COMMERCIAL BUILDING WORKS

 

Commercial Road, Port Adelilade Remediation Works

Client: Renewal SA
Construction Period: 6 Weeks
Value: $280,000

Project Scope: Stabilisation and remediation of a boundary masonry wall on the existing heritage listed “Central Buildings”. The project scope includes the installation of a temporary structural steel propping system, soil injection stabilisation, remedial works to the existing footing, masonry repairs, external rendering and painting.

Innovations: We reviewed the proposed propping system and evaluated an alternative that would allow the main structure to be built on the ground and then lifted into position as one unit. This allowed the crane time to be reduced & the three propping towers were installed in less than a day. Similarly for removal, the towers were lowered to the ground as one unit before dismantling.
Problem Solving: The instability of the existing the wall was the main risk and cause for concern throughout the project. Working closely with the Client and Engineering team, we successfully installed a propping system that allowed the stability works to be undertaken without any further damage to the Heritage listed building. The walls were found to be unstable, and not capable to support a structural load. Therefore new single leaf masonry walls were constructed on the inside of the building. These were later rendered and painted to match the original aesthetics of the building.

 

 

Salsibury TAFE, Creche Facilities

Client: Spotless Services
Construction Period: 8 Weeks
Value: $350,000

Project Scope: Construction of a new compliant crèche facility within existing teaching spaces at the Salisbury TAFE campus. The project scope includes the isolation of existing services, demolition of existing walls and ceilings, construction of new wet areas – toilets and kitchen – new stud walling, installation of new flooring – tiles, vinyl and carpet – mechanical and electrical upgrades and painting throughout.

 

Elizabeth Downs Primary School, STEM Upgrade

Client: Department of Planning, Transport and Infastructure 
Construction Period: 16 Weeks
Value: $1,080,000

Project Scope: Design and construction of a “STEM” building fit out and childcare centre upgrade at the Elizabeth Downs Primary School. The project scope includes completion of the 60% design to 100%, internal fit out of an existing building including demolition of existing partitions, replacement of existing flooring, hydraulic, mechanical and electrical upgrades, construction of new partitions, windows, painting throughout and access improvements.

The childcare works was an upgrade to the existing center to align it with the current national quality standards. The works consisted of two new bathrooms for adults and children including disability facilities and an upgrade to the outdoor learning space including blinds, heating and ventilation.

The STEM works consisted of a refurbishment to a largely under-utilised six teacher open learning unit on the site, which was constructed in the 1970s. The building was converted to a multi-space open plan contemporary learning facility of different sized spaces open by means of glazed partitions and sliding doors. The space included, an outdoor learning area and a new machines room.

Value added options: Provided separable portions of the two components of works to ensure an expediated handover process and grant access to the upgraded facilities upon completion rather than waiting for the entire project to be completed. This was provided to the client without any additional cost or time to the project.
Problem Solving: Cost saving alternatives were provided saving 10% of the contract value, this was undertaken in conjunction with DPTI value management to ensure that the clients project budget could be met.