Reaching a significant milestone in the delivery of Brisbane’s Cross River Rail project, CPB Contractors has completed an innovative installation of the canopy roof at Exhibition Station.
Signalling a major step towards completion of the upgrade, the installation of the canopy included the pre-assembly of four sections prior to a three-night on-site installation blitz.
CPB Contractors Site Manager Matthew Laughton shares that the station canopy was pre-assembled in four sections off-site.
"Pre-assembly enabled safe completion of tasks like glazing and roof sheeting on the ground and during normal hours," explains Matthew. “It also minimised the time our teams spent working at heights and near live track environments”.
Over three nights, using a 400-tonne crawler crane, the project team lifted 1117 individual roof sections and four preassembled canopy structures into place.
CPB Contractors is delivering the Cross River Rail, Integration and Systems Alliance package in a consortium alongside fellow CIMIC Group companies UGL and Pacifc Partnerships. Works in the package include the design, supply and installation of the supporting rail system and integration of Cross River Rail into Queensland Rail’s train network, and an upgrade to Exhibition Station.