Project Review

If you require further details please contact the Queensland Branch Office on 0459 590 044 or [email protected].
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Tuesday, 23 February 2021
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM


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


Our Projects Review seminar overviews 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 Retired Members $20.00 CIA Student Members $20.00 Non-members $98.00


Matteo Tirapelle
Hera Engineering

Ciarain McHugh
Calibre Group


The One, 300 George Street, Brisbane
Matteo Tirapelle, Hera Engineering
The One at 300 George Street will rise 274m and form part of Brisbane’s largest integrated CBD development.

Herston Quarter - Surgical, Treatment & Rehabilitation Services (STARS)
Ciarain McHugh, Calibre Group
The Herston Quarter is a $1.1b urban renewal project including health services, retirement living, aged care, residential and mixed uses including retail. The site is located within an existing health precinct with the prominent Royal Brisbane Hospital and existing heritage buildings which are to be restored.
Calibre are currently delivering the first stage of the redevelopment, which includes a $340million specialist rehabilitation hospital, as well as diverting existing Royal Brisbane Hospital services around the Herston Quarter site.
The STARS project required continuous engagement with multiple user groups/stakeholders within MNHHS and incorporation of their requirements into design. The new Spanish Steps is a major feature of the site as it connects Herston Road to the heritage buildings at back of site with a vertical rise of approximately 30m. The design of this was complicated by requiring them to be future proof for the construction of a future Public Hospital over them.
The almost complete STARS building will provide over 35,000m2 of facilities comprising specialist rehabilitation beds, support areas, and a surgical and endoscopic centre with operating theatres, endoscopy rooms and recovery spaces. It also features a Sky Bridge Link to the adjacent Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.
Calibre worked closely with Watpac to deliver a precast vertical structure package to ensure floor cycle times were minimised. The project also required continuous engagement with multiple user groups/stakeholders within Metro North Hospital & Health Service (QHealth) and incorporation of their requirements into the design without impacting on programme. Careful vibration analysis of floor plates for footfall and also carpark movements was required to mitigate any detrimental vibrations on the very sensitive adjacent Medical Imaging department on MRI and CT performance and on Operating Theatres.


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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