Students then received unique insights into some of the challenges encountered during construction. Christina explained the main obstacles such as boundary to boundary restrictions, removal of contaminated materials, working near live overhead powerlines, airspace restrictions, and the project’s proximity to the light rail. Additionally, the pair discussed the procurement management and processes of the project, outlining the buildings 5-Star Green Star rating, requirements of the head contractor, subcontractor selection process, and key factors to consider when selecting materials.
To end the presentation, Christina detailed her personal experience in Taylor’s Cadet and Graduate Program, educating students about the diverse career paths available in the construction industry. Peter also discussed the structure of Taylor’s Cadet program and the key learning areas and activities it comprises.
The lecture proved to be an informative and engaging session, equipping UNSW students with real-world knowledge and inspiring them to pursue careers in construction.
Located in the bustling heart of Kingsford, Scape Kingsford comprises student accommodation, retail and commercial spaces, basement parking, and communal areas. The 5-Star Green Star building will set the benchmark for quality student accommodation upon completion.
Many thanks to UNSW, Benson Lim, Peter Yamin, and Christina Succar for making this event possible.