Brisbane's New Parallel Runway, Brisbane

26 October, 2016 | 17:30 - 20:00

Looking into a new runway at Brisbane Airport.
Looking into a new runway at Brisbane Airport.

About this event

Brisbane Airport's New Parallel Runway (NPR) presents significant engineering challenges not only due to the sheer size of the project, but also due to the poor ground conditions of the site, the high value environments within which works are taking place and in the types of operations it has been designed to accommodate. With the $1.4 billion NPR on track to be opened and commissioned in 2020, the new runway will effectively double the capacity of Brisbane Airport, helping to drive Queensland's economy into the future.

The NPR is currently the largest aviation construction project in Australia and continues to meet the engineering challenges of every stage of its development with innovation and attention to detail.

The new runway has required the reclamation of 360ha of land, and will be comprised of a 3.3km runway and 12km of taxiways linking into the existing airfield and facilities.

The poor strength soils of the site meant the project was best delivered in two distinct phases: Phase 1: Ground Improvement Works and Phase 2: Construction.

With the formal completion of Phase 1 occurring in June, 2015, Paul and the NPR team are now progressing into Phase 2 Construction with all three, main contracts for Phase 2 having been released for tender. The Seawall & Site Access Works have been awarded to Hall Contracting in June, 2016 and works have now commenced onsite. The contracts for Dryandra Road Underpass and Airfield Works are expected to be awarded late 2016 and mid-2017 respectively.

Paul's ICE presentation will delve into both phases of the project and how engineering challenges have been successful addressed.

RSVP: by 21st October 2016.

This is a free event courtesy of your QLD ICE Local Association. Please register your intention to attend by emailing: so we know approximate numbers for the food and glass hire.

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