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Rob Carr project named award finalist

The Green Square Stormwater Drain project has been named an Australian Engineering Excellence Award Finalist.

Held each year, Engineers Australia’s Australian Engineering Excellence Awards showcase achievements in the industry that exhibit excellence, distinction, merit and quality as well as inspiring and encouraging these qualities through teamwork and innovation.

Named as a finalist for 2020, Rob Carr said its Green Square Stormwater Drain project represents an outstanding achievement in engineering and demonstrates the invaluable contribution engineering makes to the economy, community and the environment.

Delivered by the Drying Green Alliance, Rob Carr was subcontracted to deliver a new 2 km stormwater drain to reduce hazardous flooding in and around the Green Square area.

In the project delivery, Rob Carr microtunnelled nearly 4 km of DN1800 concrete jacking pipe, construction five caissons, constructed complex civil structures within these caissons and completed eight convention shored shafts.

As Green Square is located on a floodplain, Rob Carr had to work through extremely difficult conditions, including working in a high water table ground classified as restricted and hazardous.

The team also had to contend with sites full of buried industrial waste that would repeatedly stall works, increase program demands and add to the constrained project site pressures.

The winner of the award will be announced during virtual award ceremonies across each Engineers Australia Division commencing Monday 14 September. 

For more information visit the Rob Carr website.

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