Innovative Award Winning Projects

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Tuesday, 20 February 2018
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM


TAFE Restaurant
Level 2 - Block C 66 Ernest Street, South Brisbane QLD 4101


This year the Queensland Branch will review Innovative Award Winning Projects of different project types and how “concrete” impacts on the construction process. Each project review will provide interesting insights into the design and construction issues dealt with by the design and construction teams.  The seminar will be of interest and benefit all levels of participants in the construction industry.


CIA Members $75.00 CIA Student Members $20.00 CIA Retired Members $20.00 Non-members $98.00


Shan Kumar
Principal Engineer - Head of Innovation & Research - Hickory

Mr. John Tuxworth
Managing Director - Built Environment Collective

Mr. Damian Murphy
Structural Technical Director - Aurecon

Mr. Callum Lillywhite
Senior Structural Engineer - Aurecon

Mr. Eoin O'Donovan
Consulting Engineer - Arup


Innovations in prefabricated Modular Structures - La Trobe Tower, Melbourne
Shan Kumar, Principal Engineer - Head of Innovation & Research - Hickory

Modern world construction has met challenges and hurdles with construction methods. Contractors and builders have come up with innovative construction technique to overcome the challenges and hurdles. This interesting technical evening will uncover some innovative approaches with concrete pumping and spraying.
This presentation discusses how the innovative prefabricated and in-situ concrete structural elements of Hickory Building Systems (HBS) have enabled the construction of an award winning 44 level La-Trobe tower apartment building in Melbourne. In an Australian first the building was manufactured offsite in prefabricated sections, then transported to the construction site and assembled.
This application is one of the first examples of integrated prefabricated structural system, which differs from more common, panelised modular systems and is more comparable in capability to conventional cast in-situ construction system.
Southpoint Stage B, Brisbane
Damian Murphy, Structural Technical Director - Aurecon
Callum Lillywhite, Senior Structural Engineer - Aurecon
Clifftop House, Brisbane
John Tuxworth, Managing Director - Built Environment Collective

Jubilee Bridge, Singapore
Eoin O'Donovan, Consulting Engineer - Arup

The Jubilee Bridge is a 220m pedestrian bridge in the centre of Singapore commissioned after a design competition held in 2009.  The bridge connects two landmarks at the edge of the Marina Bay and was opened in 2015 to celebrate Singapore’s 50th year of independence and to complete the 3.5km Marina Bay waterfront loop.

A Brisbane based design team proposed a long central span of 95m with a mid-span depth of 1.5m by utilising a high-strength concrete and the balanced-cantilever construction method.  A precast concrete solution was chosen to provide a high quality finish and due to the location of the site in a busy commercial and tourist precinct.  The presentation will summarise some of the key design challenges and the inspiration for some of the solutions adopted.


4.30 pm Registration Commences - Tea and coffee will be served
5.00 pm Welcome & Introduction
5.05 pm Commencement of Speaker Presentations
7.00 pm Question time to panel of Speakers
 Light refreshments served after conclusion of event
8.00 pm Seminar closes

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