Thinking by Market - Transport

Peninsula Link: Australia’s first road availability public private partnership

Peninsula Link, Australia

The 27 kilometre Peninsula Link was the Mornington Peninsula’s biggest infrastructure project and has completed a missing link in Melbourne’s freeway network.

Markets: Transport
Expertise: Roads and highways, Bridges and civil structures

Sustainable roads initiative

Sustainable roads initiative

In order to keep up with the developing need of our clients to produce sustainable outcomes, Aurecon is beginning to include sustainability initiatives in our own road design processes.

Markets: Transport, Urban transport
Expertise: Roads and highways

Get real! Trialling transport interchange and terminal design

Bus station

Aurecon transport planning experts Brian Smith and Mohammad Islam discuss the value of undertaking effective field trials of transport interchange or terminal layouts and incorporating the results into designs.

Markets: Transport

Transport infrastructure on the African continent is on the move

A generic image of a truck on an African road

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.

Markets: Transport

Transport Corridor Roads – Who should ultimately pay?

A photo of a road in Africa

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 transport

Enhanced transportation to usher in Africa’s economic revival

A picture of a map of Africa

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: Transport
Expertise: Rail, Ports and terminals, Airports

Ready for takeoff: Airports to play a key role in unlocking Africa’s potential

A photo of a plane taking off

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, Airports
Expertise: Airports

Transport: the key to Africa’s growth

A photo of a road in Africa

Abbas Jamie's column for Transport World Africa focuses on the major opportunities to grow trade between African countries through integrated transport corridors.

Markets: Transport

Impact of freight transportation on our cities

Freight train with cargo containers

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 transport
Expertise: Rail, Environmental and community planning

Rail signalling: Q&A

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: Transport
Expertise: Rail

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

When new meets old: buildings and tunnels

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 transport
Expertise: Rail, Ground engineering

High speed rail: one size doesn’t fit all

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.

Markets: Transport
Expertise: Rail

Looking for clues – geotechnical investigation

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...

Markets: Transport, Urban transport
Expertise: Rail, Ground engineering

Keep it moving: construction phase transport planning

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 transport
Expertise: Rail

People profile: Jane McTaggart

Jane McTaggart

Jane has over 24 years of experience in community and stakeholder consultation and public policy development, and social and human services development.

Markets: Transport, Urban transport
Expertise: Rail

People profile: Steven Mok

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.

Markets: Transport, Urban transport
Expertise: Rail

People profile: Charlie Shackell

Charlie Shackell

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 transport
Expertise: Ground engineering, Rail

People profile: Anthony Bennett

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: Transport
Expertise: Ground engineering

Alternative Traction Power Distribution Systems within the Urban Environment

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.

Markets: Transport, Urban transport
Expertise: Rail

People profile: Steve Liew

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.

Markets: Transport, Urban transport
Expertise: Rail

Rail control room integration: risk and reward

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.

Markets: Transport, Urban transport
Expertise: Rail

People profile: Eva Wood

Eva Wood

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.

Markets: Transport, Urban transport
Expertise: Rail

Improving accessibility of light rail - CAMS in the Gold Coast Rapid Transit project

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.

Markets: Transport, Urban transport
Expertise: Rail

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

Making connections – A Q&A on effective public transport links between cities and airports

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.

Markets: Transport, Urban transport
Expertise: Rail

Project in focus: South Island Line (East) (SIL(E)) Contract 901 - Admiralty Integrated Station and SCL Enabling Works

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 transport
Expertise: Rail

Breathing space: optimising ventilation in metro projects

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: Transport
Expertise: Ground engineering, Rail

Going underground: saving surface buildings while tunnelling

Anthony Bennett, Aurecon’s tunnels leader, looks at proven approaches to saving the building while developing underground rail infrastructure.

Markets: Transport, Urban transport
Expertise: Ground engineering, Rail

Metro station construction in congested environments

Warren Dou talks about the effective risk management and innovative technical solutions that address the challenges of constructing underground stations in urban environments.

Markets: Transport
Expertise: Rail, Ground engineering

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

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

Is traditional community and media engagement dead?

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: 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

Airnodes and the high performing airport

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.

Markets: Transport
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

Adaptable airports: designing resilience

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.

Markets: Transport
Expertise: Airports

Runways: perfecting pavements

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.

Markets: Transport
Expertise: Airports

Rail boom: how to maximise supply chain efficiency

Aurizon coal train

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 , Transport
Expertise: Rail

Effective supply chains

Iron ore train

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 , Transport
Expertise: Bulk material facilities

Keeping supplies flowing to meet growing demand in the oil and gas industry

Oil and gas

Aurecon’s Ruben Nielsen navigates the complexities of successful marine supply base development.

Markets: Energy, Resources , Freight, logistics and infrastructure, Transport
Expertise: Ports and terminals, Bulk material facilities

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

Mobility in urban environments

Biking in the city

Finding an optimal balance between community needs and economic benefits of the urban expressway.

Markets: Transport, Urban transport
Expertise: Environmental and community planning

Creating more compact bus terminals and interchanges

Christchurch Bus Exchange, New Zealand

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.

Markets: Transport, Urban transport
Expertise: Environmental and community planning

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

Smarter thinking around people, places and public transport

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.

Markets: Transport

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