The project involved dismantling of a giant cantilevered dockside crane for the Department of Defence. The structure was progressively dismantled in large sections in a highly choreographed sequence, engineered to maintain the structural stability of the crane.
In addition to the structure’s removal, the project had a substantial salvage component with the preservation and restoration of numerous heritage significant components of the crane.
A stringent environmental management and monitoring program was implemented to prevent the release of lead chromate paint during deconstruction and manage the risk of lead and chromate contamination. This included surveys for lead in soil and sediment, surveys for lead in water and a comprehensive ambient air monitoring program.
The project was shortlisted as a finalist for Contract of the Year over US$1 million at the 2015 World Demolition Awards.