Cross River Rail – Albert Street Acoustic Shed
As part of the largest ever public infrastructure project in Queensland, idec designed, fabricated and constructed the Albert Street acoustic shed. This building utilised industry-leading modular construction technology to fast-track onsite time. The 18m high, 1800m² building was completed in just 10 weeks – ensuring tunnelling works below remained uninterrupted. The building reduces noise by up to 57 decibels, minimising the impact of construction on local residents, workers and visitors.
The acoustic shed is one of the first in Australia to utilise a full-modular construction system comprising both precast concrete wall and prefabricated roof panels. As a result of ongoing research and innovation by idec, the onsite crew effectively completed the building as they went – saving time and enclosing the shaft much quicker than traditional construction methods.
Albert Street at a glance:
- 175t of Australian structural steel
- 183 precast Concrete Panels
- 124 prefabricated roof panels
- 808 crane lifts in 49 days.