Herston for the Future

Land Solution Australia has played an important support role in Australian Unity’s $1.1 billion Herston Quarter Redevelopment, providing various crucial surveying services such as dilapidation, engineering set out and as-constructed surveys, RPAS/drone surveying and automated monitoring services.

In preparation for the commencement of the Herston Quarter Redevelopment earlier this year, the Land Solution team initially scanned several areas around the site, including iconic heritage buildings and landscape to be preserved during the construction phase.  The Land Solution team has been heavily involved with the bulk earthworks of the site for the Specialist Public Health Facility   and the team’s main role is the construction set-out of the building itself.

Instead of completing bulk excavation surveys with traditional methods, the RPAS/drone survey service was used to calculate the bulk earthworks volume of the site. This method was identified by the Land Solution team for their client due in part to the complex nature of the excavation and the speed at which the information could be captured and delivered.

The Land Solution team installed automated monitoring equipment to observe movement and sound during the construction phase.  Preservation of a long-standing brick retaining wall was vital as well as the monitoring of the Lady Lamington Nurses Home that was built in 1896 through to 1939. With its lower brick building, timber verandah and Marseille tiled roofs, this building was listed on the Queensland Heritage Register in October 1992. The monitoring equipment was established due to construction of a large services culvert requiring deep excavation in close proximity to the wall and nurses’ building.

Spanish stairs     Monitoring - Nurses building          2018-07-05_11-04-32

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