Turning Theory Into Practice
Story Bridge Bridge Build September 2019
Constructionarium Australia in partnership with Fulton Hogan undertook a Story Bridge Build, at the Construction Training Centre in Salisbury from 25 September to 8 October.
Story Bridge Build
In September 2019, Constructionarium Australia, supported by Fulton Hogan, enabled 19 undergraduate, post-graduate and early stage professionals to take part in an 8 day training programme culminating in the construction of a replica of Brisbane’s iconic Story Bridge.
Comprising a three-day training programme and five-day build, participants will have the opportunity to be part of a unique cohort and benefit from a dedicated learning and development experience with one outcome in mind; to create future leaders within Queensland’s construction sector.
Over the five-day build, participants gained skills and experience that would take one or two years to learn in the course of normal projects. They managed all aspects of an engineering project including project and issues management, safety, budgetary control and timely project delivery.
The training and construction programme was supported by Fulton Hogan, Queensland Major Contractors Association, Envision, Universal Cranes, Pulp Vision, HDR, Coates Hire, WH&S More Skills and will take place at The Construction Training Centre.
The Story Bridge
The Story Bridge is a heritage-listed steel cantilever bridge spanning the Brisbane River that carries vehicular, bicycle and pedestrian traffic between the northern and the southern suburbs of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. At 74m high, and 777m long, the Story Bridge is the longest cantilever bridge in Australia.
The bridge is part of Bradfield Highway and connects Fortitude Valley to Kangaroo Point. The Story Bridge opened in 1940 and is named after prominent public servant, John Douglas Story.
The Barcelona Tower
The Constructionarium Australia pilot program was launched on 29 August 2016 and ran for five days at the USQ Springfield campus, with early-career engineers from BMD, Aurecon and TMR working together to construct a nine-metre tall replica of the Barcelona TV Tower.
The Story Bridge
In order to provide a hands-on learning experience for the next generation of engineers, Constructionarium has launched the second Queensland based, local icon replication project. This project aims to help develop practically minded engineers for the workforce through a collaborative and enjoyable education experience..
All-Female Story Bridge Build
In June 2019, Constructionarium Australia, supported by the Department of Transport and Main Roads, Queensland Major Contractors Association, BMD Constructions and Seymour Whyte, undertook an all-female build of Brisbane’s iconic Story Bridge.
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The Bielby Holdings Story Bridge was opened today by Managing Director Adam Edwards following the completion of the successful delivery of the project by the latest Constructionarium Australia cohort of students and early-stage career professionals. After a busy...
Tuesday of week two is always an important day on site as it's the time where the cohort's construction methodology behind to be put to the test and the heavy lifting, quite literally, begins. With Friday's deadline approaching rapidly, ominous weather forecasts and a...
On a busy Monday morning, it was all about execution at Constructionarium Australia as the team prepared for build week at the Bielby Holding’s Story Bridge. But before all that, we need to make like the Doc and Marty and hop into our DeLorean, hit 88mph and travel...
One of the fun things we do at Constructionarium Australia is observing our cohort as they go through a rapid training program. Watching teams form, seeing differing approaches, understanding backgrounds and experience is part of what makes each build unique. And on...
The team at Constructionarium Australia always love the first day of a build, and day one of the Bielby Holdings Story Bridge build was no exception. The team of Harry Hartman, Jason Edge, Alex Ibarra and James Flaherty were on-site early, getting everything ready for...
As we head towards our next Constructionarium Australia build with Bielby Holdings, we caught up with long-term supporters, E7, as they embark on their 4th build, to find out what they have taken away from their ongoing partnership and support of emerging construction...
It has been a hot couple of days at the Construction Training Centre in Salisbury as the CPM Story Bridge Build Cohort tackle the pointy end of the project, moving on-site to commence construction. Tackling some fierce temperatures would put many teams on the back...
Bright and early on Monday, the team arrived ready to take on build week and to tackle construction of their Story Bridge. Our morning session was all about pigs and plans as Jon Davies from Lean Construction Advisory took the team through the principles of lean...
The last two days have been all about preparing those monstrous tenders! Yesterday was jam-packed with workshops and presentations to help the cohort nail their presentations. Big thank you to Jackson from Movement4, Rod Bernhard from HDR, Luke Read from E7 and James...
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