COMMERCIAL BUILDING WORK

Somerton Park Council Depot

Client: City of Holdfast Bay
Construction Period: 6 Weeks
Value: $220,000

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Apex Park Community Hub

Client: City of West Torrens
Construction Period: 28 Weeks
Value: $3,500,000

Project Scope: Upgrade of the existing Apex Park community and wetland amenity to facilitate the relocation of the Lockleys Riding Club from its existing location to this site. The project included providing the area with multi-use community facilities and the redevelopment of sporting and recreational areas to enable public participation activities. The civil and landscaping component of the works included the construction of a new horse-riding arena, wetland shaping, new sealed structured pathways, public lighting, formal landscaped zones, public amenities (park furniture), carpark extension and retaining walls.

Innovations: Various innovations were developed throughout the project. Most notably the change of sheet piling from steel to vinyl to provide a longer design life and corrosion due to the proximity of the site to the sea.

 

 

Commercial Road, Port Adelaide 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.