Adept Civil Group has showcased its position as a leading civil engineering contractor by delivering microtunnelling on a greenfield development project in Albury, New South Wales.
In the northern area of Albury suburb Thurgoona, lies Brooklyn Fields Estate – a sprawling 210-hectare parcel of greenfield land. The estate consists of 118 hectares of residential zoned land, with construction of the first two stages complete and third stage ongoing.
In particular, the $2.75 million extension of the sewer network at the estate will assist in continuing a high level of wastewater service delivery to existing development throughout northeast Thurgoona, while preparing for future growth in the area.
As trenchless technology involves minimal surface disruption, it plays an important role in greenfield developments, with many companies within the industry providing their expertise across these projects, including Adept Civil.
The company was engaged by Longford Civil to microtunnell 1100 m of 472 GRP, using a 500 mm forward clay cutting head which was required for the complex geology in the area.
Adept Civil Business Development Manager Quentin Powell said the company’s reputation and history of taking on challenging projects while staying committed to safety was crucial in securing the contract.
“At Adept, we’re always willing to collaborate with our clients to ensure projects are completed safely and diligently,” Powell said.
“Our willingness to work closely with Longford Civil and Albury City Council meant we were right for the job.”
He says the Brooklyn Fields Estate project, located in NSW, came with its own set of challenges.
“The location of the trunk sewer main which began at the northern end of Kerr Road, crossing Woolshed Creek and travelling south-west adjacent to the Woolshed Creek alignment was challenging to work with,” Powell said.
Despite the challenges faced during the installation, the Adept team completed the job successfully using the company’s Vermeer Axis GB812 laser-guided boring system.
Specialising in water and sewerage drainage pipelines, pump stations and associated services, Adept Civil has earned its reputation as a leading civil engineering contractor by delivering quality projects on time and within budget.
The contractor makes safety a priority on every project it works on, and it is currently working towards a goal of zero workplace injuries through its in-house training and careful site management strategies.
The company also has a strong focus on environmental management through its philosophies of education, communication, continual improvement, and company involvement.
By working with these philosophies, Adept Civil aims to minimise pollution created during any works and continuously monitors its impacts on the environment through audits, reports, and inspections.
This article featured in the June edition of Trenchless Australasia.
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