Victoria Park Tunnel wins international award
Victoria Park Tunnel wins international award for construction methodology
The Victoria Park Alliance was presented with the 2012 International Road Federation (IRF) Global Road Achievement Award for ‘Construction Methodology’ for the Victoria Park Tunnel project. The award was presented in Washington, DC.
The Alliance comprises the New Zealand Transport Agency, Fletcher Construction, Beca, Higgins Contractors and Parsons Brinckerhoff.
Victoria Park Alliance Manager, Andrew Rose, said this global award recognises the exceptional effort of a high performing, integrated team.
‘The Alliance team tackled complex consenting, design, construction, environmental, and lifecycle issues on the project.
‘The success of the project relied on rigorous planning and the coordination of staged construction of the tunnel.
‘We were working within a tightly constrained, high-profile corridor and community support was critical to delivery.
‘The team won stakeholders’ trust by maintaining crucial services and traffic flows across the tunnel alignment; rehabilitating three historic landmarks; developing award-winning safety practices; and enhancing the local supply chain,” said Mr Rose.
Parsons Brinckerhoff was involved in concept design for the tunnel systems, inputs to the target outturn cost (TOC) and planning the procurement of the tunnel systems fit-out.
The team also created a three-dimensional model, allowing stakeholders to ‘fly through’ and explore the project before construction began.
Parsons Brinckerhoff Design Manager of Tunnel Systems in Australia/New Zealand, Mike Reed, said the project set a new benchmark for construction project delivery in New Zealand.
‘This award indicates we have also set a new world benchmark,’ said Mr Reed.
The IRF Global Road Achievement Award winners are selected by an independent, international panel of judges with expertise in the roadway development industry.
The Alliance joins an elite group globally recognised for their innovation in road projects.
The awards ceremony took place at the annual IRF
awards luncheon on 15 January 2013 in Washington DC. For
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