WEBINAR: Service enclosures presented by ACO

WEBINAR: Service enclosures presented by ACO



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This webinar will feature a case study of Shields Street Heart in Cairns from David Wilson, Principal Landscape Architect at Cairns Regional Council.  Join us for this national webinar Service enclosures - Cable pits, surface ducting and access covers presented by National Supporting Corporate Partner, ACO.


About the case study  - Shields Street, Cairns Regional Council

Shields Street Heart is a pedestrian friendly area located in the heart of Cairns CBD. The project costing an estimated $17 million aimed to revitalise Cairns to attract more visitors back into the city and increase retail activity. The work included recreating a rainforest with trees, palms, small plants and turfed areas, contemporary feature lighting and public art reflecting the vegetation of the region.

Service enclosures - Cable pits, surface ducting and access covers

Beneath our feet there are thousands of kilometres of cables carrying essential services to the community. These services are owned and managed by a diverse range of authorities and asset owners. At the ground level, access to this network is critical for inspection and maintenance. Below the surface, enclosures housing cables must be safe and durable.

The challenge for the landscape architect is to manage how these services are integrated across various urban and landscape environments.  Not only do they physically interact but they visually interact with the environment and therefore need to be visually unobtrusive. When specifying enclosures, the diversity of these environments requires consideration of a number of factors which vary in importance depending on the application.

The presentation gives a comprehensive overview on the importance of specifying the correct service enclosure. This is followed by a review of the ‘project specific’ factors that will influence system selection & specification including (but not limited to) material choices, design loads, slab/pavement integration, aesthetics, safety, security and compliance. Also featured is a detailed exploration into lids and access covers on the back of the new Standard, AS 3996.

A valuable webinar for anyone involved with pavement design.

Date: Wednesday 23 February 2022
Time: 1:00pm AEDT (Sydney/Melbourne time).  Please refer to your local timezone.
CPD: 2 formal CPD points upon completion of the reflective activity.
Cost: Free for AILA members and non members.  Registration essential. 
Questions: Direct to [email protected]
Zoom Link will be emailed to attendees the day prior to the webinar. 

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Wednesday, 23 February 2022
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
2 CPD Points

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