Pre-Conference Workshop and Site Tour: Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Workshop A

With the increase in AFP/P3 procurement models being applied to transit infrastructure, a common challenge for Municipalities and Transit Agencies is to maintain control over the design of their facilities. Approximately 90% of project cost goes into the civil infrastructure and systems, with only 10% going towards the design and integration of transit facilities (stations and stops). The value of these projects is the inverse of this. The transformative impact of these projects happens through the station facilities as the touch-point for customers and communities. The AFP/P3 procurement model must recognise this as a key to the project's success.

Drawing on examples of transit authorities in Ontario, Canada, this workshop will demonstrate how the application of visionary, principles-based design guidelines are being used as a tool for the client, consultants and contractors to achieve high-quality design and creating enduring public places in each community and across this expanding network. It will go in-depth into how to raise the design excellence bar in AFP and P3 procurement to strengthen brand, improve customer service, passenger experience, and ensure facilities are higher performing buildings that are easy to maintain and operate.

What will this workshop cover?
  • Strategies to maintain control of design quality and consistency with alternative project delivery (AFP) and P3 models
  • Keys to attracting strong design consultants to your P3 projects
  • Strategies to improve customer service, brand identity and passenger experience
  • Strategies for station integration with existing and future transit-oriented communities

Jeff Doble

Director of Transportation Design, Associate Principal
Perkins+Will [Canada]

Site Tour

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Wynyard Station Upgrade

John Sung, Project Manager, Wynyard Station Upgrade, Novo Rail
The Wynyard Station upgrade is one of three key infrastructure projects delivered by the NSW Government within the Wynyard precinct. While the wider concourse and additional ticketing reduces commuter congestion, the new Wynyard Walkway creates a gateway to link the station to the newly developed Barangaroo. The redevelopment clearly shows improved functionality, a focus on customer needs and experience and a long-term initiative to align to passenger growth and the future of smart stations. In this site tour, you will witness firsthand the developments of the station and also go in depth into discussions with experts on the specific features and important elements the delivery phase.

What will the site tour cover?
  • Exploration of the key features for upgrading including fixtures and finishes, wayfinding and signage and renovations of back of house areas
  • Benefits of design elements to increase capacity for future passenger growth and demand, business and retail development to enhance customer experience and walkways of connectivity to popular CBD precincts
  • The stages of design and development – considering points of access and passenger safety during delivery phase, minimising disruptions and maximum safety for staff during construction
  • Understanding the importance of heritage interpretation strategies to preserve the history of the station

John Sung

Project Manager, Wynyard Station Upgrade
Novo Rail

Workshop B

4:00 PM - 4:00 PM Future Cities and Smart Stations: Effectively Planning Long-Term Strategies and Delivery Stages in Station Design

James Hadaway, Principal Architect, National Transportation Facilities Lead, GHDWoodhead
When you consider the future of where our stations are heading, careful consideration goes into how to modernise and design them accordingly to meet the long-term business objectives around a future of smart stations and cities. Stations need to ensure they are fully integrated with rail services and onward travel modes to accommodate intermodal travel, information and ticketing technologies need to be fully utilised to support and enhance customer experience at stations, and stations need to be viewed as a catalyst for innovation to enhance railway and local economies. These aspects are part of furthering the design and development of stations into smarter, futuristic and lively, but requires careful long-term planning, particularly in the delivery stages of the project. This workshop will look at both the construction and design planning of stations to ensure you meet your future business objectives.

What will the workshop cover?
  • Create a project management plan to outline the stages of involvement for design team to minimise development time plan and ensure cost efficiency of the project
  • Developing effective communication to best handle conflict of interest between stakeholders in regards to design and development requirements
  • Learn the importance of understanding environmental, sustainable and safety requirements built in to accommodate customer expectation for future stations
  • Post-project analysis: how to ensure your design continues to grow along with customer demand in the future

James Hadaway

Principal Architect, National Transportation Facilities Lead
GHDWoodhead