Posted by: Erin Shilton September 21, 2017

At Abergeldie we support the right for all our employees to have equal opportunities in life and before the law. We therefore support marriage equality.

Click here to read the Open Letter of Support

Learn more at australianmarriageequality.org

Posted by: admin September 14, 2016

Abergeldie has successfully delivered its first track reconditioning project for Australian Rail Track Corporation on the Ulan Line at Bengalla during a 62 hour Hunter Valley Major Closedown.

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Scope included a 100 metre track recon, new steel level crossing and drainage remediation works. This was completed ahead of programme and with zero incidents occurring onsite. As a new client for Abergeldie, this is a major milestone for the business in expanding further into the rail market.

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Posted by: admin September 8, 2016

Abergeldie Watertech has commenced spray lining of asbestos pipe for SA Water. This unique process applies a PU pressure containment lining to add 50years of life to ageing assets.

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Posted by: admin September 6, 2016

In January 2016, Abergeldie was awarded a contract with Sydney Water to rehabilitate the roof on a water supply reservoir in Bonnyrigg.

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Bonnyrigg Reservoir WS0183 was constructed in 1975. The circular reservoir has a diameter of 54.9m, an effective depth of 8.3m and has a storage capacity of approximately 19.5ML.

The scope of works includes demolition of the existing metal clad roof and structural steel support frame and access, refurbishment of existing ancillary equipment, installation of new steel support framework and sheeting, hand railing and access.

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Works commenced in March pf this year and are anticipated to be complete by October 2016.

Posted by: admin August 31, 2016

Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) proposed to Construct a new pedestrian bridge on Beecroft Road and Downer Mouchel awarded Abergeldie the contract to construct the aforementioned works. A high number of pedestrians use the intersection of Beecroft Road and Copeland Road including school children and people with limited mobility. The proposed bridge would improve pedestrian safety and traffic flow on this busy road.

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The new pedestrian bridge on Beecroft Road is approximately 50m south of the Beecroft Road and Copeland Road Intersection. The location connects the Beecroft Public School to the west with the Beecroft Village Green on the east. A high number of pedestrians use the intersection of Beecroft Road and Copeland Road including school children and people with limited mobility. The bridge has improved pedestrian safety and traffic flow on this busy road.

The works involved the following:

  • Installation of a new pedestrian bridge with lifts and stairs
  • Subsurface civil and structural works required for the bridge
  • Public and private footpath construction
  • Stormwater drainage adjustment
  • Removal of G4 barrier
  • Installation of barrier kerb
  • Removal and replacing of pedestrian fencing
  • Property adjustment

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Pedestrian management also played a difficult role in the successful completion of the project as Abergeldie had to maintain a hazard free pedestrian walkway through our works site. This meant that access was restricted even further. Dedicated traffic controllers had to escort pedestrians where required during certain tasks (mainly concrete pours) that impeded any access to pedestrians. The biggest challenge that we faced on the project was access. There was very minimal access on both sides of Beecroft Road in order to construct the lift shaft and undertake minor earthworks and landscaping. Further to this, as Beecroft Road is an RMS main arterial road, the Road Occupancy Licence issued by TMC only allowed a 4 hour window for us to close the kerbside lane on both North and Southbound traffic. This proved difficult as deliveries, concrete pours along with other tasks that required works within 3m of live traffic, needed to be programmed to be undertaken during these 4 hour windows. With a tight timeline and an agreed opening date with RMS of the end of June, it was an excellent effort by all involved to get the job done.

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CCF Award

Abergeldie has won a CCF Queensland Earth Award for the Barry Parade Basement Drill Project.

The Barry Parade Basement Drill and Blast Project was an extremely complex blasting operation in the CBD of Brisbane.

“I am very proud to announce that Abergeldie was successful in winning this prestigious award.” Said Greg Taylor CEO Abergeldie Complex Infrastructure

The awards night was a celebration of the industry’s achievements and recognised the innovative practices being employed by Abergeldie. Delivering innovative solutions to public and private infrastructure across Queensland.

“We now look forward to heading to the CCF National Awards in Canberra in early November, where our Barry Parade and Lennox Bridge Projects will be competing in different categories for the National titles. Both are worthy winners.” Said Mr Taylor

Posted by: admin August 19, 2016

Abergeldie wins multiple CCF awards for the Lennox Bridge Portal project.

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Posted by: admin August 4, 2016

The pedestrian portals constructed in Parramatta’s Lennox Bridge and completed in 2015 are earning acclaim, with the project taking top prize in a total of four categories at the recent NSW Architecture Awards and Civil Contractors Federation NSW Earth Awards.

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The $12 million project was undertaken by the former Parramatta City Council in partnership with the NSW Government and the Federal Government as part of the River Cities Renewal program.

Portals were constructed through the bridge on each bank of the river removing the last barrier to river access in the Parramatta CBD for pedestrians and cyclists.   The 177-year-old structure also underwent major restoration works including the replacement of a concrete balustrade with solid sandstone reflecting the original design for the bridge, and the repointing and cleaning of the bridge’s sandstone façade.

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City of Parramatta Administrator Amanda Chadwick said the project was important for Parramatta, and the multiple awards were well deserved.

“The Lennox Bridge is a very significant part of Parramatta’s heritage and everyone involved in this project did a wonderful job respecting and showcasing its history,” Ms Chadwick said.

“I congratulate Hill Thalis Architecture + Urban Projects and Abergeldie Complex Infrastructure on the awards they have received.  Their efforts have helped add another chapter to the fascinating story of the bridge and made it easier for all residents and visitors to Parramatta to enjoy our beautiful river.”

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Hill Thalis Architecture + Urban Projects has been recognised for its work on the project, taking top place for Urban Design and also for Heritage Architecture at the 2016 NSW Architecture Awards.

“Winning these two awards is a major achievement and we are particularly pleased that a project in the heart of Parramatta has received this recognition. The work respects the significant fabric of one of Australia’s most historic bridges and opens a window to the early days of European settlement, while looking confidently to the future of Australia’s best urban riverfront,” Hill Thalis Architecture + Urban Projects Director Philip Thalis said.

Construction of the portals was carried out by engineering company, Abergeldie Complex Infrastructure which recently won two categories at the 2016 CCF NSW Earth Awards.

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“Abergeldie was very proud to be involved in a project of such historical significance to the Parramatta community and to Australian engineering.  We are honoured to be recognised by CCF NSW, in winning the prestigious Earth Award for the project and a second Award, the NSW Work Health Safety Project of Distinction,”

Abergeldie Complex Infrastructure CEO Greg Taylor said.

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After earning state honours Hill Thalis Architecture + Urban Projects and Abergeldie Complex Infrastructure are now eligible for national awards for their work on the Lennox Bridge later this year.

The winners of the National Architecture Awards will be announced in November, while the CCF’s National Earth Awards will be presented in October.

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The Lennox Bridge portals project is also under consideration for best Design & Construction of a Local Government/Public Works project at the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA) 2016 Engineering Excellence Awards. Submissions from across the state will be judged over the coming weeks and the winners will be announced on 27 October.

For City of Parramatta media enquiries please contact Media Advisors:

Terry Aylett
t: 02 9806 5056
m: 0409 712 815
e: taylett@parracity.nsw.gov.au                            

Alice Coote
t: 02 9806 5803
m: 0427 905 885
e: acoote@parracity.nsw.gov.au

 

Posted by: admin August 3, 2016

CCF QLD Earth Awards celebrate the innovative nature of the civil construction industry. Each year companies are recognised and awarded by CCF QLD for their outstanding achievements. Abergeldie is honoured to be a finalist in these highly coveted awards for our Barry Parade Basement Drill and Blast project.

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Abergeldie provided innovative safe and economical blasting solutions to excavate in difficult geotechnical conditions. As an alternative to conventional mechanical excavation, the blasting methodology delivered by Abergeldie offered significant time and cost savings, minimised inconvenience to public, and effectively managed the risk of damage to neighbouring structures including several with heritage significance

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The use of blasting as an alternative offered certainty with regard project timing and efficiency and eliminated the long duration noise impacts associated with conventional rock breaking. The risks associated with blasting were considered to be high but were not well understood in the industry.  Large scale blasting of this nature had only been performed previously on one occasion within the Brisbane CBD. Abergeldie developed a solution and delivered.

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Posted by: admin July 25, 2016

Abergeldie were officially presented with the Authorised Engineering Organisation Certificate by Transport for NSW – Asset Standards Authority.

As Abergeldie continues to provide engineering services for the NSW rail network we are honoured to be one of only 75 companies who are an Authorised Engineering Organisation (AEO).

It is a great achievement to be recognised in the industry with AEO Status. We look forward to working in conjunction with Transport for NSW to deliver the infrastructure needed to build better communities.

 

Jim Modrouvanos, ASA Executive Director said “We congratulate Abergeldie for attaining AEO status by demonstrating the maturity of their management systems. We also thank them for their cooperation and transparency during the assessment process, and Transport for NSW looks forward to Abergeldie becoming a key delivery partner of TfNSW to help deliver a safe, reliable and fit for purpose transport network.”

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