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SitzlerBM -  Ground Floor - Forming Up Suspended Slab

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Sea Wall Earthworks - High Tide!

July 2006

SitzlerBM are well into Darwin's new Convention Centre; and with more than half the ground floor support columns poured, the ground floor formwork is rapidly taking shape. In the centre background are two RAN vessels, taking on supplies for return to East Timor, as part of Australia's involvement in the restoration of law and order in the world's newest nation.




High tides in mid July made earthworks, and the placing of rock armour, a slow process. The low area in the seawall, highlighted in the thumbnail left, was left for installation of the pipework for maintaining water quality and levels in the future swimming lagoon. As you can see, there's not much freeboard at the top of the tide; especially with a strong breeze and a bit of chop!

 

SitzlerBM - Basement - Columns Nearly Done



Sea Wall Pipework - Swimming Lagoon

 

Time and tide waits for no man, and neither does SitzlerBM; the erection of support columns continues apace at the seawall end of the basement whilst forming of the ground floor slab pushes on at the other end of the Convention Centre.





With the higher tides safely past, Macmahon were able to start excavating into the lagoon side of the seawall and begin installing pipework for the swimming lagoon. The pipe is HDPE (poly) so it's not as heavy as it looks, but there'll be plenty of fun and games before this little bit of pipework is done; I reckon!!





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