Distribution centres & warehousing
Woolworths Distribution Centre
The site was divided into three teams – Warehouse Team, Ancillary Building Team and External & Hardstand Concrete Team – who traded as three separate projects. Each team prepared its own short-term programme and was responsible for ordering its own material, including concrete.
A number of unusual aspects of the project included the implementation of measures to minimise potential disruptions, such as an acoustic wall to block the noise at the site boundaries, and only casting the surface bed at night to avoid traffic and ensure a continuous concrete supply.
The concrete mix design for the hardstand (compression, shrinkage and flexure), Xypex and surface bed concrete for the hardstand was tested and approved by an Aurecon engineer, whose approval was also required for the specification for the method implemented to hang material from the roof structure.