Quay Quarter Tower - Sustainable Concrete Construction

Wednesday 20 March 2024
5:30pm - 9:00pm (UTC+10:00) Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney
Kirribilli Club
11 Harbourview Crescent, Lavender Bay, NSW 2060
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Event Summary

International and Local Award winning project - Quay Quarter Tower

Quay Quarter Tower, located in the Sydney CBD, is the world’s tallest adaptive reuse project involving the redevelopment of a 45-year old reinforced concrete building via partial demolition and the addition of new structures – both vertically and horizontally. The new upcycled tower is a 216 m tall building with a hybrid structure consisting of the existing and new structural elements and an extended service life until 2070. It added 45,000 sqm of new office space to the existing building in the heart of Sydney without the demolition of the existing tower.

The project has been recognised worldwide for the way it overcame unprecedented challenges throughout the project to set a new global standard for the effective conservation and building lifetime extension of tall concrete buildings thanks to several unique and innovative engineering solutions. Among many accolades Quay Quarter Tower took out both the CIA Kevin Cavanagh Trophy for Excellence in Concrete, and the American Concrete Institute's Overall Award for Excellence in 2023.

Our presenters for this event will include Reza Hassani, Senior Associate BG&E, and Adam Ven Der Leeden, Design Manager Multiplex. Chris Jones, Technical Sales Manager with Boral Concrete. They will take delegates through the complex nature of the design, construction and material supply for this magnificent project.

Breaking Boundaries: Breaking Boundaries: Unveiling the Structural Design & Construction Complexity of Quay Quarter Tower. Reza Hassani and Adam Van Der Leeden

The Construction Challenges of Using Low Carbon Concrete. Chris Jones

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5.30pm     Entry & Name Tag Collection
6.00pm     Welcome, Introduction and Presentations
7.45pm     Question Time / Discussion
8.15pm     Networking. Drinks and Light Refreshments
9.00pm     Close

$88.00      CIA Member   
$44.00      CIA Retired Member    
$22.00      CIA Student Member
$110.00    Non Member


Reza Hassani, Senior Associate, BG&E
Dr Reza Hassani is a Senior Associate for BG&E with over 17 years of experience in structural design and construction in a wide range of architectural and engineering structures in Australia and overseas. He has solid technical knowledge and skills in structural analysis and design, value engineering, concrete technology, and numerical modelling. This enabled him to take the lead for BG&E as the structural engineers for Quay Quarter Tower (QQT) in Sydney, transforming an existing commercial building into a world class vertical village. QQT is a hallmark of world-class engineering and ingenuity and has set a global benchmark for adaptive reuse, as well as workplace and mixed-use spaces.

Chris Jones, Technical Sales Manager, Boral Concrete
Chris Jones is the Technical Sales Manager for Boral Concrete and is the president for the CIA NSW division. Chris started out in the industry working as an engineer for contractors in the UK, Africa, and the Middle East. For the last 28 years he has been working for Boral Construction Materials and is now focused on developing and promoting lower carbon concrete.

Adam Van Der Leeden, Design Manager, Multiplex


CIA NSW Annual Sponsors

Special thanks to our CIA NSW Annual Sponsors for their support throughout the year.
If you are interested in CIA NSW Annual Sponsorship, please email nsw@concreteinstitute.com.au



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