roads
Abbas Jamie's latest column for Transport World Africa focuses on how cross-border infrastructure development in Africa has been identified as a key driver for economic development on the continent.
Markets: TransportExpertise: Rail, Roads, Ports and coastal, Airports
Abbas Jamie's latest column for Transport World Africa focuses on the boom of air travel in Africa and its ability to leapfrog the physical challenges to progress and help open up the economies of the numerous landlocked countries among the continent’s 54 states.
Markets: Transport, AirportsExpertise: Airports
Abbas Jamie's column for Transport World Africa focuses on the major opportunities to grow trade between African countries through integrated transport corridors.
Alex Pey of Aurecon discusses the potential impact of poor population growth planning on Australian capital cities and suggests major rail freight tunnels could be the answer to freight logistics problems.
Markets: Resources , Transport, Freight, logistics and infrastructure, Urban transportExpertise: Urbanisation, Rail, Environmental and community planning
In this roundtable, four of our leading rail signalling experts in both passenger and heavy haul rail networks, talk about the issues facing the industry.
Markets: TransportExpertise: Rail
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
Our cities are continually undergoing renewal, which can mean big changes in the built environment. A proposal to drive a new tunnel is the catalyst for owners of buildings and other structures in the vicinity to become conc...
Markets: Transport, Urban transportExpertise: Rail, Ground engineering
Increased urbanisation, environmental impact, passenger expectations and cost of system delivery all influence the shape of future rail networks. Stuart Littlewood, Aurecon's Metros Leader - Asia, discusses why high speed, safety, reliability and comfort are at the core of future rail systems.
The objective of any ground and groundwater investigation is to reduce risk to a project. In theory, the more investigations that are undertaken, the lower the risk of geotechnical and/or hydrogeological issues affecting excavatio...
In 1950 one in four people lived in cities, it is currently over two in four and in just 20 years it will be close to three in four. Solving urbanisation and transport challenges is critical for the future of governments, communit...
Markets: Transport, Urban transportExpertise: Rail
Jane has over 24 years of experience in community and stakeholder consultation and public policy development, and social and human services development.
Steven is a Chartered Engineer with experience covering the design and commissioning of various passenger rolling stock types, including light rail vehicles, metro, driverless and high speed trains.
Based in Sydney, Charlie's 20 year career spans major civil and geotechnical engineering projects involving investigation, design and construction in Australia, South Africa, West Africa, and the United Kingdom.
Markets: Transport, Urban transportExpertise: Ground engineering, Rail
Meet Anthony Bennett, a techincal director for transport based in Melbourne Australia. With over 30 years of design experience in domestic and international civil engineering projects, Tony's expertise includes underground ...
Markets: TransportExpertise: Ground engineering
In this article, Ralph Moulang, Aurecon's Principal Overhead Wiring Engineer, discusses how cities can integrate new and existing light rail systems into the urban environment, while meeting the requirement for continuous uninterrupted tractive power supply for electrified rail systems.
Steve is Country Leader Manager for Aurecon Singapore. He has considerable experience in directing major projects in the infrastructure sector, including design and construction support of transport projects throughout Asia and Europe.
Railway Control room integration can be an emotive topic. John Cranley, Technical Director - Transport Services, shares his experiences and lessons learned from these often complex projects over his 20 year career.
Eva Wood is a Technical Director, Transport Services, in Aurecon’s Brisbane, Australia office. She is currently Project Leader on the Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 2 Reference Design in Queensland, Australia.
Ben Vardon, a senior transport planner based in Brisbane, Australia, and Ashley Stevenson, a civil engineer based in eThekwini, South Africa, look at the process used during planning to improve accessibility to the 16 stations included in Phase 1 of the Gold Coast Rapid Transit (GCRT) project.
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
Land use and patronage are core principles when evaluating and planning any additions to a public transport system. Here we talk with Stuart Littlewood, Aurecon’s Metros Leader, Asia about his experience of successful airport rail connections in the region.
The South Island Line (East) (SIL(E)) is a 7 km medium capacity railway extension connecting the Southern District of Hong Kong to the existing MTR network at Admiralty Station (ADM).
Markets: Transport, Urban transportExpertise: Rail, Urbanisation
Mikel Alonso looks at how balancing the key functions of a ventilation system in order to maximise both safety and cost efficiencies for an underground metro or railway system.
Markets: TransportExpertise: Ground engineering, Rail
Anthony Bennett, Aurecon’s tunnels leader, looks at proven approaches to saving the building while developing underground rail infrastructure.
Warren Dou talks about the effective risk management and innovative technical solutions that address the challenges of constructing underground stations in urban environments.
Markets: TransportExpertise: Rail, Urbanisation, Ground engineering
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 transportExpertise: Building structures, Building sciences, Building services
In this article Bill Guy looks at the challenges of introducing or extending a Light Rail Transit system and identifies some effective approaches to addressing them.
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
With Badgerys Creek again being touted as the location for Sydney’s second airport, Kylie Cochrane, reflects on the consultation effort that will be required for this potential infrastructure project.
Markets: 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.
Designed as a landside capacity model influenced by airside demands, the model we call Airnodes can assess airport infrastructure to benchmark airport performance and current capacity.
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.
In the coming years, airports will be significantly challenged to plan for and adapt to climate change induced risks. Trinity Graham, discusses how climate change factors will affect airports and what airport operators might consider for future planning.
In this article, Matt Glenn, Airports Leader - Airside, looks at the business decisions that airport operators must make around pavements, traffic and overload. He also looks at the effects of repeated overload the best approach to pavement evaluation and maintenance.
Rail is becoming bigger, longer, faster and more costly as complex mining provinces are developed in remote locations. Mike Foley spoke to Aurecon’s Ken Devencorn who said supply chain integration and automation are key to facilitating development.
Markets: Resources , TransportExpertise: Rail
Skilled management of the supply chain is critical and allows major project teams to deliver excellence on schedule, within budget and with quality outcomes.
Markets: Resources , TransportExpertise: Bulk material facilities
Aurecon’s Ruben Nielsen navigates the complexities of successful marine supply base development.
Markets: Energy, Resources , Freight, logistics and infrastructure, TransportExpertise: Ports and coastal, Bulk material facilities
“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
Finding an optimal balance between community needs and economic benefits of the urban expressway.
Markets: Transport, Urban transportExpertise: Environmental and community planning
Brian Smith, Aurecon’s Technical Leader, Transport, explains how more compact bus facilities can better fit within constrained city centre locations and make for improved integration of transport and land use.
Optimising land use, operational efficiency, light rail system, integrated urban design
Markets: Construction, Government, Property, Transport, Land developmentExpertise: Environmental and community planning, Land infrastructure
Aurecon’s HUB-id integrates human behaviours to drive successful outcomes in land use form and transport function. Understanding how cities flow and finding sustainable pathways between city centres and suburban developments requires an integrated approach to achieve sustainable transport and land use outcomes.
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, International development assistance, Resources , Property, Transport, WaterExpertise: Programme and project delivery
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