Brisbane’s Story Bridge Build

November 2022

Kallibr Training has once again partnered with Constructionarium to help early career professionals in infrastructure, engineering and construction gain skills and build networks by working on a real project.

About Constructionarium

Constructionarium was established in 2016 to offer a hands-on, 8-day accelerated training experience for new infrastructure staff to plan, tender, build and hand over a scaled-down version of a bridge.

Hosting several student cohorts per year, Contructionarium’s most recent build saw students complete a replica of Brisbane’s Story Bridge. The build took place during the university holiday period at the Construction Training Centre in Salisbury, jointly located with Kallibr Training’s fully-equipped training centre.

The Build Program

The 8-day CMP Advisory and Project Management Story Bridge Build involved undergraduates and early career professionals from design, engineering and contracting backgrounds.

The task for this eager cohort of students was simple: break into two teams and compete to win a tender to build a scale replica Story Bridge, delivering it to their client in a tight timeframe ready for the bridge’s ‘opening ceremony’.

Throughout the program, students were joined by leaders across the industry for insightful sessions on communication, cost management, project scheduling, design, lean construction and contracts, as well as receiving mentoring from the team at CPM Advisory and Project Management.

Of course, a critical part of this project is to build the structure safely using real construction equipment – skills delivered by trainers from the Kallibr Training team.

How Kallibr Training Supported this Project

As a key partner of this program, Kallibr Training provided the location and equipment to facilitate the program, giving the student cohorts full access to our cranes as well as the ‘home base’ of our Salisbury training centre and classrooms.

Training on safety and materials handling equipment was conducted for the students throughout the first week of the program, ensuring that as they moved on site in the second week and began constructing their bridge, they had the skills to do so safely and effectively.

Being part of a real, hands-on construction project incorporating the full project lifecycle means that students will enter their careers with a strong understanding of the many moving parts required to bring a project to completion.

The Kallibr Training team is proud to have played a small part in this brilliant team effort.

Images courtesy of Constructionarium.