Piling, Basements and Foundations

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Tuesday, 13 August 2019
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM


Mercure Perth
10 Irwin Street , Perth WA 6000


The Concrete Institute of Australia (WA) present a masterclass by three key collaborators on the National award-winning Church House project at the Cathedral District in Pier Street, Perth.

Church House represents one of the most technically challenging projects completed in the Western Australian construction industry. Initially deemed “unbuildable” as designed - the team surmounted issues of restricted access, co-location with heritage resources, problematic soils and a wet site to deliver industry leading and secure substructures. This presentation focuses on the collaboration and challenges met by exemplary coordination, design and implementation achieving a unique result. It is intended to enhance awareness of the leading-edge techniques and advancements needed to achieve the ultimate potential of below-ground projects.


CIA Members $65.00 CIA Student Members & CIA Retired Members $45.00 WA Branch Sponsors - free seat allocation $0.00 Non-Members $85.00


Steve Ball
Construction Manager - PACT Construction

Peter Airey
Chairman - Advanced Substructures Limited

Tim Palmer
Managing Director - GFWA


Steve Ball, Construction Manager of PACT Construction
With over 35 years experience in the construction industry, Steve Ball has developed a reputation for authenticity and approachability while managing major projects throughout Western Australia. Steve rates the greatest satisfaction in his career from sharing knowledge and experience that enables colleagues and peers realise their full potential. Highlights at PACT Construction have been the opportunity to partner with forward-thinking clients, gaining positive feedback from stakeholders throughout the life of the project and seeing their love for the finished product.
Peter Airey, Chairman of Advanced Substructures Limited
As Founder and Managing Director of Airey Taylor Consulting since 1971, Peter Airey has made a marked impact on the built environment of Western Australia, holding responsibility for over 15,000 completed commissions in this state alone. In 2018 he founded Advanced Substructures Limited to bring his foundation and substructure design skills to the nation. He was also appointed an Honorary Fellow of Engineers Australia for his 50 years of excellence in the field of Structural Engineering in 2018.
Tim Palmer, Managing Director of GFWA
A Foundation and Piling industry expert since 1989, Tim completed Geotechnical Engineering studies at the City University in London prior to completing the Jubilee Line Extension tunneling and deep station box project in the City of London. In 2004, he shifted to work on the Perth to Mandurah Rail Line, prior to working on the MTR underground project in Singapore. He returned to Perth in 2013  as General Manager of GFWA, who are established as one of the premier piling and foundation systems contractors in Western Australia.


5.00 pm Registration Commences
5.30 pm Welcome & Introduction
5.35 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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