Bennett + Bennett were thrilled to be presented with the 2018 Award for Technical Excellence at the recent APSEA Awards Gala Dinner held in Brisbane. The award was given for work completed as part of the proposed Sundale Bridge upgrade for Gold Coast City Council.

(Pictured L-R: Mark Fritsch, Gold Coast Regional Manager / Mark Billsborough, Managing Director / Liam Thierens, Spatial Services Manager)

Project Summary:

Multifaceted survey and spatial solutions on the Gold Coast’s Sundale Bridge project enabled enhanced decision making, design and future community engagement opportunities for relevant Local Authorities and the consultant team.

Innovative surveying, laser scanning and photogrammetry solutions were complemented by advanced data management services to facilitate the BIM enabled project. The successful outcome has sparked a strategic conversation within the City of Gold Coast to transform the engineering process from an analogue process to a digital engineering process.

Bennett + Bennett’s reality capture data was also used to generate project visualisations that will be used to garner community and stakeholder support for the project. The spatial enablement on this project has provided considerable cost savings which directly benefits the Gold Coast Community.


Managing Director, Mark Billsborough – “The Sundale Bridge project is a fantastic example of where the initial investment to create a 3D BIM model has returned significant dividends for the City of Gold Coast. We congratulate the City of Gold Coast for their courage to adopt digital engineering processes on this project and on future infrastructure projects, decisions that will benefit the people of the Gold Coast for many years to come”  

Sundale bridge federated survey model

Federated Survey Model – Sundale Bridge / Southport, Gold Coast

Sundale bridge reality mesh

Reality Mesh – Sundale Bridge / Southport, Gold Coast

Sundale bridge BIM model

BIM Model – Sundale Bridge, Gold Coast

The Spatial Excellence Awards celebrate the achievements of top spatial information enterprises and individuals, and showcase the finest projects and most significant performance of professionals that the Surveying and Spatial industry have to offer – APSEA

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