Adelaide University, Early Works

Adelaide, Australia



University of Adelaide

Main Contractor:


Hindmarsh Pty Ltd

Foundation Contractor:


BAUER Foundations Australia Pty Ltd

Scope of work:


93 CFA piles, diameter 880mm, depth to 23m
2000m2 Diaphragm Wall, width 600mm, depth 12m

Construction Period:


January 2008 – March 2008



Construction of a new Engineering Building for the University of Adelaide commenced in 2007 with the demolition of an existing faculty building. The new $100m engineering building has eight stories and a below ground basement.

The basement foundation works included a 56m x 28m excavation to a depth of 6m. The construction of the retaining wall for the excavation and the foundation piles was assigned to the Piling Contractors Bauer Australia Joint Venture.