16/09/2013 - 15:06

Brookfield Place wins top engineering gong

16/09/2013 - 15:06


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The striking Brookfield Place tower has been named the state's top engineering project for 2013.

Brookfield Place was named the overall winner at the WA Engineering Excellence Awards over the weekend.

The award judges said the building set new standards for engineering excellence in Australia, with the slender skyscraper presenting unique challenges.

Aurecon designed the building’s structural stability system, while it was constructed by Brookfield Multiplex.

Other projects awarded included the Gorgon dredging project and offloading facility at Barrow Island, the Water Corporation’s groundwater replenishment trial, and the creating of additional berths at the Australian Marine Complex in Henderson.

There were eight category winners, as well as four individual awards, which were presented by the WA division of Engineers Australia.

“The awards provide a benchmark for engineering and broaden our understanding of innovation and the practical application of technology,” Engineers Australia WA president Helen Pedersen said.


The category winners are listed below:

Resource Development


East Intercourse Island train positioner, Dampier

Submitted by: Aurecon

Infrastructure and Building


Brookfield Place

Submitted by: Aurecon/Brookfield Multiplex



Gorgon project dredging and construction of the materials offloading facility

Submitted by: Chevron Australia

Engineering for Regional Communities


Eelup roundabout upgrade, Bunbury

Submitted by: Main Roads Western Australia

Control Systems, Networks, Information Processing and



Dredge manoeuvring control system, Grand Cote, Senegal

Submitted by: Hatch

This project involving developing a control system to accurately manoeuvre a 1,200 tonne

mining dredge as part of a mineral sands project in Senegal, Western Africa.

The judges said that Hatch engineers had developed a world-leading technology that is simpler

to operate than previous methods and enables barges to dig deeper and wider channels. The

planning tools also help operators locate anchoring points at optimal locations and enable the

barge to avoid community and environmentally protected areas.

Management of Engineering


Groundwater replenishment trial

Submitted by: Water Corporation

Innovation and Development


Rock bolting rig

Submitted by: Robert Elks and Associates/SapuaClough Offshore/Phillips Engineering

Small Company Projects


Creation of additional berths at Henderson, south of Fremantle

Submitted by:

Advanteering Civil Engineers/Bridgem Pty Ltd

Individual winners:

2013 WA Professional Engineer of the Year

Stuart Payne, FIEAust CPEng

Manager of Engineering, Australia and New Zealand


Engineering Technologist of the Year

Will Neethling, CEngT TFIEAust

Principal Decommissioning Engineer

Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM)

WA Engineering Associate of the Year

David McFarlane, AMIEAust

Project Engineer

Geraldton Port Authority

Young Professional Engineer of the Year

Garrett Bray, MIEAust CPEng NPER

Senior Structural Engineer

BG&E Pty Ltd


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