Aurecon has been awarded the Sir William Hudson award at the 2016 Australian Engineering Excellence Awards for its Brisbane’s Flood Recovery Ferry Terminals.
Critical transport infrastructure was devastated when the flooded Brisbane River broke its banks on 12 January 2011.
The new ferry terminals were designed and constructed with reslience in mind, and include world-first technology to help them better withstand floods. They are a bold design concept and a significant shift away from previous design convention in aesthetics, flood resilience and accessibility.
They also provide resilience in infrastructure which can be applied to any ferry terminal network, and in particular those subject to flooding, ushering in a new generation of terminals which provide resilience and longevity even in the face of natural disasters.
Kourosh Kayvani Aurecon’s Global Director, Excellence and Expertise praised the efforts of Aurecon’s engineering design and delivery teams involved in the project, saying he believes it is the company’s focus on design that has supported the win.
“We have worked very hard at developing an explorer’s mindset; imagining what is possible, experimenting and challenging the status quo. At the heart of good design, and great engineering, is asking ‘why?’ We are delighted that these efforts are being recognised,” said Dr. Kayvani.
The Sir William Hudson Award is inspired by the achievements of Sir William Hudson, who was the first Commissioner of the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Authority and is acclaimed by engineers around the world.
In addition to the Sir William Hudson Award, Aurecon also won two additional Australian Engineering Excellence Awards:
- Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal – Winner: Australian Engineering Excellence Award
- Upgrading the Pacific Highway – Tintenbar to Ewingsdale – Winner: Australian Engineering Excellence Award