DCE & Thompsons Road Upgrade Featured in Australian National Construction Review


Monday 9th of December 3:00 PM

DCE is thrilled to be featured in the Australian National Construction Review’s profile on the $207M Thompsons Road Upgrade project.

A PDF copy of this article can be viewed here

“Dalton Consulting Engineers (DCE) is proud to have designed the relocation of water and sewer assets affected by the Thompsons Road Upgrade project. DCE were engaged by BMD Constructions for both stages of the project which involved grade separation and duplication of Thompsons Road.

DCE designed a staged relocation of all South East Water assets, Trility Recycled Water assets and several private sewer assets, as well as carrying out site supervision during construction. There were nine separate stages of sewer and water relocation works across the two road packages, involving the relocation of over 2km’s of water and sewer assets.

A key aspect of the project was relocating services prior to commencement of major construction works. “We had to shift priorities to get some works done so others could start,” said Jonathan McGrath, Senior Associate of DCE.

“Our role was to look at the assets and how they were being impacted by the project. There were a few water authority stakeholders and other gas and telco services were also competing for space in the road reserve,” Jonathan added.

“The main challenge was maintaining a continuous supply of water to customers,” said Jonathan. “We had to put temporary measures in place, so customers still have access to water.”

DCE are building on the success of the Thompsons Road Upgrade project with other infrastructure projects including the Yan Yean Road Upgrade with BMD, the Chandler Highway Upgrade and the Mordialloc Freeway Upgrade. In addition to infrastructure projects, DCE also specialise in land development; industrial and residential, as well as sporting projects.

The successful delivery of the Thompsons Road Upgrade project has further cemented DCE’s reputation as a leader in civil engineering design and project management. With their commitment to world’s best practice, DCE are well placed to maintain their position as an industry leader in technological innovation.”