Delta Group has been recognised with two nominations in the coveted 2018 World Demolition Awards to be held in Dublin on November 8. The Sydney Metro City & Southwest project was shortlisted for the Urban US$10m And Over category, with the Gold Coast Monorail project shortlisted for the Contract of Year Under US$1m.

As part of Transport for NSW’s plan to construct twin 15.5 kilometre railway tunnels between Chatswood and Sydenham and six new metro stations for Sydney Metro – Australia’s biggest public transport project – Delta Group was contracted to design and deliver concurrent, integrated early works programmes at six sites in metropolitan Sydney.

We mobilised more than 230 workers and 200 heavy plant to simultaneously demolish 60 high-medium-low rise commercial and residential structures over an accumulated 135,391 hours – without a notifiable safety incident or breaches of strict quality and environmental management standards. We also safely removed more than 342 tonnes of HAZMAT, while coordinating nearly 7,000 heavy vehicle movements in some of the populated and congested areas in Australia, and recycling more than 81,000 tonnes of demolition and construction waste.

At the same time our demolition teams in Queensland played a pivotal role in preparing for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on Australia’s Gold Coast by demolishing the iconic 30-year-old Monorail to make way for a $1b expansion of Jupiter’s Casino. The project involved a tight timeframe for delivery, a heavily congested environment and technically complex and demanding lifts, especially over water and the live (and newly constructed) Gold Coast Light Rail line.

The World Demolition Awards are staged annually by KHL Group, publishers of Demolition & Recycling International. They are held in conjunction with the World Demolition Summit and recognise excellence and best practice as determined by an international judging panel of leading industry experts.

The 2018 World Demolition Summit and World Demolition Awards will be be held at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on November 8.