Seymour Whyte’s Exit 54 team win national award

Seymour Whyte Constructions was named one of the proud winners at the Civil Contractors Federation (CCF) of Australia’s 24th National Earth Awards in Canberra.

Representing Queensland following their win at the CCF state awards, Seymour Whyte’s Pacific Motorway – Coomera Exit 54 Interchange Upgrade project team took out top prize in Category 5 (project value $30 million to $ 75 million), beating other impressive projects from around the country.

Exit 54 was a complex road infrastructure improvement project that involved construction of a new three-lane overpass bridge, adjacent to an existing overpass, over the high speed, high volume M1 motorway. Construction of the new overpass was extremely complex due to the interface with motorway traffic below, and the proximity to the existing structure, both of which needed to be operational during construction.

As Principal Contractor, Seymour Whyte Constructions as responsible for the programming, procurement, construction and commissioning of the project, including quality, safety and environmental management and community engagement.

Under the leadership of Project Manager and AIB Professional Excellence Award Nominee, Bryan Broadfoot, the team successfully overcame several challenges and implemented innovations that resulted in cost and time savings. Bryan and his team delivered a significantly increased scope of works within the client’s original budget and timeframe for the project.

Proud moment at Parliament House: (left to right) Seymour Whyte Northern Region Operations Manager Will MacDonald, Exit 54 Project Manager Bryan Broadfoot and CEO John Kirkwood