Christ Church Birregurra

Work has been completed on the 1980 steeple and bell tower at Christ Church, Birregurra.

Over the years erosion caused by the ravages of weather and action of cockatoos and corollas have caused extensive damage to the spire and bell tower. The birds sharpen their beaks on the sandstone and sometimes pick out the mortar for their personal amusement.  The three interesting rings symbols(the sign of the Trinity ) on the steeple have been filled in with cement.  Over the years they had been enlarged by the birds, who used them to perch in.  Hopefully this work will give this beautiful building another 100 years of pleasure to passers by.

Thank you to Birregurra Mail for the story, John James for his research and story.  Images by Janet Brien

Posted on August 1, 2016 .

Finalist in the CCF Earth Awards

Langdon Contractors has been listed as a State finalist in the Civil Contractors Federation Earth Awards.

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Our presentation was for a recently completed project on the Lake Nagambie Foreshore for the Strathbogie Shire Council.

The project involved substantial earth works, construction of rock filled gabion basket retaining walls and substantial landscaping.

Eligible projects are judged on a range of criteria under the following sections.

Construction Management

  • Construction excellence and industry best practise.
  • Innovation in concept and implementation.
  • Interface withother project parties.
  • Technical complexity. 

Environmental and Social Management 

  • Management of Environmental Constraints & Enhancement.
  • Resource recycling.
  • Improvement in environmental amenity.
  • Community consultation, Interface and benefits.

Project management 

  • Project planning and manangement.
  • Quality control and OHS.
  • Workplace training.
  • Achieving timing and budget targets.

Well done to the Langdon crew that bought this project in, good luck at the final awards dinner.

A finished view of gabion walls and landscaping at Lake Nagambie

If you'd like to see more, images of the Lake Nagambie project are available in our gallery and featured on the home page.

Posted on August 13, 2012 .

Lyre Bird Track update

Our office has just received some photos from the Langdon Contractors crew operating on the Lyre Bird Track, it's not  Kakoda but it is wet, steep and muddy, providing a real construction challenge to the boys on site building this memorial project.

Sometimes it's very wet

water cascading across the original Lyre Bird Track

Sometimes it's very cold

 

mist in the forest on the Lyre Bird Track

 Sometimes we remember why we're doing it.

in memory of the fallen

But most of the time, we get on with it.

stone work in progress on the Lyre Bird Track

a down hill view of construction

Despite the terrain, weather and logistical challenges to men and machines, our crew continues to deliver quality stone work, drainage and hard landscape as they push on towards the handover date.

 

Posted on July 11, 2012 .