The project was won as a competitive PPP bid in 2012, and all PPP facilities were delivered by the end of 2016. Robert Bird Group provided the structural engineering services and in-ground services, 3D modelling, and clash detection for all PPP buildings, from bid phase to final completion.

ICC Sydney is one of Australia’s largest multi-modal convention, exhibition and entertainment precincts. The project features:

Project Value:     
$1.5BN
Year Start / Completed:
2016
Building Metrics:
Total Area: 80,000 m² approx
Levels: 8
8000 seats 95m x 90m Theatre Building
40,000m² Exhibition Building
2500 seats Darling Harbour Theatre
35,000m² Convention Bayside Building

Sectors:
Exhibition
Public Facilities
Client:
Lend Lease
Primary Contractor:
Lend Lease
Architect:
Hassell Studio + Populous
Robert Bird Group Services:
Structural Engineering
Civil Engineering
Construction Engineering

Key technical challenges

  • The primary tower structure consists of a composite slab and beam structure. Due to the long beam spans and thin slab, extensive analysis for footfall vibration was required to ensure the structure achieved code requirements and client expectations.
  • Working with the existing structure and developing design solutions that strengthened rather than demolished.
  • Extensive co-ordination with the mechanical engineer to develop a strategy that minimised beam penetrations and beam notches.
  • Differential shortening analysis with consideration of mega truss, steel structure, concrete structure and existing structural elements

Environmental performance

  • 5 Star Greenstar
  • 5 Star NABERs Energy and 4 Star NABERs Water ratings.

ICC Sydney is one of Australia’s largest multi-modal convention, exhibition and entertainment precincts. The project features:

  • A convention building including 2,000-capacity grand ballroom and 2,500-capacity theatre and multiple meeting rooms and function rooms
  • A two-level exhibition building with 40,000m2 of exhibition space and some 800 car parking spaces. The upper hall is a 20kPa-capacity floor supported by “quadruped” arms on a 27m x 27m grid with a 104m clear-span roof
  • A 8000 seat (9000 capacity) theatre with all function facilities designed to host sports and music events
  • Exhibition hall roof that spams 104m by 126m wide and was strand-jacked into place
  • Public realm structures including bridge links, wayfinding and public stages

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