Becker House (The Shine Dome) Refurbishment

Client Australian Academy of Science
Location Acton ACT
Value $1.42m
Year 2001
Delivery Lump Sum

Becker House is a heritage-listed building and is of great importance as a national landmark.  The scope of works included construction of a new external plant room, design and construction of a new tunnel under the existing moat from the plant room to the existing basement of Becker House and associated plant upgrades



The service tunnel was originally designed as a crawling tunnel. Project Coordination excavated under the moat from the external plant room to the basement wall of the internal plant room and formed a void under the moat that was battered back to a stable slope.  This part of the project was carried out as design and construct.


Merit in the 2001 MBA Excellence Awards in the category of Conservation and Heritage Projects.