May 2013, Issue 10

May 2013, Issue 10

Feature Scaffold Project:
Sunshine Coast University Hospital

Lend Lease, as a member of the Exemplar Health Consortium, are working with Queensland Health in delivering the new $1.8 billion Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH).  This public tertiary teaching hospital will open with 450 beds in 2016, growing to 738 beds by 2021 and is being delivered using a Public Private Partnership (PPP) delivery model.

The Sunshine Coast University Hospital will be developed as part of a 20 hectare integrated health campus on a green-field site at Kawana. 

During construction, on site trades, labour and supervision is expected to peak between 1800-2000 workers in the second half of 2015.

With Uni-span’s extensive experience in hospital projects, we were confident, yet aware of the competitive market, in submitting our tender for the scaffolding supply at SCUH – Car Park 2.

Hospitals we have worked on/currently working on:

  • Thiess Townsville Hospital Expansion
  • Abigroup Cairns base Hospital Redevelopment
  • Abigroup Queensland Children’s Hospital
  • Baulderstone Robina Hospital
  • Baulderstone Mackay Base Hospital
  • Baulderstone Prince Charles Hospital
  • Hansen Yuncken Rockhampton Hospital Expansion Stage 2
  • WATPAC Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital (QIMR) Phase 3
  • WATPAC Ipswich Hospital – Multi Level Car Park
Uni-span were successful in securing the 20 week contract to supply scaffolding to SCUH – Car Park 2. During this contract period, 315 tonnes of scaffold material will be supplied, with a labour team of 4 men, we will take pride in the project that will change the face of Sunshine Coast’s medical network as we know it today.
Scaffolding enquiries
Feature Formwork Project:
GUSBUS Underpass #2

After the unrivaled success of the MK System for the Underpass #1 at the Gateway Motorway Southbound Busway Upgrade (GUSBUS) works, Uni-span have been appointed to supply their proprietary ULMA formwork systems to form the 60m long Underpass # 2.

A Cut and Cover methodology is being used on this project, whereby the Orma 80Kpa panel system is supplied for the bases and the 6.00m high walls.

The twin wall tunnel is a curved structure. Uni-span achieved this curve by faceting the straight panels around the radius every 8.1m in length. This enabled very fast production rates for Abigroup to keep ahead of their demanding programme. Minimal equipment was required in comparison to other solutions, as the Orma base slab shutters were re-cycled into both the wall pours as well as the slab edges.

For the 600mm soffit, Uni-span’s Alu-props, with craneable table tops, will be supplied. This system was selected not only because it is extremely safe and lightweight, but also because Alu-props high capacity loads   meant minimal components were required. Being able to fabricate both the shoring towers and also the table tops, eliminated the requirement for a crash deck. This method will be demonstrated in next months newsletter.

Formwork enquiries