Tunnel & Civil

Infrastructure Specialists 

SERVICES

5D BIM 
Construction Programming | Cost Estimation | Value Engineering | R&D
Dispute Resolution | Project Management | Project Delivery | Forecasting
Tunnel BIM

Our consulting services assist our clients to better understand their projects, and provide greater insight into our clients' most critical decisions, risks and opportunities. We bring deep, practical expertise and a data library to back it. Our tunnelling professionals all have a D&C delivery background and have worked for contractors on major infrastructure projects in Australia, Asia, Europe and North America.

Skarpa has provided services for contractors, government, banking and academic institutions. We provide detailed and data driven services to the Precontract market, from Feasibility, though Award to Financial Close. Our skilled team can provide delivery support and contract management leadership to Practical Completion and beyond. 

Skarpa is an independent engineering consultancy with experienced industry professionals providing a range of unbiased, objective consulting services to the tunnelling industry. Our software and engineers provide the ability to gain critical insights from project data whether it be peer reviews, risk assessments, claims analysis or dispute resolution to improve investment confidence.

Utilise our state of the art tunnel software to:

  • Enhance collaboration and explore concepts

  • Visualise, present and evaluate designs in a 3D model

  • Identify and resolve conflicts at an early stage

  • Assess methodologies / constructability through sensitivity analysis

  • Seamless integration of CAD, schedule and quantity outputs in a 5D fashion

 

ABOUT

Skarpa - to strengthen, sharpen, increase, edge, give an edge to.
 
We are, along with our technology partner one of the world’s leading organisations providing technology, project management, and consulting services to the tunnelling industry.
 
We use bespoke software, coupled with comprehensive project datasets and outstanding professionals, to maximise positive project outcomes. Skarpa and our technology partner have access to more than 100 employees on 5 continents. 
 
At SKARPA, data drives all of our decision-making. Quantitative Analysts and tunnelling specialists work all across the organisation to help shape our client's projects and technical strategies by processing, analysing and interpreting extensive data sets and incorporating lessons learned where possible. 
 
Identifying the problem is only half the job; SKARPA also provides solutions with actionable recommendations.

Scott Keniston - Managing Director

Underground Infrastructure Specialist  


Scott has a track record of also applying better procurement practice, including promoting early and informed discussion on technical specifications and current EIS/EES (environmental/planning) criteria, between project stakeholders. 

24 years experience working with government and the private sector, to procure, award and deliver the largest tunnel road, rail and water projects in the Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore. Has executed tunnel D&C roles from Tender Lead through to Engineering Manager on multi-billion dollar projects, complemented by government infrastructure advisory roles on more than 20 projects in Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore.

 

 

PROJECTS

WestConnex Stage 2 Tender
Bulimba Creek Trunk Sewer - Stage 2
BHP Deep Shaft Projects
Karavanke Alps Tunnel
Argyle Diamond Mine
Eastlink Project
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CLIENTS

Technical Partner
 

CONTACT

Scott Keniston

Managing Director | +61 400 225 422

scottkeniston@skarpa.com.au

 

 

Postal Address:
 
PO Box 1186
Toowong QLD 4066

Brisbane
Cutting Edge Building, Suite 2
Corner Jane & Riverside Dr
West End, Qld, 4101

Head Office
CONTACT US - either direct on the details above, or by completing the form. 
 

NEWS

SKARPA TO PRESENT AT THE ITA BIM IN TUNNELS WORKSHOP

The International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association (ITA),  recognises the importance of BIM and the rapidly changing manner in which the creation and management of a real time, consolidated 5D information model can improve project decision making to enable teams to reduce direct costs, improve efficiency and reduce risk.

 

SKARPA'S Managing Director Scott Keniston, will present at the WTC 2016 workshop (Mon, 25/4) on the use of 5D BIM in major NATM projects.

 

 

SKARPA TO ATTEND WTC2016, SAN FRANCISCO

Skarpa will again attend the World Tunnel Congress, hosting an exhibition booth at the Moscone Center.

Please visit us in the North Exhibit Hall, booth 1117 to discuss our range of services and view a demonstration of our state of the art Tunnel BIM software! We will also be available for demonstrations post conference on request, throughout the USA.

CHRISTOPHER HILL TO PRESENT AT THE ATS TUNNEL DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION SHORT COURSE

The Australasian Tunnelling Society (ATS) will host the Tunnel Design & Construction Short Course, from the 7th to the 9th of October. The format will be two days of presentations on topics related to tunnel design and construction to be held at the Brisbane Marriott and the third day a workshop at Brisbane’s Mount Coot-tha Quarry. 

 

Christopher will share his extensive shaft sinking experience, presenting the topic "STATE OF THE ART VERTICAL DEVELOPMENT." Skarpa has also sponsored & will judge the student and young engineers' poster competition.

 

For further details see the link below.

SKARPA AND DESWIK ANNOUNCE GLOBAL STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP

Skarpa has worked closely with Deswik to build on the existing capability and produce standalone tunnel specific tools, which are fully integrated with the existing Deswik suite of underground mining software. The software provides outstanding 5D BIM (Building Information Modelling) capabilities to the civil industry previously not available in one package. The combined service will offer industry the ability to dynamically link tunnel designs with schedules, graphical animations and quantity reporting, offering clients a key point of difference in a highly competitive market.

WHERE TO NOW FOR CROSS RIVER RAIL?

Skarpa's Managing Director, Scott Keniston will present at the next Australasian Tunnelling Society technical session in Brisbane on the 13th of August. This presentation "Major Underground Projects - Where to now for Cross River Rail?" covers the history and ‘need’ for the project, as detailed in initial capacity studies in 2006, to completed reference designs and EIS progress in recent years. The talk aims to shed light on options for the rail capacity problem and concepts for the project delivery. The talk also contrasts the success of toll road development in Brisbane and the limited progress in rail, by examining broader structural issues in infrastructure design and funding which have contributed to this situation, not just in Queensland, but across the nation.

SKARPA MANAGING DIRECTOR AWARDED PROFESSIONAL ADVISOR OF THE YEAR BY THE CIVIL CONTRACTORS FEDERATION IN 2014

Scott Keniston has recently been awarded the CCF 2014 Professional Advisor of the year award at the Earthmover & Civil Contractor Awards – presented by Conplant.

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