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Design to engage, excite and inspire S TA DI U MS (S PORT, C U LTU RE /S TA DI U M) CA PA BILIT Y S TATE M E NT BU ILDINGS - AUS TR A LIA & N E W ZE A L A N D




A community of experts Stantec’s global network of designers, engineers, scientists and project managers work together at the intersection of community, creativity and client relationships. Careful balancing of these priorities results in projects that advance the quality of life in communities across the globe. But wherever Stantec is located it is our local teams who have the skills, experience and knowledge to drive the projects in their own back yards. In Australia and New Zealand (ANZ), our local offices of award-winning multi-disciplinary engineers have been helping both private and government clients build communities for over 60 years. Our people have long-standing client relationships and are inspired to advance the communities in which they live, delivering cost-effective, quality consultancy services. Whether we’re partnering with clients to design a hospital or mixed-use development, a research facility or industrial park, an education campus or airport, we design with community in mind because we believe in the power of places to transform lives, to meet the needs of a community today, to help fulfil its potential tomorrow.

From start to finish. Our team leaders continue to manage the projects for which they tender, right through to completion. Change in team management causes delays and undermines a project’s stability and design direction. Continuity is more conducive to achieving your goals within programme and budget.

#02 Value-adding innovation. Stantec’s Creativity & Innovation program encourages our global network of engineers to develop tools, processes and technology. These creative ideas might save time at the design stages of a project, reducing client costs. Others offer powerful marketing potential for stakeholder engagement. Celebrating our best ideas with investment means they are fully developed to benefit all our clients and communities, wherever they may be.

#03 The right experience. From research stations in Antarctica to solar projects in rural Australia. From bespoke luxury residences to affordable high-rise apartments. From stadiums to play parks… and everything imaginable in between. We have the right skillsets to help you achieve your construction goals.

#04 Focus on buildability. Engaging with engineers in the early stages can save time and money in the long-term. Pragmatic spatial considerations, site-appropriate construction methods, informed materials selection, compliance with legislation and consideration of the operational environment. Our advice gives reassurance to stakeholders, boards and financiers that all factors have been fully considered.


Our global business







We’re at the right tables. Our people are active proponents within Australia’s property industry, seeking positive change on behalf of their communities. The influential tables at which we sit include the Urban Development Institute of Australia, the Property Council of Australia, Consult Australia and Green Building Council of Australia.



We don’t just say we deliver outstanding solutions and client service. We prove it. Stantec has been recognised numerous times at the independent Financial Review Client Choice Awards (Australia & New Zealand). 2019 Financial Review Client Choice Awards Winner: • Most Client Focused Consulting Engineer 2017 Financial Review Client Choice Awards Winner: • Best Consulting Engineering Firm (revenue $50m-$200m) 2016 Financial Review Client Choice Awards Winner: • Best Provider to Property Sector 2015 Financial Review Client Choice Awards Winner: • Best Consulting Engineering Firm (revenue $50m-200m) • Best WA Firm • Most Client Focused Consulting Engineer 4





Years in the region

Locations across ANZ



Client Choice Awards since 2015

Stadium projects over the last 5 years



Aon Best Employer




We put the audience in the box seat

We’re a nation that loves our downtime If we’re not at home entertaining family and friends, we’re out entertaining ourselves – whether it be indulging in art and culture, exploring the outdoors, or cheering on our favourite sports team. Entertainment is what Australians do well and it’s what Stantec loves to do. Our experienced and widely qualified engineers are experts at building entertainment facilities – including state-of-the-art stadiums. Our focus is on the ‘fan first’ experience in every venue we work on. Using the latest technology and green initiatives has allowed us to be proudly involved with some of Australia’s greatest venues, including Hobart’s Blundstone Arena, the new Optus Stadium in Perth, and the redevelopment of Western Sydney Stadium.

Our role as engineers is to design fully compliant services that always contribute to the overall experience of every user. We understand that the building plays only a small part of the experience and that in reality it must enhance, not interfere with, the performance. It’s the entertainment itself that matters most.

“Understanding the requirements of stakeholders is the key to success for every project. For stadium developments, it’s imperative to talk to the very people who create the entertainment, including fan representatives, players, staff and venue management. The outcomes of the interactive and innovative thinking will give your whole development team a fresh perspective to deliver a truly world class entertainment venue to be proud of.” Rowan Stokes, Structural Section Manager, Australian Discipline Leader, Principal






Project value: $95 million Completion: 2017

NIB Stadium The Stage 1 redevelopment of Perth’s nib Stadium was completed in 2013, with Stantec providing design and documentation for electrical, hydraulic, mechanical and sustainability components. The development included:



A new east stand with undercover and corporate seating

A new south stand

New ticketing, retail, beverage, catering and merchandise outlets

Two permanent big screens, four pitch floor lights and LED signage along the east perimeter

Toilet blocks

Additional seating in the north stand

New power substation and control room

Extensive CCTV coverage, AV/ PA, video and communication systems

Working closely with various stakeholders, Stantec were able to design the stadium to suit modern facility requirements. Some features of the design include a common services trench throughout the concourse to maximise the efficiency of site ground works and integrated services metering to ensure full and accurate reporting of utility usage. Stantec provided coordinated Building Information Modelling (BIM) MEP models throughout the project’s design phase through to construction documentation, providing benefits of coordination, live dynamic, intelligent design and, importantly, a new method of communication that brought together this fantastic team and exceptional stadium structure.

RAC Arena (formally known as Perth Arena) Project value: $550 million

Eagle Farm Racecourse Project value: Undisclosed Completion: 2016

Completion: 2012 A world class facility in the heart of the CBD, RAC Arena can host a range of musical, cultural and sporting events due to the agile nature of the building – it provides a minimum of 12,000 seats for sporting events and 14,000 for concerts. Stantec provided civil engineering services incorporating an $8 million forward works remediation and services diversions package. The inner city project incorporated a number of challenging engineering factors including drainage treatment, remediation, bulk earthworks and service diversion.

Stantec’s Brisbane office designed and installed electrical infrastructure to power the biggest LED screen in the southern hemisphere at Brisbane’s Eagle Farm Racecourse. Spanning 44m and reaching 12m in height, the screen requires 220 amps of three-phase power at full load – equivalent to 30 small-to-medium sized homes. The Daktronics screens were imported from the United States and are made up of 3,600 high definition LED modules with a fibre optic link to a head-end communications rack. The screen forms part of the site-wide redevelopment with Stantec providing electrical, fire engineering, fire protection, hydraulics and mechanical services to the project.




Gold Coast Aquatic Centre

Western Sydney Stadium

Project value: $50 million

Project value: $300 million

Completion: 2018

Completion: 2019

An official venue of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre has a capacity of 10,000 seated spectators.

This project involves a complete stadium redevelopment after it was originally announced the Western Sydney Stadium (formerly Pirtek Stadium) was to increase the seating capacity and facilities of the west stand only.

Stantec provided acoustic and fire engineering services to the project, which comprises of a new 10-lane 50m international competition pool, new hydrotherapy and program pools, new club, café, amenities and gymnasium facilities, and the refurbishment of the existing diving pool and the existing 50m pool. The complex was awarded both “Building of the Year” and “People’s Choice Award” at the 2015 Gold Coast and Northern Rivers Architecture Awards.

Since then and following NSW Governmentcommissioned reviews, funding was secured to improve the overall stadium and facilities, including increasing overall seating capacity. Stantec has been engaged to write the technical functional brief for the redevelopment, which included reviewing previous documentation and case study work. To date, approximately 40 percent of the construction has been completed. Stantec continue to be involved by reviewing all the sub-contractors documentation and on-site works, and will provide witness commissioning once the project has been completed.



Project value: $700 million Completion: 2018

Optus Stadium The multi-purpose 60,000-seat Optus Stadium is a world-class venue, with Stantec providing design and documentation for the electrical, fire engineering, fire protection, mechanical, sustainability, technology and vertical transportation components of the project. The commitment to a ‘fans first’ stadium resulted in an innovative design ensuring an exceptional event atmosphere and home ground advantage that can only be experienced by being there. Key design and ‘fans first’ features include: •

Future-proofed stadium technology, including full 4G WiFi coverage across the stadium and sports precinct

The widest range of seating and hospitality options of any stadium in Australia, which has been designed to increase within the existing structure, adding up to 10,000 additional seats

The unique bronze façade uses anodised aluminium, which reflects WA’s unique geology by day and, by using state-of-the-art LED lighting, home team colours by night

The seating bowl maximises the atmosphere, giving fans exceptional views and bringing them closer to the action

The lightweight fabric roof covers 85% of seats and responds to Perth’s climatic conditions. At night, it presents a spectacular glowing halo effect

The design acknowledges Western Australia’s unique sporting, cultural and Aboriginal heritage and the sports precinct landscape provides a spectacular vista across the Swan River to the CBD. Stantec


Images courtesy of Events Tasmania

Project value: $30 million Completion: 2015

Blundstone Arena Hobart’s Blundstone Arena has a longstanding tradition of hosting international and domestic cricket; however, more recently, AFL fixtures have also added to the range of sports being hosted at the venue. With the increased demand for quality seating, together with the much anticipated ICC World Cup, Cricket Tasmania added a new 5,000 seat boutique grandstand on the western side of the ground. Stantec worked closely with all stakeholders to deliver the new Ricky Ponting stand, which houses state-of-the-art facilities, including a warm-up area complete with public viewing areas, flexible change room facilities and corporate hospitality provisions. In addition to the game day facilities, the Ricky Ponting stand also houses Cricket Tasmania’s new headquarters. With a strong underlying sustainable approach and utilising full 3 dimensional documentation, the new stand is impressive in more ways than one. Stantec designed the upgraded CCTV and public address systems, with particular consideration for the stadium acoustics. Stantec also provided the fire engineering for the project designing cutting edge evacuation modelling throughout the new and existing stands.



Project value: Undisclosed Completion: 2011

Etihad Stadium This project at Melbourne’s Docklands consisted of a complete review and assessment of the condition, maintenance and lifecycle of all elements of the stadium, as well as development of a sinking fund financial model based on a 25+25-year operational life. Stantec’s initial task was to develop an asset management policy, framework and plan to be used as the guiding principles for the overall review. This followed with the development of the sinking fund financial model to ensure that the stadium remained a state-of-the-art premium facility for sports, music and cultural events. The review highlighted the critical nature of the infrastructure, including electrical supply, lighting and audio visual facilities, to ensure operations were not interrupted. Reporting, operational and maintenance practices were formalised and improved to ensure critical plant, equipment and facilities remained serviceable in the event of external failures, emergencies and when under high demand. The revised procedures also covered statutory requirements for operations and maintenance. Lifecycle replacements were reviewed in the light of both condition of equipment and the need to remain at the leading edge of technology for sporting venues and broadcasting. The plan also guaranteed the operator met obligations to ensure the stadium would be handed back to the Stadium Trust in 2025 in a suitable condition to operate for an additional 25 years.



Meet the team

Liliana Mironov

Senior Electrical Engineer, Australian Discipline Leader, Principal Liliana brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table, as both an Electrical Project Engineer and one of the founding members of the Underground Power Design team. She has experience managing large and complex projects with a leading role and coordination of multidiscipline involved. Liliana is an active member of many review committees including the Western Power Connection Manual Working Group and the Office of Energy Licensing Board. She has been heavily involved with the Illumination Engineers Society and the Australian Institute of Architects, having sat on the committee and participated as a judge for their awards. For over 20 years Liliana has been an active member of Engineers of Australia and was recently elected to the grade of Fellow; the highest possible recognition available to professionals in the industry.



Grant Holman

Joseph Walsh

Combining his fun and enthusiastic approach with years of experience across multiple engineering disciplines, Grant is a strong asset to any project team.

After initially working as a research and development engineer at Ford Germany and Getrag-Ford, Joseph joined Stantec in 2003 as a mechanical project engineer.

Awarded ‘Most Client Focused Consulting Engineer’ at the 2015 Financial Review Client Choice Awards, Grant is also highly regarded for his ongoing committment to exceptional customer service and the building industry.

As well as vast industry knowledge and experience, Joseph also has a graduate certificate in Applied Finance and Investment from FINSIA, which provides him with a broad understanding of developer’s financial requirements and pressures in construction.

Melbourne Office Manager, Principal

His unique ability to connect and engage across all levels of the project team has ensured great outcomes for all involved. Grant has a clear view on where the industry is heading, through innovation and change, and the ability to be creative and adapt to the shifting landscape defines his leadership approach. Joining Stantec as a graduate engineer in 2001, Grant combines his strong client focus with a long list of successful, large-scale projects across Australia.

Mechanical Project Engineer, Principal

Now leading the Sydney office, Joseph has seen his team expand its footprint in the NSW market and work on defining developments, such as the Baraganroo precinct, Sydney, Bankstown and Camden airports, as well as a variety of residential and retail projects.


Rowan Stokes

Ben van Niekerk

Olivier Gaussen

Rowan is a chartered structural engineer with over 20 years of local, interstate and international experience.

Joining Stantec as an electrical engineer in 2004, Ben has been involved in design, documentation and contract administration on many diverse projects within Australia.

Olivier joined Stantec in 2009 as the Acoustic Section Manager in the Sydney office and has been the National Acoustics Coordinator since 2012.

Based in the Melbourne office, Ben has worked on some exciting projects, including numerous research and health projects.

His experience and understanding of other disciplines relating to acoustics such as electrical, hydraulics, mechanical, structural and architectural allows him to provide an integrated approach to design, ensuring the project’s acoustic performance requirements are met without compromising the design intent.

Structural Section Manager, Australian Discipline Leader, Principal

He has a wide breadth of experience in structural engineering and construction across a range of sectors, including education, low and high rise residental, commercial, industrial, institutional and public facilities. Rowan also has a forensic engineering, expert witness and heritage focus, and as a registered builder, has the practical knowledge to complement. He has a passion and enthusiasm for hands-on engineering, and has been integral to Stantec’s growth from 50 to 500 employees.

Electrical Section Manager, Principal

As Electrical Section Manager, Ben has helped provide leadership and guidance for his team since 2005. During this period his team have been involved in many exciting projects, including the Hotel at MONA, the multi award winning Jackalope Hotel, as well as various higher education and residential projects across Australia.

Acoustics Section Manager, Principal

Olivier has acquired a vast amount of knowledge and experience by working on high-end projects across Australia. Having a wide understanding of multiple disciplines has allowed Olivier to bring a strategic contribution to the concept stage of a project, setting it up for success.



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A Stantec Project Engineer will be: • Responsible for ensuring cohesive team delivery • The first point of contact for the client


Not only will you receive the very best from all Stantec consultants, you will receive seamless design integration across all Stantec disciplines. This will result in identifying and minimising scope-gap, cost or programme risks.




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Stadiums Capability Statement  

At Stantec, we put the audience in the box seat. Read about our involvement in some of Australia's largest Stadium projects.

Stadiums Capability Statement  

At Stantec, we put the audience in the box seat. Read about our involvement in some of Australia's largest Stadium projects.