Andrew N. Liveris Building construction project - update

10 Jan 2020

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 - the main contractor, Hansen Yuncken, has taken possession of site.

Associated information

Staff House Road works - 2 Jan-1Feb 2020Traffic managementProject progress photosOverall project information

Monthly project update - December 2019

This upcoming month Level 3 of the main structure will be poured, the Level 4 deck formed, and the ramp from Staff House Road will also be formed up before the construction team break for Christmas.

An overview of upcoming works on site this month is as follows:

MAIN TOWER

Structure Level 3

  • Pour 1:
    • Install hydraulic cast-ins and electrical conduits
    • Post tensioning installation, first and second stress, and grouting
    • Formwork to setdowns and then clean deck
    • Install reinforcement, form and pour columns
  • Pour 2:
    • Pour Form deck
    • Beam, top and bottom reinforcements
    • Post tensioning installation and first
    • Install hydraulic cast ins and electrical conduit
    • Formworks to setdowns and clean deck
    • Post tensioning installation, first and second stress, and grouting
    • Install reinforcement, form and pour columns
    • Form one side of wall, install reinforcement, and pour walls

Structure Level 4

  • Pour 1 and 2: Form deck

Stair Core 1

  • Level 3–4
    • Close up external walls
    • Pour core
    • Strip shutters and remove boxes ready for jump
    • Form landings and install stair master
    • Stair reinforcement and electrical installation
    • Pour stairs Level 1-2
  • Level 4–5:
    • Install jump
    • Set boxes/shutters
    • Reinforcement installation for internal and external walls

Stair Core 2

  • Level 5-6:
    • Set boxes/shutters
    • Reinforcement installation internal and external walls
    • Stair electrical installation
    • Pour stair landing
    • Close walls then pour walls
    • Crack and jump core
  • Level 6-7:
    • Form landings for stair master
    • Stair reinforcement and electrical installation
    • Pour stairs Level 4-5
    • Set boxes/shutters
    • Reinforcement installation for internal walls

Lift 6

  • Level 3–4:
    • Install wall reinforcement and column
    • Close shutters then pour walls
    • Strip external shutters

Quad Lift

  • Level 3 – Level 4: 
    • Lift and set boxes
    • Reinforcement to walls and install external shutters

PODIUM

  • Podium PT Slab
    • Pour 7: Post tensioning second stress and grouting and Strip Level 1 formwork

Upstand Wall WE.20 Grid C

  • Pour 1: Pour wall and strip formwork and remove scaffold
  • Pour 2: Install internal shutter, Reinforcement to wall, Install external shutter, Pour 2 wall and strip formwork

Loading Dock Pavement

  • Install hydraulic underground services, Subgrade preparation, and Install vapour barrier

Ramp

  • Pour 8: Formwork to ramp

 

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 construction -  11 November 2019
Andrew N Liveris construction -  11 November 2019
Andrew N Liveris construction -  11 November 2019
Andrew N Liveris construction -  11 November 2019
Andrew N Liveris site works November 2019
Andrew N Liveris site works November 2019
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
Site works July 2019
Site works  - Forming of the lift pit and shaft walls - July 2019
Site works July 2019
Installation of second crane  July 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, Project Coordator Major Capital Works

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