MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY MULTI UTILITY INSTALLATION

Project Overview

UEA was contracted by Macquarie University to provide a turnkey package for the installation of various underground utility services on campus grounds with a narrow shutdown window.

Location

Macquarie University NSW

Geology

Clay & rock

Client

Macquarie University

Length

1,220 linear metres (various)

Pipe

Various

Technique

Open cut excavation

SCOPE OF WORKS

UEA’s Civil Construction division undertook the installation of the following underground services:

  • Sewer – 80 linear metres of DN150 uPVC DWV SWJ pipe and its relevant connections
  • Trade waste sewer – 80 linear metres of DN125 HDPE pipe and relevant connections
  • Installation of one 4,000 litres HDPE dilution chamber and three silt arrester pre-cast concrete structures
  • Potable water – 200 linear metres of DN180 HDPE pipe and its relevant cutovers
  • Gas – 300 linear metres of DN125 HDPE pipe and its relevant connections into existing live mains
  • Stormwater – 50 linear metres of DN450 RCP up to depths of four metres
  • Stormwater – 260 linear metres of DN675 RCP up to depths of five metres
  • Stormwater – 15 of square stormwater pre-cast and pout in-situ concrete structures, varying in sizes from 0.9m x 0.9m square to 1.2mx1.2m square, and ranging from depths of 3 metres up to 5 metres
  • Communication – 250 linear metres of 100mm conduit. Incorporated with this was the installation of four pre-cast concrete structures (1.0mx1.0m square) and four pre-cast concrete structures (0.5mx0.5m square), all ranging from 0.8 metres to 1.2 metres deep.

CHALLENGES

  • Tight construction timeframe and shutdown/cutover periods
  • Excavation in rock and clay up to five metres deep
  • Existing underground services
  • Multiple work fronts

COMPLETION

Despite the tight timeframes required by the client, before students returned for their studies, UEA completed the project to a very high standard with no safety issues recorded during the project.

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