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Turner & Townsend Takes Advantage of RIB CostX

February 26, 2024
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Turner & Townsend is a global professional services provider that supports organisations that invest in, own and operate assets. They handle projects across the property, infrastructure and natural resources sectors worldwide, allowing organisations to succeed by managing risk while maximising value and performance during the construction and operation of their assets.

Brisbane Airport 

Client: Brisbane Airport Corporation Limited 
Product used: CostX 
Project: MLCP, DTAP & CUS 
Programme: 2009 – 2012 

Client’s Requirements

The domestic airport redevelopment project includes terminal refurbishment and upgrade encompassing new satellite, 5,300 space carpark, passenger access bridge and new road network. 

The new multi-level carpark and expansion to the common user satellite passenger terminal is currently under construction with the passenger access bridge due to be completed in 2012. 

Turner & Townsend’s Contributions

Turner & Townsend were commissioned to provide full cost management services, including preparing detailed bills of quantities for tender purposes. 
The project was documented by the Architect and Engineer using 3D modelling software which enabled sophisticated design analysis, clash detection and visualisation. 
The 3D models also assisted in the preparation of tender bills of quantities as the models contained geometric information and product specification that could be ‘harvested’ from the model using CostX, without the need to manually ‘measure’ the quantities. 
CostX effectively reduced our measurement time and resources required, and improved our accuracy as ‘human and scaling’ errors were effectively eliminated. 
Using the ‘revisioning’ tool in CostX, we were readily able to capture scope changes between tender drawing revisions without manual remeasurement, thus enabling the project to meet the required tender date despite significant documentation changes. 

Making the Difference

CostX is a revolutionary software solution that dramatically improved the quality and speed of preparing quantities for this project. 
Using CostX on the Brisbane Airport project enabled highly accurate quantities to be prepared and enabled the client to go to tender ahead of other projects that were competing in the same market.