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Richlands to Springfield rail project wins prestigious engineering excellence awards

Springfield Central Station

Springfield Central Station

18 September 2014 -TrackStar Alliance, a Queensland Rail, Thiess, Aurecon and AECOM partnership, received the prestigious R W Hawken 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 on Saturday, September 15.

The Richlands to Springfield project also won the Excellence in the Project Management award.

The most significant new rail infrastructure for Queensland Rail’s suburban network in 30 years, the $360 million Richlands to Springfield project was delivered on time and well under budget with outstanding quality and safety performance.

The project required a range of engineering techniques and expertise to deliver 9.5km of electrified dual-track passenger rail line, two new stations at Springfield and Springfield Central, seven rail bridges, two new stations at Springfield and Springfield Central, over 1.5km of elevated rail structures including an 815metre long viaduct and 5.5km Centenary Highway upgrade.

As part of the Alliance, Aurecon played a significant role in influencing the concept design to achieve significant cost- savings against the initial scheme budget and ensured expedited delivery of the project.

• Bridges and Highway Structures
• Station structural and building services
• Civil engineering
• Environmental design
• Track alignment
• Design management of multidisciplinary team
• Rail Systems integration
• Signal sighting

 “It was excellent to see a range of high-calibre projects and individuals recognised in each of the categories. With such great engineering minds working on innovative projects, Queensland has a bright future ahead of it,” said Mr Lister, Chair of the Queensland Engineering Excellence Awards Judging Panel

Aurecon Project Leader and Design Manager for the TrackStar Alliance, Troy Burton, said, “This project showcases how an effective alliance such as TrackStar can deliver outstanding infrastructure projects.  The Richlands to Springfield project showcases the benefits of multi-disciplinary integration, innovative design, collaboration and seamless project management.”

Aurecon’s Head of Integrated Project Delivery Systems, Chris Lawson, was Aurecon’s representative on the Alliance Leadership Team and Peter Josey, Technical Director, Transport Services, was the Aurecon Project Director.

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