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Project Articles

  • Project: Qantas A380

    Delivery delays gave the Qantas A380 program three false starts but the team’s dedication eventually gave the project wings, says group general manager Vince Paolella. more
  • Project alliancing: Queensland Main Roads

    Queensland’s Department of Main Roads has considerable experience with alliancing. The organisation has used the approach for more than a decade under the guidance of the Major Projects Office’s general manager Derek Skinner, who says alliancing is used where appropriate for a major project to provide the potential to progressively wind up the project as the issues are settled and the Total Outturn Cost (TOC) is signed off. more
  • Project: Tugun Bypass, Queensland

    To understand what the parties involved in Queensland’s Tugun Bypass set out to achieve for its stakeholders, you need look no further that this quote from the PacificLink Alliance Induction Book:

    The Tugun Bypass is more than just an important road for this region. It has brought together friendly, determined people who see this as an opportunity to create a landmark for this region. We are passionate about creating a ‘Journey to Remember’, not only for the people who will use the Tugun Bypass, but also in the hearts of the employees brought together under the banner of PacificLink Alliance. more
  • Project: Building the Education Revolution

    When the school bell rang on the first day of the first term in 2011, construction company Hansen Yuncken had the majority of its school projects—halls, classrooms, libraries, offices—ready for students’ use.

    The projects in question are all part of the Federal Government’s Building the Education Revolution (BER) program, implemented as part of the government’s response to economic downturn. more
  • Project: Telstra’s Broadbanding the Top End

    At a physical level, Telstra’s Broadbanding the Top End (Phase 1) project was an impressive engineering feat—800 kilometres of cable laid between Jabiru to Rio Tinto Alcan’s facility in Nhulunbuy across some of the harshest terrain in Australia—and presented an interesting case in good project management versus time constraints and resource requirements. However, the project […] more
  • Project: E-learning platforms at ILX
    ILX Group Snakes & Ladders game

    Applying project management principles to a product that is designed to teach project management principles may seem like a circular kind of project, but it’s a method that works for Glyn Davies, product development manager for ILX Group, a global training organisation specialising in PRINCE2. While ILX offers face-to-face instruction in the classroom, it is […] more
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  • Project: Horizon Power

    Upgrading power supplies is the bread and butter of companies such as Horizon Power, a fully-integrated Western Australian government-owned business delivering energy solutions in regional Western Australia. However when the service being delivered is to remote and often isolated parts of the country, the project management approach used requires innovation and above all must be […] more
  • Project: UNICEF’s WASH program

    One of the greatest challenges with humanitarian projects is the initial sense that there is no defined project. This is what Daniel Ervin, RedR‘s assignee to UNICEF (formerly known as the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund), discovered when he arrived in Sri Lanka in the aftermath of the civil war between the Sri Lankan […] more
  • Project: Iron Cove Bridge duplication

    The $175 million Iron Cove Bridge duplication has been designed to improve peak hour travel times along one of Sydney’s busiest roads. ARC’s experienced team of engineers, schedulers and bar processors used extensive 3D modelling and prefabricated the headstock offsite to overcome buildability issues and minimise safety risks. The Iron Cove Bridge spans the Parramatta […] more
  • Project: ACT Health’s Walk-in Centre

    The Australian Capital Territory was approaching crisis point. A shortage of emergency department staff and general practitioners meant that patients needing treatment for a whole spectrum of ailments would have to wait their turn: those needing stitches alongside those with a sprained ankle. Something had to be done. “We were looking at different ways that […] more