SRWRA – Seaford Heights
Southern Region Waste Resource Authority (SRWRA) is a joint subsidiary established by the Cities of Onkaparinga, Marion and Holdfast Bay. The authority provides waste management services and are one of the major landfill operators in South Australia. SRWRA have been implementing a gas management plant, in which methane gas is extracted from the 100,000 tonnes of landfill they receive annually. Through this innovative and conscious effort, they have achieved the CO2 abatement equivalent to taking 26,000 cars off the road. At Epic Projects & Consulting, we are driven by innovation and were therefore excited to work with SRWRA, providing project management for a shed extension. This project is just a small insight into the $21million material recycling facility that is set to provide work and boost economic growth for the Southern region.
Plans for the new material recycling facility began as a response to China’s ban on contaminated recycling imports, which in turn hiked up costs as waste products had to be transported to other facilities. The new facility, located in Seaford Heights, will allow for price control, as well as a host of other benefits. According to Mark Booth, SRWRA Chairman, the new project will not only improve recycling in the southern region, but also provide 37 full time equivalent jobs, stimulate economic growth and attract circular economy industries. According to the Waste Management Review, funding for the project includes $5million towards the construction of the plant, and a further $5million for an economic development fund to support the co-location of compatible industries. The shed extension project, managed by Epic Projects & consulting is just the beginning of the exciting new facility.
Cellar Construction – Rose Park
We provided the design of the structural concrete and specification of the concrete strength that was applied during construction and the cellar was made to be 2.8m deep with a 180cm thick concrete wall. This Cellar was constructed using the ‘shotcrete’ method. This means the concrete was sprayed through a hose and pneumatically projected at a high velocity onto the desired location.
In this instance it was applied over the steel bars that were used as reinforcement, in some cases, mesh or fibers can be used as an alternative. Shotcrete is an in-situ method, meaning it occurs on site. Through this method the concrete is placed and compacted simultaneously due to the force of the nozzle and is able to be sprayed onto any type of shape or surface. After the shotcrete was finished being utilised the floor was then constructed over the top using bondek slab.
PLANNING, DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION SUPERVISION
Epic Projects and Consulting provided the engineering and construction advice for Lola’s Pergola – a temporary marquee structure designed as an outdoor bar located on the Torrens Riverbank for the 2014 Adelaide Festival.
The challenge Epic Projects faced was to design a structure that was suitable for large volumes of people to gather and celebrate that didn’t compromise and restrict the space. Featuring an array of talented Australian and international DJs, the structured provided the space and atmosphere for the festival.
Inglewood Residential Bridge
One of our recent projects was designing a small residential bridge across a creek. We worked closely with our clients to resolve all the potential issues that other companies they had spoken to had said were unsolvable. We even offered suggestions on materials that would complement the landscape and found ways for them to save money on design costs during the planning process. Needless to say, the clients were thrilled with our work and even left us this testimonial and comment on Google;
“Joe is a great bloke and helped my wife and I build a 9 metre span bridge on our property. He definitely focuses on customer service and did a great job keeping the council in line we really couldn’t have asked for a better engineer on the job! Thanks again Joe and team.” – Bobby P.