Challenge 3: All Female Story Bridge Build
In June 2019, Constructionarium Australia, supported by the Department of Transport and Main Roads, Queensland Major Contractors Association, BMD Constructions and Seymour Whyte, undertook an all-female build of Brisbane’s iconic Story Bridge.
To align with International Women In Engineering Day on 23 June, Constructionarium Australia embarked on our latest project, an all-female build of a Brisbane icon – The Story Bridge.
Comprising a three-day training programme and five-day build, participants had the opportunity to be part of a unique cohort and benefit from a dedicated learning and development experience with one outcome in mind; to create future female leaders within Queensland’s construction sector.
Over the five-day build, participants gained skills and experience that would have taken one or two years to learn in the course of normal projects. They will manage all aspects of an engineering project including project and issues management, safety, budgetary control and timely project delivery.
The training and construction programme is being supported by Trimble, HDR, NAWIC, Coates Hire, WH&S More Skills and it will take place at The Construction Training Centre.
“There is a desperate need in our industry to provide an environment where young professionals can safely transition from their academic exposure to the real world of civil engineering practice…which involves hands-on working with materials, machinery and each other.” Peter Anusas, General Manager Northern Region, BMD
The Story Bridge
The Story Bridge is a heritage-listed steel cantilever bridge spanning the Brisbane River that carries vehicular, bicycle and pedestrian traffic between the northern and the southern suburbs of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. At 74m high, and 777m long, the Story Bridge is the longest cantilever bridge in Australia.
The bridge is part of Bradfield Highway and connects Fortitude Valley to Kangaroo Point. The Story Bridge opened in 1940 and is named after prominent public servant, John Douglas Story.
The 2019 all-female Story Bridge build was proudly supported by;