Sky Tower - Brisbane's Tallest Building


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Lyndon discusses the planning and construction of Brisbane’s tallest tower that has had it's its fair share of challenges. Hutchinson Builders installed a custom designed cantilevered tower structure on level 66. The structure uses hydraulics to lift a flathead crane into operation during the day, lowering it into dormancy during the night. Any activity over RL152 is classified as entering Airspace and must undergo a rigorous application to proceed. Thanks to forward planning, the numerous applications – some up to 7 months – haven’t delayed Skytowers estimated completion date.


  • Overview
  • Vertical Staging
  • Structural Design
  • Methodology
  • Project Timeline
Presenter: Lynden Watson - Project Manager, Hutchinson Builders


Bonus Content
Included with Lynden Watson's presentation is a presentation from Dominic Brock of ADG Engineers, ADG was responsible for the design of Sky Tower's concrete slabs. Dominic talks to the challenges faced with regards to:

  • Detailing
  • Restraint to Shrinkage
  • Vertical Jump System
  • Lateral Load Requirements
  • Diaphragm Levels
Presenter: Dominic Brock - Senior Structural Engineer - ADG Engineers 


Learning Module Standard Inclusions
By purchasing this Online Learning Module, you will have the opportunity to view recorded presentations (video and audio) at your own pace over a 90-day period.

Total viewing time - 31min