Building a “city” in weeks

Building a “city” in weeks

From July 21 to 23, 2017, the Parklands at North Byron Bay hosted the three-day music festival Splendour in the Grass, attended by 32,500 people per day, and Coates Hire was an integral part of building the infrastructure that made the festival possible. Jan Arreza reports.

During the three-day event, the 267-hectare Parklands area at Yelgun in North Byron was host to three performance stages and a DJ area, as well as a designated camping ground that was home to some 20,000 campers.

The contractors who set-up the festival faced tight time constraints, having only three weeks to construct the small “city”, which had to be fitted out with power, water, dwellings and toilets. Then, at the conclusion of the event, there were only nine days allocated to pack up the entire temporary infrastructure. Read more

Innovative lifting beam wins award

Innovative lifting beam wins award

The Innovation category in the Lift of the Year Awards presented at the 2017 CICA National Crane Conference in Adelaide went to Edwards Heavy Lift (EHL) and RUD for their joint design and fabrication of a lifting beam for Bechtel. This is used for servicing methane compressors at the Chevron Wheatstone project in Onslow (WA), writes Greg Keane.

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Tony Baulderstone

Walk with me

In October, Cranes and Lifting editor Greg Keane travelled to Adelaide for the annual CICA conference. While there, he invited members of the sector on a walk up Mt Lofty from Waterfall Gully. Immediate past national president of the Civil Contractors Federation (CCF) Tony Baulderstone took him up on the offer and chatted to Keane about his time at the organisation. Read more

Dealing with head height restrictions

Dealing with head height restrictions

This is the first article in a regular series by Stuart Edwards of Edwards Heavy Lift on rigging matters. Stuart Edwards is well known to the industry, initially in presenting Boom Logistics and John Holland entries in the CICA Lift of the Year, before starting his own business and consulting to many of you. He was co-winner of the Innovation Award at the most recent CICA national crane conference, as well as one of the presenters at a rigging workshop there. If you have a rigging topic that you would like to see covered, please contact the editor or Stuart Edwards at stuart@edwardsheavylift.com. Read more