Andrew N. Liveris Building construction project - update

1 Oct 2019

A project to construct the Andrew N. Liveris Building is underway.  The new 11-storey chemical engineering building is scheduled to open in 2021.  The main works have commenced as detailed in the Briefing Session document (PDF, 7.5 MB). The main contractor, Hansen Yuncken, has taken possession of site.

Associated information

Traffic management

Project progress photos

Overall project information

Monthly project update - September 2019

An overview of upcoming works on site include:

Substructure & Structure up to Level 2

  • Area 1A
    • Install waterstop and external shutters to Fire Tank 1
    • Pour Walls to Fire Tank 1 and then strip walls
    • Stand internal shutter to Fire Tank 2, install permitter scaffold, reinforcement to walls, install external shutter and pour walls
  • Area 2
    • In ground hydraulics install
    • SOG Pour 3
    • Excavate Pilot Hall drains
    • Pour blinder to Pilot Hall drains
    • Install reinforcement and pour base to Pilot Hall drains
    • Form Pilot Hall drain walls
    • Pour Slab on Ground (SOG) 3
    • Saw cut slab joints
    • Place reinforcement, form and pour Columns 17, 18, 27, 28, 25, 26, 15 & 16
    • Place reinforcement for Lift Pit 6 walls and attached Column 23, install external shutters and pour walls
  • Area 3
    • Install external shutters
  • Area 4A
    • Install jump form to core and reinforcement of installation
  • Area 6
    • Wall 31 Reinforcement and pour
    • Wall 20 installation of external scaffold, stand internal shutters, wall reinforcement and pour walls
    • Upstand wall at capping beam grid, internal formwork and reinforcement to wall
    • Ramp upstand to wall 21, internal formwork, reinforcement installation, electrical conduits, external formwork and pour.

Structure Level 2 to Level 3

  • Pour 1
    • Install starter bar rectification
    • Install formwork to deck
    • Install deck bottom reinforcement and beams
    • Install hydraulic hats/electrical conduits
    • Install formwork to setdowns and turndown wall on capping beam
    • Clean deck
    • Level 2 Pour 1
  • Pour 2
    • Install formwork to deck
    • Install deck bottom reinforcement and beams
    • Install hydraulic hats/electrical conduits
    • Install post tensioning
    • Top reinforcement
    • Install formwork to setdowns
    • Clean deck
    • Level 2 Pour 2
  • Pour 3
    • Install formwork to deck
    • Install deck bottom reinforcement and beams
    • Install hydraulic hats/electrical conduits
    • Install post tensioning
    • Top reinforcement
    • Install formwork to setdowns
    • Clean deck

Traffic Management 

See the Cooper Road Traffic Management Plan (TMP) (PDF, 531.2 KB) for vehicular and pedestrian access details.

The following traffic management controls have been implemented on Cooper Road for pedestrian safety:

  • A pedestrian bridge is installed at the top section of Cooper Road between Chemistry Building (68) and Hawken Engineering Building (50).
  • A height bar is installed south on Cooper Road
  • Hours that Cooper Road is traffic controlled: Monday to Friday 6am – 2pm
  • At completion of shift, the boom gates will be either removed or left in the open position to allow traffic to flow.
  • A schedule of deliveries is to be sent to Hansen Yuncken via email by 2pm the day before. Email to be sent to gpaku@hansenyuncken.com.au and everhoef@hansenyuncken.com.au and cc to gmiller@hansenyuncken.com.au
  • Courier deliveries will be assessed when they arrive at the boom gate on Cooper Road. Drivers to have details of who is receiving the delivery and they will need to call that person and have them meet them at the Coopers Road gates to receive delivery.

Site works - progress photos

Andrew N Liveris site works October 2019
Andrew N Liveris site works October 2019
Forming of the lift pit and shaft walls and concrete pour
Slab/concrete pour - Aug 2019
Installation of second crane - July 2019
Installation of second crane - July 2019
Site works July 2019
Site works  - Forming of the lift pit and shaft walls - July 2019
Site works July 2019
Installation of crane  July 2019
Installation of crane - June 2019
Installation of crane - June 2019
Installation of crane - June 2019
Installation of crane - June 2019
Installation of crane - June 2019
Installation of crane - June 2019

 

Overall project

When

  • Start: 25 June 2018
  • Finish: January 2021

    Work details

    Early works to demolish the existing buildings, prepare pilings and level the site began on 25 June 2018. 

    Trucks will access the work site via Staff House Road throughout the whole project, and there will be periods of traffic disruption, noise, vibration and increased dust. UQ’s Property and Facilities Division will work with the contractors to minimise the impact of the work on sensitive research equipment, teaching activities, pedestrians and other activities near the site. Power, water and data services to nearby buildings will not be affected.

    Project information is available from the P&F projects and initiatives website and UQ News.

    Further updates to the building works program and disruption notices will be available from this web page.

    Contact

    Jane Carr, Major Capital Works - Operations Coordinator

    Zak Williams, Senior Project Manager

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