Global Change Institute – University Of Queensland


The Patrick Brisbane Autostrad terminal opened in 2009. It is one of the most advanced terminals in Australia, being the first in the world to operate with the Australian designed Autostrad robotic container handling technology. This is another example of the type and complexity of project JBD Group regularly undertakes.JBD Group completed the 3D modelling and detailing of the main tower (standing 60 metres), a five-bay maintenance facility, employee amenities, pump station, offices and ancillary structures. Another example of JBD’s expertise in 3D construction modelling and detailing. The terminal occupies 40 hectares functioning to load and unload international cargo ships.

Designed by Fiala Ooi, these buildings are deliberately industrial in style, exhibiting a strong use of corrugated cladding and a traditional ‘saw tooth’ factory style roof. The buildings have been independently rated ‘4+’ under the Green Building Council of Australia’s Green Star Rating Guide.