Aug 25, 2019

NQ highway works attract top civil contractors’ award

NQ highway works attract  top civil contractors’ award A view of the Bruce Highway Bridge Upgrade Project - Cattle Creek and Frances Creek. Photo: Rix Ryan Photography

A BMD Constructions project on the Bruce Highway south of Ingham has claimed a major prize at the Queensland 2019 Earth Awards.

The Civil Contractors Federation Queensland awards recognise excellence in civil construction including roads, bridges, railways, marine structures and utilities.

BMD’s Bruce Highway Bridge Upgrade – Cattle Creek and Frances Creek won the category for projects valued  $30  million  to  $75 million.

BMD Constructions delivered the reconstruction of 5.8km of the highway south of Ingham, including construction of a 28 span, 644m-long bridge at Cattle Creek, and a new two-span, 41m-long bridge at Frances Creek.

The CCF described it as a technically complex project involving managing works within an active floodplain and within two key sensitive environments.

It was further complicated with the impact of three major flood events which closed access to the site for  nine days, and poor ground conditions requiring a significant portion of subgrade treatments.

BMD employed 109 local businesses and achieved more than twice the regulated training hours through the project.

Other category winners included:

  • Project up to $2 million – Alex Foreshore Parkland DN450 Sewer Main Rehabilitation – Interflow and Unitywater
  • Projects valued between $2 and $5 million -New Parallel Runway Brisbane Airport Dryandra Rd Dewatering – Pumps United
  • Projects valued between $5 million to $10 million – Nerang Murwillumbah Batter Slips Restoration Works – Doval Constructions
  • Projects  valued  between  $10  million  to   $30 million – Restoration of the Lamington National Park Road – McIlwain

The Queensland winners will advance to contest the national awards against other states and territories at the 2019 CCF Earth Awards final to be held in Canberra on November 22.

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