Australia’s First Double Helix Bridge Opens in Sydney
It’s the first double helix bridge in the world to have a dilating diameter - getting larger over the supports (where bending moments are higher) and narrower midspan (where moments are lower) - whilst each steel plate used to make the box sections varies in thickness depending on structural demand to reduce dead weight and material consumption.
Stadium Roof Inspired by a Leaf ..and Other Winners from Australia’s Most Innovative Engineers 2020
“Innovations ranged from macro-scale pieces of infrastructure like railway stations and sports stadiums, to micro-scale technology like atomically thin materials,” says Engineers Australia CEO Dr Bronwyn Evans.
Aurecon, SMEC Dominate at the Australian Engineering Excellence Awards 2020
The winners list includes the likes of the Sydney Metro, Canberra Light Rail, Albion Park Bypass and Newcastle Light Rail but also includes construction innovations such as University of Wollongong’s Desert Rose House and self-propelled modular transporters (SPMTs) developed by Gateway South (Fulton Hogan-Laing O’Rourke Joint Venture) for the Darlington Upgrade in South Australia.