News bulletin 09:
News bulletin 09: 3 Mar 2020

Aurecon's Technical Director – Infrastructure, CK Tsang, has written a 'Thinking Paper' where he talks about how designing immersed tunnels like the Sydney Harbour Tunnel, their construction and benefits, and why they're not a boring solution.

For our Young Members, there are a number of graduate program opportunities available or about to start at Multiplex; John Holland; Probuild; Lendlease; Laing O'Rourke; CPB Contractors; Fulton Hogan;  Clough; McConnell Dowell.

The Queensland Government has announced the contract for the $24 million Ewen Maddock Dam upgrade has been awarded to Hall Contracting in Buderim to bring the dam in line with modern engineering design standards.

Standards Australia has announced AS 3959:2018 Construction of buildings in bushfire-prone areas will provide guidance to the building and construction industry on the ability of buildings in designated bushfire-prone areas to better withstand bushfires. A PDF will soon be made available until mid-next year.

Townsville's new 25,000-seat $290 million Queensland Country Bank Stadium has been delivered by Watpac, with the company referring to it as a "momentous achievement". The project (pictured during construction) involved more than 1.1 million work hours.

In Victoria, works to widen the West Gate Freeway as part of the West Gate Tunnel Project have started. The freeway will be closed inbound for 21 nights to enable construction teams to install bridge beams while the Geelong entry ramp has just reopened after six weeks as crews installed the new bridge deck.