The Melbourne Airport Runway Overlay Project has been recognised by the Australian Institute of Project Management
at the 2012 Project Management Achievement Awards, with a gold award in the Construction/Engineering less than $100 million category.
The award was accepted by Beca's James Macneil and Melbourne Airport's Capital Program Manager, Jan Lackie, at a ceremony in Melbourne.
The Melbourne Airport Runway Overlay project involved the asphalt overlay of both runways 16-34 and 09-27. This required the replacement of approximately 280,000m2 of asphalt and 4,700m2 of concrete pavement, and upgrade of the Aircraft Ground Lighting with 200km of cabling.
One runway had to remain operational at all times, resulting in works being completed in 230 six-hour overnight night closure windows, over a nine month duration.
Despite experiencing one of the wettest Victorian winters on record, the project was completed via a collaborative team approach by Melbourne Airport, Beca and Fulton Hogan with no un-planned operational down time, no Lost Time Injuries (LTIs), under-budget, and with no defects remaining post the issue of practical completion.