Brisbane International Airport Upgrade

CLIENT: Bovis Lend Lease
CLIENT REP: Bill Timms / Richard Horton
CONTACT NO: (07) 3225 7100
VALUE: $6.8 million
DURATION: October 2006 – May 2007

The Brisbane International Airport Expansion Project consisted of two separate construction sites, the Northern Concourse and the ITBX extension. All works carried out on each Construction Site were performed in accordance with The Strict Regulations of Brisbane Airport Commission and Bovis Lend Lease.

Due to the volume of material being moved from each site & the volume of Traffic expected, a detailed Traffic Management plan was put in place prior to the commencement of works.

The Construction of the Temporary Access Roads comprised the following:

  • Demolition of existing road shoulders.
  • Construction of roads on sand.
  • Shaping of Embankments to form Swale Drains,
  • Placement of Ironman Barriers to separate Airport Traffic from Construction Traffic

The Bulk Earthworks comprised the following:

  • Demolition of existing Car Parks and Runway Aprons.
  • Transplanting Existing Trees off site.
  • Bulk Excavation (81,500m³) for the New Building Platforms.
  • Install Construction Hardstands to Building Platforms.

Excavation of the Super Trench comprised the following:

  • Installation of a Spear System to dewater the trench prior to commencement of excavation.
  • The trench excavation was 7m deep and 30m wide at the top of batters.

Storm water works consisted of the following activities:

  • Laying of Storm water lines for new extension at the Northern Concourse.
  • Connection to Existing Storm water lines.

Alterations to Baggage Handling Roads consisted of the following activities:

  • Widen existing baggage road.
  • Line marking alterations.
  • Landscaping.

The works were carried out airside with security in place at all times. Being an active road the bulk of the work was carried out after hours to minimise disruption to the flow of Airport Traffic during the busy hours.