Examples of great building work in Australia

There is some truly magnificent architecture on display in Australia. From Canberra to Sydney and Darwin to Melbourne, and back, there are marvels beyond compare – and the people responsible for these largely unsung examples of amazing art too often go unnoticed. Regardless, there is a string of professions that goes into building these wonderments – and to the untrained eye their final pieces of work might seem like any old building, when in fact they are true gems of the country.

Left to right, up and down and fro the back pages of websites to the front pages of local and international newspapers, there should be space to hail the work of the building inspectors Adelaide and other Aussie cities have to offer. Several of them were, by example, involved in the construction of the Adelaide Oval once upon a time, where plenty of cricketers have since enjoyed their work to the fullest extent.

The oval itself

Surrounded by an amazing pavilion, thousands of seats across several solid stands, the actual playing surface would have required the insightful input of a quantity surveyor and an inspector or two. They would have consulted each other and ran a few ideas past each other before coming to any collective conclusions. The pitch and the outfield needed to be complemented by all the thrills and frills that go with it, hence the input of several rather than just the rates and runs of some.

The stands

The ground, which has been known to host more than just cricket on the odd occasion, required stands to hold thousands of spectators. Exact specifications, in line with numbers and digits of enormous remark, were taken into account – and the final product eventually showed that no expense nor increment nor fraction would have been spared in the creation of this. Rightly so, as nothing should have been overlooked in making this marvel into the wonderful sports event venue it is to this day.

The pavilion

Needing to host dignitaries, players, umpires, other officials, sponsors, team management, some of the media and numerous travelling tourists and playing squads over the years, the pavilion needed to be useful for all but specific for some. This was achieved, again, through careful communication and detail between surveyors, inspectors and the like, who knew that they had to get things very right in order to come good on the promises and pledges to those who commissioned them and paid them.


From the male and female toilets to the places selling food and drink around the field, they also needed some sort of permanent or part-time construction to them. Full-time or pop-up, for hotdogs or beers, they were required – and duly delivered as part of an over-riding plan that was meant to make the ground a world-class option for touring teams, media and spectators and fans. While it was not a straightforward accomplishment, it eventually did get its proverbial act together for the betterment of one and all – and has since hosted thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of people over the years. The same can be said for the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Sydney Criket Ground and others.

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