Walsh Bay Pier 6/7 Substructure

Sydney

This project involved $50M substructure contract, construct-ion of new residential pier to deck level. The design and construction of the substructure works for the pier and shore apartments plan area 14,000 square metres, containing a 200m x 40m basement car park within the inter-tidal zone of the Sydney Harbour adopted a method that has not been previously used for a residential building facility, anywhere in the world.

Robert Bird Groups scheme minimised cost, time and risks associated with construction in a marine environment ability to progressively monitor, evaluate and enhance the design for durability, water-tightness and 100 year life cycle.
Robert Bird Groups scope of services included:

  • Construction time was reduced by 8 months and a 30% saving in substructure and pilings was achieved.
  • Development of unique construction methodology to save time and cost
  • Provision of 100 year design life in harsh marine environment
  • Lowering basement modules approximately 1,700t 2.5m into harbour

  • Awards
  • Civil Contractors Federation – Award for Construction Excellence 2003
  • Civil Contractors Federation – Award for Construction Excellence 2003 (Project over $10m)
  • Concrete Institute of Australia – Award for Excellence in Concrete 2003 (Substructure)
  • Master Builders Association of Australia – National Excellence in Construction Award 2002 (Civil Construction over $10m)
  • Institute of Engineers Sydney Division -Engineering Excellence Award 2002 (Project Development, Building & Asset Management)
  • Master Builders Association of Australia – NSW Excellence in Construction Award 2002 (Civil Construction over $10m)
  • Master Builders Association of Australia – NSW Excellence in Construction Award 2002 (Best Use of Concrete)
  • Master Builders Association of Australia – NSW Excellence in Construction Award 2002 (Civil Construction)
  • Civil Contractors Federation Awards for Construction Excellence NSW 2003 (Project over $10m)

Project Value:
$50 million
Year Completed:
2003
Building Metrics:
Total Area: 10,120 m² approx
Levels: 6 storeys
140 Apartments
Sectors:
Residential
Waterfront

Client:
Multiplex Constructions NSW
Architect:
HPA
Robert Bird Group Services:
Structural Engineering
Construction Engineering

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Structural

Robert Bird Group provide outstanding innovative and buildable structural design solutions in all sectors across the globe.

Civil

Robert Bird Group’s Civil Engineers provide engineering design services from concept and planning through detailed design on to construction and maintenance, with the potential for ongoing management and advice for the operating life of a project.

Residential

Residential developments define the modern city – where and how we live drives urban spread, social cohesion, and plays a huge part in quality of life, for all of us.

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