Brisbane Airport commenced a $340 million dollar expansion in October 2006 of the International Terminal; it will be completed by the end of 2008.

The expansion features two new gates, additional check-in, arrival facilities and carousels; extended apron areas, an increase in the number of retail outlets and a new multi-storeyed carpark.

To complement the expansion, a new business park has been developed to increase business growth and opportunity as a result of its strategic proximately to Brisbane Airport, Brisbane City and other key infrastructure.

This scheme is in association with the QLD Government, to develop a thriving business park as part of Brisbane’s gateway to new business under the Australian Trade Coast Infrastructure Plan.

Part of the upgrade is to construct Brisbane Airport’s Corporation’s (BAC’s) new head office in the centre of the park.

The new $4 million facility houses BAC’s staff and the project design team for the expansion.

In the paved areas outside the building and adjacent to the water features, ACO Polycrete’s SlabDrain (300mm wide) trench system complete with stainless steel Heelguard Antislip grates were installed as the surface drainage system to ensure safe pedestrian access, while maintaining a highly aesthetic finish.

SlabDrain, available in 3 widths is typically selected in areas where hydraulics is of equal concern to the designer as are installation constraints.

The range is ideal for suspended slabs or in applications, where there are depth restrictions due to other services crossing beneath the drainage line.

ACO Polycrete is an innovator in surface drainage. Its signature product range, ACO Drain comprises modular precast channels made from polymer concrete, the industry’s wide selection of lockable boltless grates and quality technical support service. These solutions are ideal for all applications from streetscapes to roads and airport aprons.