Brisbane Airport construction projects win Master Builders Awards

Brisbane Airport extends its hearty congratulations to construction firms Laing O’Rourke and MULTI SPAN AUSTRALIA for each winning the top spot in their respective categories at the recent Master Builder Brisbane Housing Construction Awards for projects located in the airport precinct.

Both companies are now finalists for the State Awards to be announced on 14 October 2011.

Laing O’Rourke won the ‘Refurbishment/Renovation over $4 million’ category for the expansion and refurbishment of the Common User Satellite (CUS) at Brisbane Airport’s Domestic Terminal, while MULTI SPAN AUSTRALIA took out the ‘Industrial Building over $4 million’ category for its construction of the iseek Data Centre.

Brisbane Airport Corporation CEO and Managing Director, Julieanne Alroe, said the awards were well deserved and that the projects set the benchmark for design and further developments within the Brisbane Airport precinct.

“Sustainable operations are at the forefront of everything we do and these recent awards demonstrate Brisbane Airport’s commitment to supporting future developments that are innovative and environmentally efficient as we progress our vision to evolve Brisbane Airport into a world-class gateway for Australia.

“The recently refurbished CUS and iseek Data Centre are prime examples of the type of progressive infrastructure we encourage within the precinct as both projects set new standards in energy efficiency, as well as adding to Brisbane Airport’s attractiveness as a modern, efficient, secure and safe, business environment,” Ms Alroe said.

About the CUS expansion and refurbishment by Laing O’Rourke

The expansion to the Common User Satellite, which is used mainly by airlines such as Jetstar, Tiger and other regional carriers, has seen an increase in the number of passenger gate lounges in the area from two to seven; two additional aircraft parking bays (bringing the total to seven); new food and beverage facilities close to the new passenger lounges; new modern and comfortable furniture in waiting areas; improved energy efficiency of the satellite building, and space for airline offices.

The recent upgrade is the first stage in an overall upgrade of the whole Domestic Terminal precinct. The next stages of the Domestic Terminal Upgrade will see a new multi-level car park open, upgrades to the Domestic Terminal road network, and an elevated walkway built over the roads, enabling people to walk from the car parks to the terminal without having to cross in front of vehicles.

About the iseek Data Centre construction by MULTI SPAN AUSTRALIA

The recently completed iseek Data Centre, purpose built for iseek Communications, is the most architecturally significant and energy efficient data centre in Australia.

Strategically designed to reduce power consumption and energy through innovations in building technology, the centre has achieved a Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) rating of 1.3 by The Green Grid, one of the lowest power usage indexes in Australia.

The centre provides customers with state-of-the-art facilities including 24 hour on-site monitoring security, purpose-built staging areas, high density technologies, loading bay, efficient cooling systems and a fully redundant fibre network.

About Brisbane Airport

More than 17,000 people work at the Brisbane Airport precinct every day, a figure that is expected to exceed 50,000 by 2029.

Over 420 businesses are currently located within the airport precinct, benefitting from proximity to major new road networks, 24-hour operations and staff amenities such as child care, retail, a supermarket, cafés, bars, restaurants, a gym and health services.

Brisbane Airport still has 1000 hectares set aside for future development.