Update on Barangaroo Ferry Hub Project

The Barangaroo Ferry Hub Project in Sydney has now reopened after closure due to a fatal accident that occurred on March 1, 2017. We again extend our sympathies to the family from all at McConnell Dowell and we continue to liaise with them and offer support in this difficult time. The program for reopening of the site was developed in consultation with our client Transport for NSW (TfNSW), staff and subcontractors. Over this period, staff and contractors have continued to be offered support and counselling and this is ongoing. McConnell Dowell, our staff and contractors are cooperating fully with investigations.…
Last modified on Monday, 20 March 2017 14:43

Outfall Win is a New Zealand First

A new stormwater outfall to be constructed at Army Bay near Whangaparaoa north of Auckland will be a construction first for New Zealand. McConnell Dowell will be installing the 2km onshore section of the 3km outfall pipe using Direct Pipe, a construction methodology never before used in the country.
Last modified on Thursday, 16 March 2017 09:36
 

Statement regarding Barangaroo Ferry Hub project

McConnell Dowell can confirm a fatal accident occurred at the site of the ferry hub project at Barangaroo in Sydney at approximately 4.15pm yesterday. The worker was an employee of a local labour hire company. McConnell Dowell’s Australian Managing Director, Jim Frith said: “Our thoughts are with the man’s family at this extremely difficult time. “We are providing his employer with all the assistance they need to support his family, and all affected staff are being offered support and counselling.’’ The full circumstances are unknown at this time and McConnell Dowell will continue to work with the authorities as they…
Last modified on Thursday, 02 March 2017 06:37

Built Environs Awarded U2 on Waymouth

McConnell Dowell's building arm, Built Environs has been awarded the contract to deliver the U2 on Waymouth project on behalf of developer Datong Australia.
Last modified on Tuesday, 28 February 2017 14:53
 

South Road Overpass, Adelaide South Australia (update)

Further to our news posted on January 25, Aurecon have tabled thier report following thier investigation into the technical issue at the South Road Overpass. In conjunction with our design engineering consultants, AECOM and Wallbridge & Gilbert, we continue to review Aurecon’s report after receiving a copy this morning. As long-standing, well-regarded companies with a strong track record in designing and constructing major infrastructure projects in South Australia, we regard the movement experienced with the Shared Path Bridge as a matter of significant concern. We are committed to continuing to work with the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure to find a safe, permanent…
Last modified on Tuesday, 21 February 2017 07:24

McConnell Dowell awarded Dryandra Road Works Contract

McConnell Dowell is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the contract for the Dryandra Road Works, a significant structural element of the New Parallel Runway by Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC).   The Dryandra Road Project is a reinforced concrete 4-lane underpass structure, supported on approximately 700 precast concrete piles including 1.5km of roadway, full underpass fitout with portions of taxiway and airfield road mounted atop the underpass structure.  
Last modified on Monday, 30 January 2017 11:11
 

South Rd Overpass, Adelaide, South Australia

McConnell Dowell is working closely with the South Australian Government’s Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) to solve an issue that has occurred on the South Rd Overpass in Adelaide.

Innovation Wins Safety Award

Taking the initiative to help the construction industry work more safely has won a Safety Award for the McConnell Dowell Christchurch Earthquake Rebuild Safety team.The team was today presented with the last ever SCIRT (Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team) Bill Perry Safety Award, an award recognises SCIRT teams that continually raise the bar of safety and safety awareness.
Last modified on Monday, 12 December 2016 11:34

McConnell Dowell finalist for Australian Construction Achievement Award

The Australian Constructors Association together with Engineers Australia has announced McConnell Dowell as a finalist to compete for the 2017 Australian Construction Achievement Award (ACAA).
Last modified on Tuesday, 07 February 2017 14:52

Contract Award for Maris Dam Regulating Gates

​McConnell Dowell  is pleased to announce that SN Aboitiz Power (SNAP) has awarded McConnell Dowell Philippines additional works in the form of the Maris Dam Regulating Gates Works on Luzon Island, Philippines

McConnell Dowell Represented on Mining Board

Mining engineer and McConnell Dowell Contractor’s Representative Marianne Rogers has been re-elected to the NZ Mining Board of Examiners for a second three-year term.
Last modified on Monday, 14 November 2016 15:24

McConnell Dowell Sponsors CEDA Event

McConnell Dowell sponsored a CEDA (Committee for Economic Development of Australia) lunch in Melbourne last week, which was attended by over 250 leaders in the local infrastructure industry.  
Last modified on Tuesday, 08 November 2016 15:22

SCIRT Helps Create Sensory Garden

Volunteers from all five SCIRT (Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team) partners have helped give Christchurch children of all abilities a special new play area.
Last modified on Wednesday, 09 November 2016 12:55

L&D Manager Recognised by Industry

Congratulations to McConnell Dowell Learning and Development Manager Anand Naidu, who was awarded Runner Up in the Practitioner of the Year category at last night’s NZATD Awards. Second place was a significant achievement given the huge number of entries in this category. The award acknowledged Anand’s “broad range of skills: strategy, coaching, mentoring, leadership, design skills [and] assessment.”
Last modified on Thursday, 10 November 2016 12:57

Underpass Wins Concrete Award

An unusual and striking approach to a pedestrian and cycle underpass has won the Excellence in Civil Concrete Construction category at the 2016 Concrete Sustainability Awards. The 180m long underpass, which was opened on 9 September, is part of the NZ$93m Russley Rd upgrade in Christchurch, which is being delivered by a McConnell Dowell Downer Joint Venture together with designer AECOM and sub consultants Jasmax and WAM.
Last modified on Tuesday, 11 October 2016 11:31

Geotech Works Begin at Sumner Rd

A blessing and ceremonial planting officiated by local iwi Ngati Wheke marked the start this week of geotechnical risk mitigation works at Sumner Road in Christchurch.
Last modified on Friday, 30 September 2016 10:43

Recognition for Going the Extra Mile

McConnell Dowell is thrilled to have received recognition from our client NZ Transport Agency for ‘Going the Extra Mile’ on two of the high profile projects we are delivering for them - the Russley Rd Upgrade in Christchurch, and the Waterview Connection in Auckland.
Last modified on Tuesday, 27 September 2016 07:53

International Award Success

McConnell Dowell is pleased to announce our success at the 2016 International Pipe Line & Offshore Contractors Association (IPLOCA) Excellence in Project Execution Award on Friday  in Paris, France. The company’s Fourth Transmission Pipeline Phase 2 (FTP2) project in Thailand beat outstanding projects from around the world to secure the award for Excellence in Project Execution. Further information about the award can be found at the IPLOCA website. 
Last modified on Tuesday, 04 October 2016 18:47

Industry Recognition for In-House Training

McConnell Dowell’s Private Training Establishment (PTE), the first in New Zealand’s construction industry, has been recognised at the 2016 ITENZ Awards.
Last modified on Tuesday, 20 September 2016 11:32

City Rail Link Receives Highest Sustainability Rating

The City Rail Link (CRL), which is being delivered by a McConnell Dowell and Hawkins Joint Venture, has been awarded a ‘Leading’ Infrastructure Sustainability (IS) Design rating by the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA), the highest possible achievement in the IS scheme.
Last modified on Tuesday, 20 September 2016 11:36