FJA selected for Sydney Light Rail Works
About Sydney Light Rail
Sydney Light Rail project involves the design and construction of the light rail network which covers the 12km dual-track CBD and South East Light Rail route from Sydney CBD to Kingsford. It is an important element of Sydney’s public transport system as of easing traffic congestion and boosting employment and the economy. Additionally, Light Rail links up with important location namely the sporting and entertainment facilities in Moore Park and Randwick, along with UNSW and hospital precincts.
Role & Contribution
FJA, in collaboration with Acciona and TfNSW, undertook the Utilities Design and Management for the project. Particularly, we worked with the contractor to innovate the designs provided by the client and increase the project constructability. Furthermore, we worked during the site works to make amendments to designs as required. Accordingly, this allowed works to continue and when issue arose, we attended shutdowns to solve the problem as they happened.
To effectively manage the project, FJA led a team of over 30 utility specialists to deliver water, sewer and electrical designs and coordination of telecommunications and designs. We introduced a range of project controls to ensure timely project delivery, providing the client with weekly performance and progress reporting, facilitating construction planning and resourcing.
The three dimensional utility services model developed for the project is one of the most complex 12D models ever produced in Australia. Therefore, FJA worked with the client to produce systems for data acquisition and data management to provide continuous updates to the Australian subsurface utility standards.
Continuing from the design phase, FJA worked closely with Acciona on the construction phase services portion of the contract. We responded quickly to RFI’s, designing innovative solutions to problems encountered onsite. Following that, we provided resources to work around the clock to ensure the success of essential workers undertaken during the shut down of utilities.