02 October 2014 - This year’s awards season is off to a flying start with Aurecon among the top winners in Engineers Australia Excellence awards in Queensland, the Northern Territory and South Australia.
Aurecon, together with the Power and Water Corporation, won the People’s Choice Award for ‘future proofing’ Katherine's electrical transmission and electrical generation infrastructure. This involved the delivery of a robust supply system, including new and additional equipment, designed to meet the needs of the Katherine community over the next 20 plus years.
‘The team appreciated the votes it received for the People’s Choice Award, which saw the Katherine project receive three times the number of votes as any other project,’ said Carolyn Yates, Aurecon’s project director for the upgrade.
The project addressed many issues facing the supply system, which included increasing unreliability of critical infrastructure, complicated by demand growth outstripping the available generation capacity.
• Adelaide Oval Redevelopment
The Adelaide Oval Redevelopment received the Malcolm Kinnaird Engineering Excellence Award and the South Australia Division’s Engineering Excellence Award - the highest awards conferred at the Engineer’s Australia South Australia Engineering Excellence Awards.
Aurecon provided building services expertise on the refurbishment of the Adelaide Oval, which transformed the well-used venue into a 53 500 seat stadium. Aurecon’s services included electrical, fire and hydraulic infrastructure; extensive communications and outside broadcast infrastructure; specialist lighting; and escalators and lifts to support large scale people and goods movement.
Engineers from Aurecon, Arup, Walbridge and Gilbert and AECOM were able to overcome the constraints of working in a site with environmental, historical and space issues by combining civil, structural, electrical, systems and mechanical disciplines.
South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) received a commendation in the buildings and structures category. Aurecon was a key member of the design team on SAHMRI which delivered South Australia’s first world-class health and medical research institute using ambitious design and sustainable outcomes including a unique, integrated structural facade system.
Aurecon provided expertise on key elements such as structural, civil, facade, electrical/communications, security, fire services, integrated building system, wind modelling, geotechnical, and traffic.
• TrackStar Alliance
TrackStar Alliance, a Queensland Rail, Thiess, Aurecon and AECOM partnership, received the prestigious R W Hawken Award and the Excellence in Project Management Award for the Richlands to Springfield rail infrastructure project at the Engineers Australia Queensland Engineering Excellence awards, held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition centre.
• Gold Coast University Hospital
Aurecon and Jacobs, as part of the Engineering Joint Venture (EJV), were the recipients of the Excellence Award in Building and Structures for the design of Queensland Health’s Gold Coast University Hospital (GCUH), which opened on the 28 September 2013. Aurecon played a leading role in delivering all consulting engineering, including structural, civil, electrical, mechanical, hydraulics, lifts, fire services, information and communications technology, environmentally sustainable design, traffic and survey services for the project.