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:
East Intercourse Island train positioner, Dampier
Submitted by: Aurecon
Infrastructure and Building
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
Advanteering Civil Engineers/Bridgem Pty Ltd
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
Geraldton Port Authority
Young Professional Engineer of the Year
Garrett Bray, MIEAust CPEng NPER
Senior Structural Engineer
BG&E Pty Ltd