Posted by: mwestby July 13, 2020

Civil Contractors Federation (CCF) have announced the Earth Awards and People Awards Finalists, naming Abergeldie in a number of categories in both.

CCF QLD Earth Awards Finalists

Bulimba Creek Trunk Sewer has been selected as a finalist in the Project Value $30m – $75m category.

Investing to upgrade Brisbane’s sewerage network, the Bulimba Creek Trunk Stage 2 Sewer Upgrade involves installing a 4.25km gravity trunk sewer between Wecker Road, Mansfield and Settlers Street, Carindale, with 3.6km being installed using trenchless technology. The Stage 2 project is a continuation of duplicating the existing sewer network and increasing capacity in the network. Stage 1 and 1A upgrades were completed in 2004-2006 and 2011-2013 in Mansfield, Wishart, Eight Mile Plains and MacGregor. Read more about the project via this link. 

Abergeldie Trunk Main Sewer borer lift

Fred Haigh Dam Stage 1 Remediation has been selected as a finalist in the Project Value Up to $2m category.

Fred Haigh Dam, also known as Lake Monduran, supplies irrigation water to the Bundaberg Water Supply Scheme for irrigation, urban and industrial use. 

Flood events in December 2010 and 2013 (caused by Tropical Cyclone Oswald) resulted in erosion in the unlined channel downstream of the existing concrete spillway structure. Eroded material was deposited downstream of the dam, causing water released by the riparian outlet to ‘back up’ and pool at the toe of the dam, preventing effective monitoring of seepage from the main dam. Abergeldie performed remediation works to protect the spillway structure and address the ponding of water at the main dam toe and therefore alleviate the possible risk of losing the rising main due to erosion.

 

Fred Haigh Dam Drone Image

CCF QLD People Awards Finalists

It is also a pleasure to announce that the following have been named as CCF Finalists in the CCF QLD People Awards.

  • Chris Murray – Site Supervisor of the Year
  • Matthew White – Construction Industry Person of the Year
  • Callan Hughes – Certificate IV Student of the Year
  • Jose Nazareno – Safety Champion

Congratulations to everyone involved! Winners will be announced on 23 October 2020.

Posted by: mwestby June 17, 2020

CEO Sleepout 18 June 2020

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Just one more sleep until Abergeldie Founder and Managing Director, Michael “Mick” Boyle will once again participate in the CEO Sleepout by spending one eye-opening night sleeping out to help break the cycle of homelessness in Australia. This will be the ninth-year Mick is participating in the charitable cause, dating back to 2009.

Each year, hundreds of thousand Australians experience homelessness, many of whom are considered the ‘hidden homeless’ who aren’t necessarily sleeping on the street but are getting by any way they can by squatting, sleeping on friends’ sofas or other temporary solutions. These confronting statistics are exactly what Vinnies CEO Sleepout is working to combat by encouraging CEOs and Managing Directors of small and large organisations to use their voice and influence to help raise funds. Since its inaugural year in 2006, the CEO Sleepout has helped provided essential services to tens of thousands of Australians, but there is still more we can do.

Every Little Helps

As little as $55 will help feed a family for a day while $505 can help provide emergency accommodation for a family in crisis. Since 2006, the CEO Sleepout has raised millions of dollars for the cause and have been able to help tens of thousands of Australians. The funds will be distributed throughout the year to help the homeless and hidden homeless.

We are delighted to announce that Mick has successfully exceeded his target of $60,000 by over $6,000 and counting. To date, his funds has helped provide:

  • 211 Individual support programs
  • 554 Beds
  • 2218 Meals

There is still time to donate and show your support by heading to Mick’s donation page via this link. To help break the cycle of homelessness, he needs your support.

Mick Boyle participating in the CEO Sleepout throughout the years
Mick Boyle participating in the CEO Sleepout throughout the years