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Getting the right priorities in place to deliver efficient, reliable and well-planned transportation systems are fundamental to a community's economic prosperity and quality of life.

GHD specialises in Transport Strategy & Economics, Rail, Roads & Highways, Aviation and Maritime & Coastal.

Economic and population growth, greater urbanisation and increased mobility are boosting demand for new infrastructure and straining the capacity and effectiveness of existing infrastructure. Single mode approaches are no longer viable as governments and stakeholders recognise the need for multi-modal solutions across the whole supply chain.

Across the whole transport spectrum of aviation, marine, roads and highways, rail and transportation and logistics, our team provides integrated transport services throughout the project lifecycle from initial policy, transport economics and business case advice, through concept, procurement, detailed design and construction to operations, maintenance and asset management.

We help clients develop sustainable solutions which balance infrastructure investment with demand reduction, land use strategies and system efficiencies.

For further information, contact:

David Kinniburgh
Tel: +61 2 9239 7224
Email: David Kinniburgh

USH 41 – USH 26 to Breezewood Lane

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Our team was chosen on three separate projects that reconstructed USH 41 from STH 26 to Breezewood Lane in Winnebago County, Wisconsin. WisDOT contracted our staff to be the common link between the multiple facets of this mega-project, ensuring quality and consistency in the roundabout designs. The project includes sixteen multilane roundabouts at four interchanges and one overpass. Six of these roundabouts have three lane entries and two interchanges have four roundabouts each within 1300 feet.

We were involved with the entire design process of these roundabouts, from feasibility through to construction. We prepared the permanent signing plan sheets and pavement marking layout, and also provided design support for the vertical design and construction staging. Our people also provided construction observation quality control for these roundabouts to maintain adherence to the design objectives.

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San Francisco West Harbor Marina Renovation

The San Francisco Marina Yacht Harbor, West Harbor Renovation Project consists of the redesign of complete renovations for the 325-berth marina. The San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department administers the marina.

The marina project is funded by a loan from the California Department of Boating and Waterways. GHD prepared complete design-build RFP bridging documents consisting of plans and specifications for demolition of existing berths and construction of reconfigured berths in the West Harbor, upgrade of electrical and water dock utilities, installation of new barrier-free access gangways with security gates, construction of a new 300 foot long concrete floating breakwater and an 185 foot long cantilever sheet pile breakwater, repairs to the revetment, earthen mole removal, maintenance dredging, and improvement of the landside buildings.

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Haymarket Infrastructure Project, Lincoln, Nebraska

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Roundabouts were utilized at two key intersections to address the future traffic concerns of the new Haymarket redevelopment project being completed by the City of Lincoln and the University of Nebraska.

Our tasks for the project included: the optimization of the horizontal geometrics and reviewing the vertical geometrics, jointing, pavement marking, signing, and lighting. GHD’s roundabout team was able to optimize the roundabouts for safety and capacity without impacting the overhead bridge’s abutment and piers with university parking lots and the railroads right-of-way. Our team presented mitigation techniques to improve the roundabouts’ operations during event traffic.

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West Vancouver Freight Access - Schedule 1

The Port of Vancouver manages a significant link in the rail corridor, providing critical connectivity for freight mobility throughout the Pacific Northwest. A chokepoint at the entrance of the port leads to track conflicts and causes severe congestion, hindering the port’s ability to maintain smooth operations and a competitive edge in the global marketplace.

GHD, (as a sub-consultant to DEA), was selected to complete Schedule 1, the catalyst in a series of important projects that will increase rail capacity and maximizes future port growth potential.

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Surface Transportation Pier

GHD was the lead design firm selected for this design/build project to construct a surface transportation pier and shore side support facilities at San Nicolas Island in the Channel Islands off the southern California coast. This project is the first open-ocean, roll-on/roll-off cargo pier in the world.

The project was managed by SouthWest Division for the NAVAIR Weapons Division at Point Mugu. The Navy’s team included a third party review by technical experts from the Naval Facilities Engineering Service Center at Port Hueneme.

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Cony Rotary, Eastside Rotary, Augusta, Maine US

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This urban intersection was configured as a rotary and had the highest crash rate in the State of Maine. GHD’s roundabout team conducted a study to document the degree to which the deficiencies were affecting safety and capacity of the intersection. Pursuant to the initial study, we developed geometry, pavement marking, and signing changes to remedy the safety and capacity deficiencies.

Additional intersection capacity was required due to the proposed redevelopment of a nearby property. Approval of the redevelopment plan for the property hinged on gaining additional capacity at the rotary intersection. The design that was implemented reconfigured the rotary to adhere to modern roundabout operating characteristics addressing the safety and capacity limitations. All of the modifications were designed to fit within the original intersection footprint, eliminating the need for additional costly urban right-of-way.

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Brannan Street Wharf

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The Brannan Street Wharf, presently under construction, will be a major new open space constructed over the water in the heart of the South Beach neighborhood in San Francisco. Located on the Embarcadero Promenade between Pier 30-32 and Pier 38, and replacing Piers 34 and 36, the new wharf will provide 57,000 square feet of new public open space. Constructed over the water, it will be 830 feet in length with a width of 40 and 140 feet on opposing ends. In addition to seating, viewing and plaza spaces, the wharf will feature a 400-foot neighborhood green to accommodate various recreational uses.

GHD, as the lead design firm in a joint-venture, performed site investigations, conceptual engineering design of structural alternatives, design development and final design for the new wharf. Seismic design of the pile-supported wharf was undertaken in accordance with the methodology in the Port of Long Beach Wharf Design Criteria and ASCE Seismic Design of Pile-Supported Piers and Wharves.

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Bane Canyon Access Road, San Bernardino, California

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In San Bernardino County near the borders of Los Angeles, Orange, and Riverside Counties, the City of Chino hills houses the Chino Hills State Park. This park includes amenities such as hiking, biking, horseback riding (including on-site stables), car and tent camping, and site seeing.

The entrance to the park was a treacherous, narrow dirt road, within Bane Canyon. About two and a half miles into the park grounds, an existing paved two-lane road provided access to amenities. Rain events forced the park to close for several days afterwards due to the dangers associated with the dirt road.

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Roundabout revolution

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Streets in many parts of Canada and the USA are being transformed with roundabouts. Once unique to Europe, these circular intersection points are increasingly being adopted in the Americas to reduce congestion and accidents.

USA
In Lincoln, Nebraska, GHD was engaged to address an increase in traffic resulting from the West Haymarket Redevelopment – a 400 acre project designed to revitalise the downtown and haymarket districts. With 7000 planned parking spaces and a 16,000 seat arena forming part of the development, the solution was required to cater for an influx of vehicles, particularly during event periods.

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A New Busway for Brisbane

Queensland Transport engaged GHD to undertake a pre-feasibility investigation into the need, scope and likely issues involved with a proposal for the busway in the locality of the Gympie Road corridor. This corridor is a major arterial road that serves as both a regional linkage and a key component in the central northside district road network.

A range of previous studies, including the Corridor Selection Report, identified the need for a northern busway to provide a new public transport line haul (high quality, high frequency) route to support existing and future north side suburban services.

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Christchurch Priority Lanes, GHD

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GHD have been commissioned to design and construct bus priority lanes in the Christchurch CBD in order to alleviate the escalating congestion problem.      

GHD is in the initial design stage for the first of three bus priority lanes, along the Columbo Street corridor. The project involves the widening of this main arterial allowing for dedicated and on-peak-only bus lanes for travel into and away from the CBD. The lanes will extend for approximately 3.5 kilometres. Other design features include bus stop relocation, B-signals, PTIPS, cycle lanes and changes to roadside parking allowances.

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City East Alliance, Perth, Western Australia

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A 4.2 km stretch of Perth’s Great Eastern Highway is being upgraded from four lanes to six lanes between Kooyong Road and Tonkin Highway. Scheduled for completion by December 2013, key improvements include a widened central median, on-road cycle facilities, a continuous pedestrian path and bus priority lanes.

The investigation, design and construction is being delivered by the City East Alliance (CEA), comprised of GHD, Leighton Contractors, NRW and Main Roads Western Australia (Main Roads). The project presented key risks in areas of utility impacts and road network operations. The team generated more than 100 qualifying innovations during the costing phase of the project spanning technological, process, methodology, materials and delivery improvements.

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Design & Construct Travel Demand Management Auckland Motorways

GHD is currently providing professional engineering services for the safety management of over half of Auckland City’s road network. This is a two to five year contract and is a key initiative toward meeting the objectives of the government’s Road Safety 2010 strategy.

The contract calls for investigation, feasibility analysis, preliminary and detailed design of road safety improvements. To meet these requirements, GHD has carried out and supplied Auckland City Council with:

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Doha Airport Terminal Extension

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Qatar Airways at Doha Airport needed a two-storey extension to the existing departures terminal. Building on previous experience gained from similar project work, GHD provided architectural and engineering design services, as well as contract administration and project management services.

The extension was designed and constructed on a fast-track basis, which enabled its completion within just six months. The new section has given Qatar Airways additional gate boarding lounges, a first class lounge and cafeteria, increased check-in area capacity and additional baggage handling systems.

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Doncaster to Water Orton (D2WO)

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D2WO is the latest part of the UK rail network to be tackled as part of the gauge enhancement programme to clear the route for large container freight traffic. GHD is collaborating closely with the contractor, Carillion, to provide design management service. As the vital link between design and delivery, GHD is managing the development, review, submission and approval of designs against a very tight programme of track possessions whilst driving efficiencies and value engineering initiatives.

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Garapan Special District Revitalization and Pedestrian Mall

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GHD performed studies and provided full A&E services as part of the USD30 million revitalization of the Garapan Special District, a 15-block tourist area of Saipan.

Our scope of work involved studies and preparation of plans, specifications and estimates for USD8 million of road, drainage, signalization and landscaping improvements. The project was prepared in accordance with AASHTO guidelines and Federal Specifications Standards. GHD was responsible for the design of the geometry, utility relocation, drainage, signalization and traffic studies. This project required extensive coordination with the Commonwealth Utilities Corporation, the Saipan Department of Public Works, and the Office of the Governor Planning Office. Construction documents included culverts, street paving and sidewalks, signalized intersection, landscaping features, signing and striping.

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Highbrook Business Park

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Highbrook Business Park in New Zealand is nearing completion after a twelve-year involvement by GHD.

GHD was part of a team of international designers who developed the concept for the 190ha Highbrook Business Park, adjacent to Auckland’s Southern Motorway. Highbrook Business Park has attracted tenants from a wide range of businesses and will eventually accommodate up to 12,000 employees in 550,000sq m of industrial and commercial floor space.

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Merton Road Shared Cycleway

GHD is pleased to announce the completion of the Merton Road Shared Cycleway in Auckland.  With innovation and team work at its core, the cycleway project is a success story for GHD, HEB and Auckland City Council. One kilometre in length, the cycleway presented a number of unique and interesting challenges for all parties involved. The preliminary design and consultation began in April 2009.

Considerable stakeholder management was crucial for this project and as part of the review process, included liaison with various groups including Cycling Action Auckland. The co-ordination of three contracts into one (OHUG, Physical Works and Resurfacing) was successfully executed to ensure optimum timeliness and cost saving.  

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Network Management Operations Contract

GHD has a long-term contract to manage the entire traffic network for Auckland’s arterial and motorway networks.

This includes traffic signal optimisation, incident management, special events management and optimising traffic flows.

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Route Optimisation for EECA

GHD was commissioned to evaluate the benefits of route optimisation for the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA).

GHD delivered a number of route optimisation reports detailing before and after evaluations using in-car groups to determine fuel, travel time and CO2 reductions of route optimisation.

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South Road Superway

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Located in Adelaide, the South Road Superway project will deliver a 4.8 km non-stop corridor, including a 2.8 km elevated roadway, from the Port River Expressway to Regency Road. Its objective is to connect the rapidly expanding industrial and residential growth areas in the north and the south of the city, and to provide new opportunities for economic development. This is the biggest single investment in a South Australian road project, and the state’s most complex engineering road construction project to date. The project is being managed by the South Australian Government’s Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI).

GHD has been engaged to provide the engineering design services for the contractor, Urban Superway Joint Venture, which comprises John Holland Pty Ltd, Macmahon Contractors Pty Ltd, and Leed Engineering and Construction Pty Ltd. SMEC Australia and International Bridge Technologies (San Diego) are supporting GHD as subconsultants.

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Tourism boost

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In Puerto Williams, Chile, the world’s most southern city, GHD has developed a proposal to address the growing need for tourist-related infrastructure. The objective? To transform the area into a stopover city for cruise ships and capture a growing slice of the tourism dollar.

While Puerto Williams is the gateway to Antarctica, just 2000 tourists visit annually, roughly equivalent to the town’s population. This is in stark contrast to the Argentinian town of Ushuaia – located just 40 km (24 mi) across the Beagle Straits – that welcomes more than 200,000 tourists and 250 cruise ships every year.

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Transport Assessment Aids Port Expansion

GHD recently completed a transport assessment on the impacts of a range of proposed infrastructure expansions at the Port of Portland in south-western Victoria. The project is one of high significance and the assessment played a critical role in the evaluation of the planning application by Victoria’s Minister for Planning.

A paramics micro-simulation transport model, developed by GHD, was a key feature of the assessment, allowing highly effective testing of the proposed impacts of the development on internal and external road and rail networks.

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Waioru Interchange

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The AUD$62 million Waiouru Interchange project represents a significant link in Auckland’s transport network. Manukau City Council and Transit New Zealand commissioned GHD as design consultant and then construction contract administrator on the project.

Key features of the project include two grade separated interchanges, the widening of more than two kilometres of motorway, the construction of local arterial roading as well as a large roundabout and a 200-metre long bridge. This challenging project required carefulcoordination to avoid interference with an adjacent power station cooling pond.

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Waikatipu Transport Study

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In a joint initiative, the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA), Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) and the Otago Regional Council (ORC) commissioned GHD to carry out a comprehensive study which would inform future transportation decisions in Queenstown.

The solutions researched and developed focused on Travel Demand Management (TDM) and maximising the public transport services in the district. Since the completion of the study, GHD has been assisting stakeholders in implementing the recommended strategy.

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Wimmera Regional Intermodal Freight Hub

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In response to the Victorian Government's aim to increase the share of freight transported to Victorian ports by rail, GHD is playing a lead role in the planning, design and construction of a vital freight transport hub in northwest Victoria.

Efficient and strategically located intermodal terminals facilitate the transport of freight from one mode to another.

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北京轨道交通房山线长阳镇站及周边用地一体化设计方案

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项目名称:北京轨道交通房山线长阳镇站及周边用地一体化设计方案

客户名称:北京房山区政府内容

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David Kinniburgh

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David is GHD’s Global Market Leader - Transportation. He is responsible for overseeing the development and delivery of GHD's global transportation strategy and focusing on providing our clients in this area of business with the highest level of service and value. 

David has highly developed team building skills, including team culture development. As a strategic thinker and planner, he excels in collaborative environments. David is by a strong desire to deliver cost effective, sustainable outcomes for clients and the community.

Position: Global Market Leader - Transportation
Tel: +61 2 9239 7224

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Andrew Collinson

Andrew Collinson

Andy's varied project experience includes multidisciplinary design leadership of the eastern end of the UK's Channel Tunnel Rail Link, leadership of the concept development of the new Kings Cross Thameslink Underground Station and acting as the UK Rail Regulator's strategic advisor on Asset Knowledge Management.

Andy's business leadership experience has included being the MD of the multidisciplinary, multinational rail business of a major European consultancy and co-founder of the successful international strategic rail consultancy, CDL, recently acquired by GHD. These roles have provided Andy with a clear understanding of the whole life cycle, whole business challenges of building, running and maintaining a successful railway system.

A Chartered Engineer and Chartered Director, Andy has worked in the Middle East, Australia, the UK and Ireland and on projects in locations including Africa, New Zealand and Eastern Europe. His 29 years in industry include over 20 years in rail.

Position: Business Leader Rail - Middle East and UK
Tel: +44 1904 436 100

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Paula Arias

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Paula Arias is a Structural Engineer with a Masters in Structural and Geotechnical Engineering. She has more than 17 years of experience in ports and marine projects, consulting to a broad range of public and private sector clients. Previous to GHD, Paula worked in the Ministry of Public Works of Chile, where she contributed to major projects within the Ports Authority. From 2000 - 2006, Paula was responsible for project development and implementation for the Engineering Unit of the Department of Projects. Paula's extensive experience covers ports, artificial beaches, waterfront developments, fishing coves, passenger terminals and connecting port infrastructure.

Position: Business Leader Maritime & Coastal - South America
Tel: +56 2 433 5409

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Geoff Walker

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Geoff Walker is the Manager for the Victorian Transport Group based in Melbourne. Geoff has over 30 years’ experience in structural design, asset, contracts and project management and management of multi-disciplined workforces within the industries of Gas, Maritime, Water, Local Government and Public Transport..

Position: Business Group Manager - Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania (Australia)
Tel: +61 3 8687 8175

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Bernard Shepherd

Bernard Shepherd

Bernard Shepherd is GHD’s Global Technical Leader, Transport. Bernard has over 45 years experience in Project Management for rail engineering, bridge design, construction engineering and remedial engineering and is based in the Melbourne office.

Position: Global Technical Leader, Transport
Tel: +61 3 8687 8348

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Dave Proctor

Dave Proctor

Dave Proctor is GHD's New Zealand Transport Business Group Manager. He has 30 years experience in the civil infrastructure sector where he has been responsible for the design and delivery of multi-disciplinary projects, particularly in the roading / transport sector. As part of his career he has also been extensively involved with the maintenance and operations of road networks.

Position: Business Group Manager - New Zealand
Tel: +64 7 8347903

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Erik Geidans

Erik Geidens

Erik is the Business Group Manager for GHD’s Transport business in Western Australia. He has over 30 years experience and has worked in most transport related disciplines including roads and bridges, aviation, rail and marine works. He has significant experience in design, project and construction management on major multidisciplinary civil infrastructure projects and more recently has represented GHD on Alliance Boards administering large and complex road projects in a highly urban environment.

Position: Business Group Manager - Western Australia
Tel: +61 8 6222 8677

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2012

  • City East Alliance - Great Eastern Highway Upgrade
    • Innovation Excellence Award, Leighton Contractors Western Australia
    • Safety & Health Excellence Award, Leighton Contractors Western Australia
    • Community Excellence Award, Leighton Contractors Western Australia
    • Environmental Excellence Award, Leighton Contractors Western Australia

2011

  • East Coast Road Widening Project, Excellence Award, Medium Road Project Category,Roading New Zealand
  • City East Alliance - Great Eastern Highway Upgrade, Innovation Excellence Award
  • Canning Bridge Precinct Vision, Excellence Award (Western Australia), Planning Institute of Australia
  • Horizon Alliance Richlands Station - Part of the Darra to Springfield Transport Corridor Project
    • Team of Excellence Award, Alliancing Association of Australasia
    • Innovation and Environment Management Award, Australian Master Builders
    • Sporting and Community Services Facilities Award, Australian Master Builders

  • Shaun Smedley, Emerging Transport Professional, Institute of Transportation Engineers ANZ
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