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Melbourne Jet Base #tbt

It’s #ThrowBackThursday and we’re going back to 2016 when Civilex won the contract to Hutchinson Builders for the Melbourne Aviation Precinct Melbourne Jet Base. The first in Melbourne, the Private Jet Base presented an opportunity to attract further international business to Melbourne.

The project incorporated the construction of a new purpose-built jet hangar and prestige passenger terminal, with associated infrastructure located within the Melbourne Aviation Precinct (MAP) site. The management and processes associated with the special concrete pavement – with extremely stringent specifications – were critical to the success of the project.

There was a complex programming interface where civil works needed to be carried out in stages around the building works to ensure critical path works could commence. The works also needed to be coordinated around the structural steel portal and cladding works. An amazing amount of concrete was used – approximately 300m3 was poured every day for three months!

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