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Roading Project Recognised in Australian Awards

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

High-Profile Auckland Roading Project Recognised in Australian Awards

One of Auckland’s most high-profile roading projects – the upgrade of Spaghetti Junction – has won an Australasian design award for the rehabilitation of the existing bridges which are part of the first stage of works completed in 2005.

Beca won the award, in the bridge maintenance and rehabilitation category, at the Austroads conference in Perth last week. Austroads is the association of Australian and New Zealand road transport and traffic authorities.

The award recognised Beca’s design work in widening and retrofitting the Khyber Pass Viaduct in a congested motorway environment.

The project was delivered by the Freeflow Alliance, which comprises Transit New Zealand as the client; Beca as the designers, and Fletcher Construction and Higgins Contractors as the builders.

The upgrade of Spaghetti Junction, which is in its final stages, is one project among several that are aimed at addressing Auckland’s road congestion. About 200,000 vehicles a day use the junction.

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Established in 1918, Beca is New Zealand’s largest employee-owned professional services company employing 1,600 staff in 13 countries, with projects in more than 63 countries. Beca AMEC is the Beca joint venture which leads service delivery to the forest industries of New Zealand and Australia.

Beca works in five key sectors: industry, building, infrastructure, environmental and resource management, and delivers engineering, planning, project management, applied technologies, and valuation services.

Headquartered in Auckland, Beca operates from three market hubs: New Zealand, Australia, and Singapore, and designs and supervises projects with a total value of more than NZ$2,400 million annually.

Recent projects include terminal expansion at the Wellington and Auckland International Airports, Britomart Transport Centre in Auckland, Westpac Stadium in Wellington, Sky Tower and Casino Centre in Auckland, Manukau Wastewater Treatment Plant in Mangere, Auckland City Hospital, and the 338m Macau Tower.

Beca is ranked 85th in the top 200 international design firms (Source: Engineering News Record 2006). Beca is AS/NZS ISO 9001:2000 certified, and has won more than 50 awards in the last five years alone.

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