Wednesday, 19 May 2010 00:00

GTO Wins Industry Award

Glenelg Tram Overpass project wins award for excellence at the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia Excellence Awards.

The Company is pleased to announce that the Glenelg Tram Overpass (GTO) project has received an award for excellence at the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia Excellence Awards, held on Saturday, 8th of May.

The project, a joint award submission with our client the South Australian Department of Transport, Energy and Infrastructure (DTEI), won the Design and/or Construction of a Public Works Project category.

In April 2009, DTEI awarded McConnell Dowell the design and construction contract for the project in Adelaide, South Australia.

The works included the design and construction of an 8 span, 450 m long bridge for the grade separation of a tramline over a very busy arterial road in Adelaide. The works included the erection of all new tram trackwork and overheads; a new elevated tram stop; two lifts; extensive urban design; and temporary tram tracks including a new temporary rail crossing at road level while the bridge works were being constructed.

Trams began operating on the new tram overpass across South Road on Tuesday 8 December 2009. Tram stop 6 and the shared-use pedestrian and bicycle path were opened on 15 March 2010 and 19 March 2010 respectively.

Project Director, Paul Gelston, who accepted the award, said he is thrilled the Glenelg Tram Overpass was recognised at these prestigious awards.

“This Excellence Award is a terrific acknowledgement of the hard work and dedication of all involved, as well as the support from the surrounding community,” he said. “The judges were impressed with the manner in which the project met its objectives and outcomes, the involvement of community and other stakeholders and the focus on safety for all. They also recognised this project as one that demonstrates excellence and innovation in concept and approach, good project management processes and strong urban design outcomes.”



About McConnell Dowell Corporation Limited:

Formed in 1960, McConnell Dowell is a world-class engineering, construction, building and maintenance group with projects throughout Australia, Asia, New Zealand, the Pacific and the Middle East.  For almost 50 years we have continually delivered the right engineering solutions for our public and private sector clients throughout our operating geographies.

McConnell Dowell’s diverse service offering includes building, civil, electrical, fabrication, marine, maintenance, mechanical, pipeline, rail and tunnelling infrastructure capabilities in the key market sectors of building, mining, oil and gas, petrochemical, power, public infrastructure, transport and water.


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