Beca received three awards at the Austroads Bridge Conference 2017 (ABC2017)

The Austroads Bridge Conference 2017 Awards received were:

  • Best Poster Award and Popular Choice Poster Award: Mackays to Peka Peka Expressway – Construction Stage by Jamil Khan (Technical Director – Structural Engineering) and Geoff Brown (Senior Technical Director – Structural Engineering) from Beca, and Craig Service (Zone Engineer) and John Palm (Alliance Manager) from Fletcher Construction. 
  • Runner-up Award for the Best Paper:  Hendon Park Footbridge and the Waterview Shared Path Bridges Connecting Communities by Will Pank (Beca Technical Director – Structural Engineering)

Speaking after the conference, Jamil Khan said, “We’re thrilled to have won the Best Poster Award and would like to thank delegates at the conference for voting our submission as their poster of choice.”

“The project is in one of New Zealand‘s most severe seismic regions, and we enjoyed sharing how Accelerated Bridge Construction techniques, innovation, technology and collaboration between designers and constructors enabled the creation of 17 new bridges along the 18km expressway.”

The ABC2017 is Australia’s premier bridge conference where local and international specialists share experiences, innovations, achievements and knowledge under the conference theme - Bridges: Connecting Communities. For further information on the ABC2017 and for the full programme, visit

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