Canberra ACT 2609
|Architect:||Hughes Trueman (now called Mott MacDonald, theCivil Consultant)|
The Pialligo Avenue Road Duplication Project was the first stage in a three stage upgrade of roadways to the Brindabella Business Park and Canberra Airport. This stage of works included the duplication of road over a 1.3km stretch between the intersections with Beltana Road and Brindabella Circuit.
The existing street lighting infrastructure was insufficient to suit the revised lane widths and modern safety requirements. As such all new assets were provided as part of the upgrade.
The lighting design utilised street lighting primarily located within the central median of the road within the F-type protective concrete barrier. At the time of design, lighting columns within F-type barriers had been used within Australia, but not within the ACT, and as such required careful co-ordination with local authorities. The use of lighting within the median assisted to meet the lighting requirements of the road particularly in areas where up to 7 lanes of traffic are present with associated clear areas and cycle lanes. The proximity to the airport introduced additional requirements for the Civil Aviation Safety Authority which required careful consideration during the design. The proximity to the airport also provided an opportunity for banners to be added to the lighting columns.
The client for the project had specific requirements for the banners mounted on the column which placed high wind loads on the columns. Special liaison with column manufacturers was required to ensure that all requirements could be met.
This section of road was completed in early 2009.
The 388 Elizabeth Street development involved the redevelopment of an existing auto rental facility. Part of the existing building was retained and façade restored (facing Elizabeth Street and Little La Trobe Street) whilst a new 2 storey structure was built.
Currently at 55 Southbank Boulevard exists a 6 storey commercial office building. Proposed for the property was a 10 storey, 220 bed hotel development. The proposed 10 storey hotel extension to the existing commercial building presented an interesting challenge for the entire design team, but the overall vision was exciting, innovative and sustainable.
5 Bodalla Place, or Compass House as it has been named for its ability to provide ‘a new direction in energy efficient building design’, is owned by the two Rudds Directors and has been purpose designed and built as the headquarters for Rudds Consulting Engineers by Rudds' own personnel.
The NATSEM International Microsimulation Centre provides many benefits to the University of Canberra. The building consists of 680m2 of office space, 467m2 of teaching space, 210m2 of accommodation, a large kitchen and the corresponding circulation space and amenities.