Central Station Raises the Roof: Northern Concourse Canopy Taking Shape
Over two thirds of the 2,240sqm sweeping prefabricated steel-framed roof has now been erected by Laing O’Rourke and their subbies. Eight hockey stick-shaped girders support prefabricated steel assemblies that make up the roof structure.
Why Haven't Buildings Become Productised? An Exploration of the Possibilities and Barriers to Buildings of the Future
While increasing populations and urbanisation are leading to rising demand for construction, pushing up revenues, both profits and affordability are decreasing. Cost and time are therefore becoming even more of an imperative for return on investment (ROI) and overall growth. Despite advances in technology, and the emergence of industrialised construction some 60 or so years ago, we are still ‘swinging hammers’ on site, creating buildings that are all unique and bespoke. Why is that?
Australia's Top 5 Engineered-Timber Buildings
Currently, the world’s tallest timber building is Mjøstårnet in Norway, an 85 metre mixed-use complex completed in March 2019. But how is Australia doing in the timber construction space? Let’s look at Australia’s top 5 engineered timber buildings.
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.