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KBR and Partners Win Top Global Award

September 24, 2020

KBR and Partners Win Top Global Award

The U.S.-based Engineering News Record (ENR) Global Best Projects Awards focus on the challenges, risks, and rewards of designing and constructing around the world and recognize the project teams behind outstanding design and construction efforts each year.

The KBR, Mott MacDonald, and SMEC design joint venture (JV) team’s contribution to the Sydney Metro Northwest project has earned the 2020 ENR Global Best Rail Project award. The JV delivered the detailed design for eight new metro stations which included three underground stations, three new open-cut suburban stations, and two new elevated stations. It was also responsible for train stabling maintenance facilities, 36 km of new metro track, overhead power systems, and precinct civil works and car parks. Building information modelling (BIM) was successfully applied to this major transport infrastructure project and, by adopting BIM, the JV minimized cost and schedule risk and enhanced constructability. The innovative design developed by the JV reduced the use of raw construction material. Reducing the use of raw construction materials and labor on-site in favor of prefabricated elements increased the efficiency and sustainability of the project both in construction and in future maintenance operations. The JV were among the winners of ENR’s Global Best Project Awards who were celebrated at a virtual ceremony in September.
   —Please visit https://www.kbr.com/en/insights-events/stories/kbr-mott-macdonald-and-smec-jv-wins-top-global-award-sydney-metro-northwest to read more.