Hera Engineering was engaged by Georgiou to peer review the feasibility of the replacement of 5 escalators at the Perth Underground Train Station.
The original advice received was that strengthening works to the existing structure was required to support the larger escalators. Not only would this have meant excessive costs were incurred, it also would have created logistical issues for the general public, who had to continue to use the station during escalator installation.
We used high end engineering analysis software and complex modelling we were able to prove that remedial works were not required in order to install the new escalators. Our value engineering work was peer reviewed by a tier one transport consultant appointed by PTA who validated our conclusions. By utilising our advanced technical knowledge and experience we once again provided our clients with significant cost and schedule savings, which were well in excess of our value engineering fee.
We are currently working with Georgiou during the construction phase providing various temporary works design checks and assessing existing slabs to support construction equipment required to install the new escalators.