Siniat provided a range of products as well as project-specific designs for the new world-class $177 million Brisbane International Cruise Terminal (BICT), helping project stakeholders achieve savings on material requirement.

Completed in 2020, the new terminal is designed to accommodate mega-cruise ships over 270 metres in length and provide passengers with a world-class experience.

The cruise terminal is located at Luggage Point, about 20km north-east of Brisbane and adjacent to the Brisbane Airport.

In addition to plasterboard and metal products supplied for the project, Siniat engineers also provided a total of 8 unique, project-specific designs, which led to a reduction in the material required.

Siniat also supplied specialist metal products such as made-to-length 1.5 BMT jamb studs, which increased the installation speed and reduced waste on site as the studs did not need to be cut down.

Over 60,000 pieces of metal were supplied to the project, comprising of 15,000 clips, 7,000 studs and track, 4,000 furring channels and top cross rails, and 3,000 top hats.

Siniat also supplied approximately 19,000m² plasterboard products, including TruRock (5886m²) and FireShield (3456m²).

While the metal products and engineering services provided by Siniat may be less visible in the completed facility, they did not go unnoticed by subcontractor Superior Walls & Ceilings.

Superior Walls & Ceilings foreman Joel Creevey said he was very impressed by the support given by Siniat on this project, and described the service provided by their engineering team as exceptional.

“Siniat also provided expert installation advice, and the turnaround time on any enquiries was way above the industry average. I was on the phone with Salim (Zadeh, Siniat structural field engineer - QLD) almost every week and he also visited the site when needed. Siniat’s support was hands-on,” he added.

Photography: Joseph Byford Photography