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QMCA 2023 Project of the Year >$100M Award Winners

Congratulations to all the winners of the QMCA Innovation and Excellence Awards held in Brisbane on Friday 16 February. Construction Sciences’ laboratories worked on both projects jointly awarded the CBUS Super Project of the Year Over $100M Award, as well as other project nominations.

The Queensland Major Contractors Association Innovation and Excellence Awards are held annually to celebrate the outstanding work that QMCA members, partners and suppliers undertake in Queensland.

Congratulations to all our clients, project owners on their wins, and to Construction Sciences’ CMT teams in Central Queensland North and South laboratories and Central Queensland Engineering team who worked on these projects and are dedicated to delivering accurate, quality results for their projects.

This award recognises the best project delivered over $100m in Queensland and should showcase design and delivery.
Winner – BMA Shiploader and Berth 2 Replacement (SABR) – McConnell Dowell
Winner – Rookwood Weir Project – Rookwood Weir Alliance (Sunwater, Acciona, GHD, McCosker Contracting)

BMA Shiploader and Berth 2 Replacement (SABR) – McConnell Dowell

Construction Sciences worked on the project for the BMA Shiploader and Berth 2 Replacement (SABR) Project.  McConnell Dowell completed the main berth construction scope for the project.

SABR was a brownfields project located within the lease boundaries of BMA’s existing Hay Point Coal Terminal near Mackay, Queensland. It included the disassembly and replacement of one of the existing shiploaders and berths to improve materials handling throughput and cyclonic wave immunity.

Rookwood Weir Project – Rookwood Weir Alliance (Sunwater, Acciona, GHD, McCosker Contracting)

Sunwater led the Rookwood Weir Alliance Project Team of Sunwater, Acciona, GHD and McCosker Contracting to accept the award. Construction Sciences worked on the project for client Acciona, and involved setting up the Rookwood Weir onsite annex to conduct large scale concrete pours, and carried out all the roller compacted concrete testing for the weir construction, including the trial mix testing. Rockhampton Base laboratory assisted with the bulk earthworks, compaction/moisture testing and material compliance throughout the project. 

The Rookwood Weir is a landmark project located on the lower Fitzroy River, around 66 km south-west of Rockhampton. The Rookwood Weir project includes: the construction of an uncontrolled concrete gravity weir on the Fitzroy River, downstream of the Mackenzie and Dawson river systems; structural works on the right riverbank including the installation of intake screens, a low flow outlet and fishlock; and earth fill and concrete abutments.

Other Nominations for the Project of the Year Over $100M Award

We’re also very proud of our Environmental and CMT team from our SEQ Brendale based laboratory for their work on the Deception Bay Road Interchange Upgrade project that was also nominated for Project of the Year (above $100 million). The successful delivery of the $163.3 million Deception Bay Road interchange Upgrade by BMD Constructions is easing traffic congestion and meeting the growing needs of a busy highway. 

Our Townsville laboratory CMT team worked on Project of the Year (above $100 million) nomination Townsville Ring Road (Stage 5). The project is a $280 million Bruce Highway upgrade undertaken by Georgiou in collaboration with AECOM. The team successfully delivered the final six kilometres of the Ring Road in Townsville, Queensland.