Australian Institute for Tropical Health and Medicine

James Cook University has received funding from the Queensland Government to construct the Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine (AITHM). Additional funding has also been received from the Commonwealth Government of Australia for the Translational Research Facility (TRF).

Construction on the building commenced January 2015 and is scheduled for completion at the end of April 2016.

The Construction contractor is Watpac Construction Pty Ltd.

Daryl Jackson Architecture is the Principal Consultant and Architect for the project supported by a team of sub-consultants.

Other Consultants appointed to the project are:

Civil / Structural Engineering

Opus International

Mechanical, Electrical, Data, Dry Fire & Vertical Transport Engineering


Hydraulic Engineering

Steve Paul & Partners

Acoustic Engineering

ASK Consulting

Certification & Access Consultant

Certis Pty Ltd

Quantity Surveyor

Rider Levett Bucknall

Landscape Architect

RPS Australia

Building Certification, ESD/Section J, Access

Certis Pty Ltd

Fire Engineering


Construction has commenced and the ground floor slab and columns have been cast.