C-17 Airfield Facilities Upgrade

Client: Department of Defence

On 3 March 2006, the Australian Government announced that the Department of Defence would acquire four C-17 Globemaster III aircraft, providing the Australian Defence Force (ADF) with a superior strategic global airlift capability.

The procurement of the C-17 aircraft required the substantial upgrading of existing facilities and infrastructure at RAAF Base Edinburgh; RAAF Base Darwin and RAAF Base Townsville.  The Lambert & Rehbein Defence Division were commissioned to be the design consultants for the project, which has included:

  • The Functional Design Brief.
  • The Architectural, Structural, Services and Airside designs.
  • Detailed technical input from all our design disciplines.
  • Liaison with project stakeholders around Australia.
  • Multi-tasking.

The project was undertaken with a design engineering approach;  that included 30% Concept Design Report; 50% Schematic Design Report;  and 90% Detailed Design Report.

Lambert & Rehbein provided all documents and drawings on time ready for the client to tender to industry.