Jean Luc Devisscher
October 1, 2020

Preparation work for the installation of passenger boarding bridges (PBB) at Gold Coast Airport (OOL), QLD, Australia, has begun, with a low-impact piling system being used to prepare the ground for the new infrastructure.

Construction firm Lendlease has begun the piling work on the airport’s AUD 200 million Southern Terminal Expansion project. A brand-new, 80-t continuous flight auger (CFA) piling rig will construct foundations ahead of the eventual construction of the PBBs. Carl Bruhn, Gold Coast Airport property and infrastructure executive general manager, commented: “It is essential that our current airport operations are not impacted by this construction activity, so we have had to work closely with our building contractor, Lendlease, to come up with solutions to minimise the impact wherever possible – both for passengers and local residents.” The piling rig will excavate and place 2,500 m³ of concrete into 224 piles over the duration of the project.