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THIS ISSUE : OSBORNE SOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROJECT Australian Naval Infrastructure HER MAJESTY’S THEATRE Hansen Yuncken PERTH AIRPORT SKYBRIDGE Georgiou and Perth Airport MYVISTA MIRRABOOKA RETIREMENT AND AGED CARE LIVING MYVISTA AUSTRALIA 108 World Class Global MARKET LANE Hickory VIBE HOTEL QUEENS STREET Hutchinson Builders HAUGHTON PIPELINE DUPLICATION Premise CAIRNS AIRPORT T2 DOMESTIC TERMINAL UPGRADE Cairns Airport BATHURST CORRECTIONAL CENTRE Department of Corrections BARKER COLLEGE ROSEWOOD CENTRE Prime Constructions CHAU CHAK WING MUSEUM FDC Construction & Fitout SOUTH EVELEIGH – BUILDING 2 THE FOUNDRY Mirvac WOOLOOWARE SHORES – STAGE 1 Growthbuilt ESPLANADE NORWEST LAKE Westbourne Constructions WEST VILLAGE Parkview UTS CB04 INFILL EXTENSION FACILITY Kane Constructions STROMLO LEISURE CENTRE Kane Constructions


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NEWS REAL ESTATE OFF-THE-PLAN PROPERTIES INSIGHTS – Investment In Infrastructure SMART CITIES SPECIAL FOCUS SOUTH AUSTRALIA

54 OSBORNE SOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROJECT – Australian Naval Infrastructure 72 HER MAJESTY’S THEATRE – Hansen Yuncken WESTERN AUSTRALIA

78 PERTH AIRPORT SKYBRIDGE – Georgiou and Perth Airport 86 MYVISTA MIRRABOOKA RETIREMENT AND AGED CARE LIVING – MYVISTA VICTORIA

94 AUSTRALIA 108 – World Class Global 102 MARKET LANE – Hickory 108 VIBE HOTEL QUEENS STREET – Hutchinson Builders QUEENSLAND

112 HAUGHTON PIPELINE DUPLICATION – Premise 116 CAIRNS AIRPORT T2 DOMESTIC TERMINAL UPGRADE – Cairns Airport NEW SOUTH WALES

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BATHURST CORRECTIONAL CENTRE – Department of Corrections BARKER COLLEGE ROSEWOOD CENTRE – Prime Constructions CHAU CHAK WING MUSEUM – FDC Construction & Fitout SOUTH EVELEIGH – BUILDING 2 THE FOUNDRY – Mirvac WOOLOOWARE SHORES – STAGE 1 – Growthbuilt ESPLANADE NORWEST LAKE – Westbourne Constructions WEST VILLAGE – Parkview UTS CB04 INFILL EXTENSION FACILITY – Kane Constructions AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

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GOLDER CELEBRATES THE OPENING OF SYDNEY’S WESTCONNEX M8 Leading global engineering and consulting firm Golder is celebrating the opening of the new WestConnex M8 in Sydney. The project is part of the largest and most complex multi-disciplinary transport infrastructure project in Australia.

Photo courtesy of WestConnex | Transurban

With Sydney experiencing rapid population growth, increasing road congestion, and transport challenges, road improvements were urgently needed for quicker, safer and more reliable travel. The WestConnex M8, connecting Kingsgrove to a new interchange at St Peters, is expected to reduce congestion and halve the duration of a peak hour trip into the city. The large scale project is unique and multifaceted, with two new 9km road tunnels and a multi-level road interchange constructed over a historical industrial landfill. Golder was involved throughout the design and construction process of the project supporting client CPB Dragados Samsung Joint Venture, who were responsible for construction of the project on behalf of the asset Owner/ Operator, WestConnex | Transurban.

Photo courtesy of WestConnex | Transurban

critical element in building a modern transport network across Sydney,” said Craig Curnow, Golder’s Regional Leader for New South Wales.

The firm’s wide ranging involvement and cross discipline interaction for over six years spanned geotechnical, contamination, water and waste management, as well as design and construction aspects.

“Leveraging the technical excellence of our national and international experts, we have focused on solutions to drive the design and construction program, reducing risks and adding value to the project across an extensive range of activities,” said Curnow.

“We are proud that our multi-disciplinary expertise has supported our client to safely and successfully complete as large and intricate a project as the WestConnex M8, which is a

“As well as easing congestion for motorists along the M5 East corridor, this project resolves a landfill and waste challenge, and brings new green spaces and facilities to the

community,” explained Golder’s Manager, Tristan McWilliam.

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Golder continues to be involved in the broader WestConnex project, providing consulting services to the adjacent M4-M5 Link project, due for completion in 2023. The firm has more than 850 employees in Australia and New Zealand thriving on challenges across a range of nation building projects. For more information contact Golder, website www.golder.com

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HICKORY LICENSES PATENTED PRE-FAB BUILDING SYSTEM WITH MACE Australian construction firm Hickory has licenced its patented Hickory Building Systems with international construction and consultancy company, Mace. Headquartered in London, the global firm has brought the next generation building system to the UK to speed up high rise construction with prefabricated elements. Hickory first established the strategic partnership with Mace in 2017, who are now adapting the system to the UK market. Mace launched a new business division, Mace Tech, on 5 December 2019 to help manage the deployment of the system and continue the development of new offsite construction methods. The system, which has been renamed High Rise Solutions for the UK, is currently being used by Mace to deliver N06, a build-to-rent scheme in East Village (the former London 2012 Athletes’ Village). Mace has so far shortened the construction timeline of the development considerably; this being achieved with 20% fewer workers onsite. Unlike standard modular construction methods, Hickory’s systems are flexible and engineered for a range of high rise developments. The innovative system uses prefabricated elements that increase efficiencies by integrating the core, shear walls, bathrooms and facade of a building into the structure, which are built offsite, in parallel with onsite works. By blending these parametric modelling tools and artificial intelligence with offsite

construction programs, Mace predicts the system will reduce the company’s overall design and construction programmes by 25%. The company also expects vehicle movement to be reduced by 40% and material and energy waste to be minimised by 70%. Hickory Building Systems has been used to deliver a number of projects including Australia’s tallest prefabricated building on LaTrobe Street in 2016 and one of the tallest student accommodation towers, Atira’s La Trobe Street Student Accommodation in 2018. Most recently, the system has been used to construct Collins House in Melbourne, the world’s fourth slimmest tower. Employing the innovative prefabrication system allowed ease of access to the complicated, tight space and minimised disruption to the surrounding areas and enhanced safety onsite. Hickory Building Systems has been widely recognised by the industry and recently received the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat’s Construction Award in the 2019 Awards of Excellence for advancements in the construction of tall buildings. “We’re excited to be evolving our strategic partnership with Mace and expanding the international reach of Hickory Building Systems,” said George Argyrou, Director of Hickory. “Global demand for consistent build quality and innovative, data-driven building systems is only increasing, and we’re proud to share this new digital approach with Mace.”

comment Jon Davies CEO Australian Constructors Association

AN ESSENTIAL INDUSTRY CAN’T REST ON ITS LAURELS There is no doubt that construction of infrastructure has been largely unaffected by COVID-19, with many projects able to remain on track and our people employed. In contrast, other industries have not been as fortunate. Vital to the economic and social well being of the nation, infrastructure connects communities, enables trade and protects the nation from an increasingly unpredictable natural environment while employing almost 10% of the workforce and contributing 9% of GDP. If the construction industry had not been classified as essential we would have seen failures across our sector with catastrophic impacts for our people, partners, projects and supply chain just like the hospitality and entertainment industries. But we cannot rely on our essential place in the economy for our future success. We must treat the pandemic as an opportunity to reassess, reset and redefine how we operate. This means we must tackle the key issues of innovation, productivity, inappropriate risk allocation, commercial performance, diversity and an ingrained adversarial culture. I am excited by what this could mean for our industry and on behalf of ACA I invite all stakeholders to work with us to ensure the future success of our industry. A strong sector is critical to the prosperity and economic recovery of Australia and by working collaboratively we can reset our sector and set it on a more sustainable path but we need to grasp this opportunity with both hands.

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BUILDING EFFICIENCY FOR JOBS AND GROWTH An advocacy agenda released by a coalition of industry bodies is calling on governments to make every building count in Australia’s economic recovery. The sector focused platform, which leverages recommendations from the flagship report Every Building Counts highlights ways that energy efficiency building programs can boost construction activity and jobs whilst addressing long term challenges such as the transition to net zero emissions. “Our economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic must be about job creation, driving business activity and ensuring we’re on a pathway to emissions reduction,” said Davina Rooney, Green Building Council of Australia

Chief Executive.“Energy efficient buildings present a huge opportunity to deliver on all of these fronts. Energy efficiency is jobs intensive, and historically we’ve seen many governments investing in building performance upgrades following major economic disasters to great effect.” “These recommendations answer the call for high quality buildings and infrastructure, and carry the potential to create more than 90,000 job years of employment through jobs rich projects that make the most of local supply chains,” said Luke Menzel, Chief Executive of the Energy Efficiency Council. “We know that investments in energy efficient buildings brings many benefits for

our businesses, households and industry, from energy bill savings, reduced pressure on the energy system to greater sector competitiveness and improved health and wellbeing outcomes for vulnerable Australians.” “Beyond the pandemic, Australia’s long term prosperity depends on dealing with other long term challenges – including the transition to net zero emissions,” said Ken Morrison, Chief Executive of the Property Council of Australia.

For more information and the full story; https://www.eec.org.au/news/eec-news/ article/building-efficiency-for-jobs-and-growth

AUSTRALIAN ENGINEERING FIRM DEVELOPS SOLUTION TO SAVING LIVES IN MOBILE MACHINERY ARENAS Brisbane based control and engineering solutions firm, PRM Engineering Services has recently introduced the latest in Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology that monitors danger zones and alerts safety breaches in real time.

PRM Solutions’ Director, Mike Davis said there was a need for more innovative safety solutions in Australian hazardous essential service environments.

Developed over the last three years, Sentinel VISION AI responds directly to growing legislative and cultural safety impetus by detecting pedestrians around moving machinery. Sentinel VISION AI’s focus on both operator and pedestrian safety sets it apart from typical safety solutions on the market that solely focus on operators or site employees.

“In complex workplaces such as waste, rail and construction there can be many obstacles and objects that may not be critical but do trigger regular alarms; resulting in operators tuning them out,” said Mr Davis. “This imposes a

huge risk on employees and other pedestrians in the area, which is why we have developed this advanced human only detection system to limit alarms to critical risks and alerts both the operator and pedestrian.” Sentinel VISION Al uses cameras, machinelearning and information input algorithms that detect humans or parts of a human and trigger both visual and audible alarms to alert the operator and the pedestrian. This safety solution is adaptable for dangerous working environments where mobile machinery and earthmoving equipment, such as loaders, waste trucks and excavators, are used in close proximity to pedestrians.

MANAGEMENT OF RCS RISKS Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) is a Category A1 carcinogen found in many different materials that are used in various industries, such as bricks, tiles, aggregates, mortar, concrete, shale, engineered and natural stone products, sandstone, and fibre cement sheeting. In more recent times, there has been a significant regulatory focus on the Engineered Stone Industry, in particular stone benchtop fabricators due to the abnormally high rates of work-related silicosis. SafeWork Australia has recently released guidance on the management of RCS risks, including an adjustment to the Workplace 10

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Exposure Standards (WES) from 0.1mg/ m3 to 0.05mg/m3, which has a significant impact to how PCBUs control their activities. Additionally, WorkSafe Victoria and the Office of Industrial Relations Workplace Health and Safety Queensland have released their own Codes of Practice for the Engineered Stone Industry that detail the specific requirements for Fabricators to meet their regulatory obligations. In this changing regulatory landscape, Greencap has been working closely with the Engineered Stone industry to help fabricators navigate the recent changes and proactively

manage their risks. In addition to the WES reduction, these changes include dry-cutting prohibition, the requirement for RCS dust control plans, worker consultation, and health surveillance. For more information visit www.greencap.com. au/silica


MENARD COMPLETES GROUND IMPROVEMENTS SUPPORTING NEW BATEMANS BAY BRIDGE

comment Grant Warner CEO Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors

Batemans Bay Bridge

DELIVERING STANDARDS As a professional body with individual members, AIQS’s principal role is the development and promulgation of educational, behavioural and technical information and standards for the benefit of AIQS members and their clients. A better bridge connection across popular Batemans Bay in New South Wales, expected to bring economic and social benefits to the region, is another step closer to completion thanks to specialist ground improvement technology from Menard Oceania.

anulus left by the operation. The CMC is then replicated on a grid pattern. The matrix of columns ultimately controls the stiffness or modulus (an elastic soil parameter and a measure of soil stiffness) of the soil, hence the name ‘Controlled Modulus Column’.

Menard has used Controlled Modulus Columns (CMCs) to support the new $274 million NSW Government funded four lane bridge across the busy Clyde River. Menard first developed its CMCs technique in the 1990s to support foundation work on soils with low weight bearing capacity and high deformation. Since then it has completed 2,500 projects using the technique including the Brisbane International Cruise Terminal and Perth’s Optus Stadium.

CMCs will support Transport for NSW’s new southern approach to the Batemans Bay Bridge replacement as it continues to be built, eventually replacing an old vertical steel lift truss structure built in 1956 which rises twice daily to let vessels pass under it. CMCs will ensure a smooth transition from the uncontrolled embankments into the rigid bridge abutments founded on piles.

A CMC is essentially a small diameter displacement auger which is pushed into the soil matrix by a modified piling rig, in this case, a Casagrande B250. Once the tool has completely penetrated through the compressible soils, the auger is extracted, and concrete or mortar is pumped under pressure through the hollow stem to fill the

Menard was awarded the contract for the treatment of soft soils around the significant 3,500m2 site last year by design and construct contractor John Holland. Menard started work at the site in September and has now completed the foundation element of the project. For more information contact Menard Oceania, www.menardoceania.com.au

KEY NEW APPOINTMENT IN WATPAC GROWTH STRATEGY Watpac has announced another key appointment in its strategy to take on larger more complex projects as a Tier 1 contractor. Highly respected construction leader Peter Furlong has departed Lendlease to lead Watpac’s New South Wales team as General Manager. Watpac CEO Jean-Pol Bouharmont, has welcomed Peter’s appointment as an important milestone in the company’s strategy

to diversify, grow and take on larger, more complex projects. “With the backing of BESIX Group, Watpac can see great opportunities to provide New South Wales clients with the engineering strength and delivery value they need to bring their visions to life. Peter is the ideal person to lead and develop the state team to achieve this objective,” Jean-Pol said.

This encompasses (amongst other things) establishing tertiary education standards, continuing professional development programs, development and dissemination of information papers, guidance notes and practice standards, codes of conduct, certification schemes, and complaints handling regimes. The promulgation and application of standards not only informs members and clients with respect to managing risk, they also raise the profile of AIQS and its members. Furthermore, standards provide a measure against which members may be judged. Across the professional services sector there has, all too frequently, been a ‘race-to-the-bottom’ in terms of fees in order to secure a contract. Unfortunately, this has invariably resulted in the provision of less than professional levels of service including, omissions, errors in reports, and potential negligence. Development of standards results in raising professional benchmarks in relation to client engagement, the delivery of services by members, and increased awareness and benefits to members clients (including other end users of member services). Clients of AIQS members and end users should also gain an appreciation of the level of service to be expected of quantity surveyors, at the same time understanding that the provision of high standards of quality professional services, comes at a price. That price reflects increased surety, reliance on standards, and level of professionalism in the service provided by the quantity surveyor.

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comment Elinor Moshe Author of Constructing Your Bob Stopani Career Director Construction Coach DSC Consulting Engineers

CONSTRUCTING YOUR CAREER Standing at the outset of the construction industry can feel overwhelming, confusing and challenging to navigate. Even in the midst of a career in construction, only 20% reach exceptional levels of results and performance. The rest are lost in mediocre performance and outcomes. This is the result of conventional career intelligence which has surrounded the industry. Think about how average levels of performance and mediocrity have permeated society. With an average salary, it’s not so difficult to have a nice house, nice car, travel. When people are comfortable, they’re not striving. This has detrimental and undesirable consequences on a career in construction. Exceptional career outcomes are derived from unconventional career intelligence. What if I were to tell you the conventional career intelligence publicly available surrounding careers in construction has mostly held you back? This is the case for a few reasons. First, it’s incomplete and missing context. Second, it doesn’t provide a holistic approach to career development. And third, it’s missing all the internal work that’s first required to achieve career success, because we live from the inside out. You could spend years accruing bits and pieces of career intelligence for the construction industry, and that’s what it has taken me. I will fast track that for you, whilst getting you to realise what’s possible.

LIFTING YOU UP COVID-19 has thrown many obstacles our way. The Victorian Stage 4 restrictions are perhaps the biggest challenge for the Construction Industry and the many downstream industries that rely on its lifeblood. As a supplier of Access and Lifting Hire equipment, Duralift is also feeling the ramifications. They remain open in line with Stage 4 restrictions and their Covid Safe Plan and continue servicing the industry with hires over the phone, contactless delivery, pickups and drop offs to businesses with onsite restrictions.

On Monday, Quest Apartment Hotels announced the opening of the new Quest Palmerston North in New Zealand. The property is a joint venture between local iwi, Rangitāne o Manawatū and Wallace Development. The brand-new, 40-apartment hotel, which replaces the former Quest Apartment Hotel in Palmerston North, is conveniently located in the Palmerston North CBD, just a short walk from Palmerston City Library, Jetts gym, and the Manawatu River Walkway, Victoria Esplanade and Lido Aquatic Centre. Adrian Turner, Group General Manager of Quest New Zealand, says the achievement marks an exciting milestone for Quest New Zealand, with a total of 35 properties now servicing the short and extended stay business traveller in the country. “Quest first entered the New Zealand market in 1998 and has steadily grown to be one of the largest and most well-recognised serviced apartment operators in the nation,” said Adrian Turner. “Quest New Zealand single-handedly hosted 560,000 guests for

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There is a lot beyond our control as we navigate our way through this pandemic, so it is comforting to know that even small businesses such as Duralift are here to support businesses in Construction and permitted industries.

QUEST APARTMENT HOTELS OPEN NEW QUEST PALMERSTON NORTH IN NEW ZEALAND

In my book, Constructing Your Career, I show you how to build an exceptional career in construction via the 12 foundational stages on the greatest project you will ever get to work on – it’s you.

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750,000 room nights last year, so we are confident that there is room for continued expansion, and Quest Palmerston North responds to that with a more premium accommodation offering, more rooms and better amenity, all delivered with the same service excellence people have come to revere of Quest”. The new hotel will include studios, one and two-bedroom apartments, with the consistent and well considered Quest Apartment Hotels amenity creating the home away from home experience which underpins the brand. Each studio features a fully equipped kitchenette while the one and two-bedroom apartments are perfect for families, colleagues or larger groups, with full kitchens, laundry facilities and internet access on-demand. Guests will also enjoy access to local restaurant charge back and the Quest Pantry Shopping service, which delivers groceries right to the guest’s door. The opening comes ahead of a busy year for Quest Apartment Hotels globally. In Australia Quest is set to open Quest Perth Ascot (WA), Quest Preston (VIC), Quest Ballarat Station (VIC) and Quest Wangaratta (VIC) in the coming months. Quest Apartment Hotels also opened its first Gold Coast property in April 2020, Quest Robina. “This is a tremendous effort by the Quest New Zealand team who have gone from strength to strength in terms of the calibre of product in the Palmerston North market, providing an elevated experienced for our valued guests,” said David Mansfield.


TQM PRESENTS CLARENCE APARTMENTS Clarence Apartments offers 30 new luxury apartments ranging from one, two and three bedrooms over 8-storeys and includes 3-levels of basement parking. Clarence Apartments offers its residents boutique style living in one of Sydney’s most vibrant and eclectic neighbourhoods, with a lively café precinct and enviable proximity to the CBD. The builders responsible for bringing each element of Clarence Apartments to life is TQM Design & Construct Clarence Apartments, Burwood

The building façade boasts sharp lines and interfaces with a mix of off-form concrete and vibrant face brick. The mix of light and dark colours which dress the façade, keep in theme with the heritage influences with the surrounding buildings and houses. Each apartment has been designed to capture the natural light of the location through large windows and spacious balconies. Kitchens and bathrooms both offer a stylish and modern design with contemporary colours giving each apartment its own touch of refined tranquillity. Open plan living spaces and cantilevered balconies allow for seamless indoor-outdoor living. Residents of each unit will be awed by the quality of the finishes. Whether it be stone benchtops, high end tapware and appliances or ample storage cupboards inside the units, owners will be reminded of the high end workmanship at every turn they take. Residents will also be able to enjoy playful common areas with captivating landscapes areas and BBQ facilities. For more information contact TQM Design & Construct, Level 10, 6 Mount Olympus Boulevard, Wolli Creek NSW 2205, phone 02 9556 1046, website www.tqmdc.com.au

ASBEC WELCOMES INTERNATIONAL ALLIANCE ON BUILDING RESILIENCE The Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council (ASBEC) strongly supports a new initiative to coordinate an international response to improving the resilience of the built environment. At a time when the level of risk to the built environment is increasing globally due to greater intensity and frequency of extreme weather events, international cooperation is key to ensuring our built environment can weather the storms ahead. The Australian Building Codes Board, which oversees issues relating to the health, safety, amenity and accessibility, and sustainability of Australian buildings, has teamed up with the National Research Council of Canada, the New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, and the International Code Council to launch the Global Resiliency Dialogue, with the purpose of sharing information and best practice for creating a resilient built environment.

comment Craig Barnes Sales, Marketing and Customer Relations Manager Sekisui House

SAFETY DEMANDS REGISTRATION Innovation in prefabrication has stalled for a number of years in Australia, widening the gap between what homebuyers want and what the industry can deliver. Even the term itself – pre-fabrication – is outdated and evokes connotations of ‘a rush job’, sacrificing quality, long term liveability, considered design and environmental sustainability. However, we are seeing huge advancements in this notion of pre-fabrication, with pre-engineered homes coming out of Japan resulting in beautiful, considered houses that are designed with form, function, sustainability and style in mind. A key focus for the pre-engineered home industry in Japan is resilience; Japan is a country of extremes, with earthquakes a regular occurrence. As a result of extensive investment into research around resilience, a new pre-engineered system has been developed that enables builders to deliver a stronger home, is cost effective, and constructed in a significantly shorter timeframe.

As a first step, they have today released the Findings on Changing Risk and Building Codes statement, endorsed by building sector organisations from across the world. The statement emphasises the need for building codes to adapt to the changing risk from extreme weather events as the effects of global climate change grow.

The structural components of the home are manufactured in a factory-controlled environment where time and material waste are minimised. Metal joints are used to deliver perfect calibration within millimetres to lock the structure together, providing extreme accuracy and strength. The efficiency of this system allows for more thoughtful design, intelligent spaces and enhanced levels of internal comfort and liveability.

“Australia’s built environment includes the places where we live, work, play and educate our kids. We rely on our built environment for our health and prosperity, but it is vulnerable to climate change,” said ASBEC’s Executive Director, Suzanne Toumbourou. “Our building code can play a vital role in protecting us from a future of extreme weather and wild fluctuations in temperature.”

This new innovative is being driven by Sekisui House’s SHAWOOD homes in Japan and Australia that align with five key performance elements – health and wellbeing, thermal comfort, acoustic comfort, passive design and energy efficiency. The future of housing construction is pre-engineered.

For more information contact ASBEC, website www.asbec.asn.au

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FEMALE ENGINEERS SHARE INDUSTRY EXPERIENCES ONLINE A panel of female industry leaders with some of the most diverse and creative engineering careers in Western Australia shared their experiences at an online event on the 23rd of June in celebration of International Women in Engineering Day. International Women in Engineering Day is an internationally recognised day that aims to highlight the amazing work by women in engineering and technical roles.

The event, hosted by Girls in Engineering, an outreach program at The University of Western Australia, provided participants real insight into what engineers do and encourage young females to consider a career in the profession. Girls in Engineering has engaged with more than 8,000 students, 60 industry and 140 current university students since it launched in 2014. https://www.uwa.edu.au/Projects/ Girls-in-Engineering

CSIRO SETS SIGHTS ON AEROTROPOLIS AS NEW SYDNEY RESEARCH HUB CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, has entered into discussions with the NSW Government to relocate up to 450 of its employees and researchers into a state-of-theart facility in the heart of the new Western Sydney Aerotropolis, from 2026. Under the proposed move, a bespoke carbonneutral CSIRO facility of up to 18,000m2 would be built, featuring collaborative workshops and modern, flexible laboratories to support the delivery of cutting edge science and technology. The CSIRO facility would be central to the Aerotropolis Advanced Manufacturing and Research Precinct, which will bring together research institutes and commercial organisations across advanced manufacturing, quantum technologies, aerospace, defence and agribusiness. NSW Premier, Gladys Berejiklian said Aerotropolis will be a new focal point for Australian innovation, research and productivity, making it the perfect home for Australia’s national science agency. “CSIRO is a national icon and would set the tone for the Aerotropolis as an innovation hub which will drive the creation of more than 200,000 jobs across the Western Parkland City.” CSIRO Chief Executive, Dr Larry Marshall said the agency’s presence at Aerotropolis would support collaboration and put science and technology right at the heart of this new smart and liveable city. “The more we can put science in the hands of real people to solve real problems, the better our future will be, so the collaboration and connectedness of the Western Sydney Aerotropolis is an immense 14

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opportunity for CSIRO and the future we are shaping for Australia.” “Aerotropolis reflects the new generation of CSIRO, agile and diverse, while building on a great 100 year legacy of innovation through collaboration. Sydney is where CSIRO invented fast WiFi and where we will invent the next innovations for our future prosperity and sustainability.” The move to Aerotropolis would progress CSIRO’s long standing plans to consolidate activities and refresh its research facilities, while supporting the agency’s growing commitment to Western Sydney, including: • Establishment of the first CSIRO Urban Living Lab at the Sydney Science Park in Western Sydney. • A $25 million partnership with the NSW Government to support science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) education and generate up to 200,000 jobs Artist impression Aerotropolis

in the Western Sydney region over 20 years. A Digital Twin of the Western Sydney City Deal – a virtual 4D model of the Western Sydney’s built and natural environment, developed through a partnership between the NSW Government and CSIRO. A new 10 year lease agreement in the $350 million ‘Innovation Quarter’ precinct that will co-locate a team of CSIRO digital health and nutrition researchers at Westmead.

Expected to be completed by 2026, the Aerotropolis aims to be one of Australia’s most connected cities supporting current and future residents, businesses and researchers. Under the plans, the CSIRO facility would benefit from the $11 billion Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport rail which will service the greater Western Sydney region, and the opening of Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport in 2026.


SA MANUFACTURER RESPONDS TO HIGH RISE FIRE CRISIS WITH FIREPROOF BUILDING WRAP South Australian insulation manufacturer Ametalin has announced the launch of a BCAcompliant fireproof wall wrap that mitigates the risk of fire spreading between tenancies through external walls in multi-storey buildings, while still allowing the building to breathe, and thereby preventing condensation damage.

comment Kelly Wellington Gray Puksand Senior Associate Gray Pucksand

VERTICAL EXPANSION Ametalin CeaseFire™ is a robust pliable building membrane that, when appropriately installed, creates a Fire Barrier behind the façade of multi-storey residential and commercial buildings, helping prevent fire from leap-frogging between tenancies by burning up the outside of the building. High rise fires are a serious issue. The Victorian Metropolitan Fire Brigade, for example, has recorded over 1,300 high rise fires over the last ten years. “With our harsh climate, fire safety is critically important in Australia,” notes Ametalin CEO, Stephen McIntyre. “Australia should be the world leader in fire safe construction. CeaseFire™ is the next step forward on that path, a technical breakthrough that will pave the way for stricter fire regulations and safer buildings world-wide, potentially saving lives.”

Ametalin CEO Stephen McIntyre

the current requirements of the BCA for non-combustible construction by providing a Fire Barrier. Importantly, CeaseFire™ is also vapour permeable – making it the first and only vapour permeable pliable building membrane in Australia that forms a continuous barrier to water, air and fire. In most of Australia, it is recommended that wall wraps be vapour permeable, to avoid condensation damage. In Western Sydney, Melbourne and other climates with cool winters, it is required by the BCA.

The Building Code of Australia (BCA) mandates that building membranes used in the facade of multi-storey buildings meet the requirements for “non-combustible construction” – which does not mean that all materials used must actually be non-combustible, but rather essentially that they must have a low fuel load and low flammability.

Ceasefire™ ticks all the boxes for installation as a weather and fire barrier in modern building façades. Other than a traditional brick wall, the other common way of achieving these goals is with expensive rigid boards that must be meticulously and laboriously cut, fitted and sealed.

As far as Ametalin is aware, no wall wrap currently in use in Australia is a noncombustible material as defined by the BCA. CeaseFire™ not only meets but greatly exceeds

Ametalin, based in Salisbury North, South Australia, is Australia’s largest sarking and wall wrap manufacturer, with sales throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

HISTORY UNEARTHED IN THE HEART OF MELBOURNE The remains of an 18th century girls’ school and thousands of artefacts that date back to the start of Melbourne’s historic settlement have been uncovered at a construction site in the heart of the CBD. The archaeological discovery was revealed during excavation works for the Aspire Melbourne development near the corner of La Trobe and King Streets. Heritage Victoria

had previously identified the site as having high archaeological potential and required the developer to conduct archaeological excavations before commencing construction. The find triggered an eight week archaeological dig which led to the discovery of the ruins of a six-room sandstone cottage which was used as a school, likely to date back to the years before and during the Gold Rush.

It is possible to increase the building yield of your site by providing a vertical expansion to an existing building, and as a result increase the value of an existing asset. Most buildings have the potential for Vertical Expansion, the question is how high and how much will it cost. Both height and cost are contingent on the structural capacity of the existing building. If little to no structural upgrade is required, the prospect of a vertical expansion becomes reasonably easily achievable. If major structural upgrade is required, then the vertical expansion whilst still possible requires a more in-depth study to establish costs and therefore feasibility. Vertical expansion in an occupied space is possible. Careful consideration of the building services to allow the building to remain in operation and minimise disruption needs to occur. Communication with building occupants regarding disruption is paramount to a successful delivery of an occupied space ensuring your existing tenants remain. Early contractor engagement (ECI) can be beneficial in complex additions to assist in constructability and minimise programme and disruption to tenants and once a project is going to proceed investing in a 3D survey is invaluable, reducing risks once on site. Undertaking a feasibility study is essential to tease out all of the unique considerations for your asset. Vertical extension is not a one size fits all approach but is a sustainable and achievable solution. The extent of impact of the pandemic on the economy remains to be seen, but we need to continue development activity, continue investment, and deploy capital to ensure growth. While people remain cautious of large long term investment, a lower financial risk approach might be for owners to consider value adding to existing assets, including solutions such as building extensions.

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comment CARMIX LANDS IN AUSTRALIA AND OPENS A NEW BRANCH Dr Michael Fotheringham Executive Director AHURI

RESEARCH TO IMPROVE AUSTRALIA’S COVID CONSTRUCTION RESPONSE The current COVID-19 pandemic is having a huge impact on many facets of the Australian housing industry, from the consequences of housing affordability stress on different tenures, housing types and household composition, to the uncertainties faced by residential tenants coping with falling incomes and vulnerable tenancies. As part of its response to the pandemic, the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) has initiated a COVID-19 specific research program that includes a number of research projects investigating issues of significant concern for the Australian construction industry. In particular, one research project, ‘After the pandemic, can building homes rebuild Australia?’, is examining what policies are most effective in helping the housing industry deliver economic stimulus in periods of economic crisis, does the industry actually have the capacity to respond to the crisis and what form should this response take? Another research project, ‘Supporting Australia’s housing system’, is modelling pandemic housing intervention policy responses, with particular focus on impacts to employment, earnings, and outcomes for owners, renters and investors. The findings from research projects such as these will inform Commonwealth, state and territory government policies targeted at getting Australia’s housing industry working efficiently and effectively once the worst impacts of the health crisis have reduced. The research findings are expected to be available to government in late 2020 and will be publicly available after that time. AHURI’s extensive research library is freely available to download from its website, with research covering a wide range of topics of relevance to Australia’s construction industry.

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Based in Venice, Italy, the Carmix multi-national company has landed in Australia with a complete range of mobile off-road concrete batching plants, self loading truck mixers, dump trucks and silos. The machinery produced by Carmix is perfect for open pit and underground mining applications. That is why Carmix Concrete Pty Ltd (www.carmix.com.au), as the new branch is named, will not only sell and rent machines, but also supply concrete and service. “The goal of Carmix Concrete Pty Ltd is to fill a gap in the Australian market by offering effective and efficient solutions allowing concrete production directly onsite,” said Manuela Galante, Carmix Marketing Manager. “Our goal is to strengthen the Carmix brand throughout Australasia (i.e. Australia, New Zealand and the neighboring islands in the Pacific Ocean) and expand the footprint of our machines in all workplaces, from large cities to remote villages.” Today, the Australasian market is the largest market served by Carmix. For this reason, there will be two offices controlling the operations of

Carmix Concrete Pty Ltd: one will be located on the east coast and the other on the west coast of Australia, in order to cover the whole country, especially remote inland areas and the surrounding islands. The full range of Carmix machines and equipment are known worldwide for being robust, durable and easy to operate and for meeting high quality standards. All these peculiarities will be essential in a market that often imposes very strict conditions and regulations.

IR REFORMS TO LIFT AUSTRALIA’S POST-PANDEMIC RECOVERY Streamlining agreement making, simplifying the safety net and reducing the enormous risk, cost and uncertainty in Australia’s employment system, are the top priority industrial relations reforms provided by Australian resources employers to the Prime Minister for the post-COVID-19 recovery. Ahead of his National Press Club address, Australian Resources and Energy Group AMMA has provided Mr Morrison with the industry’s Post-Pandemic IR Reform Framework. “In the post-COVID environment we need a system that encourages business to employ, and gets jobseekers back into the workforce,” AMMA Chief Executive, Steve Knott AM said. “Our reforms are about keeping people in work, getting more people in work and improving existing pay and conditions. “With up to 20% of the private sector predicted to be either unemployed or underemployed in coming months, these reforms are targeted at

streamlining and incentivising new employment during the post pandemic recovery.” AMMA’s IR reform framework covers three areas of longstanding frustration for the resources and energy industry and the business community more broadly: • Agreement Making: unnecessarily technical, slow and limited in options. • The Safety Net: the most complex in the world and a source of significant burden and red tape. • Risk, cost and uncertainty: including casual employment liabilities, uncertainty on personal leave entitlements, and the costs of unfair dismissal and ‘adverse action’ laws. “Whilst challenged enormously by COVID-19, AMMA’s resources and energy members are well placed to lead our nation’s economic recovery, through both the sustainability of existing operations and the $100 billion in new major projects at an advanced stage in Australia’s investment pipeline.”


comment NEW TREMCO CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTS GROUP UNITES INDUSTRY LEADING BRANDS Tremco Construction Products Group (CPG) has announced its formation in Australia, bringing together several leading construction product brands. The move aims to simplify the supply chain process by providing construction professionals with a one-stop-shop for high performance construction materials for all six sides of the building. The collaboration will make a wide portfolio of product brands

available through Tremco CPG Australia. These include Flowcrete, Tremco, Euclid, illbruck, Nullifire and Willseal. With more than 30 years presence in Australia and New Zealand, and as part of the Asia Pacific region, Tremco have access to manufacturing capabilities in South Korea, Malaysia and Australia.

MOUNTAIN RESORT FEUERBERG ENERGY EFFICIENT AND THE HEIGHT OF COMFORT Just below the summit of Gerlitze Alpe at 1,769m above sea level lies the exclusive Mountain Resort Feuerberg. Designed by architect Ronacher, wood and a triple-glazed product CLIMATOP XN – fitted with the warm edge spacer bar SWISSPACER ULTIMATE, was utilised in the recently added bathhouse which positively impact on energy efficiency and indoor comfort. The resort’s alpine spa covers an area of 4,500m2, featuring 12 pools and a solar-heated alpine meadow lake, 16 relaxation rooms, 11 saunas and a water slide. The elliptically shaped swimming pool with a circular dome structure made from wood, joins with the therapy facility, and connects to the resort's existing buildings creating a semicircle that nestles back into the slope. The front traps the sun and opens up the panoramic view of the mountains, while the shape ensures sufficient protection against wind and weather in the courtyard. The warm edge spacer bars from SWISSPACER, used in the insulating glass elements from

Saint-Gobain Glassolutions Nitrasklo, consist of a highly insulating plastic composite material which minimises the loss of heat. The product prevents cold bridges and heat loss in the area around the edge of the panes of insulating glass, preventing heat entering the building’s interior in summer and keeps the cold out in winter. Not only does this save energy in tempreture control within the resort, it also minimises condensation and mould. “In each of the 15 construction phases that we have been able to realise for the Hotel Feuerberg in recent years, wood plays a supporting role in the truest sense of the word,” says the architect Dr Herwig Ronacher. The architecture firm stand for ecological construction, energy efficiency and specifically for building with wood. “Building in an energyefficient manner is very important for indoor pools. The basic shape of the ellipse and the wooden dome meet this need, as they give the building a very favourable ratio of volume to surface area,” explains Ronacher.

Kris Lengieza Senior Director, Business Development Procore

HOW MACHINE LEARNING WILL RAISE THE BAR ON CONSTRUCTION SAFETY AND PERFORMANCE Procore’s recent Safety InSite report found that more than half the Australian businesses surveyed (57%) believe new technologies will help improve safety within their business. Machine Learning (ML) tools are at the cutting edge of this transformation. In order for the construction industry to take full advantage of ML, getting the basics right is key. You can’t utilise ML until you have data. The adoption of construction management software enables construction firms to collect a lot more structured data, opening the door for ML to be applied to new and existing processes. Not only will ML make construction more efficient and innovative, the ability to capture and analyse project trends will vastly improve the safety of construction sites. Being able to identify and tag safety hazards based on visual data generated onsite (photographs), and identify and prioritise safety concerns and issues throughout the project lifecycle, will take site safety to a whole new level. In the current climate, ML can also help construction companies monitor the safety protocols introduced to inhibit the spread of COVID-19. For example, tools such as SmartVid use ML to automatically scan job site photos and videos to determine whether face coverings are being worn and social distancing rules are being adhered to. Read more about the applications of Machine learning for construction safety and performance : www.procore.com/jobsite/how-machinelearning-will-raise-the-bar-on-constructionsafety-and-performance/

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Calli Apartments 9-15 Northumberland St, Liverpool NSW

The Harrington Collection

85 Harrington Street, The Rocks NSW 2000

Designed by award-winning architect fjmt, these four distinctive stories read as a seamless collection of moments, housed within The Rocks. Drawing cues from the dramatic texture and beauty of this heritage locale, each home has its own style and aspect, reflecting the intricate craftsmanship of the area and individual tastes.

Located near transport and fronting the large historic Liverpool Pioneers Memorial Park, Calli’s brand new spacious 2 and 3 bedroom apartments are only 2min walk to Westfield shopping centre. Liverpool is one of Sydney’s fastest growing regions and with huge investments planned, is a secure place for investment and future employment opportunities. Designed for the first home buyer, owner-occupiers or the astute investor these apartments offer secure underground parking, ample storage and additional security features throughout. 2-3 beds from $438,000 - $555,000

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Harriette

Boroni Apartments

84-85 Pacific Boulevard, Buddina QLD 4575

9 Harriette Street, Neutral Bay NSW 2089

36-40 Kenyon Street, Fairfield NSW

Each of the unique 73 residences features aesthetic design, an abundance of natural light and spaces, exceptional finishes, stunning views and convenient access to a private residents-only pool, corner store and cafe.

A collection of 10 exclusive residences tailored for those who love life without compromise. Perfectly positioned in Neutral Bay’s most intimate neighbourhood, Harriette is yours to enjoy.

Ideally located in a quiet street near transport, shopping, schools and parks, Boroni’s brand new spacious 1 and 2 bedroom apartments feature efficient lightfilled floorplans that appeal to all tastes. Situated in one of Sydney’s fastest growing regions with huge investments planned, Boroni represents a secure place for investment and future employment opportunities. Designed for the first home buyer, owner-occupiers or the astute investor these apartments offer secure parking, ample storage and additional security features throughout.

Yours to own. The Beachfront consist of 7 Penthouses, 6 Sub Penthouses, 22 Beach Apartments, 26 Apartments, 6 Beach Houses and 6 Garden Terraces, these premium residences will never be built out! 3 beds from $900,000 4 beds from $1.75 million Jo Prince-Gillies | 0448 911 016 Corrin Banks | 0432 984 909

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Every Harriette apartment, from residences to penthouses, is thoughtfully designed and perfectly finished. All you need to do is sit back and enjoy. From $2,995,000

1-2 beds from $370,000 - $460,000 Colin Griffin | 0419 233 689 Murray Wood | 0499 588 133

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NEW SOUTH WALES / ACT High Society Grazier Lane, Belconnen ACT Canberra’s two tallest towers and the ACT’s biggest ever residential undertaking. High Society includes Abode Belconnen, restaurants and speciality stores below almost 600 residential apartments. High Society sets a new standard of amenity around Australia with pools and spas, a gym, children’s play centre, wine cellars and viewing platforms. From $300,000 available to move in by the end of 2020

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Nightfall Grazier Lane, Belconnen ACT The third and final stage of the Fender Katsalidis designed, Republic Precinct offers buyers one last chance to buy into the ACT’s largest mixed-use precinct through its latest development, Nightfall. The 22-storey apartment complex will include 334 one to two-bedroom apartments and a private entertaining space, complete with a barbecue area, chef’s kitchen and private dining room on level two.

Matt Nicholls | 0407 328 269

Park Avenue 20 Allara Street, Canberra City ACT 2601 Experience true city centre living. Canberra’s newest premium address, Park Avenue offers a high-end lifestyle with unrivalled amenity. Positioned alongside premium retail and office space in the heart of Canberra City, these architecturally-designed 1,2 and 3 bedroom residences feature superior inclusions, luxurious finishes and stunning views. It’s a combination of work and play, leisure and sophistication that helps Park Avenue create a remarkable opportunity where life takes … Pride of Place.

PARK AVENUE IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION, WITH COMPLETION EXPECTED 1ST QUARTER 2021.

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Renaissance Manuka 2 Light Street, Griffith ACT 2603 Ideally positioned only moments away from Canberra’s well know landmarks, Renaissance is the next chapter for Canberra’s Inner South. The desirable location brings together the conveniences of a vibrant dining and entertainment precinct, with easy access to shopping, sporting and recreational venues. Surrounded by some of Canberra’s finest cafes, dining and entertainment venues, living at Renaissance lets residents indulge in all that Manuka offers. A selection of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom residences have been curated, with the utmost attention to liveability and a sense of refined sophistication. Morris Property Group sales@morrispropertygroup.com.au

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Arista Apartments 27 Durham Street, Mount Druitt NSW 2770 10 minute walk to station, ideally located near transport, shopping, schools and parks, Arista’s brand new spacious studio, 1 and 2 bedroom apartments feature a wide selection of efficient, light-filled floorplans that appeal to all tastes. Situated in western Sydney’s fastest growing region with huge investments planned, Arista apartments represent great value. Easy access to Western Sydney aerotropolis, the bustling and booming Blacktown and Parramatta CBD and future employment opportunities. Designed for the first home buyer, owner-occupiers or the astute investor these apartments offer secure underground parking, ample storage and additional security features throughout. Studio-2 bed from $204,000 - $327,000

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WALMER 647-649 Victoria Street, Abbotsford VIC Comprising 75 apartments, Walmer draws on a highly crafted, impeccable design. Light, air and nature are optimised throughout the interiors by virtue of cross-flow ventilation and effortless layout, and the kitchen and dining zones boast state-of-the-art German culinary technology, including Gaggenau appliances. The external landscape affords stunning views, with north-facing balconies and wrap-around outdoor terraces bringing in the remarkable surrounds. 1-4 bed from $600,000 - $3.95M Gary Jan | 0418 117 272 Rod Adkins | 0425 877 837

Belrose Work Precinct 9 Ambrose Avenue, Cheltenham VIC Belrose, Cheltenham’s newest work precinct, has been expertly crafted by award-winning design team DKO, SDA and Tract Consultants. Divided into two Stages, Belrose North will see an existing 1950s red brick factory transformed into versatile workspaces, whist Belrose South will feature contemporary office warehouses that integrate seamlessly with the heritage surrounds. NOW SELLING – 24 office warehouse and showroom spaces ranging from 141–282m2 in Belrose South from: $537,000–$905,000 Julian Vautin | 0420 406 660 Stuart Gill | 0417 322 080 22

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VICTORIA Sky Garden 235 Springvale Road, Glen Waverley VIC Situated above the newly transformed The Glen Shopping Centre, Sky Garden offers 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom residences with access world-class amenities including gym, swimming pool, private dining and lounge, as well as 4,000sqm of private podium garden featuring vegetable gardens, children’s play area, outdoor fitness zone, BBQ station and more.

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Hawthorn Park

33-57 Camberwell Road, Hawthorn East VIC

A selection of luxury parkside apartments, Hawthorn Park is the future of Hawthorn. Set on over 2,000m² of residential parkland designed by Jack Merlo to enhance residents’ physical and mental wellbeing. Amenities Includes: wellness centre, gym with yoga studio

and massage rooms, rooftop entertaining areas, Melbourne’s only Skypool, residents market garden, bespoke Stone detailing, unique floorplans with ample storage, Miele/Gaggenau appliances and more.

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Otto Mermaid Beach 1 Bondi Avenue, Mermaid Beach QLD 4218 Otto Mermaid Beach consists of 70 apartments across 9 levels Otto’s fusion of urban and beach living makes it the envy of the Gold Coast. Surrounded by restaurants, boutique cafés and the vibrant Nobby Beach retail and dining precinct, here surf culture and contemporary entertainment collide. This sought after pocket of Gold Coast paradise has risen to become a residential address like no other and it truly has a story to tell.

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QUEENSLAND The Horizon Collection Brisbane Skytower 82.07, 222 Margaret Street, Brisbane QLD Brisbane Skytower is Queensland’s Tallest building soaring 270 metres into the city’s sub-tropical skies, panoramic views reach out in all directions making them the most captivating and glamorous residences and penthouses in Brisbane. This 180 sqm, luxury 3-bedroom residence is equipped with modern design living areas, ducted zoned air-conditioning, engineered timber floors and stone benchtops. High end kitchen appliances including Gaggenau 900mm gas cooktop, electric oven, steam oven and dishwasher as well as fully integrated Miele DynaCool fridge freezer and temperature controlled wine fridge. Double glazed floor to ceiling windows to all apartments. Tandem car bays with separate storage all on the second level basement. Amenities include: On the 89th floor, Horizon penthouse residents have exclusive use of the highest pool in the Southern Hemisphere as well as impressive private entertainment spaces and a comprehensively equipped gymnasium. The porte-cochère provides a fitting sense of arrival being greeted by your concierge, the quality experience begins upon entry as a supremely elegant lobby welcomes you. On the lower levels of the building is The Westin, a 5-star luxury hotel that will be offering first-class lifestyle and spa services exclusively for The Horizon Collection residents. Price: $2,550,000

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Koko Broadbeach 12-14 Elizabeth Avenue, Broardbeach QLD 4218 Koko Broadbeach is a boutique development comprising 99 apartments over 31 levels in the heart of Broadbeach. The project has only 4 north facing residences per floor all enjoying magnificent ocean and city views. Koko has an urban heart and coastal soul and is inspired by the cosmopolitan living and buzzing lifestyle of this high end beachside food and beverage precinct. This vibrant area has village style and thriving social scene which will see residents enjoy a colourful, enticing and chic beashsdie lifestyle. Morris Property Group Sales Team 1800 571967 | www.kokobroadbeach.com.au

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INVESTMENT IN INFRASTRUCTURE MATTERS MORE THAN EVER By Rudulf Rose, Associate Director, Infrastructure at Donald Cant Watts Corke

Why the industry must spend resources wisely to drive Australia out of the current economic crisis.

The importance of keeping infrastructure jobs It’s an age-old economic principle. When people earn, they spend; when they do this, funds are further distributed, enabling even more spending. Infrastructure is one of the biggest employers in Australia, so the more we invest in keeping people in these jobs, the better the economy performs as a whole. With COVID-19’s economic fallout, it has never been more critical to ramp up impetus across our beloved industry. For the most part, infrastructure jobs have been more secure than in other industries, with sectors such as construction deemed an ‘essential service’. But what other security is out there? For workers restricted by current pandemic measures, there is a big appetite to get people back into the workplace. According to surveys conducted throughout the construction industry, civil contractors are prepared to make significant investments in employment if government infrastructure projects are fast tracked. So capacity is there - especially for Tier 2 & 3 companies with significant ability to create these employment opportunities. But what else do we need to consider? 26

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While we’ve all been following recent government stimulus packages aimed at boosting infrastructure growth, the trick now is where to spend to achieve maximum benefit.

Spend wisely and with prudence Instead of ‘clustering’ projects in a small area, it may be more beneficial to spread the projects into rural and regional areas. The communities in these areas would benefit greatly from infrastructure investment by creating employment, as well as opportunities for training. Ultimately this translates to community spending filtering down to local businesses. This sentiment is echoing throughout our industry. Treasury Secretary, Steven Kennedy, told a Senate hearing in October 2019, that spending big on large infrastructure projects is not the way to stimulate the economy. This point of view may have some merit, insofar as large-scale projects take significant time to plan to get the business cases and budget right. Spending more on smaller projects to match demand would make more sense – particularly when planning through to shovelling can be done within a much shorter

timeline. This would allow for the main focus on larger projects to remain on planning, scoping and budgeting accurately. Having said that, larger projects must not be abandoned in favour of the smaller ones. The smaller ones would merely provide shorter term relief in economic downturn, whereas the larger projects would stimulate the economy in the longer run. Mr Kennedy appears to reject the idea of extra spending except “in an emergency”. That was before COVID-19 became what it is now – an emergency.

Why is the COVID-19 crisis different and how might it influence how Infrastructure is delivered going forward? What COVID-19 has taught us so far, is that we are very adaptable. With a significant number of people getting used to working from home (and many coping well with this scenario), people may start to consider whether travelling to an office is really needed. They may think; why bother if they can achieve the same amount of work (and more) from the comfort of their own environment? AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW


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Infrastructure is one of the biggest employers in Australia, so the more we invest in keeping people in these jobs, the better the economy performs as a whole. This may be considered a radical approach and certainly is not without its own pitfalls, but still could be a consideration. This new dynamic also raises a number of questions around the allocation of industry resources in general. Are train lines into the city from all around the metropolitan areas really going to be used for current or planned increased capacity? Should the spending on these planned projects be channelled to developments where digital connectivity can be vastly improved (let us face it, the NBN still struggles somewhat)? Should we invest more in renewable energy sources instead? Should there be a larger focus on innovation perhaps, and what does this look like? Maybe if local rail network spending gets pushed back to a lower priority, intercity or fast rail could get more funding to compete with domestic air travel. Or now there could be less spent on transport and more on other forms of infrastructure. These are all alternative options if funds for planned transport projects get redistributed. But what about the flow on? Although these proposed infrastructure opportunities may lack similarly skilled resources as for civil road & rail construction projects, they could WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

open up training and upskilling for people to work in these industries. This will promote increased capacity of tertiary educational institutions – again more infrastructure spending, creating more jobs.

Who pays for all this? While we can promote and encourage big spending on infrastructure to stimulate the economy in times of crisis, people will rightly ask where the funding for these planned projects will come from? Both Federal and State Governments have already spent significant amounts of money on ‘cash’ stimulus packages including JobKeeper allowances. This may well be unplanned and we, in the general public, may not really know whether funds earmarked for other areas of the economy, including infrastructure spending, have been redirected to pay for the various ‘cash’ stimulus packages introduced. They may have come from some form of ‘Contingency’ fund in the Government coffers. We certainly do not know. However, if funds from other projects were redirected, including planned infrastructure investments,

and those projects required ‘new’ funding, all levels of government may have to rethink where the capital would come from to pay for these projects. Let us face it, short term cash stimulus only goes so far – what happens if that runs out or gets wound back early? One of the major contributors to reinvestment in infrastructure could be the sale of assets, as NSW did when they sold the state’s electricity assets. This provided a major boost to infrastructure spending and could be done again. Alternatives to this could be increased borrowing, higher taxes (GST), print more money, etc. All these have their own pros and pitfalls and identifying the healthy balance would be the key to getting this right. No option will be perfect, but some may be more ‘perfect’ than others. In any case, in our current environment loaded with uncertainty, some surety remains. As a historically vital player, infrastructure continues to play a pivotal role in boosting our country’s economy during economic downturn. The key is not only to spend wisely, fairly and equally, but to embrace the potential redistribution of funds across fresh opportunities arising out of this novel landscape. ANCR INSIGHTS

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SMART CITIES | Smart Cities Council

THE CONSTRUCTION OF OUR NEW CITIES By Adam Beck, Executive Director, Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealan

Our construction sites are transforming rapidly. While previous transformations, like workplace safety and green building practices, required a mindset shift and re-tooling process that took decades, this next adjustment will be a lot swifter. Here are three examples of how smart cities are transforming construction: Circular construction and optimised supply chains: As investors seek better performing assets with smaller environmental footprints, the construction sector will be at the centre of whole of lifecycle approaches – the same way as nature does. Construction sites will not only extend their efforts to be zero waste, they will use data insights, smart technologies and virtual construction techniques to zero out excess ‘stuff ’ – products, materials, and other unnecessary infrastructure used in the construction process.

You’ll be installing the heartbeat of the digital twin: As we build a digital replica of our physical world – building by building and city by city – those constructing our new intelligent built assets will effectively be installing the plumbing for a data superhighway. Sensors, networks and edge processing are just some of the functionality required to drive our digital twin future. Construction companies will crunch data to present insights, perfect the performance of assets and predict what’s going to happen next. From bricks to bytes: Data is infrastructure. And just as physical materials in a bill of quantities are procured during the construction process, so too will data. We anticipate that, very soon, the construction process will include the procurement of data sets across the various supply chains that will be handed over at

practical completion, just like the physical asset and systems constructed. From project control and design management to health, safety and estimation, data management will form part of the construction process. Fuelled by digital enablement and data insights, the smart city is upending construction. And it is happening with or without you! Join us: anz.smartcitiescouncil.com ABOUT THE AUTHOR Adam Beck has spent more than 20 years influencing infrastructure and urban regeneration projects across the world, having had worked for global consulting firms, transformational non-profit organisations, as well as the Green Building Council of Australia.

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SMART CITIES | SPECIAL Geohazard FEATURE Infrastructure | Golder

“AT YOUR OWN RISK”: DESIGNING GEOHAZARD-RESILIENT INFRASTRUCTURE By Dr Jeff Fraser and Darren Paul, Golder

Hollywood producers know the drama and terror of pitting the awe-inspiring, unstoppable power of the natural world against our human smallness. But the stuff of movies is also the regular fodder of the nightly news. Landslides, earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, and floods are an ongoing feature of human existence.

With the devastating cost of natural disasters to human life, economies, the environment and built infrastructure, investing in resilience is not only an important but urgent need. Building resilient infrastructure protects lives and livelihoods and helps to secure the post-disaster economy. The resilience of infrastructure and its level of exposure to natural hazards is also of increasing interest to the insurance industry because it is reflected in their policy premiums. Investigating and understanding the natural hazards that could affect new or existing infrastructure is more than strategic; it is essential to assessing and managing societal risk.

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Earthquakes are an example of a natural phenomenon that causes a number of geohazards. Large-magnitude earthquakes generate a strong ground shaking hazard and sometimes are associated with a surface fault rupture hazard that displaces and deforms the ground surface. The strong ground shaking hazard causes a range of other geohazards such as soil liquefaction, seiches in lakes, ponds and even swimming pools, landslides and damage to buildings and other structures. To describe the earthquake hazard, one must understand the earthquake shaking intensity, types of phenomena it generates, and the effects in the area of interest. Geohazards can be characterised in many ways, but generally the characterization process starts with a geohazard screening exercise to identify the hazards that may affect a site, an understanding of the hazard information needed to understand better the likelihood and intensity of the geohazards. Understanding geohazards relies on the expertise of a number of professions; however, identifying geohazards is a speciality of engineering geologists. More detailed studies of particular hazards may be undertaken by other professions such as geotechnical engineers, geophysicists, seismologists, and hydrologists. Assessing and managing risk from geohazards. From an engineering perspective, there are two

pertinent, but different, definitions of risk: • Risk is the combination of the likelihood of a hazard with the consequence of the hazard. The consequences may be economic, environmental, reputational or risks to life. • Risk is the effect of uncertainty on objectives. These two definitions can be combined to describe engineering risk as the probability of loss based on the understanding of the likelihood and consequences of a hazard or many hazards. Owners or developers of infrastructure with a high value or high consequence of failure need risk management plans that involve a qualitative geohazard risk assessment at an early stage in a project – often as part of the feasibility stage. High-value infrastructure includes oil and gas pipelines and associated facilities, nuclear power and associated facilities, large water storage dams, mine waste facilities, ports, airports, and buildings with an important post-disaster function (e.g., hospitals). The approach to risk management varies across jurisdictions and industries; some projects are more regulated than others in the risk management approach. Geohazard risk assessment process typically uses a staged approach designed to AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW


approach should be a continuous improvement model in which risks are regularly reassessed.

PUTTING THEORY INTO PRACTICE To make all of this theoretical discussion of risk assessment and management a little more tangible, let’s consider the example of an emergency services building planned for a small town in New Zealand. To develop this facility, three properties are considered for purchase. A geohazard assessment of each of the three sites is conducted. One site is at sea level and is susceptible to a tsunami hazard. The second site is near a river and is prone to frequent flooding. The third site is located on 30m of loose sand and silt and is exposed to a significant liquefaction hazard from regional earthquakes. Initial analysis shows that the liquefaction hazard can be mitigated on site using engineering ground improvement techniques. This third site is, therefore, chosen and purchased. understand and unravel geohazard risk in both engineering and commercial terms. The scope of a geohazard risk assessment report may vary, but the key components should include the identification of possible hazards (threats) and a qualitative and/or quantitative risk assessment of each hazard. The report should also pinpoint the different levels of further investigation needed to improve understanding of the geohazard or measures that could be used to reduce the likelihood, consequences and/or their uncertainties. In some cases, where significant hazards are identified, specialist studies are undertaken to reduce uncertainty surrounding the likelihood and intensity consequences of the hazard as a way to reduce the uncertainty of the consequences. Further, mitigation measures can be designed and analysed to reduce the consequences of the hazard. After risk reduction or mitigation measures have been investigated and identified, the project owner or developer will usually need some guidance to understand their options and to choose the best path forward for their project. But this isn’t the end of the road. Risk assessment and management shouldn’t be seen as a one-off, check-the-box exercise. Part of any organisation’s risk management WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

WHAT ARE THE NEXT STEPS? First, the earthquake loading needs to be quantified so that the structural and geotechnical design team can proceed. Calculating the earthquake loads involves carrying out a cloud-based, probabilistic seismic hazard analysis to understand the earthquake loading at different likelihoods (e.g. annual probability of exceedance in this case) and to understand the uncertainty associated with the load estimates. Next, the earthquake liquefaction hazard is to be mitigated with engineered ground improvement, so the extent of potential liquefaction needs to be assessed and the ground improvement designed. Geotechnical and geophysical investigations of the local soils for the basis of a geotechnical analysis (seismic ground response analysis) undertaken

to understand how the soils may respond in to earthquake shaking. The geotechnical analysis incorporates the uncertainties in soil behaviour, the uncertainty in the earthquake ground motions, and the uncertainty in the performance of the designed ground improvement mitigation. The geotechnical analysis is an iterative process that aims to find a local building code-compliant level of ground improvement at an optimal cost and level of performance. Lastly, a hydrological study is needed to assess the appropriate floor levels that will avoid flood-water inundation, meet the requirements of local legislation, and meet the operational requirements of the facility. The emergency services building is built to meet acceptable risk criteria. It is not designed to withstand any natural hazard – nothing is. But the investigation and design takes into consideration the best available understanding of the earthquake and flood hazards including the significant uncertainties associated with where and when an earthquake will happen, to make a building that will meet its post-earthquake operational requirements. As new information comes to light over time, the geohazard risk to the emergency services building will be reassessed every five years to ensure that it continues to meet its risk-based operation requirements.

MAKING GOOD DECISIONS Risk-based decision making is the most informed and defensible basis for your choices and actions and your best path to success. Drawing on an informed understanding of likelihood and consequences, a risk-based decision-making approach can reveal the optimal solution to reduce risk to a level you can accept. It’s still “your risk” – but with the right support you can better understand and manage it.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS Dr Jeff Fraser is a Principal Engineering Geologist and a Partner at Golder, based in Christchurch, New Zealand. He has over 15 years of experience in the identification and assessment of geohazards for risk assessment and engineering projects in New Zealand, Australia, Europe, Middle East, North Africa, North America and Antarctica. His main area of expertise is in earthquake hazard assessment. Jeff uses his knowledge and experience of natural hazards to help clients make risk-based decisions about their existing and proposed infrastructure.

Darren Paul is a Principal Engineering Geologist and a Partner at Golder, based in Melbourne, Australia. He has more than 20 years of experience in managing geotechnical investigations for buildings, roads, pavements and other infrastructure, developing ground models and undertaking assessment of ground related hazards, principally landslides. He is a former national chair of the Australian Geomechanics Society, currently manager and instructor of the Australian Geomechanics Society Field Techniques for Landslide Assessment course. ANCR SMART CITIES SPECIAL FEATURE

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SMART CITIES | SPECIAL Traffic Management FEATURE | AGD Systems

AGD IS WATCHING: SMART TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT FOR EXPANDING CITIES Monitoring and managing ever increasing vehicle and pedestrian traffic volumes is now a major challenge in our expanding cities. This applies not just to our highways and arterials, but also in centres of high density living, retail centres and carparks where the management of traffic movements and the safety of pedestrians, drivers and passengers, vehicles and other assets is a constant challenge for regulators, the building industry and the community.

Highways Monitoring Radar’. Managing Director, Stuart Douglas said that all three products utilise proven enforcement grade radar and measurement techniques.

Stuart said that the 318 is a next generation product which produces traffic movement efficiencies, being ideal for use on approaches to pedestrian crossings and junctions.

“The entire AGD product range is aimed at reliably delivering safer, greener, more efficient traffic and transport environments. These three products meet all these criteria.”

“It easily integrates with controllers and uses WiFi AGD Touch setup for simple, safe configuration. The 318’s ability to detect stationary or queuing traffic makes it ideal for all computer integrated installations and other strategic applications.”

AGD Systems Pty Ltd provides practical solutions to these challenges with intelligent traffic systems. The company is a specialist in delivering custom built traffic and pedestrian management systems using non-invasive methods such as radar and infrared instruments.

The AGD ‘326 Pedestrian Detector’ is a dynamic environment detector designed for the detection and monitoring of pedestrians and cyclists crossing the road at signalled installations and other applications where the detection and safety of moving pedestrians is required on a 24 hour basis.

The scope of their business ranges from inter-urban arterial routes where they can provide systems for the counting, monitoring and reporting on vehicles travelling on roads, moving through key intersections and approaching major centres, through to apartment buildings and major retail and office carparks where AGD brings their skills and products to ramp monitoring, vehicle detection, integrated traffic signals and vehicle counting systems.

The AGD 326 allows optimisation of the crossing phase, giving back more green time to traffic or alternately, when pedestrian volumes are high, giving more time for foot traffic. AGD Touch setup provides safe, easy remote setup via a smart phone or tablet. Stuart said AGD 326 provides greater performance across wider crossings than its predecessor product, the AGD 226 which is still used on over 25,000 sites worldwide.

Amongst the many practical products that AGD brings to the market are the ‘318 Traffic Control Radar’, the ‘326 Pedestrian On-Crossing Detector’ and the ‘343

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The AGD ‘318 Traffic Control Radar’ is a highly cost effective single lane loop replacement radar, ideal for use on approaches to pedestrian crossings and junctions. The radar incorporates stationary vehicle recognition for queuing traffic detection and is a smart alternative to wear prone loops and magnetometers, being maintenance free, and the ability to mount onto existing poles, also significantly reduces installation costs.

“The AGD 326 is the ideal detection solution for any intelligent crossing, combining well with other AGD kerbside detector systems to significantly improve crossing safety.”

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The AGD 343 Highways Monitoring Radar is a new product in the Australian market. The 343 system provides an easy to integrate traffic flow monitoring solution that provides real time data on multi-lane highways. Designed for traffic profiling and incident detection, the 343 dramatically enhances highway safety, capability and efficiency, providing detailed traffic information in all weather conditions to inform control rooms and allow instant decision making. Stuart said AGD Systems has a commitment to delivering premium products. “Our international R & D and manufacturing resources, plus wide practical experience from the thousands of units in use around the world, means that our customers can have total confidence in the performance of all our systems.� For more information contact AGD Systems Pty Ltd, Unit 17/15 Valediction Road, Kings Park NSW 2148, phone 02 9653 9934, email sales@agd-systems.com.au, website www.agd-systems.com.au

The entire AGD product range is aimed at reliably delivering safer, greener, more efficient traffic and transport environments. AGD Managing Director, Stuart Douglas

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SMART CITIES | SPECIAL Smart Sustainable FEATURE Cities | Green Building Council of Australia

SMART SUSTAINABLE CITIES Davina Rooney, CEO, GBCA

Australia’s construction industry has endured arguably the most challenging year on record. The Black Summer bushfires, floods, a pandemic and an economic crisis have sent shockwaves through supply chains, shut down sites and upended business as usual. While we will continue to count the social and economic costs for some time, 2020 has shown our industry how rapidly we can adapt and how radically we can reshape our work practices. We have witnessed many impressive examples of innovation, resilience and leadership. As we walk together on the road to economic recovery, we have an opportunity to build a future that is economically strong, smart and sustainable. Here’s how...

BUILDING TO BOUNCE BACK Despite our best efforts for more than a decade, buildings still represent around a quarter of Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions. Hidden in this statistic is a huge opportunity, as buildings present a largely untapped opportunity to fuel Australia’s economic rebound. The Green Building Council of Australia has teamed up with the Property Council, Energy Efficiency Council and Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council to crunch the numbers and deliver a blueprint for action. We’ve found a large-scale energy efficiency upgrade program could deliver nearly 92,000 job years of employment and cut household and business energy bills by $4.8 billion a year. Looking even bigger picture, our investment in nation-building infrastructure projects will play a mission critical role in our economic rebound. Every dollar we spend on infrastructure delivers $4 of benefit back to Australians. With an emphasis on building to bounce back we can invest in infrastructure that delivers for our communities and addresses carbon mitigation and adaption, energy efficiency, sustainable design, and ‘green’ materials use. 36

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E-COMMERCE ENCOURAGES ENERGY EFFICIENCY Growth in online sales has surpassed 15% of total sales five years ahead of predictions. As e-commerce booms, CBRE estimates that Australia will need an extra 350,000m2 of industrial space each year to meet demand. This brings with it an opportunity to build better, more sustainable industrial assets. If we put solar panels on all of Australia’s industrial facilities, we could almost double our capacity – from the current 6,500 Megawatts to 12,800MW. This is just one finding the GBCA’s latest report, Green Star in focus: The case for sustainable industrial buildings. An investment in sustainable design feature from the outset can deliver significant benefits. Industrial buildings with Green Star ratings produce 66% fewer greenhouse gas emissions than standard buildings. We know

a minimal 2% upfront cost to support green design can result, on average, in lifecycle savings of 20% of total construction costs.

GREEN HOMES ON THE HORIZON Our future won’t be smart and sustainable if our homes continue to be designed and constructed to meet minimum performance standards. In July, the GBCA launched the draft Green Star Homes standard for consultation, which will help create a market for healthier, more resilient, energy efficient homes. To meet the standard homes will need double-glazed windows and doors, air filtration and LED lighting, good access to daylight, sufficient renewable energy generation to support the home’s operations and no fossil fuel use. Up until now, a large-scale roll out of green homes has been hindered by several barriers: a AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW


fragmented industry, restrictive business models, limited green finance and confused consumers. But the standard is being developed collaboratively with industry, consumers, builders, banks, investors and insurers to ensure it is fit for purpose. And with the backing of volume home builders and residential builders, including Stockland, Mirvac, Metricon and Rawson Homes, we are closer to our goal that every home built in Australia from 2030 onwards is healthy, resilient and positive.

TURN UP THE TECH Ubiquitous connectivity, big data, automation, artificial intelligence and a host of other smart technologies were poised to make our cities more resilient, responsive and intelligent. And then COVID-19 hit. While investment in some technology may slow, coronavirus has also created the WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

conditions for smart building technology to flourish. Building owners are now investing in sensors to monitor social distancing and air quality, apps to keep remote workers engaged and digital twins to cut costs after lockdowns. As our industry’s investment in technology accelerates, we can’t afford to ignore the questions of responsibility, ethics and sustainability of digitalisation. This is why the Sustainable Digitalisation Project continues to work in partnership with the GBCA, ISCA, GRESB and RICS on five objectives: to grow awareness, define the agenda, build a coalition of leaders, help organisations put sustainable digitalisation into practice and set a long-term strategy for the industry. The GBCA is also looking to introduce a privacy leadership challenge into the next version of Green Star, which will reward projects that consider privacy during the procurement of smart building technology.

READY FOR RESILIENCE Our experiences this year have underscored the importance of being crisis-ready, with systems and structures, processes and procurement pathways in place before the next emergency strikes. Resilient design has long been embedded into Green Star, but we’ve now made this explicit in the new Green Star Buildings rating tool. A new standalone ‘Resilience’ category includes credits to improve an asset’s resilience to climate change impacts, and to boost a community’s overall resilience. The challenges ahead are huge. But together, Australia’s construction industry can build cities that are economic powerhouses, great places to live and tread lightly on the planet. We can build sustainable cities – but only if we’re smart.

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SMART CITIES | Interior Design | Ignite Architects

SMART CITIES = SMART WORKPLACES Ignite look to create workplaces that are about community, identity, as well as learning and mentoring.

Older buildings can become exemplar workplaces in the emerging smart cities of the future – it is simply a matter of applying intelligent design thinking. Repositioning, refurbishing and redeveloping existing assets is a growing trend, particularly given the constraints on available land in urban centres and the increasing emphasis on sustainability, explains Ignite Architects Director, Jason Marriott. Smarter spaces enable businesses to adapt flexibly to inevitable changes in operations, branding, technology, overhead costs, and human needs. They are also fundamental enablers of the new high performance, agile business models. “While the efficient use of commercial space has been a traditional concern, current real estate pressures are more about effective area usage, remaining agile, growing smarter,

embracing digital technologies, and being healthy, all while shedding un-necessary excesses,” Jason said. Ignite Architects endeavours to apply expertise across architecture, planning and design to creating commercial real estate that enables workforce talent to shine. “While typical design responses prioritised offices, desks and circulation, smart workplace designers look at layouts based on workplace analytics.” Analytics help to tune office, desk and meeting room ratios; right-size shared spaces and collaboration areas; accommodate mobile workforce needs; and guide digital and smart furniture solutions. Jason says Ignite’s team is also passionate about creating places that bring people together, where workplaces foster collaboration, connectivity and communication.

A CLEARVUE OF POWER GENERATION Capturing and utilising clean energy to power all aspects of human society is a global vision. ClearVue Technologies, based in Perth, is a leading player in Australia’s effort to develop clean, safe and sustainable sources of renewable energy. ClearVue has a specific focus on the building industry across all sectors including residential, industrial, commercial offices and greenhouses. The company’s core offering is highly energy efficient, clear glass that generates electricity. ClearVue’s patented technology utilises an activated interlayer which sits within two panes of laminated glass that redirects infra-red and ultraviolet light to the edge of a window to harvest the solar energy with traditional PV elements. Essentially ClearVue’s Technology produces clean renewable power via the windows in a building while retaining high transparency, letting in 70% of natural light. The same windows provide superior insulation 38

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Ignite has been recently applying this thinking to a major workplace project in Auckland, as part of a comprehensive repositioning of a 22-level office building. The same inspired approach is also being utilised for a boutique office project in Sydney for a leading beverage supplier. “We look to create workplaces that are about community and identity, as well as learning and mentoring,” Jason says. “Gone are the days of people coming to sit in silence in a field of workstations pecking away on a keyboard. Things have changed – and are changing for the better.”

For more information contact Ignite Architects, 231-233 Commonwealth Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010, phone 02 9819 8600, email jasonm@ignitearchitects.com, website www.ignitearchitects.com

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properties that also reduce heating and cooling costs. ClearVue is set to commercialise their clear glass products through strategic alliances with some of the world’s largest organisations. Chief Executive Officer, Victor Rosenberg said that ClearVue’s window products can convert a glass building, such as a high rise office block, into a massive solar panel.

“Our innovative technology does not replace solar panels on the roof of a building but works in conjunction with them. The clean energy produced by the windows can power items like automatic blinds, automatic ventilation, electrochromatic switchable glass, WiFi systems and mobile electronic devices, thereby reducing energy costs, creating a better environment for the well being of occupants and increasing the value of the building. Our technology positions us at the centre of the Smart Cities movement – we can power many different smart city and smart façade technologies at and from our glass without the need for grid interconnection.” The technology has been installed at Warwick Grove shopping centre in Perth, owned by the Vicinity Group. The northern entrance door atrium utilises ClearVue windows to generate power for lighting and other purposes. ClearVue is also partnering with Edith Cowan University, Murdoch University and others under a CRC-P grant provided by the Australian

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Federal government to trial the technology to power a self sustaining greenhouse. ClearVue’s technology represents a paradigm shift in the way glass will be used in future in building construction, automobiles, agriculture and specialty products.

ClearVue’s Technology produces clean renewable power via the windows in a building while retaining high transparency... For more information contact ClearVue Technologies, Suite 7, 567 Newcastle Street, West Perth WA 6005, phone 08 9220 9020, email info@clearvuepv.com, website www.clearvuepv.com ANCR SMART CITIES SPECIAL FEATURE

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SMART CITIES | Building Information Modelling | BSI

BSI URGES CONSTRUCTION ORGANISATIONS TO GET ON BOARD WITH BIM By embracing BIM, construction and consulting organisations can improve stakeholder management and relationships

The ‘Digital Revolution’ continues to affect almost every aspect of human existence – and the built environment is no exception. From building design and construction projects to infrastructure development and ongoing asset management, the industry continues to be transformed by new and evolving digital solutions. BIM (Building Information Modelling) is an important aspect of this technological change and for those organisations that wish to compete in the vast global construction market, it must be embraced. BSI has been working collaboratively with a range of stakeholders – from product manufacturers to network providers and government agencies to develop best practice in areas such as smart cities, infrastructure and the built environment.

This includes our series of BIM specifications, such as ISO 19650 which published earlier this year, (and is based on BSI’s PAS 11922 standard), training to help individuals with the practicalities of BIM and certification schemes, such as the BSI Kitemark for ISO 19650 – all designed to ensure the successful implementation of BIM. These solutions have been transformational for the construction industry and are already being adopted across the globe, in China, the UAE, Australia, Germany and South America. As BIM models become more developed, there is no reason why such models should not be used by smart cities in considering development of portfolios of buildings. This would allow coordinated designs of districts, integrated services and coordinated maintenance programmes for those assets when buildings become operational, as well as scenario modelling to assess the impact

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of certain events on the existing assets and public safety. The influence of digital technology on the built environment is only set to increase. BIM is transforming the way in which organisations within the building and civil infrastructure space work together. The role of project manager will shift focus to provide information management throughout the lifecycle of projects and developments. By embracing BIM, construction and consulting organisations can improve stakeholder management and relationships, open up new business development opportunities, reduce and mitigate risks, improve accessibility to data and archived files, work more efficiently and most importantly, become more resilient. For more information contact BSI, phone 1300 730 134, www.bsigroup.com/en-AU/ Building-Information-Modelling-BIM/

SMART CITIES | High and Low Voltage |Power Distribution Australia Pty Ltd

Power Distribution Australia Pty Ltd (PDA) is a family owned business operated by Tony Rossi and his daughter Emily. The company has an extensive portfolio of completed works yielding quality results in both the public and private sectors, including many projects for Tier 1 developers. With over 40 years combined experience in the high and low voltage industry, PDA provides overhead and underground electrical upgrades within Ausgrid, Endeavour Energy and Essential Energy networks.

Tony and Emily consider an important component of PDA’s success to be their philosophy of recognising employees and clients as an extension of this family collaboration; working in partnership with all stakeholders to deliver quality practical completion in a timely manner.

For more information contact Power Distribution Australia Pty Ltd, 249 Annagrove Road, Annagrove NSW 2156, phone 02 8880 3514, email emily@pdas.com.au, website www.pdas.com.au

PDA’s historical scope of works cover both small and large projects including but not limited to: • Indoor substations • Double and triple chamber substations • Mini chambers • Kiosk and Padmount substations

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• Street Lighting • Pillar cut in • Overhead and underground network upgrades • Earthing designs and construction

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SMART CITIES |Building Management | Oztech Intelligent Systems

INNOVATIVE, AGILE, CONNECTED AND COMMITTED Since 1990, Oztech Intelligent Systems has provided the Australian market with cutting edge DDC controller hardware and feature rich Building Management Systems, in addition to consulting and advisory services, from conceptual to full systems design, implementation, maintenance and service for their clients. Their end-to-end spectrum of services streamlines project design, delivery and lifecycle management of integrated systems solutions. “Unlike the plethora of Systems Integrators in the market, we are Full Stack Developers that build innovative, feature rich systems using open API libraries such as Tridium’s Niagara 4 API, and are therefore not constrained by off-the-shelf feature sets,” said Oztech’s new forward-thinking Technical Director, John Lu. “Our team of talented inhouse technical experts are trained to design and deliver bespoke class-leading solutions with innovations that both rival and exceed that of competing solutions from Tier 1 industry players.”

Oztech has further expanded their product line with class leading field products (sensors, motorised valves, damper actuators), open BACnet protocol field controllers, integration level controllers (such as Tridium’s JACE8000 operating on the Niagara 4 framework).

Over the last four years, Oztech has incorporated Tridium’s popular Niagara platform into their solutions portfolio. With its latest BMS solution developed on the Niagara 4 API via industryproven Agile-Scrum methodologies of product development, the end result is a system that leverages the latest in open web technologies, does not require third-party plugins or standalone applications, and is totally flexible in deployment architecture such as being cloudhosted or virtualised on client IT assets. As an official Johnson Controls ABCS (Authorised Building Controls Specialist),

This is complemented by a wide range of high quality yet cost-competitive products such as VAVs, FCUs, Modular Chillers, VSDs, Smoke Detection Systems, Tyco® Security, Access Control and CCTV solutions. “Only well established, highly reputable companies are considered for Johnson Controls’ ABCS approval. Their business model and product philosophy also fitted perfectly with our innovative, agile, connected and committed criteria,” John said. Coming in Q4 2019, Oztech’s new Landlord Package for Tridium Niagara 4 Building Management Systems allows building owners and facility managers to define zones within their commercial building freely,

LIGHT CONNECTS - AUTOMATED The world of lighting is a fast moving environment in which technology is constantly changing and delivering innovative solutions for the control of lighting systems. Automated, the leading lighting control business in Australia and the region, is at the forefront of this technology. Automated is a Certified Value Added Partner for the lighting control specialist

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We’re not just Systems Integrators. We are Software Developers that build innovative, feature rich systems using Open API libraries... Technical Director, John Lu

allocate equipment (such as HVAC and lighting) to zone(s), add tenants to the user portal, configure and manage the associated operation and billing of building services such as afterhours air conditioning and lighting.

Aiming not to be the biggest but to be the best, Oztech’s nationwide team prides themselves on being approachable and flexible, in their client-engagement practices, enabling specific client-driven outcomes at competitive rates.

For more information contact Oztech Intelligent Systems, 15 Orion Road, Lane Cove NSW 2066, phone 02 9816 7000, email info@oztech.com.au, website www.oztech.com.au

SMART CITIES | Lighting Control Systems | Automated

Signify (previously known as Philips) and is the Signify Ambassador for Australia and New Zealand. Automated markets the Philips Dynalite system to electrical contractors and trade customers.

efficient lighting and building control solutions for residential, offices, hospitality, retail, industry, public spaces and more. It does so with reliability and never fails to impress.”

Managing Director of Automated, Joseph Joukhadar, said that Philips Dynalite is the finest lighting control system in the world. “The system creates sophisticated, energy

Joseph said that Dynalite does far more than simply turn lighting systems on and off. “Dynalite controls allow you to create ambience and recall different lighting scenes to suit the mood and the occasion. It can be configured from any point on the network and generate system status reports.” Established in 1996, Automated has headquarters in Sydney and offices in Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth, with technical specialists trained in a number of lighting systems. Automated has branched out globally, being the exclusive distributor for Dynalite to Vietnam and the United Kingdom. Automated also has an exclusive contract to

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Philips PerfectPlay which provides industry leading LED floodlights that comply with international sports federation guidelines. Automated has numerous projects to its credit, including state-of-the-art lighting for the Barangaroo carpark, innovative lighting control systems for aged care residents at Thomas Holt Flame Tree in Kirrawee, special effects at the Vivid Festival and advanced lighting control systems at the Tiffany & Co. flagship store in Sydney. With a strong commitment to 5-year strategic planning and staff development, Joseph is committed to ensuring Automated continues to lead the market in lighting control systems. For more information contact Automated, Suite 4, Level 5, 37 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000, phone 02 9247 0731, email info@automated.net.au, website www.automated.net.au

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SPECIAL FOCUS FEATURING MR. PESTY PEST CONTROL SOLUTIONS ARCHITECTURAL GLASS & CLADDING PREMIER FIRE PROTECTION DINCEL CONSTRUCTIONS APOLLO KITCHENS YINTEC AUSTRALIA MHIAA


Barangaroo Commercial Precinct, Sydney NSW

PREMIER FIRE PROTECTION Premier Fire is one of Australia’s largest privately owned fire protection companies. It has offices in New South Wales and Queensland and employs over 250 people. Most of its staff has worked for the company for many decades. “We are truly a one-stop-shop. We provide everything that’s required to suit the fire protection compliance needs of a building”, said Gordon Stalley, Managing Director and Founder. The company specialises in the design, supply, installation, commissioning and servicing of fire protection systems. They are best known for creating fire protection systems for Tier 1, high end projects, particularly in commercial and residential high rise buildings and shopping centres. Premier Fire has design and engineering expertise in automatic fire sprinkler systems, drencher systems, fire hydrant and hose reel systems, gaseous fire suppression systems, fire detection and alarm systems, emergency warning and evacuation systems, extinguishers, passive fire protection systems, access and egress requirements, emergency lighting, fire and smoke doors and Council Compliance Certification.

“Our company employs only skilled tradesmen, engineers and designers who understand and apply the relevant codes and standards”. Premier Fire has developed that expertise since setting up over 30 years ago, with its first project being the iconic Sydney Aquarium at Darling Harbour. “The senior staff at that time all came from one of the major fire protection companies. The Sydney Aquarium project allowed Premier Fire to gain a reputation for excellence in its own right which has led to countless iconic projects including Aurora Place in Phillip Street Sydney, Queensland Children’s Hospital in Brisbane and as a joint venture partner on the Barangaroo Commercial precinct in Sydney. Gordon Stalley is a director of the National Fire Industry Association, mostly representing the Association on New South Wales issues. During that time the NFIA has opened fire industry training colleges across Australia. For more information contact Premier Fire Protection, Unit 2/3 Gibbes Street, Chatswood NSW 2067, phone 02 8422 6888, fax 02 8422 6899, email gordon.stalley@premfire.com.au, website www.premfire.com.au


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LANIK AND AGC JOIN FORCES Architectural Glass & Cladding have established a new partnering arrangement with Lanik, an innovative European provider of inhouse designed structure solutions. AGC are the regional representative for Lanik with supply and installation capability across Australia and New Zealand. With a passion for providing bespoke, high performance products for the building industry, Architectural Glass & Cladding (AGC) specialise in leading edge construction solutions that combine aesthetic appeal with ingenious design. With over 20 years experience in the façades and cladding industry, AGC provide energy efficient and cost effective solutions that also achieve complex and sophisticated forms and design outcomes. AGC’s philosophy is to cultivate close working relationships with Design teams, architects, fabricators, engineers and other building professionals to ensure a seamless process from concept to completion. AGC strive to keep aligned with the latest international innovations in order to ensure that Australian customers have access to the most current construction solutions available globally. Lanik offer turn-key solutions for steel bolted structures including design, engineering, manufacture and installation. Available solutions include single layer structures, retractable roofs, space frames and glulam structures. The structural elements are prefabricated in Lanik’s factory using highly accurate automated CNC machinery which are then shipped to site. Once on site the elements then only need to be bolted together, resulting in a fast and foolproof installation process which helps contractors meet tight deadlines. “The Lanik systems that we offer allow flexibility when dealing with large spans or free-form, organic and complex shapes,” said Brad Woods, Executive Director of AGC.

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“The structures can be clad with almost any material such as glass, aluminium, PTFE, steel or others.” Lanik structures are composed of mechanically fixed steel bars and nodes with each element dimensioned to be as efficient as possible according to the loads at each point of the structure. This makes the structure lightweight compared to conventional welded steel systems while also reducing the size of the required support structure and foundations which brings added benefits to the project as a whole. Despite the light weight of Lanik systems, they are structurally high performing and can accommodate large spans making them suitable for the most challenging projects. Lanik systems can be applied on many building types including airports and train stations, sports stadiums, shopping centres, warehouses, distribution centres and aircraft hangars. Lanik have established a proven track record working on many major projects in Europe and around the world. One of Lanik’s most recent Australian projects was the creation of a new ground floor atrium for the Rialto Tower in Melbourne. The atrium is glass roofed to allow natural light to penetrate the space and assumes a wavy, gently undulating form. Covering an overall area of 1,586m2, the atrium creates an enhanced urban space at the base of this iconic building. Lanik also provided a large space frame structure to enhance the Newcastle Bus interchange meeting tight deadlines and budget constraints with a creative aesthetic outcome.

AGC represents the Lanik brand in Australia and New Zealand. “We are able to meet with clients in both markets to discuss their projects and how our systems can help,” said Brad. “Once the project is underway it then becomes a very transparent 3-way process with direct contact between us, Lanik and our clients.” In the early stages of a project, AGC are able to advise clients on the most appropriate Lanik system to deliver the project requirements. “The complexity of the project will determine the best solution to use. We propose the product that best meets the client’s design intent and buildability constraints in the most cost effective way,” said Brad. The partnership of Lanik and AGC gives the Australian market the opportunity to benefit from the world leading solutions that Lanik has developed over years of research and development at the cutting edge of structural engineering. Through this partnership AGC continue to be a regional leader at combining innovation, performance and sustainability to deliver the best construction solutions available today.

For more information contact Architectural Glass & Cladding, Suite 5/421 Golden Four Drive, Tugun QLD 4224, phone 07 5523 2335, email info@agcproducts.com.au, website www.agcproducts.com.au, www.lanik.com

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The BRAC Certificate of Accreditation verifies that Dincel is compliant with the performance requirement CP2 – Spread of fire, and subsequently confirms that Dincel can be used where a non-combustible external wall is required. A BRAC Certificate of Accreditation is proof by the Building Regulations Advisory Committee that a product meets performance requirements of the BCA.

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THE COOL SIDE OF HEALTH

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Air-Conditioners Australia, Pty. Ltd. supports industrial warehouse facilities.

With over 20 years of outstanding achievement in the Australian HVAC market, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Air-Conditioners Australia, Pty. Ltd. (MHIAA) continues to deliver customised and high performance airconditioning systems engineered to meet the wide ranging demands of the Australian climate. A significant project handed over in 2019 was the provision of a complete HVAC package for the Caruso’s Natural Health headquarters in Eastern Creek, 35kms west of the Sydney CBD. The building contains office, warehousing and distribution facilities for Caruso’s Natural Health, a highly successful family owned Australian business supplying vitamin, mineral and herbal supplements to over 3,000 pharmacies and health food stores throughout the nation. Founder of Caruso’s Natural Health, Frank Caruso, said his company was proud to supply 100% Australian made products to the market. MHIAA partnered with experienced contractors Globalrez and Hacon Electrical on the project. A major challenge in the design of the system was to provide a reliable cooling solution to ensure that the warehouse, workers and stock were kept at a controlled temperature during the hotter summer months which can regularly see several days of 45°C in a row. Frank Caruso said that by having a refrigerated warehouse, 50

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the company is taking an extra step to ensure the integrity of their stock. “The warehouse covers 2,600m2 so the system design had to deliver a controlled temperature across the space to enhance our operation. Efficiency and reliability were non-negotiables.” MHIAA, with Globalrez and Hacon Electrical, agreed that the optimal solution was to install the KXZE1 series of high performance VRF systems which would power a number of FDU series ducted fan coils, capable of distributing air around the warehouse. Specifically, three 56kW KXZE1 two-pipe VRF systems were selected to deliver exceptional performance in the open plan nature of the building. The systems can achieve a high Coefficient of Performance of 3.9 in cooling mode. Another feature of the KXZE1 systems is that they have a total piping length of 1,000m, allowing them to easily cover the length necessary for the project. Their wide operation also ensured that they would be able to deliver efficient cooling for the warehouse, even in Sydney’s sweltering summers. A total of capacity of 168kW was used for the project, including six 28kW FDU series of high static ducted systems, each capable of AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW


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A TOUCH OF ELEGANCE With their dynamic and innovative commitment to superior quality and functional design, Apollo Joinery Group continues to attain new heights, manufacturing and installing stunning kitchens and cabinetry in major commercial, high rise residential and domestic projects. One of their latest successes is Highline Westmead, a master planned residential community located adjacent to the Western Sydney University Westmead campus and all the facilities offered by the greater Parramatta area. Highline is being built by Deicorp to an imaginative design by multi-award winning architects Turner Studio. One, two and three bedroom apartments and penthouses boast spectacular views and resort style facilities, while the development complements its location and harmoniously integrates with its heritage and natural surroundings. Owner and Managing Director of Apollo Joinery Group, Peter Bader, said that Apollo Joinery fulfilled a large assignment at Highline, providing joinery for 438 residences across two towers in the first stage, including kitchen cabinets, pantries, laundries and bathroom cabinets and panelling. The stylish design of the interiors offered a dark or light colour scheme. ‛Maison Oak’ Ravine was selected for the pantry doors and feature panelling, providing a European oak 54

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structure in soft chalky beige with grey feature wood grain. Dulux ‛Mole Grey’ was used for the kitchen islands and cabinets. For the dark colour schemes on the pantry doors and feature panelling, ‛Maroso Milan’ Ravine was used with a linear embossed woodgrain with the look and feel of natural raw timber. The kitchen island and cabinets were supplied in Dulux ‛Deiskau’. Enhancing the kitchen experience, Apollo Joinery included Hettich soft close drawers with silent system runners as a standard and Hettich soft close with concealed metal hinge. Wall cabinet doors were ‘push to open’ style and ‘finger pull’ style cabinet doors for base cabinet doors. “The Apollo Joinery cabinet work added a level of sophistication to the Highline kitchens, which featured stainless steel Smeg appliances and stone splashbacks and benchtops,” Peter said. A slick black lip handle was supplied for the pantry and integrated fridge, with LED task lighting lining the base of the wall cabinet. Silver-backed glass doors were provided as a feature of the bathroom cabinet, complementing the beautiful presentation of the wet areas which had elegant ceramic tiling. The Highline Westmead project AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW


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represents yet another successful assignment for Apollo Joinery Group. The company has an impressive portfolio, working closely with Australia’s largest construction companies right through to project home builders and individual homeowners. Apollo Jounery’s designers are passionate about offering unparalleled design services for every job, whether it is for high rise residential, corporate, commercial fitouts or small builder developments. “Our talented team can design and produce high quality custom fixed joinery on a large scale. We offer a pre-development consulting service for architects, surveyors and builders to assist them in cost effectively producing kitchens and joinery to meet their requirements in planned developments,” said Peter.

the latest design ideas and production technology so that we can stay ahead of our competitors and offer the most efficient service at a highly competitive price to our customers,” Peter said. Apollo Joinery Group’s many completed projects include the high rise developments Ashfield Central, Woolooware Bay and Grand H Hurstville, also a Deicorp undertaking. Current projects include working with Parkview at The Sanctuary and Ceerose at Aqualuna.

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STEEL IN... SHIPS OUT AT OSBORNE NAVAL SHIPYARD DEVELOPER : Australian Naval Infrastructure MAIN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY : Lendlease

The Osborne South Development Project (OSDP) involved the construction of a new state-of-the-art naval shipbuilding facility to support the build program for 9 Hunter-class Frigates, create hundreds of Australian jobs, and to keep Australia's naval ships at cutting edge capability. A world class commercial shipyard fully funded by the Australian Government for the end-to-end fabrication of naval surface vessel combatants, the OSDP is the first facility of its type in Australia. The project was delivered by shipyard owner Australian Naval Infrastructure (ANI), a federal government business enterprise tasked with developing, expanding and modernising Australia’s submarine and surface ship production facilities. “The project complements our existing operations at Osborne and is intended to foster a continuous ship building process to generate increased productivity using the latest in systems and equipment,” said Paul Bates, ANI’s General Manager of Operations. “When we continued development of the 90% design and functionality provided by the Commonwealth, we knew it would be used for the Hunter Class Frigate programme but we didn’t have an end user yet,” explained Phil Cornish, ANI’s Project Director responsible for the delivery of the project. “Robust design and high flexibility were the key value drivers. We wanted to deliver a facility that provided an end-to-end fabrication capability that maximised Australian steel going in and Australian ships coming out.” 58

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The project comprises several buildings and areas, each focused on a different stage of the shipbuilding process from steel fabrication to hull forming, blasting and painting, ship assembly and consolidation, outfitting and final commissioning. The shipyard is designed to accommodate production of ships up to Destroyer class size and provides for the potential manufacture of two ships at a time. The construction timeframe was tight with the main contractor, Lendlease, appointed in late 2017. Lendlease immediately started working with ANI on initiatives to accelerate the works. “The piling activities were massive, with 4,500 piles to be placed under the buildings,” said Phil. “That was a major engineering challenge with noise and vibration requiring careful management to minimise disruption to the existing shipyard operations and nearby residents. Lendlease had five piling rigs working concurrently and the piling was finished three months ahead of schedule.” Lendlease also introduced two specialist steel fabricators to the project on tender award. “Having access to steel fabrication expertise meant that we could order the structural steel earlier, enabling the steel erection activities to commence in Q3 2018 and be completed in Q4 2019, which was a great result,” said Phil. AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW


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One of the biggest challenges on the project was the ship assembly and consolidation hall, the largest building on site with a 50m height, 190m length and 90m width. “Stick building such a large structure is a major challenge, especially with the local prevailing south-westerlies causing safety risks and potential unproductive time,” Phil said. “Lendlease proposed a strand jacking methodology with as much work as possible to be undertaken at ground level. We expanded this philosophy further to construct the walls on the ground too, with cladding and services installed, before rotating and locking them into place.” As well as creating greater certainty and lower risk, the strand jacking approach saved four to six months of construction time and allowed a staged commissioning and handover to the new yard’s operator, ASC Shipbuilding, to commence on time, despite the late challenges caused by COVID-19 resulting in split working shifts, physical distancing and health checks being implemented onsite. “There isn’t often an opportunity to do infrastructure at this scale in South Australia,” said Phil. “The strand jacking approach allowed the team to work safely through rain and wind events and minimised the need for extensive works at height, which was a great advantage. In 1.5 million working hours, there were no disruptions to existing operations at Osborne and no major safety issues, which was a terrific achievement and testament to the safety focus of all parties involved.” WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

As well as showcasing Australian capability in large infrastructure delivery, the Osborne Naval Shipyard has become a new landmark on the local landscape and represents a leap forward for Australian shipbuilding. Modernisation of the existing southern yard, as well as the design and construction of the Osborne North Development Project for the production of Attack class Submarines are now underway at the Osborne Naval Shipyard, which has expanded to 109 hectares of the Lefevre Peninsula in South Australia. For more information contact Australian Naval Infrastructure Pty Ltd, 61 Veitch Road, Osborne SA 5017, phone 08 7078 4575, email enquiries@ani.com.au, website www.ani.com.au SA PROJECT FEATURE OSBORNE SOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROJECT

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Below Lendlease were appointed to be the managing contractor for the naval Shipyard, the largest South Australia build they have undertaken.

The Osborne South Development Project, recently completed in South Australia, represents the start of a new chapter in Australia’s defence capability. Lendlease were appointed by Australian Naval Infrastructure (ANI) to be the managing contractor for the project, comprising world-leading facilities for the end-to-end fabrication of naval surface ships. Lendlease were engaged in October 2017 and, working in a collaborative approach led by ANI, Lendlease and project leads to ensure a seamless delivery process, achieved a very tight programme with the phased completion of works handed over to ANI between March and June 2020. Lendlease also took the 90% design provided by the Commonwealth to completion with the novated consultant team. As part of Lendlease’s tender proposal an innovative erection methodology was proposed for Building 22, the largest building onsite. “Building 22 is a single-span structure large enough to house 2 full-size frigates,” said Gary Meaney, Senior Construction Manager. “We proposed strand jacking of the roof to eliminate working from height. This helped with our safety performance but also gave us more control, mitigating the impacts of the wind that is prevalent in the area.” During construction the strand jacking approach for the roof was successfully implemented. In addition, the walls were assembled at ground level including all services and cladding before being rotated into place. The roof structure of Building 22 was also upgraded to allow the internal large gantry cranes to be lifted into place from inside the building using strand jacking in order to minimise potential programme impacts caused by a conventional gantry crane installation. The location of the site presented contaminated and potentially hazardous soil and groundwater challenges. The original design called for removal of the contaminated materials and importation of new quarried material but Lendlease developed an innovative alternative proposal to encapsulate the material by in-situ cement stabilising the existing pavement and connecting to the piled supported building with concrete rocker slabs. This solution minimised the maintenance required to deal with differential WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

settlement of the pavements to the buildings and also removing the environmental cost of relocating the contaminated materials. Lendlease engaged with traditional owners during planning and arranged Indigenous attendance during excavation works to ensure nothing significant was disturbed. During construction Lendlease also partnered with six Indigenous-owned businesses with a total spend of over $14 million as well as maintaining a 7% Indigenous participation rate within Lendlease and 2.3% overall Indigenous participation rate. Lendlease had the experience and expertise to deliver this large and complex project. The project included 99 separate tender packages with contracts awarded to 97% Australian businesses, 89% of them local Adelaide companies. The project incorporated 14,000 tonnes of asphalt, 4,173 piles and 25,000 tonnes of steel and the supply and install of specialist equipment worth $83 million. “The sheer size of the job suited us,” said Gary. “We had to manage multiple workfronts on site, the complex procurement of unique specialist equipment and multiple subcontractors with a site workforce that peaked at nearly 600 workers onsite at one time.” “We specialise in these complex, large construction projects and we have the right people to ensure we can deliver for the client. We were able to offer not only value but also certainty of delivery.” Safety is a top priority for Lendlease and Osborne South Development Project was no exception. “The level of safety we maintained onsite was exceptional,” said Gary. “In 1.5 million hours we only had a few minor incidents and our initiatives helped reduce the risk both to our operatives and the client.” The Osborne South Development Project is Lendlease’s largest ever building project in South Australia. “To successfully deliver that is something I will always be proud of,” said Gary. “The project was very demanding but also very rewarding and the result will be talked about for decades.” For more information contact Lendlease, Level 14, Tower 3, International Towers, 300 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo NSW 2000, phone 02 9236 6111, website www.lendlease.com/au

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Below ASSA ABLOY designed and installed the Gigadoor, a 34m x 35m single leaf door, the largest in the world.

Osborne South Development Project is a flexible facility to support the continuous fabrication of warships and represents a significant modernisation giving Osborne best-in-class shipbuilding facilities on a massive scale. ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in access solutions, played a key role in making the project a reality. The ASSA ABLOY Group is the global leader in access solutions. Every day helping billions of business’s and people to experience a more open world. ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems provides solutions for efficient and safe flow of goods and people. Offerings include a wide range of automated pedestrian, industrial and residential doors, loading dock equipment and services. ASSA ABLOY is a global company with 53,000 employees and operations in over 70 countries around the world and over 25 years experience providing products suitable for all climates, building types and requirements with the right quality, design and price. The Strength of ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems lies in their portfolio of well-established ASSA ABLOY brands including Albany, Megadoor, Crawford and Besam. These have been the market leaders in their fields for decades, which means all have a strong history of proven solutions and extraordinary service expertise. Today they are gathered under a single roof, where they now form a complete offering for the front, back and interior of your building. The biggest challenge for ASSA ABLOY on the Osborne South Development Project was the main door to Building 22, the Outfitting and Ship Erection Hall. “We call that the ‘Gigadoor’,” said John Boyle, Business Unit Manager. “At 34m x 35m in size it’s the biggest single leaf door in the world!” Innovative thinking was required to make the Gigadoor a reality. “The Gigadoor is a top-hung single sheet that is raised into a concertina shape by cables powered by four separate drive motors,” said John. “Even for aircraft hangars a typical height requirement is only 22m so this is significantly larger at a scale that’s never been done before.” “The installation process was complex and different to anything we have faced. We had to coordinate the cabling locations 62

with the structural steelwork while ensuring the structure could take the heavy load of the door. All the doors are programmable and safety overrides had to be provided to prevent freefall,” explained John. In addition to the Gigadoor, ASSA ABLOY provided 11 high speed doors, 28 roller shutters and eight ‘Megadoors’. “Everything was designed to suit the needs of the project,” John said. “We received the required dimensions and performance specification and designed all the doors for approval.” ASSA ABLOY have prior experience supplying doors for other buildings on the Osborne Naval Shipyard site. They also have extensive prior experience working with Lendlease and many of the other subcontractors involved with the project. “We already knew a lot of the staff from previous projects including the AIR7000 aircraft hangar project which helped us manage the coordination,” said John. “For Lendlease, ASSA ABLOY is seen as a viable company to deliver complex projects with low risk. They knew that we had the experience and capability to support the project.” ASSA ABLOY were one of the earliest trades to be appointed to the project, partly due to the long lead times for engineering, manufacturing and shipping the Megadoors and Gigadoor which were manufactured in Sweden. “All the doors arrived onsite in February which was just in time for us to minimise the negative impact of COVID-19,” said John. Due to COVID-19, all doors were installed and commissioned by ASSA ABLOY’s Australian team with remote collaborative support from engineers in Sweden and the works were finished according to schedule. In a short time, the Osborne South Development Project has transformed Adelaide’s industrial landscape. “It’s amazing what the team managed to achieve in such a short period,” said John. “The sheer scale of it is just unbelievable.” For more information contact ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems, 50 Orchardleigh Street, Yennora NSW 2147, phone 1300 666 232, email info.au.entrance@assaabloy.com, website www.assaabloyentrance.com.au

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Below Freyssinet used a innovative hybrid strand jacking approach to rotate the walls of building 22.

With leading capability in specialist civil engineering, posttensioning and remediation, Freyssinet Australia is a contractor with a reputation for innovation. Freyssinet were contracted to design, supply, certify and operate the heavy lifting systems on the Osborne South Development Project including 14 separate heavy lifts to assemble Building 22, the largest building onsite. Freyssinet were appointed to the project following a series of successful heavy lift operations including the ICC Convention Centre for Lendlease in Sydney. During the early contractor involvement, the concept of wall rotating was floated as a potential alternative to conventional stick-built construction, a solution that Freyssinet helped to develop.

ensure the relative limits were not exceeded,” said Murray. “This gave the lift director full control over the rotation process.” As the rotation neared completion, the wall was clamped between the strand and push pull jacks. The clamping prevented over-rotation and enabled more precise control in the vertical position relative to conventional solutions. The innovative approach of wall rotation combined with roof lifting enabled the bulk of the steel assembly works to be done at ground level, significantly reducing the need for working at height.

“Rotation is a fairly new innovation in its application to buildings but it is often applied to bridge projects,” said Murray Watts, Project Engineer. “We were able to apply the specialist skills we have developed on bridge construction projects around the world.”

“The project was a fantastic opportunity to work with a team who valued technical solutions and were eager to push the limits of construction,” said Murray. “It was refreshing to work in such a solutions driven environment and together we achieved a fantastic outcome.”

For the wall rotation Freyssinet used H200 strand jacks in conjunction with long stroke push-pull jacks supplied by Hebetec Engineering, their specialist heavy lifting subsidiary. “The lifting system was designed to provide constant angular rotation and load feedback to

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Lincoln Engineers is a family owned and operated company based in Port Adelaide specialising in the design, manufacture and installation of steel structures for a wide range of projects including commercial, industrial, retail and shopping centres. They were contracted by Lendlease to supply the structural steel for several support buildings at the Osborne Naval Shipyard. The project was Lincoln Engineers’ first major infrastructure project for a Tier 1 contractor in over a decade. “All of our management, quality assurance, environmental and workplace health and safety schemes were upgraded to meet the client’s needs,” said Peter Atsikbasis, General Manager and Owner. Lincoln Engineers maintained a good collaborative relationship with Lendlease and the other contractors and their scope was extended during the project. “Our initial scope was for fire tanks and Buildings 19, 23 and 27 and by the end we also did the turnstiles, Building 26 and exhaust towers for Building 20,” Peter said. Lincoln Engineers have developed their own innovative ERP (enterprise resource planning) software package Acesoft, which gives them total control of projects at every stage of construction. They WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

were recently certified to deliver complex projects of Construction Category 3 (CC3) under the National Structural Steelwork Compliance Scheme. “Our company is an industry leader and one of the original steel fabricators in South Australia,” said Peter. “For more than five decades we have played a part in the South Australian steel construction landscape. We are a family business and apply our family values to every project large or small.” Other recent projects successfully completed by Lincoln Engineers include a 28,000m2 wine distribution warehouse, a $50 million shopping centre redevelopment in Port Adelaide and a new Bunnings Warehouse in Darwin. They are also currently working on several education projects in South Australia and targeting further major projects for Tier 1 contractors.

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Below O’Connors completed airconditioning, ventilation, smoke control and exhaust systems as well as gas reticulation systems to support shipbuilding activities.

O’Connors are an engineering based mechanical construction and services company supporting South Australia’s construction industry with diverse experience and a commitment to achieving excellent outcomes. O’Connors were appointed to complete mechanical works to the Osborne South Development Project, a groundbreaking modernisation of the ANI (Australian Naval Infrastructure) facility at Osborne to support the planned delivery of surface combat vessels over the next 50 years. The works included airconditioning, ventilation, smoke control and exhaust systems as well as gas reticulation systems to support shipbuilding activities in buildings 20, 21 and 22.

working from height and accessing equipment in such a large space. Everything had to be planned in a certain sequence.” A positive atmosphere was maintained on the project, supported by O’Connors’ prior experience of working with the main contractor Lendlease and their good relationship with ANI. “ANI treated us well and they were very engaged and interested in the process which is great to see from a client,” said Alan. O’Connors were not daunted by the complexity of the project, having a history of taking on ‛difficult’ jobs. “We have a very good broad based team with a lot of experience in the industry and we are proud of what we have achieved on this project,” said Alan.

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Below Signscope manufactured and installed full wall murals and privacy films for internal areas that were digitally printed with customised graphics.

For the Osborne South Development Project, Signscope manufactured and installed the wayfinding and building identification signage throughout the whole project, including statutory and Braille signage. Signscope also provided full wall murals and privacy films for internal areas that were digitally printed with customised graphics. The scale of the project was quite large but well within Signscope’s capacity to deliver. “We were able to meet the total requirements of the job from the statutory signage through to all other aspects. We worked closely with ANI and the main contractor Lendlease and the project team to understand the client requirements” said Andrew Baohm, Director. “My business partner, Ryan Westley is a qualified industrial designer and his knowledge and experience was a key strength for us, helping to make the client comfortable in our capability to deliver.” Andrew and Ryan’s understanding of how to deliver the range of signage required while achieving the quality required in a challenging marine environment was an important factor in Signscope’s success on the project. “The level of attention to quality and detail that WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

Signscope is known for was really required on a project like this,” said Andrew. Signscope are an established company supplying signage services to all sectors in Adelaide and South Australia. The company specialises in challenging design and construction projects. “We like projects that require a high degree of quality in production and need to go the extra mile,” Andrew said. Signscope offers a comprehensive service encompassing all the steps required in taking a signage project from concept to completion. They apply the same attention to detail, problem solving approach and high quality ethos on all projects no matter how big or small.

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Below Samaras Group supplied, fabricated, painted and erected the primary and secondary structural steelwork for Building 20 and 21.

Samaras Group specialises in fabrication, surface treatment and erection of structural steel including long span and high rise structures. They also have strong capability in heavy lifting and machinery relocation, as well as surface treatments including intumescent and multi-coat architectural paint systems. The firm has been in business since 1974 and has grown to become one of Australia’s largest privately owned multi-disciplinary heavy engineering and construction service providers with a national workforce of over 195 experienced tradesmen and construction professionals.

With experience on some of the largest and most complex projects the construction industry can offer, Samaras Group had the expertise to deliver a successful result on this complex project. The strategic location of their corporate headquarters and 75,000m2 manufacturing facility in Gillman, South Australia, allows them to serve all major growth areas in the country. Other current and recent projects include the Sydney Modern Art Gallery, The Ribbon Sydney and the Quay Quarter Tower in New South Wales, the Monash Freeway Upgrade in Victoria and the Adelaide Airport Terminal Expansion in South Australia.

On the Osborne South Development Project project, Samaras Group were engaged to supply, fabricate, paint and erect the primary and secondary structural steelwork for Building 20 and 21 in addition to other site works related to Building 22. Samaras Group also assembled and installed the main facility overhead cranes located in Buildings 20, 21 and 22.

Samaras Group was founded by the Samaras family and remains family owned today. They have built a reputation for innovation, quality, service and safety across multiple sectors on some of the nation’s most complex and challenging projects.

The large buildings at Osborne South Development Project, required Samaras Group to erect some very substantial elements, including 30m long trusses, using multiple mobile cranes. Samaras Group were able to draw on their extensive resources to meet the tight fabrication and surface treatment lead times and keep the overall project on schedule.

For more information contact Samaras Group, (Head Office) 96-106 Grand Trunkway, Gillman SA 5013, (Melbourne) Unit 207, 23-35 Gipps Street, Collingwood VIC 3066, (Sydney) Suite 503, 135 Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000, phone 08 8447 7088, email management@ samarasgroup.com, website www.samarasgroup.com

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FIT FOR A QUEEN MAIN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY : Hansen Yuncken ARCHITECT : COX Architecture CONSTRUCTION VALUE : $66 million

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The Her Majesty’s Theatre (The Maj) Redevelopment transformed the iconic South Australian landmark into a state-of-the-art theatre whilst respecting its steeped history. The project involved the construction of a new larger auditorium and modern bars over three levels, spacious backstage facilities and an overall more accessible venue. Cox Architecture’s design philosophy paid homage to the building’s heritage, seamlessly integrating unique heritage characteristics with a classic contemporary design. “Her Majesty’s Theatre is a unique project for Hansen Yuncken showcasing our engineering and heritage skills. We are proud to have preserved this well-loved icon for future generations,” said Project Director, Scott Brumfield. The project comprised restoration of the theatre’s heritage façade and eastern wall with the remaining theatre demolished. Elements of the theatre’s history were preserved, such as the striking brass balustrades and the famous Signature Wall, meticulously removed prior to demolition and have been reinstated in the new theatre. The auditorium, with its increased seating capacity to 1,467, has wheelchair access to all three levels. The main entrance has been reinstated to the centre and features a stylish canopy, two sweeping staircases in the expanded main foyer and some original Edwardian elements including pressed metal ceilings and elegant architraves and moldings. New backstage facilities include a rehearsal room the same size as the stage, as well as new dressing rooms across multiple levels and a green room for performers to wait comfortably to be called to stage. Reimagining A South Australian Icon “Land purchased next door to the theatre expanded the footprint allowing spacious modern foyers, more bathrooms and lifts,” said National Design Manager, Stuart Warnes. “Through research by Cox Architecture, original 1913 plans were discovered, depicting an Art Nouveau curve to the balcony, and these informed the auditorium design.” A Heritage Impact Statement was prepared to assess the impact of the works to the facades providing guiding principles for the final design. Building Information Modelling (BIM) was used to coordinate works from design through to construction. “A point survey and scan of the interiors was undertaken by Cox Architecture and the information collected enabled them to create

a design that would interface precisely with the existing façades,” Scott explained. Onsite work started in April 2018 with the bracing of the two heritage façades, 54.6t of steel and over 400t of concrete was used to create the facade retention bracing system, enabling safe demolition to be carried out behind. “The use of BIM provided us with confidence and certainty,” said Scott. “To overcome the level of engineering required to retain the heritage facades whilst demolition and construction continued.” Approximately 950t of steel was required for the building’s framework and the larger elements were prefabricated due to the limitations of the tight city site. “As part of the D&C contract we redesigned the steel work and pre-cast concrete walls in the auditorium allowing the precast to be propped by the permanent structure, thereby avoiding the need for complex temporary works,” said Stuart. Innovative and forward thinking allowed the project team to come up with best for project outcomes and overcome the constraints of the site location. During peak periods there were up to 150 people onsite, with over 1,000 workers inducted throughout the project and a workforce of at least 90% South Australians. Hansen Yuncken is a national Australian construction company, founded in 1918, employing over 650 people. The company has completed over 5,000 projects and has managed the construction of several Australian landmark buildings. Across the country, they have a myriad of impressive projects in the leisure and entertainment sectors. From The Hedberg in Tasmania to the Home of the Arts (HOTA) in Queensland through to the recently completed Sydney Coliseum Theatre in New South Wales, each project brings a unique taste of creativity and initiative, topped with Hansen Yuncken’s enduring reputation for quality.

For more information contact Hansen Yuncken, Level 1, 191 Fullarton Road, Dulwich SA 5065, phone 08 8229 7300, email adelaide@hansenyuncken.com.au, website www.hansenyuncken.com.au

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Below Installation Theatrical Engineering designed, supplied and installed the stage and theatre equipment, over 12 months.

Installation Theatrical Engineering (ITE) is an innovative theatre engineering company with over 40 years experience in the design, supply and installation of stage and theatre equipment. Their products include a range of motorised hoists and platforms, drapes and pulley systems, battens for AV and lighting as well as custom steelwork and stage fitouts. In late 2018, ITE started a 12 month design process for Her Majesty’s Theatre where they installed a complete fly system and orchestra lift. “We all worked with our Mechanical Engineer, Martin Clenick, to design a multi-purpose truss batten, the first of its kind,” explained Project Administrator, Jonathan Agosta. “It can hold up to 500kg and has a motorised trolley system to enable the movement of equipment quickly, safely and silently. Site foreman, Steve Major started the installation in late 2019, working with Apprentice, Leigh Poyner and Electrician, Mark Grogan to complete the project by early May 2020. Thanks are due to the great team for their creative and high quality work.” For more information Installation Theatrical Engineering, 816 Lorimer Street, Port Melbourne VIC 3207, phone 03 9646 0822, email info@ite.net.au, website www.ite.net.au 76

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Below Duracube manufactured and installed sophisticated, customised floor mounted ceiling fixed toilet partition system.

Duracube started working with Hansen Yuncken on the concept plans for the washrooms at Her Majesty’s Theatre in early 2019 with specific designs finalised by June. “We designed, manufactured and installed a customised floor mounted ceiling fixed toilet partition system featuring black hardware and black aluminium trims,” explained Durasafe’s Project Manager. “The partitions were made of Durasafe 13mm antibacterial compact laminate, a cost effective, durable, low maintenance material with a long life cycle.” “The client requested a multi-staged project and inhouse manufacturing for each stage, which took two weeks. We began installing the toilet cubicles toward the end of October 2019. This project uses the Durasafe 279 Charcoal colour in a matt finish and it’s a very smart washroom,” said the Project Manager. “The biggest hurdle was the initial delays onsite, then working with a very fast end to the programme to finish the install by November 2019.” Since 2012, Duracube has been installing their superior product across a range of sectors including council owned buildings, schools and offices, leisure centres and public spaces. They have completed fitouts WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

for airports, change rooms, commercial washrooms, aquatic centres and gyms, as well as end-of-trip facilities. “Our inhouse design team works with architects, designers and builders to custom design their washrooms before we commence manufacturing in our 2,000m² facility. We also produce custom made wet and dry area bench seating, lockers and vanities and provide shop drawings with all our jobs as part of our quality assurance.” “Everyone deserves a better washroom – that’s what we’re here to create. ‛Passion and expertise delivering a superior washroom experience.’ The team at Duracube has been providing washroom products and services since the 1980s. We’re a tight-knit family team that cares and we’d love to help you make your next project another success.”

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Her Majesty Theatre’s famous signature wall, was carefully dismantled and reassembled during refurbishment works to preserve the Theater's long standing performance history.

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PERTH TAKING FLIGHT DEVELOPER : Perth Airport MAIN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY : Georgiou ARCHITECT : MPS STRUCTURAL ENGINEER : BG&E CONSTRUCTION VALUE : $31 million

The Perth Airport Skybridge saw the construction of a 280m of elevated moving walkway with three lifts and future provision to connect the proposed Forrestfield Airport Link project (Airport Central Train Station) to Terminals 1 and 2 at Perth Airport. The Perth Airport Skybridge is a $31 million project linking Perth Airport’s terminals with Airport Central Station as part of the Forrestfield Airport Rail Link (FAL) which links Perth’s public transport network with the airport. When the FAL opens in 2021, the enclosed walkway will provide a sheltered link from the station to Terminal 1, with access to Terminal 2. The Skybridge is a major step to ensure an easy and user friendly public transport journey to Perth Airport. “The development of Airport Central Station and its link to the terminals via the Skybridge will provide a seamless passenger experience. Perth Airport’s focus is on providing an efficient and modern airport that provides maximum economic benefits for the State and a quality travel experience for all Western Australians,” said Kevin Brown, Perth Airport CEO. The project was jointly funded by the State Government and Perth Airport and delivered by Georgiou Group, a national civil and building construction company with offices in Perth, Brisbane and Sydney. Georgiou’s ability to bring together their building and engineering 80

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arms to demonstrate an innovative approach to their clients’ needs saw them rise above the competition and secure the project. Georgiou used computer simulated pedestrian modelling analysis to optimise the bridge width and travellator position leading to an overall weight and cost reduction while still achieving the client’s aesthetic requirements. This also gave the airport confidence that the bridge could cope with the expected peak pedestrian demand. The need to maintain normal airport operations during construction required meticulous planning during the project. The project works were staged with four main work fronts constantly evolving to minimise impacts to ground transport stakeholders and available carpark bays. The bridge was installed in 12 modular sections measuring a total of 280m long and 8m wide that were craned into place in June/July 2019. The transportation of the modules from the assembly area onto site. Georgiou used a six-axle Self Propelled Modularised Transporter (SPMT) which involved a high level of planning to minimise operational impacts. AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW


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The airport’s height requirements needed to be met, and lifts and craneage were coordinated with Perth Airport and Civil Aviation Authority requirements. The lifts utilised a 750-tonne crane – the largest in Western Australia. The team took just 20 minutes to lift the 35m, 76 tonne modules into place without affecting the airport’s daily operations. The site also had a high water table requiring dewatering to facilitate construction. To meet environmental requirements within the limited site footprint a complex water re-injection method was adopted. The bridge was also designed as naturally ventilated with low energy lighting and sunlight harvesting to reduce energy consumption. The project had complex internal and external stakeholder relationships that required a strong partnering philosophy and relationship management interface to be fostered. Georgiou brought together their building and engineering arms to deliver the project along with designers BG&E, Aurecon and MPS Architectural. Georgiou also needed to be in sync with Perth Airport when it came to the closure of the main ring road into the T1 and T2 Terminals. The closure’s success was down to each partner understanding the other’s needs and working as one team. Through exemplary project coordination and planning, the project team completed the works one month ahead of schedule. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

“From day one we worked incredibly hard to hit every milestone,” said Construction Manager, Steven Pilling. “From pouring the first pier foundation to lifting the trusses, every team member has given the project 110% which shows in the finished product.” For more information contact Georgiou, 68 Hasler Road, Osborne Park WA 6017, phone 08 9200 2500, email wa@georgiou.com.au, website www.georgiou.com.au For more information contact Perth Airport, Level 2, 2 George Wiencke Drive (Opposite T3 & T4), Perth Airport WA 6105, website www.perthairport.com.au WA PROJECT FEATURE PERTH AIRPORT SKYBRIDGE

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WHEN SIZE DOES MATTER The Perth Airport Skybridge is a 280m elevated moving walkway connecting Perth’s airport with the Airport Central Railway Station. The bridge was fabricated in 12 modular sections, each 35m long and weighing 76 tonnes, which were bolted together onsite before being craned into place. Joyce Krane used their new 750 tonne Liebherr LTM1750-9.1 Mobile Crane – one of Australia’s largest mobile cranes to lift the sections into place. “It was actually the very first job for our brand new crane which had only just arrived in the country,” said David Morgan, Business Development Manager. “We now have three large heavy lift mobile cranes in Australia – two LTM1750-9.1 cranes and one LG1750 crane.” The logistics of the lifting operation were quite straightforward with clear level access to the site however only a small operating window of time was available to complete the lifts which presented a challenge. “The main front access road to the international airport had to be closed to allow the Skybridge sections to be safely and accurately lifted over the road and into position,” explained David. “We had to be as quick as safely possible to minimise the impact on the airport operation.” Joyce Krane also engaged an experienced crane engineer who worked with the lifting team and conducted checks to ensure the rigging equipment and the initial positioning

of the crane was correct. The Joyce Krane team safely completed the lifts well within the allocated timeframe. Based in Karratha in the Pilbara Region of Western Australia, over the last 40 years Joyce Krane has established a reputation as a regional heavy lifting and logistics specialist of choice. In recent years Joyce Krane has established operations in Onslow and Perth, Western Australia and their Heavy Lift Division in Sydney now provides heavy lift and logistics services to the eastern states of Australia, particularly for the infrastructure and renewable energy sectors. In addition to the Georgiou Group, Joyce Krane have worked with some of Australia’s biggest clients including Chevron, Woodside, Rio Tinto, BHP, Laing O’Rourke, CPB, John Holland, Clough, Bechtel and Technip. The company has over 50 cranes Australia wide, ranging from 25-750 tonnes operated by experienced nationally accredited personnel. During their 40 years of lifting experience the Joyce Krane Technical Team has successfully planned and completed many specialised and challenging heavy lifts on some of Australia’s major construction projects. In addition to crane hire, Joyce Krane also have a fleet of transportation and specialised lifting equipment and provides a range of support services including project evaluation, site inspection, equipment maintenance, JSA (Job Safety Analysis) development, personnel hire, transport and logistics. Joyce Krane’s wealth of industry knowledge and expertise enables them to manage the most complex lifting challenges in a safe, efficient and cost effective manner. No matter who or where the client is, their mission is to meet and exceed expectations by continuous improvement and consistently delivering quality services on time, on spec and on budget. “Joyce Krane is a 100% Australian owned family business,” said David. “The business was built by founder Mick Joyce based on good old fashioned Australian values and we continue to stay true to those values today.” For more information contact Joyce Krane, (Karratha HQ) Lot 3911 Coolawanyah Road, Karratha WA 6714, phone 1300 956 923, website www.joycekrane.com

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HOOK LINE AND LIFTER Engineering consultancy Peritas Group (Peritas) were engaged by Georgiou as the temporary works and construction engineer for the lifting of the 12 large steel modules that comprised the skybridge. Peritas were responsible for the design of the lifting procedure, lifting frames and lifting points. They also designed temporary steelwork, propping and module modifications to accommodate the lifting points and enable transportation. Peritas worked closely with the original design engineer, BG&E to design lifting details that worked with the architectural and aesthetic intent of the skybridge. The lifting points were designed to facilitate easy unhooking and release of the lifting frame after the modules were landed.

“The main project challenges were related to the module size, length and the restrictions associated with the site,” said Edward McLarty, Project Manager. “The largest and heaviest lift was over the access route to the terminal drop-off/pick-up area which could only be shut down for a short time. A practice lift was completed the day before which, together with our analysis and site checks, gave us confidence it would work.” The project benefited from Peritas’ extensive experience designing working with Georgiou on Aubin Grove Railway Station which involved construction over live railway lines. Peritas Group also previously worked with Georgiou and BG&E on the temporary works for the new Mandurah Traffic Bridge. Founded in 2008, Peritas’ innovative philosophy, is conveyed by their name which is derived from the Latin word “Peritus” meaning expert, theologian, or consultant. Today Peritas’ 40 person design team specialise in the design of infrastructure, construction engineering, mining, industrial, marine and land development projects, with the consistent goal to “always provide design value to the project and our clients.” For more information contact Peritas Group, 74 Goodwood Parade, Burswood WA 6100, phone 08 6336 9299, email enquire@peritasgroup.com.au, website www.peritasgroup.com.au

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thyssenkrupp’s innovative iwalk delivers more passengers with less! (Less building cost, less energy consumption, less carbon footprint, less installation time, less maintenance, less weight).

thyssenkrupp has built a global reputation on innovation in passenger transportation systems in a mere 40 years in business. All their products and services are designed to meet customers’ individual needs. As they say, less is definitely more with thyssenkrupp’s iwalk, the next-generation moving walk. It perfectly fits the spectacular Skybridge at Perth Airport’s ambitious expansion and upgrade. Two of the four cutting-edge moving walks on a new Skybridge at Perth Airport will extend 92m – the longest iwalks that thyssenkrupp Elevator has ever produced. Atocha Railway Station, Madrid, Spain

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The remaining two are 38m in length. These iwalks will have the capacity to transport 7,300 passengers per hour, supporting the anticipated 20,000 trips a day, ensuring maximum passenger comfort and efficiency when moving from plane to train. These are the remarkable numbers the Forrestfield-Airport link is expected to carry when fully running by 2021, according to the Public Transport Authority of Western Australia. thyssenkrupp Elevator was selected as a result of a long and robust relationship with the airport’s builders Georgiou. “Right from the start and due to the iwalk’s shallow pit to no pit design, we identified the iwalk as an appropriate solution to providing an aesthetic benefit to the customer”, says Peter Walker, CEO thyssenkrupp Elevator. He adds: “Innovations move our business forward, our company as well as our customers only gain value from innovations when they help us to be more efficient and provide faster and better services. With Australia’s first iwalk by thyssenkrupp, we turn innovations into profitable growth.”

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“iwalk's unique modular design encompasses flexibility and versatility in transporting more people, trollies and baggage with less. The integration with our IoT solution MAX will ensure that Perth Airport receives the datadriven asset reliability and transparency that they expect". Remarks Clayton Boladeras, thyssenkrupp's MOD/NI Sales & Operations Manager. For more information contact Clayton Boladeras +61 402 783 298 or visit www.thyssenkrupp-elevator.com/au

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EYES UNDERGROUND Abaxa is Western Australia’s largest utility location company, with over 30 years of industry experience, founded in 1980 as a privately and locally owned family business. The Abaxa team are passionate about protecting people and infrastructure through reducing asset risk. Abaxa can provide a complete service from early planning, through to construction completion as demonstrated by projects such as the New Metro Perth, Perth City Link, Perth Airport Upgrade, Elisabeth Quay, and Smart Freeways. With a dedicated team of technical experts in engineering, surveying, and accredited locators, Abaxa is a diverse utility resource company with a quality rating of 99.9% on accurate site clearance and strike-less projects. The project included a desktop utility assessment including the Perth Airport GIS to collate data in preparation for the site reconnaissance. A detailed site survey followed, applying relevant geophysical techniques to validate and verify utility records and detect the subsurface infrastructure. The project location in an operational airport was a key challenge against a short delivery programme. The Abaxa technical specialists identified many unplanned utilities during the investigation and survey. Utilities were identified outside approved clearance areas challenging field specialists requiring variable techniques to detect and survey, whilst navigating access and maintaining safety WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

Collaboration with the project manager to identify and recommend critical construction conflicts with utilities and then agreed verification techniques was completed within the Safety Management Plan. This reduced the risk of asset damage for construction and completed the field investigation to the highest level under the Australian Standard AS5488. A survey of the field reconnaissance completed the project providing data management records with reporting on critical utilities to keep the project moving to programme allowing decisions post field survey. The seamless delivery of the Perth Airport Skybridge is testament to Abaxa’s capability in ensuring project certainty. For more information contact Abaxa, 50 Sorbonne Crescent, Canning Vale WA 6155, phone 1300 369 642, email enquiries@abaxa.com.au website www.abaxa.com.au WA PROJECT FEATURE PERTH AIRPORT SKYBRIDGE

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BUILDING QUALITY WITH CARE MYVISTA Mirrabooka is a holistic multi-storey aged care and retirement living development featuring 112 residential aged care spaces and 45 retirement living apartments. Both buildings are connected via a colonnade on Level 3. The development also includes a ground floor commercial tenancy space for a medical and wellness centre, café, pharmacy and hairdressing salon. MYVISTA Mirrabooka was originally conceived over five years ago with Total Project Management (TPM) contracted to carry out design detailing, engage consultants and prepare tender documents for a construct only contract. At ground level are MYVISTA’s corporate offices, a medical centre, physiotherapy rooms, a wellness centre, gym and therapy pool. Commercial tenancies occupy 850m² of the development and include the café and pharmacy, “The retirement apartment layouts provide bigger spaces and easier access to kitchen, laundry and living areas so that current or future support equipment or services can be accommodated. This means that residents can stay in their apartments even if their care needs change, which was a critical part of the design. The connecting colonnade is another key aspect which will provide easy and efficient delivery of any opt-in services for apartment residents” said the CEO at MYVISTA, Ms Mooney.

The apartments are pet friendly with a community focus, providing everyday amenities within the complex. ‘The Club’, which is the apartment’s social centre, is a meeting place for the residents to catch up or entertain family and friends. There is also an opportunity to meet on a Level 3 Plaza area for small gatherings and events. Each level of residential care accommodates 28 residents with smaller house areas of 14 private rooms on each side and larger spaces for shared dining, activity and living areas where visitors and family can also gather. The design supports efficiencies for staff with equipment and supplies close at hand, therefore reducing collecting and fetching to maximise staff-resident focus. Internal courtyards and void spaces offer plenty of natural light and invites the outdoors in. “When Tony DiLeo from architects Silver Thomas Hanley asked me what the three key objectives of the design were, I said ‘Light, light

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and no long corridors,’ and I believe they have achieved this brief.” Ms Mooney said. “Onsite work began in April 2018,” said TPM Project Manager, Sheldon Turner. “It was a nice clear site of 4.5 Ha with the footprint of the complex taking up about a third of the area. There were no basement levels to excavate as secure car parking is provided on Level 2 of both buildings.” The structure was a standard construction of in situ concrete core and post tensioned slabs. Cladding includes lightweight architectural panels and white concrete, along with feature aluminium window screens with some clever use of colour. “We installed a state-of-the-art GPON; a gigabit passive optical network communications system for MYVISTA; it’s a system that works well for aged care facilities. It was incorporated early in the design as a way of future proofing efficiency of communications with regard to speed and capacity. External works included staff and visitor

car parking, landscaping and access roads. With up to 150 workers on site, the job progressed very smoothly and was completed by the end of April 2020,” explained Sheldon. “The concept of a multi-storey retirement living and aged care development is new in Western Australia and one that will become the norm to ensure that, as people age, they can continue to live and engage with communities they are familiar with. This also aligns with the State’s urban planning needs and allows more efficient use of available land,” said Ms Mooney. MYVISTA Mirrabooka has broadened the organisation’s service offering to the community and will continue to provide culturally appropriate, relevant care and services to seniors and support how they wish to live their lives as their needs change. For more information contact MYVISTA, 3 Doncaster Road, Mirrabooka WA 6061, phone 08 9207 4666, email info@myvista.com.au, website www.myvista.com.au

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Below ABS West installed 1km of crash railing, 0.5km of handrails, door protection and 40m2 of Entrance Matting.

ABS West has been in operation for almost 30 years and works in partnership with Construction Specialties to supply specialist building products to a broad range of industry sectors including health and aged care, transport, retail, education and commercial construction. Products include Acrovyn Wall and Door Protection, CS Entrance Matting and CS Expansion Joint Systems, all of which are specified regularly in high profile projects worldwide due to their reputation for excellence and reliability. Both ABS West and Construction Specialties maintain a strong foothold in health and aged care projects across Australia. MYVISTA Mirrabooka is the latest in a long line of aged care projects to be equipped with CS Acrovyn products under the direction of ABS West. This 5-storey aged care and retirement facility in Western Australia has been completed with over 1km of Acrovyn Crash Rail, 0.5km of CS Acrovyn Handrail, hundreds of Acrovyn Corner Guards, extensive Acrovyn Door Protection and 40m2 of CS Entrance Matting. High traffic environments such as aged care facilities place a heavy demand on interior fixtures, so selected products need to be fit-for-purpose. Walls, doors and corners endure regular impact from wheeled traffic such as catering trolleys, wheelchairs, beds and 90

cleaning caddies. Architects, designers and specifiers remain loyal to the CS Acrovyn brand because they know they can trust the products to endure harsh environments for decades. Designers appreciate the broad range of aesthetic finishes available, allowing them to complement associated interior elements with ease. Prolific involvement in Australia’s health and aged care sector can also be attributed to the delivery of bespoke solutions that allow ABS West and Construction Specialties to deliver tailored results in accordance with clients’ needs. Inhouse fabrication underpins the ability to meet project demands within short lead times. Similar projects completed under ABS West’s direction include Koh-I-Noor nursing home in Wembley, where custom imagery has been applied to a series of security doors using Acrovyn By Design, a protective sheeting that allows upscaled images or artwork to be embedded behind its surface. Amaroo Aged Care Facility in Gosnells contains 500 lineal meters of CS Acrovyn Handrail. Meath Care in Como contains 133 doors protected by Acrovyn Door Protection in a simulated woodgrain pattern. For more information contact ABS West, website www.abswest.com.au

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Below WestOZ Fire protection installed over 3,000 sprinklers and the valve sets, for both buildings on the project.

WestOz Fire Protection are leaders in the design, supply and installation of wet fire protection systems. WestOz Designer and Draftsman, Callum Tuckwell spent two weeks on the design and documentation of the sprinkler system before onsite work began in July 2018. With a team of four, the installation took place over 18 months and involved the placement of over 3,000 sprinklers and the valve sets. “We fitted the fire protection system to both buildings at MYVISTA, the 7-storey apartments and carpark as well as the 6-storey RACF with ground level common areas and carpark,” explained Director, Tim Jakovich. “The challenge involved the limited space in the ceiling cavity and working around other services hardware. However we coordinated well with other trades and achieved a great result.” Established in 2012, WestOz Fire Protection work across the commercial sector and have experience in the design, supply and installation of fire protection systems. The company can supply and fit sprinklers, hydrants, hose reels, extinguishers, pumps and tanks as well as fire detection and occupant warning systems. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

“We do a lot of work in warehouse and logistics as well as the retail sector including some large shopping centres, aged care facilities and high rise residential projects in and around Perth,” said Tim. “We have an inhouse design team at WestOz, so we are able to offer a one-stop comprehensive design and installation service, as well as a vast range of fire protection products.” Recently completed projects for WestOz Fire Protection include Bob Hawke College at Subiaco where they installed a wet fire protection system similar to that at MYVISTA. In early 2020, they finished the design, supply and installation of a complete fire protection system at Bunzl Warehouse in Jandakot, a job that included 2,500 sprinklers, a fire detection system, hydrants, extinguishers and alarms.

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Below NCIS installed a GPON (Gigabit Passive Optical Network) solution, FTA, satellite TV and a MATV solution, and integrated IP nurse call, IP security CCTV and WIFI.

NCIS Group are Australia’s leading fibre network specialists in aged care offering design and construct of GPON (Gigabit Passive Optical Networks) technology solutions, that transform providers’ capabilities, pushing them into the future, and ahead of the industry.

by April 2020. “We designed and implemented the GPON head-end infrastructure, FTA, satellite, MATV solution as well as integrating a IP nurse call, IP Security, CCTV, access control and wireless access points across the site.

NCIS provided a powerful, flexible and scalable communications infrastructure solution for the MYVISTA development, working on concepts for the project from early 2017.

“The overall experience with Pindan and Total PM has been a very positive one. Working with a project management team that is accommodating and sensitive to our delivery needs. Their professionalism shows in management, quality of work and customer service,” added Ray Chapman, NCIS Group Project Manager.

“NCIS partnered with MYVISTA’s CEO, Irene Mooney as well as Tony Papalia and Sheldon Turner from Total PM, with the aim of establishing a positive long term partnership,” explained Managing Director, Dean Beaumont. “Our goal was to create an exceptional communications infrastructure that drives innovation and growth, essential for the new site to be an infinitely scalable aged care precinct. Identifying this need early allowed for critical design decisions by Silver Thomas Hanley Architects to be incorporated in the development, with a superior scalable GPON solution identified as a must.”

NCIS Group specialises in designing and installing GPON communications networks to various industries across Australia since 2013 and are also proud members of the Aged Care Advisors Network www.acan.com.au. With a wealth of experience working within the aged care sector through partnering with Australia’s leading builders and aged care providers, helping facilities transform with highly scalable, effective communications infrastructure.

A team of six worked on the installation for 12 months followed by detailed commissioning, with all parties and the project completed

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Below Furniture Design Studio manufactured and installed joinery for the 112 apartments, at Mirrabooka as well as throughout the buildings.

Furniture Design Studio (FDS) is a leading cabinetry supplier specialising in high quality manufacturing along with rapid and efficient turnaround times. From aged care facilities, naval barracks, college student accommodation dormitories, hospitals, schools, shop fronts and fitouts, to upmarket apartments and quality homes in Perth's most sought-after locations.

FDS manufactured and installed wardrobes, vanities and shaving cabinets, window seats, bedheads and desks for the 112 apartments, as well as for the common areas of the RACF building, including fitouts to massage facility and multipurpose rooms with counters, shelving and storage units, flat and curved wall panelling and ceiling feature beams.

Having earned a reputation for high quality workmanship, the 2,000m2 Balcatta Facility run by Director Joe Renel and a team of specialised cabinet makers has been a contractor to many of Pindan’s Projects over the past 23 years and has always completed them on time and budget. “We create 3D renderings, work shop drawings for approval using Pytha CAD package and then manufacture the items from all Australian made materials, melamine, veneers and laminates.”

The reception lobby was fitted with fine timber wall slats feature timber ceiling beams which combined to create a luxurious feel which is carried through into the dining areas which have stylish storage cupboards and shelving for the kitchen and tea rooms. FDS fitted a stylish reception counter in the lobby, desks and shelving to the MYVISTA offices and a credenza for the boardroom.

The installation of the $1.1 million MYVISTA project was completed on schedule. “It’s a testament to the efficiency of our work practices. We run things very efficiently, following the progress of things onsite and adjusting our work schedule to accommodate site progress. It means we can respond and adapt to the actual situation as the build progresses.” WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

“In 2018 we completed a similar project at an aged care facility, Rosewood, in West Leederville,” added Joe. “We work across a range of sectors in and around Perth including renovations and new constructions. We make and install cabinetry items for apartments and upmarket residences as well as for hotels and shops.” For more information contact Furniture Design Studio, 151 Balcatta Road, Balcatta WA 6021, phone 08 9302 6016, email admin@fds.net.au

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Below Rolling Solid Surfaces fit Corian and reconstituted stone surfaces to MYVISTA’s kitchens, bathrooms and nurse stations.

Rolling Solid Surfaces (WA) (RSS) are specialist suppliers and installers of solid surfaces for residential and commercial projects across Western Australia. Solid surfaces are made from natural minerals and acrylic resin, which are non-porous, hygienic, stain resistant and thermoformable, allowing designs to create flowing effects, unlimited possibilities, seamlessly, including sinks and basins formed into tops. Director, Aldo Cicchino worked closely with suppliers to design and fit Corian and reconstituted stone surfaces at MYVISTA. RSS installed the main reception desk and nurses’ station desks of the aged care facility and vanities to the bathrooms of the apartments. RSS together with Rolling Stone Marble & Granite (WA) specialise in all aspects of solid surfaces including marble, granite, porcelain, reconstituted stone, wall and floor tiling; kitchens, bathrooms, cladding, feature walls, office fitouts.

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Below PLAN E designed sustainable and comfortable outdoor spaces especially for the aged community

PLAN E Landscape Architects are specialist commercial landscape architects creating bespoke designs for aged care communities across Australia. Utilising their experience in creating sustainable and welcoming spaces for dementia residents, PLAN E recently completed a unique landscape design for MYVISTA Aged Care project in Mirrabooka. Project Director Andrew Baranowski says “Gardens designed specifically for people with dementia are known to have a range of therapeutic benefits and can often help minimise associated symptoms. Stimulating the senses, encouraging the use of motor skills and providing areas for social interaction are an important part of aged care landscape design.�

The landscape courts provide a connection to the Level 3 apartments. Colourful plantings, meandering pathways and comfortable seating options encourage residents and visitors alike to head outside. The use of upper canopy deciduous shade trees offer summer shade and winter light. Smaller dementia courtyards provide a visual and sensory experience. A variety of paving materials, cascading and flowering shrubs and aromatic plants combine to soften the spaces and create visual interest. Bird baths, a potting bench and potted plants have also been added to enhance the contemplative and restful environment.

With this simple set of principles in mind, PLAN E commenced their design process.

PLAN E has developed an enviable portfolio of work, across Western Australia, Victoria and New South Wales with areas of expertise including commercial & hospitality, parks & recreation and education. Many of our projects have been honoured by the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) Awards for Excellence.

The space is comprised of three components: landscape courts, smaller dementia courtyards and the car park. The concept was developed to provide opportunities for meaningful activities such as gardening, watering plants and other everyday tasks, to give residents a sense of purpose.

For more information contact Plan E Landscape Architects, phone 08 9388 9566, website www.plane.com.au

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REACH FOR THE SKY DEVELOPER : World Class Global MAIN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY : Multiplex ARCHITECT : Fender Katsalidis PROJECT MANAGER : Sinclair Brook CONSTRUCTION VALUE : $550 million

Australia 108 is an incredible landmark $550M skyscraper soaring over 300m high, making it the tallest building in Melbourne and home to the highest apartments in the Southern Hemisphere. The project includes 1,105 luxurious apartments and extensive resident facilities including a 25m lap pool, sauna, steam rooms, gym, private theatre, private dining rooms, virtual golf, infinity edge pool, sky garden, and stunning 360 external views. Rising in the exclusive Southbank district of Melbourne is a new luxury address developed by World Class Global and unlike any other in Australia. Standing at 319m tall, Australia 108 will be the tallest residential building in Australia, soaring to 100-levels above the city with 1,105 premium apartments and 360 degree views of Melbourne. The building’s iconic design is a masterpiece of the internationally renowned architecture firm Fender Katsalidis. “We knew our project had to go where none had gone before,” said David Ng, World Class Global CEO. “We wanted to create a statement on the skyline. The building’s form is punctuated by the bold Starburst that cantilevers 6m from the building, 210m in the air, and is a truly unique feature housing 2-levels of never before seen luxury amenity.” As a landmark project Australia 108 has been complex to deliver. To construct a tower of this magnitude is rarely attempted in Australia and the Starburst provided its own challenges, having not been attempted before. “We selected Multiplex to lead the construction as they are unparalleled in tall building delivery and value quality and safety as much as we do,” said David.

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Multiplex introduced new techniques to build Australia 108 including the creation of purpose built platforms from which builders could install the golden panels of the Starburst. An innovative formwork screen system was also used to mitigate the risk of falling objects over the busy streets below, allowing the façade to be installed behind the screen on an electric winch system. The delivery of Australia 108 represents a milestone in the history of the Australian construction industry and incorporates the most cutting edge technologies. “There are a range of innovations that have occurred in recent years that have been applied to Australia 108,” said David. The success of such a complex project is also testament to the contributions of a large team of consultants. “We have an exceptional team working on Australia 108,” said David. “This includes Multiplex and our Architects, Fender Katsalidis, the Interior Designers, Carr Design, the Project Managers, Sinclair Brook and many other engineers and consultants. I guess you could say we really have our own community of people devoted to making this building truly extraordinary.”

This exceptional project is a highlight in World Class Global’s catalogue of developments. “We are so proud of Australia 108 and the outcomes,” said David. “We are creating an icon on Melbourne’s skyline which will remain part of the city’s legacy for years to come.” The Australia 108 project reflects the vision of World Class Global, which is to develop quality projects combining astutely selected locations, impressive architecture and skillful space planning for the benefit of customers and shareholders. Their approach is underpinned by a strongly upheld sense of creativity coupled with a commitment to the finest quality. “At World Class Global, we always deliver the highest quality product but never forget to tailor to the needs of our residents’ desires,” said David. “Going forward we will continue to raise the bar for the world of luxury lifestyle.”

For more information contact World Class Global, email sales@australia108.com.au, website www.australia108.com.au

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Below Minesco was responsible for the incredible unitised façade of the Starburst of Australia 108.

With a proven track record in architectural façade systems and the ability to provide a full design and construction service, Minesco were appointed to deliver the façade works for the Australia 108 project. They were engaged in September 2017 and will remained onsite until around mid 2020. “All the façade elements were custom designed by Minesco and their partners as part of our design and construct appointment,” said David Leone, Project Manager. “All the systems we used underwent a whole testing procedure against key factors including wind load and movement of the building. All the systems we used were designed around these key requirements while meeting the architectural intent that we needed to align with.” One of the most complex aspects of the building façade is the Starburst on Levels 69-71, which contains the residential facilities and is inspired by the Commonwealth Star on the Australian flag. “A lot of the unitised façade for the Starburst was applied offsite to steel trusses,” said David. “That scale of unitised prefabrication was quite challenging.” To deliver such a complex and ground breaking project within the required timescales required careful planning and this was a large part of Minesco’s work. “A key part of the delivery was the logistics, monitoring and running the fabrication process,” said David. “We undertook a lot of background monitoring to ensure that what was delivered was fit for purpose, ready to install and met the project’s quality requirements.”

relationship and they have been great to work with,” said David. “The project went well,” said David. “Our contribution will be highly visible and it’s a spectacular building. This is what we all love doing in the company and it has been a privilege. We are really happy with the result to date.” Minesco design, supply and install a wide range of façade systems including curtain walling, architectural panels, aluminium doors and windows, shopfronts and skylights. For over 40 years they have been a leader in the façade industry and has a strong reputation for successfully completing complex projects with innovative solutions. From their head office in Tullamarine Victoria, Minesco are able to deliver projects of all scales in Victoria and around Australia. Their portfolio of completed projects includes a broad range of government work, commercial work, hospitals and other facilities. The company operates two manufacturing facilities in Melbourne which include a range of computerised cutting, milling, assembly and glazing equipment. Their ability to complete manufacturing works locally gives them much greater control over quality as well as the ability to respond rapidly to design changes. For more information contact Minesco, 15 Hewitt Way, Tullamarine VIC 3043, phone 03 8318 8800, fax 03 9338 1888, email admin@minesco.com.au, website www.minesco.com.au

A large offsite facility was set up for storing materials arriving from overseas, altering and completing quality assurance checks. “Nobody really sees that side of it but it’s a huge portion of the work,” said David. “A lot of coordination was done behind the scenes to ensure that the trucks arrived with the right product at the right time.” The collaborative working relationship with the lead contractor, Multiplex, was integral to the project’s success. Minesco have worked with Multiplex before on a number of projects. “We have a strong existing 100 VIC PROJECT FEATURE AUSTRALIA 108

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Below DYWIDAG supplied over 300 tonnes of specialised bar systems to produce the best structural solution.

The construction of supertall buildings such as Australia 108 requires innovative products and solutions. DYWIDAG has an enviable reputation for highly reliable geotechnical and post-tensioning systems and lifespan management products. They work with government authorities, asset owners, construction companies and design offices to support infrastructure projects. DYWIDAG played a key role working with the designers on the Australia 108 structure to reach new heights. “High rise buildings are often slender and can have stiffness issues,” said Sander van Ameijde, Managing Director. “The core in the middle of the floor is very slender and may deform in the wind. To minimise bending, the core is connected to the columns on the outside with outrigger walls. This results in concentrated loads in the outrigger wall and we need to contain these forces. The problem can’t always be solved with normal rebar but our higher strength reinforcement bars had the performance to make it work.” DYWIDAG worked with the design team to identify the best structural solution providing higher strength reinforcement with a large bar diameter up to 75mm and then supplied over 300 tonnes of specialised bar systems to the project. 102 VIC PROJECT FEATURE AUSTRALIA 108

DYWIDAG may be found across a dozen sectors including high rises, bridges, stadiums, car parks, wind towers, slope stabilsation and dams. Their systems are found in iconic projects like the Freedom tower, the Golden Gate bridge, ANZAC bridge and the Sydney Opera House. Launching their Australian office in 2002, DYWIDAG is now the nation’s largest manufacturer and supplier of specialist ground reinforcement and support products. Globally, DYWIDAG has been operating since 1865 and has offices in 95 countries with inhouse milling and fabrication. “End to end tracking is important for our quality control,” said Sander. “It’s all about a controlled process, our aim is to make infrastructure safer, stronger and smarter.” DYWIDAG offers the most extensive range of civil engineering products available on the market. DYWIDAG’s technical expertise and experience in planning and installation, allows them to partner with customers to achieve the best results for the most challenging structures. For more information contact DYWIDAG-Systems International, 24 Groves Road, Bennetts Green NSW 2290, phone 02 4081 5500, email civilenquiries@dywidag-systems.com.au, website www.dsicivil.com.au AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW


Below CDC Plumbing & Draining delivered the drainage and hydraulics systems to the Australia 108 project.

Through constant innovation and development of expertise over the last 40 years, CDC Plumbing & Draining have grown to become Australia’s industry leader in commercial plumbing. They have an extensive track record of working with Tier 1 contractors to deliver Australia’s biggest building projects on time and on budget. CDC were appointed by the lead contractor, Multiplex, to deliver the hydraulic and drainage installations to the landmark project, encompassing 1,105 apartments in total. Delivering the tallest project in Australia by roof height is not without challenges. “The higher you go the harder it gets,” said Glenn Brandt, Site Foreman. “The cranes are working flat out so loading of materials and fitout gear is a challenge. Luckily, we have a core group of people that we can rely on. Every two weeks we would receive a detailed programme and we had no problems sticking to it and achieving the best outcome.” As Australia 108 neared completion, new challenges arose. “Residents had already started to move in to Level 66 and below,” said Glenn. “We needed to minimise disruption for them and which required a fair bit of coordination with Multiplex to ensure.” WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

A strong relationship with Multiplex was a key factor in delivering such a major project. “We have been working with them for many years,” said Glenn. “We need to trust each other both in the office and onsite to get the job done.” “We have seen this building grow from nothing and to have been a part of that is really special.” CDC is uniquely positioned with the skilled team and infrastructure to deliver major projects. With the highest level of onsite quality management in the industry, CDC has demonstrated their ability to deliver the best results time and time again.

For more information contact CDC Plumbing & Draining, 13 Aerolink Drive, Tullamarine VIC 3043, phone 03 9272 9000, fax 03 9272 9099, email reception@cdcplumbing.com, website www.cdcplumbing.com VIC PROJECT FEATURE AUSTRALIA 108 103


A FRESH NEW LOOK DEVELOPER : Chil South Melbourne MAIN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY : Hickory ARCHITECT : Elenberg Fraser STRUCTURAL ENGINEER : Rincovitch CONSTRUCTION VALUE : $50 million

Market Lane is a completely unique 5-storey commercial building utilising the highest quality equipment, materials and cutting edge building technology. A central glass atrium filters light and fresh air throughout the building, whilst the ground floor is activated by a prominent laneway and planned co-working/food and beverage space. Landscaped terraces provide flexible breakout areas and the 5-star end-of-trip facilities cater to occupants commute whilst supporting health and fitness through the ground floor yoga and fitness studios. A new type of office is emerging in South Melbourne with Market Lane, which incorporates new design thinking for a more people centred approach to workplace design. The project was conceived by Hickory in conjunction with the architect Elenberg Fraser. “We wanted Market Lane to be everything we ever wanted from an office,” said Michael Argyrou, Hickory Owner. “Delivering this project allowed us to develop further capability in building a commercial office space whilst creating a new office for Hickory headquarters where we can showcase our work.” Innovation was at the heart of the design. The building utilises a sophisticated under floor mechanical system, with a high capacity air volume to ensure unparalleled indoor environment quality. The entire 104 VIC PROJECT FEATURE MARKET LANE

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Market Lane was designed with health and well being in mind and includes features such as landscaped terraces, natural light and ventilation and collaborative work spaces. “We wanted to create an office that promotes wellbeing at work and integrates life and work,” said Michael. “Having access to the natural environment, integrated technology and a work environment that provides and facilitates healthy lifestyle options was crucial.” Another iconic element of the project is a stunning light installation on the lobby ceiling designed in collaboration with Elenberg Fraser, Mark Douglass Design and Hickory. The installation is an impressive statement artwork procured and installed by Hickory to complement Market Lane and incorporates 1,480 glass panels with LED lights which change colour and can be individually programmed. Advanced construction technologies were also incorporated into the project including a prefabricated core delivered utilising Hickory Building Systems. The design of the services was coordinated through BIM to ensure a smooth installation process onsite. Hickory moved into Level 5 on 1st June where adhering to restrictions due to COVID-19 has been made easier with large, open spaces, fresh WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

air circulation and building technology reducing high touch surfaces in washrooms and lifts. Market Lane has also proven successful at showcasing Hickory’s capability to deliver outstanding commercial projects. “Last year we tendered for more office/mixed use developments,” Michael said. “Market Lane is a testament to our capability from the design development phase right through to construction.” “This project has given us a deeper understanding of what our clients are trying to achieve, providing us with the opportunity to advise them from direct experience,” explained Michael. For more information contact Hickory, 68 Clarke Street, Southbank Melbourne 3006, phone 03 9429 7411, fax 03 9248 7376, website www.hickory.com.au VIC PROJECT FEATURE MARKET LANE 105


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Below Straightline Contractors completed the basement design and engineering, as well as all aspects of the basement construction.

The basement construction works were completed in 2018 under a design and build contract by Straightline Contractors, a Melbourne based company specialising in basement retention systems.

“We found that outsourcing the design led to undesirably conservative designs and we thought we could push harder and achieve better outcomes for our clients. As builders we have a greater understanding of the risks and challenges associated with basement construction than consultants,” explained Tarkan. “We now have full internal design and construction capability. We can control all of the elements associated with constructing a basement with no need to rely on subcontractors.”

Founded in 2004, Straightline Contractors has grown to deliver earthworks, civil and demolition works and basement retention packages. The company is owned by Tarkan Gulenc and George Parissis who between them have over 25 years experience in the civil construction and building industry. Tarkan is now the General Manager of the company with George performing the role of Operations Manager.

Straightline Contractors have built a very good working relationship with Hickory having worked with them for 10 years. Some other recent milestones that Straightline Contractors have achieved with Hickory include a 7-storey basement at the Sky One high rise project in Box Hill and the Hawthorn Park residential development which includes the largest basement delivered by Hickory to date.

“The site had very difficult ground conditions. South Melbourne is characterised by Coode Island Silt which is not self-supporting. That made excavation very difficult and a lot of dewatering was required,” said Tarkan.

Since the company’s founding, Straightline Contractors have established a proven track record of success having managed and delivered more than 80 small and large substructure projects. The company prides themselves on offering a fully internal substructure design and construction service with no reliance on external subcontractors affording them total control over quality and efficiency.

Hickory’s Market Lane development in South Melbourne incorporates 8,500m2 of light filled office space across 5-floors with ground floor retail areas. The project features 3-storeys of basement car parking across the whole site.

A shotcrete anchor retention system was used to hold the ground back while excavation works were undertaken. Then once the soil was retained, Straightline Contractors installed the foundation beam, capping beam and pile caps. “It was not an easy or quick job to do but we have plenty of experience with challenging projects as we got it done very successfully. It’s the first 3-level basement in these challenging ground conditions to be constructed in South Melbourne,” explained Tarkan. Straightline Contractors completed the design and engineering as well as all aspects of the basement construction entirely inhouse, leading to onsite success. “We worked closely with the engineers of the superstructure but the basement works were completely our design,” said Tarkan. “We delivered it successfully and saved Hickory a lot of money.” The ability to provide their own design services has allowed Straightline Contractors to avoid some of the pitfalls resulting from reliance on external consultants. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

From their head office in Campbellfield, Straightline Contractors provides services across the Melbourne metropolitan area. With a large amount of repeat business they pride themselves on fostering strong relationships with their clients. They provide a full one-stop-shop service for basement construction with a focus on delivering the highest quality, best performing and most cost efficient services possible for their clients.

For more information contact Straightline Contractors, 16 Sunshine Street, Campbellfield VIC 3061, phone 03 9359 3266, fax 03 9359 9277, email tarkan@slecon.com.au, website www.straightlineexcavations.com VIC PROJECT FEATURE MARKET LANE 107


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Below Atmosphere Design put together the building’s lighting and technology infrastructure design, including a ceiling hung artwork.

Market Lane in Melbourne’s Southbank, is the workplace of the future with the highest quality finishes and most advanced technologies throughout. Hickory appointed specialist consultancy firm Atmosphere Design to design the building’s lighting and technology infrastructure. “We focused hard to achieve healthy lighting for the building users. The safety and wellbeing of workers is paramount. We designed more points of light to ensure all desk spaces were illuminated with no intrusive glare into the eye,” said James Wegener, Atmosphere Design’s Company Director. “We also considered energy efficiency and daylight harvesting. We established a protocol that will automatically dim the lights in the daylit areas when the sun is shining directly on the windows.”

The system installations at Market Lane were designed to accommodate future technologies such as smart phone enabled wayfinding illumination. “We put the cabling infrastructure in place to allow the tech to be implemented when the time is right,” explained James. Technology evolves at a rapid pace and Atmosphere Design have a deep understanding of this. “We see our role as to guide people through the process in a fast changing sector of the market. Technology plays increasingly important role in buildings and this is new territory for everyone,” said James. Atmosphere Design serves a diverse range of customers in South Australia and Victoria with comprehensive solutions for building technology infrastructure including lighting, security and automation.

A signature feature of the project is the ceiling-mounted artwork in the atrium designed by Elenberg Fraser, Mark Douglass Design and Atmosphere Design.

With over 10 years industry experience they have the expertise and experience to provide superior outcomes to their clients.

“The artwork features a large array of panels illuminated from above by LED lights,” said James. “We implemented an open-source lighting protocol to create changing colour effects that are not achievable using conventional methods.”

For more information contact information Atmosphere Design, phone 0409 090 148, email design@atmospheredesign.com.au, website www.atmospheredesign.com.au

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GOOD VIBES DEVELOPER : Caydon Property Group MAIN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY : Hutchinson Builders ARCHITECT : DRC Architecture STRUCTURAL ENGINEER : WSP CONSTRUCTION VALUE : $45 million

Vibe Hotel Queens Street is a luxurious 24-level, 206-room, 4.5 Star hotel development with elegant rooms and suites. The project showcases a stunning glass fronted tower, contemporary communal areas, with restaurant, bar, indoor swimming pool, fitness area, heritage façade and panoramic city views. Hutchinson Builders is an iconic Australian family owned construction company with an impressive record across all industry sectors. Hutchies has been building structures since 1912 and continues to grow in stature, having completed 7,500 projects valued at $35 billion. In April, Hutchies completed one of their latest projects – The Vibe Hotel on the corner of Queen and Flinders Street, Melbourne. Located above the former Fletcher Jones showroom, the development by Caydon Property Group preserves the 145 year old building’s façade and adds a 24-storey glass fronted tower with four distinct design sections marking the links between old and new. The upper levels take in views of the Yarra River to Port Phillip Bay, while its dual frontage ensures city views to the north and south east. Hutchies has successfully completed many buildings incorporating heritage restorations. The challenge at Vibe Hotel Queens Street involved ensuring the preservation of the original façade built in 1873 which is in the Renaissance Revival architectural style. Hutchie’s Project Manager, Matt McEwan said the scope of the project was to restore the Fletcher Jones heritage façade to the Tavistick Lane and Flinders Street elevations with a new build façade to Queen Street to replicate the heritage appearance.

planned logistics were the key to moving materials around and ensuring floor cycles could be achieved. The cantilever slab edges proved challenging for the structural contractor and also for follow on trades due to multiple levels of backpropping. Working on the busy corner of Queen Street and Flinders Street also created difficulties, with necessary road closures and safe management of pedestrian movement. Another issue that needed to be dealt with was the overhead tram lines which were held in place from the project’s Flinders Street façade. The line connections had to be moved multiple times and built around to restore the façade. “We had a strong team of 17 onsite including a site manager, three foremen, five construction staff, an apprentice and four crane crew,” said Matt. “Two full time contract administrators along with my role as Project Manager completed the team.” The Vibe has 206-rooms, contemporary communal areas and a building design that tells a story via four distinct ‘layers’ or strata. The first strata is ‛Heritage’, where

the existing building will be rendered in striking classic steel blue and off-white, with touches of chrome and metal. The second is ‛Transition’, the bridge between old and new, marked by external stone fins, bronze glazing and black window frames. The ‛Tower’ level is a modern masterpiece, with protruding window jambs in black and bronze that beautifully complement the light grey pleating in the façade. The ‛Crown’ is the final statement, with a light grey glazing and black window framing, marked by a timber vertical screen and a finished concrete spandrel. Hutchinson Builders is moving into their second century as a vibrant, contemporary and innovative construction company with a decentralised structure that sees skills replicated across multiple teams. This has been a very successful strategy as it allows Hutchies to transfer capability as demand requires. The company has a track record of working hard to increase capability, build technical expertise and seek out innovative solutions.

For more information contact Hutchinson Builders, 584 Milton Road, Toowong QLD 4066, phone 07 3335 5000, fax 07 3335 5005, email info@hutchinsonbuilders.com.au, website www.hutchinsonbuilders.com.au

“We commenced our involvement at the tender stage in July 2017 and were awarded the contract as design and construct builder,” said Matt. “The scope, apart from the heritage restoration, encompassed the 206-room hotel, a commercial kitchen, bar, swimming pool, gym and conference rooms.” The nature of the build inevitably posed challenges. The excavation in the heritage precinct was testing with the requirement to stabilise the heritage façade at the same time. The actual floor plate was only 350m2 so well 110 VIC PROJECT FEATURE VIBE HOTEL QUEENS STREET

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Below Substrate Waterproofing were responsible for waterproofing 12 bathrooms and wet areas on each of the 24-levels.

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Substrate Waterproofing is a leading supplier of quality waterproofing systems and solutions, specialising in polyurea two part spray. The company is now the largest polyurea commercial sprayer in Victoria and has revolutionised a waterproofing system which cuts application and labour costs by up to 75%. Managing Director Peter Lawson, is a certified waterproofer with over 25 years experience. Peter established Substrate Waterproofing in 2015 and has become an industry leader in providing effective waterproofing solutions to the commercial and residential sectors as well as in water leak detection and maintenance. Amongst the many projects successfully undertaken by Substrate is Vibe Hotel Queen Street. Substrate Waterproofing provided waterproofing to 12 bathrooms and wet areas on each floor of the 24-storey building. “We utilised our new patented ‘Peterboard’ system on all the internal work,” Peter said. “This is a pre-fabricated waterproofing system which saves two days on the overall application per bathroom. Polyurea was applied to all external plant and terrace areas.” Time constraints presented challenges, with the company allocating seven of their large team to the project to meet the schedule. 112 VIC PROJECT FEATURE VIBE HOTEL QUEENS STREET

Substrate Waterproofing is equipped with Graco Reactors which lead the industry in equipment for polyurea waterproofing. Having the newest and most advanced technology ensures operations run smoothly and efficiently. The company guarantees an impenetrable and superior waterproof membrane applicable to various substrates for constructive and remedial purpose. Substrate Waterproofing also provides Screeding and Tiling on a large commercial scale. The success of Substrate Waterproofing can be seen from their project list which includes the Hedgeley Apartments in Malvern with 191-units, the Esplanade Hotel refurbishment in St Kilda, the Oak Park Sports and Aquatic Centre in Pascoe Vale, 320 Plummer Street in Port Melbourne with three towers and 14-storeys, the Jetbase at Melbourne Airport, the carpark at Market Hall, Docklands and numerous multi-storey apartment complexes around Melbourne. For more information contact Substrate Waterproofing, 127B Campbell Street, , Collingwood VIC 3066, phone 03 9419 3991, email enquiries@substratewaterproofing.com.au, website www.substratewaterproofing.com.au AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW


Below Embelton installed a varirty of flooring throughout the project, including broadloom carpet, sheet vinyl and rubber tiles.

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Embelton is a renowned supplier and installer of flooring and is now placed as the most well resourced player in the National market with the acquisition of Omnifloor Australia. They are also specialists in acoustic and vibration isolation within the built environment.

flooring in French Grey colour. Luxury Oak is Embelton’s most refined timber flooring range and offers an exquisite collection of European oak that always creates stunning interiors. The company also supplied and installed herringbone and chevron engineered European oak also in French Grey.

One of their latest projects was Vibe Hotel Queen Street constructed by Hutchinson Builders. The Vibe Hotel is a high end 23-level, 206-room, 4.5 Star hotel development. Embelton installed high quality broadloom carpet in all hotel suites and hard wearing carpet tiles in corridors and common areas. In back of house areas, sheet vinyl was installed and rubber tiles were supplied and installed in the gym.

Embelton also applied their expertise in acoustic and vibration isolation to design and install pad mounts to isolate the swimming pool from the building structure. Activity in swimming pools, particularly diving, can generate high vibration levels in the pool structure and can cause disturbance throught the building. Embelton works with leading acoustical consultants and structural engineers to design, supply and install customised solutions for acoustic isolation and vibration control.

Another major project has been the luxury apartment complex at 320 Plummer Street, Port Melbourne which has spectacular beach and bay views. The development comprised of three towers and 500 apartments. Embelton was engaged to undertake floor preparation and the installation of floor coverings throughout the development including penthouses. Managing Director, James Embelton said the scope of the project included 20,000m2 of Embelton’s engineered European oak timber WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

Headquartered in Melbourne, Embelton employs over 100 permanent staff and hundreds of contractors nationally, delivering quality products, service and expertise from design to finished installation. For more information contact Embelton, 147 Bakers Road, Coburg VIC 3058, phone 03 9353 4811, email gpevic@embelton.com, website www.embelton.com VIC PROJECT FEATURE VIBE HOTEL QUEENS STREET 113


TWICE THE ACHIEVEMENT PROJECT MANAGERS : Premise Australia CONSTRUCTION VALUE : $220 million

The Haughton Pipeline Duplication Project involves the duplication of a fully functioning 36.5km pipeline from the Haughton Pump Station to the Ross River Dam to top up dam levels during periods of low rainfall and includes more than 36km of 1800mm dia GRP pipework and is capable of supplying 234 ML/day, improving water security for the region and creating more than 600 jobs. Premise, a leading diversified consultancy based throughout Queensland, New South Wales and Asia Pacific, has successfully completed a major water infrastructure project for the Queensland Government. Premise Townsville was entrusted with the role of Project Manager to oversee the duplication of the Townsville City Council Haughton Pipeline in order to improve water security for Townsville. The $215 million project involved the construction of a 36.5km pipeline from the Haughton pumping station to the Ross River Dam and brought with it many tangible community benefits which went beyond the primary objective of duplicating the existing pipeline. Premise Executive Director and company representative on the project, Patrick Brady, said a key priority was to ensure that local companies were involved in the project to the maximum extent possible. “The project was let into eight discrete packages to enhance local involvement. To ensure this was successful, Premise developed a procurement strategy that assessed the technical and financial capabilities of local communities. Packages were then designed around these capabilities.” Eight major packages were released and six went to locals, which was considered to be a successful outcome. The other two involved the supply of pipes and a large under bore and there was no local supplier able to fill those contracts. Overall, the project provided a substantial employment boost for North Queensland.

Other key challenges that had to be met were making suitable agreements with Traditional landowners including a cultural heritage agreement, as well as meeting the expectations of the local communities impacted by the project. From a scheduling perspective, the time line for the supply and delivery of the 1.8m diameter glass reinforced polymer pipe also had to be managed. Premise was commissioned as project manager in late January 2018 but had started discussions with Council in early August the year before to propose a structure for the management of the project. “When we were operating at the peak level of activity, We had 18 employees engaged on the pipeline duplication project” explained Patrick. From the inception of discussions, Premise took a collaborative approach with all stakeholders and worked closely with relevant staff at the Townsville City Council. As Project Manager, Premise was responsible for overall coordination and management, including the development of performance indicators for the project.

Premise has many years experience in the water and waste water sector, with a specialist team which works closely with local and state government authorities and clients in infrastructure, resources and property, providing water modelling for dynamic infrastructure projects. Areas of expertise include assisting with asset management, replacement and renewal. In addition to the Haughton Pipeline duplication for Townsville City Council, Premise’s client list currently includes the Noosa Shire Council and Gold Coast City Council. Premise has the unique capacity to call on their expert teams in other sectors of their operations including engineering, environmental assessment and monitoring, land management, urban planning, contract administration and surveying. “Our mission at Premise is to plan, design and deliver infrastructure and vibrant communities. We have built a skilled and experienced team of professionals who deliver on our mission every day. Our completed projects testify to the capabilities we have,” said Patrick.

Premise coordinated survey investigations, prepared tender documents and assessed submitted tenders. Contracts were then prepared for the successful tenderers.

Achieving positive environmental outcomes was always a priority, with Premise able to deliver fully integrated and sustainable solutions which are both practical and cost effective for clients in both the public and private sectors.

One of Premise’s main tasks was to regularly report to the Project Leadership Team of Townsville City Council on safety, the budget programme and progress against the agreed performance indicators.

For more information contact Premise, 84 Denham Street, Townsville QLD 4810, phone 07 4772 0666, email main@premise. com.au, website www.premise.com.au

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CUTTING EDGE SOLUTIONS BMS LaserSat has provided sales, service and support for Trimble products since 1979, servicing the agriculture, construction, survey and building Industries. The company’s GCS900 GPS hire equipment was installed across various machines onsite, including excavators, graders and dozers. “Our Townsville branch was engaged to work on the Haughton Pipeline project. BMS LaserSat provided complete 3D GPS grade control across the site,” said Ian Smith, Townsville Manager. The Trimble 3D grade control systems bring design surfaces, grades and alignments into the machine cabin for precise, stakeless construction that saves time and money. With these capabilities, the operators are able to see precisely where dirt is needed to be moved on site. BMS LaserSat’s GPS solutions were used extensively throughout the surveying and excavation stages of the Haughton Pipeline project, as well as through much of the grader work. This is the latest example of BMS bringing the physical and digital worlds together on a large scale, and the company is quickly growing their reputation as the best in the laser and machine controlling business. 116 QLD PROJECT FEATURE HAUGHTON PIPELINE DUPLICATION

“We are also heavily involved in the construction of the $276 million Cape York Region Package. This is a progressive upgrade package of the Peninsula Developmental Road between Lakeland and the Rio Tinto Boundary, south of Weipa.” BMS LaserSat’s dedication to the construction industry means that they provide complete solutions from concept to completion, and with the preparation of Design Data into the Trimble format, the team delivers turnkey custom packages to solve their customers’ individual positioning problems. An investment in BMS LaserSat and Trimble technology leads to increased productivity and improved efficiency.

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KEEPING SAFETY ON HAND Accidental Health & Safety NQ (AHSNQ) offer an extensive range of first aid supplies for construction projects small and large. Safety is paramount on any work site, and the Haughton Pipeline Duplication with its remote location and size required a state-of-the-art first aid system. “We supplied a full range of first aid equipment to set up the first aid room,” said Owner, John Ardill. “We also provided kits for all the vehicles and other areas of the development.” Accidental Health & Safety have been keeping construction workers safe since 1986. The company works closely with companies and organisations nationally, through their local distributors, to comply to Standards and OH&S legislation, ensuring Australian workplaces are equipped with first aid and safety solutions to minimise hazards and accidents.

and subcontractors who are responsible for their own first aid. We’ve recently set up the first aid rooms for two major solar farms.” AHSNQ are certainly a versatile company. Not only do they work on everything from huge infrastructure projects to making sure sole traders have the right safety equipment. They are a local family run business covering a large territory in North Queensland, which extends from Ingham to Bowen and across to Richmond. For more information contact Accidental Health & Safety NQ, phone 0438 871 589, email nq@accidental.net.au, website www.accidental.com.au

AHSNQ’s local onsite service team are always available to work with businesses to maintain a safe workplace through sourcing products suitable to each individual industry. This tailored approach ensures that each workplace is ready to deal with any emergency. “We set up and maintain the first aid programmes for any projects until completion. We also provide first aid solutions for companies

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FLYING HIGH IN NORTH QUEENSLAND DEVELOPER : Cairns Airport MAIN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY : Hutchinson Builders

The Cairns Airport T2 Terminal Upgrade involves the construction of a state-of-the-art terminal utilising more natural light and providing a relaxed atmosphere. The project also includes the expansion of the existing facility to 10,000m2, an improved departures hall layout with additional seating, simplifying navigation of the terminal for passengers, and an additional 2,000m2 of dining and retail options creating a first class airport experience and showcasing the best of tropical North Queensland to the world. The Cairns Airport T2 Terminal Upgrade includes the expansion of the existing facility to 10,000m² as well as an additional 2,000m² of dining and retail options. The additions and renovations will create a more efficient and modern space that simplifies navigation of the terminal while showcasing the best of tropical North Queensland. The $70 million upgrade will future proof the terminal with domestic traffic expected to grow by 40% over the next decade. This equates to around six million passengers who will now have a world class airport experience. The upgrade includes a redesigned departures hall, additional seating, the reconfiguration of boarding gates to reduce queues and an expanded security screening area. With the aim of representing the region from its sense of place, its food and its culture, developers Cairns Airport increased the number of food and retail tenancies to 33. As part of the new look terminal, Cairns Airport is working with a number of local tourism operators to support and promote tourism activities across the region. Planning for the T2 upgrade began in early 2018 with the project out to tender by the end of that year. Cairns Airport Head of

Infrastructure Alan Dugan said The T2 upgrade began in early 2018. “An essential component of our tender process was to support local business. Hutchinson Builders were awarded the contract based on their strong local relationships and their environmental and sustainable work practices.” Onsite work commenced in February 2019 with screw piles chosen for the footings to reduce the noise and vibration resulting from driven piles. The structure is a standard concrete frame with Colorbond roofing and CFC wall linings. “The major challenge of the job was working in the live environment,” said Alan. “The airport remained operational and a lot of intricate construction planning was required. We closed off areas of the terminal to complete portions of the work before moving on to repeat the process, we managed to achieve a balance between the progress of the build and maintaining the level of service.” The terminal upgrade was completed within 18 months, earlier than expected due to COVID-19 restrictions reducing the numbers of passengers passing through the terminal. “We certainly took advantage

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of the reduced air traffic and passenger numbers,” Alan continued. “In parallel with the terminal upgrade, it afforded us the opportunity to resurface a runway more efficiently.” Environmentally sustainable features include carbon neutral tiles and new carpet made from recycled fishing nets, providing a source of income to small fishing villages in the Philippines; and hardwearing local Queensland timbers chosen for their beauty and durability have been used for cabinetry and joinery items. The terminal’s upgraded waste management strategy incorporates three stream waste bins and a macerator that reduces organic food waste from the terminal for composting. LED lighting was installed throughout and the design utilises more natural light with the reinstatement of existing skylights as well as the addition of new skylights and feature windows. Another significant milestone achieved by Cairns Airport concerned the collaboration between Hutchinson Builders and the many associated subcontractors working for the separate tenants. Overall more than 5% of subcontractors employed on the T2 upgrade WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

identified as Indigenous, and over 12% of those engaged on the project were apprentices. The project generated over 300 jobs during the construction period and another 150 permanent positions on completion. The provision of a new Quiet Room satisfies Cairns Airport’s committment to the provision and maintenance of infrastructure, activities and services free from discrimination of people with disabilities, their associates and aides. A more relaxed atmosphere has been achieved with an interactive play screen for children as well as an upgraded Parenting Room. “The new terminal is light and airy, modern and comfortable,” said Alan. “We certainly achieved the Wow factor.”

For more information contact Cairns Airport, Airport Avenue, Cairns Airport, Cairns QLD 4870, phone 07 4080 6703, email enquiries@cairnsairport.com.au, website www.cairnsairport.com.au

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Below Cairns Certified Hoardings installed hundreds of meters of hoarding on the project including a cyclone rated hoarding 4.5m high.

Established in 2015, Cairns Certified Hoardings supply, install and remove internal and external engineer certified construction hoardings. Starting in early 2020 Cairns Certified Hoardings provided the barriers that safely separated the construction work from the live environment of Cairns Domestic Terminal. “We supplied and installed all the internal and external hoardings in the public areas and they had to be both structurally sound as well as aesthetically pleasing to suit the airport’s high standards,” Owner Director, Steve Zeiger explained. The live airport environment required the hoardings to be removed and reinstalled at night, usually within a five hour window, moving with the project as the terminal works progressed. “Sometimes we removed and reinstalled in excess of 150 linear metres of hoarding in a single night,” said Steve. “Communication was critical and Hutchinson Builders proved to be a brilliant company to work with.” The team also worked with security to ensure all the different security requirements were met for each area, including ‘airside’ areas, and that inspections went smoothly. “We’ve learned to work with a minimum amount of tools due to security inspections,” explained Steve.

Cairns Certified Hoardings specialise in the installation of the Titan Hoarding System – a free standing system that doesn’t need fixing to existing ceilings, bulkheads or floors. The option for 16mm white board panels used for the internal hoardings make it easy to apply advertising vynal, and the same, or plywood can be used for external work. “We also installed a cyclone rated hoarding 4.5m high, designed by Titan’s engineer, and it was still much cheaper than building a cyclone rated wall,” explained Steve. Cairns Certified Hoardings are experienced in commercial building projects and take the dynamic working environment in their stride with a number of regular shopping centre clients. Recently completed projects are the DFS Galleria Reconfiguration and the Cairns Central Southern Reconfiguration”

For more information contact Cairns Certified Hoardings, 3-44 Janett Street, Yorkeys Knob QLD 4878, phone 0407 839 324, email admin@cch.solutions

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Below Fibre Optics NQ installed cabling, data racks and wireless access points within the new terminal within 18 months.

Fibre Optics NQ (FONQ) is a leading telecommunication installation company supplying and fitting telecommunications infrastructure around Far North Queensland and the Torres Straits. FONQ completed various works at the Cairns Airport terminal upgrade including the installation of cabling, data racks and wireless access points, and had the whole project completed within 18 months with a team of six installers working quickly and efficiently on the busy live site. “We upgraded the existing ICT infrastructure within the domestic terminal,” explained Director, Gino Amadio. “New work involved installing cabling in the plant and communications room as well as in the new retail tenancies. The challenge of the job was working within the live environment, keeping the operation of the airport as a priority.” Fibre Optics NQ is a thriving indigenous business employing 13 of the most certified of any telecommunications installers in the region. Established in 2001 FONQ supply, install and certify fibre optic as well as copper and wireless networks. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

“We specialise in guaranteed and certified cabling systems to optimise our clients digital structure,” said Gino. “We have a strong record of delivery in telecommunications for large government and private projects, data centres and the mining industry, including developments in remote areas. We have sophisticated equipment and expert staff to provide the specific service of fusion splicing and testing every fibre optic cable that is connected.” The company has ISO certification and a professional culture committed to quality, environment and safety. “Our mission is to be the best telecommunications cabling company in Australia and to be a proud role model for other indigenous businesses,” said Gino. Recent projects include James Cook University’s Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine and Cairns State Special School. They have also installed network cabling for critical services across the far north including upgrading the network at 14 police stations throughout the Torres Straits. For more information contact Fibre Optics NQ, 233 Lyons Street, Westcourt QLD 4870, phone 07 4041 7772, email info@fibreopticsnq. com.au, website www.fibreopticsnq.com.au

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Below IRT Roofing installed a total of 12,000m2 of metal roofing throughout the Cairns Airport and T2 upgrade.

IRT Roofing (IRT) specialises in the successful delivery of large-scale metal roofing projects with tight timelines. In July 2019 IRT Roofing were awarded the contract for 9,000m² of metal roof replacement as well as 3,000m² of roofing for the new domestic terminal at Cairns Airport.

Established in 2002, IRT is a Queensland-based company servicing the hospitality, commercial, industrial and residential sectors. Through working with expert partners like BlueScope Steel and local roll formers from all regions IRT has acquired years of experience to deal with any project in any environment.

IRT had their North Queensland Project Manager onsite full time and engaged local tradespeople. With a core group of 12, the job was completed by July 2020 and that included a four-month shut down period during the wet season.

IRT has grown into a group of divisions covering everything from large roofing projects, wall cladding, demolition and asbestos removal, insurance and repair of storm damage as well as ventilation and insulation projects. “This has seen our crew mobilise throughout Australia to areas like Hamilton Island, Canberra, Northern New South Wales, Rockhampton and more,” added Damien.

“We are experienced at working on large projects but the logistics of working in a live airport environment was a whole new ball game,” said Operations Manager, Damien Gunn. “The challenge of the job included all the unknowns that come with refurbishment, the unpredictable weather, working at night and the many airport safety regulations. It was definitely a team effort with great results.” “We were fortunate to have a highly experienced project management team dedicated to delivering a high-quality finish and we are very proud to announce the safety result of zero incidents on completion.” WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

IRT Roofing has successfully completed over 40 projects with Hutchinson Builders that include the prestigious, heritage listed Yungaba House and the St Luke’s Aged Care facilities in Brisbane City. They have also completed over 1,000 projects which includes the Cairns Convention Centre, Queensland State Netball Centre, and the stylish wall cladding in the All Saints School, Merrimac. For more information contact IRT Roofing, 1/38 Neumann Road, Capalaba QLD 4157, phone 07 3823 3354, website www.irt.net.au

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MODULAR CELLS MEET HISTORIC PRISON The modern fence-line of the new 220-bed maximum security area of Bathurst Correctional Centre meets the historic walls of the 19th century prison as the expansion project reaches construction. Minister for Corrections, Anthony Roberts and Member for Bathurst Paul Toole toured the site to see the final works on the Bathurst project,

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which is part of the NSW Government’s $3.8 billion investment in safer prisons. “It is great to see construction is running on time with up to 150 subcontractors working hard on the ground to ensure it’s complete by May (2020),” Mr Roberts said. “The expansion means an additional 65 jobs will be created at the centre, providing a diverse range of

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employment options for people in the Bathurst area.” Mr Toole said Corrective Services NSW was not only an important employer in the region but its staff made a valuable contribution to the community. “Bathurst Correctional Centre is well known for its fundraising efforts for drought affected farmers, the Defence Community Dogs program and the inmate project teams, who donate their time to community groups, such as Lifeline,” Mr Toole said. “I’m pleased that this contribution will further flourish with the additional jobs and the increase in inmates and that the Central West community will continue to benefit from the centre’s presence in town.”

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Corrective Services NSW Deputy Commissioner Luke Grant said the expansion project commenced in August (2018) and its timely construction was due in part to the use of modular cell blocks. “The project takes one of Bathurst’s most historic landmarks and gives it a state-of-the-art modern addition with new gatehouse, inmate reception area, and visits and health services buildings,” Mr Grant said. “Importantly, there are purpose built education and industries buildings to ensure inmates have work and training opportunities to gain the skills they need to enhance their employment prospects and reduce their chance of reoffending.” For more information contact Department of Corrections, website www.justice.nsw.gov.au

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Below Minale Tattersfield Australia designed a family of signs for the correctional centre to help with wayfinding throughout the facility.

Minale Tattersfield Australia is an award-winning wayfinding design and branding agency, part of the global Minale Tattersfield Design Strategy Group, and so are able to operate within an Australian context combined with the resources of a worldwide company. In 2018, Minale Tattersfield was contracted by Hansen Yucken to design the signage for Bathurst Correctional Centre.

delivered a combination of the original design as well as sign types that complied with the new guidelines.”

“For Bathurst we implemented a similar design approach to the work we completed for Hansen Yucken at Wellington Correctional Centre in 2016. At Wellington we wanted to improve upon the standard signage used for correctional facilities and designed a new family of signs and graphics for a complex environment with a high demand for operation and security,” explained Principal, Hans Gerber. “This approach evolved from the design of signage and graphics we completed for the Villawood Immigration Detention Centre in 2012, where we generated a family of signs more familiar to a large civic centre, rather than an institution.”

Minale Tattersfield Australia also offers and has experience with the design of masterplans, maps, museum signage, and wayfinding strategies for precincts, parks and entire cities. At the core are comprehensive wayfinding signage and branding manuals across all sectors.

“At Bathurst we worked closely with the architect, builder and client to design a similar system, however two thirds of the way through the project the brief changed, we reviewed the original design and

For more information contact Minale Tattersfield Australia, 13A/47 Neridah Street, Chatswood NSW 2067, phone 02 9413 4183, email admin@minale.com.au, website www.minale.com.au

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Established in 1992, Minale Tattersfield Australia provides a comprehensive service of wayfinding systems that are strategically led and creatively driven. Their services include consultation, design and documentation for masterplans, place identities and naming strategies.

“Our current workload comprises projects in the health, education, private and cultural sectors. The work across these disciplines, each with different clients, project complexites, deadlines and deliverables keeps a specialised firm like ours very busy.”

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Below Aitken Civil provided a range of civil services on the project including demolition, bulk and detail earthworks, drainage and road works as well as FPR for vital infrastructure.

Aitken Civil Engineering are specialists in earthmoving focusing on the delivery of complex and challenging projects for the public and private sectors. Starting in August 2019, Aitken Civil provided demolition services, along with bulk and detail earthworks. They also supplied Forming, Reinforcing and Pouring (FRP) for retaining walls, water and sewer infrastructure and OSD tanks as well as laying rigid and flexible pavements including council roads. “Access to the site was a challenge as it was a live correctional centre with many security considerations yet the job was completed five months ahead of schedule,” explained Owner, Alex Aitken. During peak periods Aitken Civil had up to 50 workers onsite as well as a range of 2-50 tonne excavators, a D8 dozer, compactors, positracks and compaction rollers to complete the job by January 2020. Established in 2017, Aitken Civil distinguishes themselves from their competitors by offering a comprehensive service that includes the design and construction of foundation and shoring piles, underpinning, temporary and permanent ground anchors. They offer bulk filling and backfilling, offsite disposal of contaminated materials and site remediation, drainage and road works. The team also has WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

experience working adjacent to heritage buildings and within live sites such as shopping centres. “We have qualified staffing to all sites and advice for innovative ideas throughout the job from initial planning from tender stage to completion, and also provide project management services. All our work is completed on schedule, to budget and most importantly safely,” said Alex. “We have a history of delivering successful projects for Hansen Yucken, we provided civil works for them at the landmark development Western Sydney Performing Arts Centre. The team at Hansen Yucken are extremely professional and we appreciate the strong working relationship we have with them.”

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Below Bathurst Sheds installed a 14m x 8m Colorbond shed to be used for a tea room, and tool and equipment storage.

Bathurst Sheds is a leading supplier of steel buildings across the central west of New South Wales including Orange, Lithgow and Mudgee. For the Bathurst Correctional Centre upgrade Bathurst Sheds was contracted to erect a 14m x 8m Colorbond shed to be used for storing tools and equipment and to provide a tea room. Director Mathew Smith, worked with the architect’s specifications, using auto CAD to streamline the design. Working drawings were then sent to steel suppliers Strammit and onsite installation began in early 2018. Before completion, Bathurst Sheds were asked to install a second building, a 15m x 10m Surfmist Colorbond shed to be used for further storage, a garage, office space and staff toilet facilities. “We got the sheds up really quickly,” said Mathew. “With four installers at work the job went really well.”

style of any existing building. The CAD program we have makes our work easier. At Bathurst Sheds we are able to supply and construct any design according to any specifications and any special requirements,” Mathew explained. “The biggest job we have completed to date was a 60m x 15m x 4.5m high industrial shed in the town of Bathurst. Before completion we were approached by a number of people asking for the same product.” Bathurst Sheds is a preferred supplier for the Corrective Services and installed a fully insulated shed to the old part of the gaol before the upgrade. “We’ve also been contracted to build a massive carport for staff parking at Kirkconnell Correctional Centre, east of Bathurst,” added Mathew.

Established in 2015, Bathurst Sheds is a family company offering a range of standard designs and uniquely tailored sheds solutions for farm, industrial and commercial purposes. “We also design, supply and install sheds for small dwellings, such as granny flats and the range of options available ensure we can match the 128 NSW PROJECT FEATURE BATHURST CORRECTIONAL CENTRE

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Below CVS Equipment supplied and installed aluminium and hot dipped galvanised steel ventilation louvres across 10 buildings at the centre.

Established in 1984, CVS Equipment (CVS) is an Australian owned family operated company specialising in the design, supply and installation of quality metal louvres and sunscreens for external applications. In September 2018, CVS were contracted to supply and install aluminium and hot dipped galvanised steel ventilation louvres across 10 buildings at the Bathurst Correctional Centre. Working to supplied specifications, Project Manager Reggae Darley-Jones, spent four weeks detailing the design and creating samples for approval.

“We employ up to 30 people at Minto where we have own powder coating facilities with an 8m long booth and oven. For the last 20 years we have been operating as accredited applicators of Dulux and Interpon powders, with a plethora of colours available. Recently we manufactured and installed gold coloured ventilation louvres for the road tunnels near Sydney airport,” said Reggae. “We have been working with Hansen Yucken for many years and recently completed installing ventilation louvres to their warehouse project at Moorebank.”

“As we worked through the design the job evolved and we amended a number of details,” Reggae explained. “We had to come up with a design that was robust enough to withstand severe damage and used 3mm thick steel which is a lot heavier than our standard material, at 40kg/m². Fabrication was challenging and we had the louvres ready for installation by November. We completed a similar installation at Grafton Correctional Centre and also at Silverwater.”

CVS also provide architectural louvres and ventilation solutions, sun blades and battens all available with gloss and matte finishes as well as with protection primers, anti-bacterial and anti-graffiti coatings. Currently CVS are installing louvres at NIF Kangy Angy, a new intercity maintenance facility for Transport for NSW.

CVS often fabricate onsite but the size of the louvres for the Bathurst Correctional Centre required the work to be carried out at their Minto facility.

For more information contact CVS Equipment, 7 Airds Road, Minto NSW 2566, phone 02 8796 3000, email sales@cvsgroup.com.au, website www.cvsgroup.com.au

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Below Idealcorp manufactured, supplied and installed 850 plus screw piers across 2 Stages of the Bathurst Correctional Centre.

Idealcorp are leaders in geotechnical assessments and screw pile foundation systems designed for residential and light commercial construction. Having worked with the Hansen Yuncken team previously on a large project in Wellington where Idealcorp had successfully completed piering for the Wellington Correctional Centre, they were looking forward to following up with the project at the Bathurst Correctional Centre. For Idealcorp the challenge was to manufacture, supply and install 850 plus screw piers up to 6m deep to meet a strict timeframe.

meet the request. “The team assigned to this project have over 20 years of experience and their ability to adapt, liaise with other trades and hit their installation targets meant that we were always confident in our ability to perform and to give that confidence to the site team of Hansen Yuncken,” said Peter. A requirement of this project was to have piers load tested independently, which Idealcorp arranged and achieved.

“The project was planned to be installed over 2 Stages and working with the team of James Medlock, Dylan Screpis and Justin Sut from Hansen Yuncken we were able to meet the tight site schedule,” said Peter Rankin, National Sales Manager. “For our company it was rewarding that we were able to assist our client with accelerating the program and bring forward a portion of Stage 2 and install as part of Stage 1.”

“Screw piering is becoming increasingly popular in the building sector and our ability to custom manufacture, supply and install, along with the ability to call upon our in house geotechnical team allows us to determine correct depth of pier, supply and install product, confident that we are providing a solution for our clients that best meets their needs,” explained Peter. “We have enjoyed the experience of working with Hansen Yuncken on both Correctional Centres, one being slab on ground and the other raised piers for modular buildings. We look forward to continuing our association.”

This was accomplished due to the flexibility of Idealcorp’s workforce. As manufacturers as well as installers, they were able to mobilise their inhouse team to manufacture the extra custom product required to

For more information contact Idealcorp, 16-18 Sammut Street, Smithfield NSW 2164, phone 02 9725 5522, email info@idealcorp. com.au, website www.idealcorp.com.au

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Below DECRO Group painted all the internal surfaces including walls and doors as well as the exposed structural steel and carpark line marking.

DECRO Group is a team of professional painters specialising in providing a personal service and ensuring client satisfaction. DECRO Group started work at Bathurst Correctional Centre in February 2019, with the scope of works including the preparation and painting all the internal surfaces of the complex, the walls and doors as well as the exposed structural steel members. External work included line marking for parking bays and designated delivery areas. “It was a large scale project for team,” explained Owner and Director, Daniel Veg. “We had five painters working continuously for 12 months. The challenge of the job involved coordinating our work to fit in with the other trades, but as soon as we got ourselves settled into a system of working, everything went really well. Hansen Yucken made it very easy for us, they were wonderfully well organised and helped us in a big way, we’re looking forward to working with them again.” Daniel established DECRO Group in 2016 after a 15 years experience of the industry working in the family painting business. DECRO Group focuses on the commercial sector in the Sydney CBD and surrounds and also paints for the residential, retail and hospitality sectors. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

“We use quality Dulux products and source paint from local suppliers, using the local Dulux franchise in Bathurst for the Correctional Centre project. We have our own transport and equipment and a permanent crew of 16 ready to travel and stay to complete work for special projects around Australia,” explained Daniel. In 2018, DECRO Group finished a contract at Daydream Island Resort for Amicus Hospitality Group Pty Ltd (AHG) and prior to that, were in Tasmania to paint the The main foyer/conference rooms of Cradle Mountain Lodge in Launceston. “We had the heaters on during that job in order to keep the paint flowing smoothly during application and to assist with the curing,” said Daniel.

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Below Woolacotts designed a 630,000L underground storage tank for the Bathurst Correctional Centre which fills during off peak water times.

Woolacotts is a professional engineering consultancy providing structural, civil, hydraulic and fire engineering design services. In March 2018, Principal Hydraulics Engineer Ian Stalkerc, started the hydraulics engineering for the $160 million, 220 bed maximum security Bathurst Correctional Centre and also carried out a number of site inspections as the prison construction continued. “Designing a system that met the demand for water was the challenge of the job,” said Ian. “During peak water usage times, in the morning and at night, the facility would draw over 30L/s out of the council water main and largely starve the surrounding areas of water. To alleviate this we designed a 630,000L underground storage tank that automatically fills during the night, when the council water main demand is at its lowest. Built into this hydraulic system is four days of water and sewerage storage so that in the case of an emergency, the prison can be function autonomously.” Woolacotts is recognised for innovative engineering design and in March 2016, contributed to the winning bid and has provided complete structural and civil engineering services for Clarence Correctional Centre. The $700 million project comprised 65 structures, and 23kms of stormwater and drainage. 132 NSW PROJECT FEATURE BATHURST CORRECTIONAL CENTRE

“During an initial site inspection in March 2016, the Woolacotts team identified flood free zones for development, minimising the amount of cut and fill required and ensuring all buildings remained outside of potential 100 year flood levels,” explained Ian. Woolacotts have operated around for over 80 years and have embraced new technologies, implementing Autodesk Revit to produce efficient design and documentation. “We’ve worked on over 19 different prisons in Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia over the last ten years as well as correctional centres in Auckland and Otago in New Zealand,” said Ian. Woolacotts has worked on a range of projects, including supplying engineering services to schools, tafes, universities, hospitals, residential and commercial projects throughout Australia.

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Below Corrective Services Industries designed and manufactured fixed metal furniture including beds, desks and shelving for the accommodation units.

Corrective Services Industries (CSI) operates over 100 commercial business units and service teams in correctional centres across New South Wales supplying a range of goods and services to the Justice Department as well as to commercial industries. Starting in early 2019, CSI managed a team of inmates to design and manufacture especially robust fixed metal furniture including beds, desks and shelving for the accommodation units at the Bathurst Correctional Centre. “A design team of three produced shop drawings and fabricating the items took 12 months. The installation was contracted out and the whole job was completed by the end of March 2020. As is usually the case the challenge was maintaining scheduling and incorporating design changes as the job progressed,” explained Business Manager, Stuart Hartley. “We carry out welding and bending at our facility as well as powder coating of steel and aluminium and two pack spraying. CSI also design and manufacture fences, gates and grills, transportable buildings, trailers and trolleys. We refurbish demountable buildings for the NSW Department of Education and Training and produce cabinetry items for office and kitchen fitouts. We market a diverse range of quality WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

Australian made products for the construction industry at competitive prices and always meet our delivery targets.” Previous work for Hansen Yuncken includes a similar furniture design and manufacture project at Macquarie Correctional Centre, a rapid build development completed in late 2017. “The Macquarie job was particularly satisfying for us,” added Stuart. “We took the designers’ brief and supplied a mock up of the required furniture and had the design team put it through some rigorous testing. Our product stood up to some harsh treatment, it is practical and highly resilient.” CSI ensures that inmates benefit from ongoing training, gain work skills and qualifications that enhance their employment opportunities on release. “Our work also contributes to the self-sustainability of NSW Corrections.” For more information contact Corrective Services Industries, Francis Greenway Correctional Complex, The Northern Road, Berkshire Park NSW 2756, phone 02 4582 2420, email csi@justice.nsw.gov.au, website www.csi.nsw.gov.au NSW PROJECT FEATURE BATHURST CORRECTIONAL CENTRE 133


A PERSONAL BEST DEVELOPER : Barker College MAIN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY : Prime Constructions ARCHITECT : Neeson Murcutt + Neille STRUCTURAL ENGINEER : SDA Structures CONSTRUCTION VALUE : $40 million

The $40M Barker College Rosewood Centre is a state-of-the-art 3-storey indoor sports complex. The project includes the demolition of existing structures and the construction of a sports and learning precinct including five multi-purpose sports courts, 12 classrooms, two gyms, viewing platform, café, and car parking for 150 cars, allowing the college to showcase sporting events, hold full assemblies, as well as providing a space for the wider community to access. With many awards to their credit, Prime Constructions has established a proud record of achievement in the building industry. Since their formation in 1983, Prime Constructions has completed many significant projects focussing on new construction, refurbishments and fitouts in the industrial, commercial, institutional, educational and automotive sectors.

Prime Constructions had the task of translating the design into an aesthetically striking yet practical and robust building that would fulfill a variety of needs for the college and the community. Featuring the use of steel and glass, with areas of exposed concrete and cladding, Prime Constructions began building in December 2018.

In May 2020, Prime Constructions completed a construct only commission for Barker College, a prominent private school in Hornsby on Sydney’s North Shore. The company was contracted to build the Rosewood Centre, a state-of-the-art, purpose designed facility providing five court spaces, gym and exercise spaces, rooms for dance, general purpose teaching areas, a café, viewing platform across the college sporting fields and parking for over 150 cars.

Prime Constructions was very proud of the finished building which will enhance the college’s academic and sporting life for decades to come. “Throughout the construction process we had to give high priority to careful coordination and planning, as the school was continuing to operate and we had multiple subcontractors needing to access the grounds with manpower and materials on a daily basis,” said Project Manager, David Mollerstrom. “Safety for all stakeholders was also obviously a key priority.”

The Barker College Rosewood Centre showcases sporting events, holds full school assemblies and gatherings as well as provides a space for the wider community to access. Designed by Neeson Murcutt + Neille, emphasis was placed on blending the building into the existing landscape and maximising the panoramic views across the sporting fields.

The importance of the planning process was heightened by the requirement for a staged hand over as various sections of the new building were required for use by the college, particularly the sports hall and classrooms. Each section had to be totally finished to specification and handed to the college for use while other sections of the building remained under construction.

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At various stages of construction, new challenges arose. The exposed concrete sections, for example, had to have surfaces protected while other building activity was proceeding. Prime Constructions is no stranger to the complexities of coordinating projects in the education sector. They have undertaken many similar projects including at The King’s School in Parramatta, Loreto Kirribilli, St Aloysius’ College Milsons Point, Abbotsleigh School Wahroonga and Monte Sant’Angelo Mercy College North Sydney. With 37 years experience, Prime Constructions is now regarded as one of the leading building contractors in New South Wales. Prime prides themselves on their safety record, innovative construction solutions, competitive pricing, financial strength and their commitment to integrity in all their dealings with customers, consultants and subcontractors. This approach has secured a sustainable growth trajectory with a high level of repeat business from loyal and satisfied clients. A key to Prime’s success has been the quality of their people and the culture that has been developed within the organisation. The company invests in the professional and personal development of all their team. Many team members began their careers as cadets and have grown with the company to now be in senior leadership roles.

parts warehouses for customers including the Volkswagen 7,000m2 spare parts facility at Chullora, a showroom for Col Crawford Hyundai at Brookvale and the Penrith Mazda centre.

As well as their record of success in the education construction sector, Prime Constructions is also renowned for their work in the automotive sector, having completed many showrooms and spare

For more information contact Prime Constructions, Level 2, Tower 2, 407 Pacific Highway, Artarmon NSW 2064, phone 02 9418 7707, email info@primeconstruct.com.au, website www.theprimegroup.com.au

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Barker College Rosewood Centre, New South Wales

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Below Elite Balustrades manufactured and installed the stainless steel handrails and red plastic handrail coverings.

Elite Balustrades is a highly successful family owned and operated business established in the 1980s that has grown their operation from small residential projects to now offering a comprehensive product range to the building industry. Elite Balustrades specialises in the design, manufacture and installation of balustrades, handrails and pool fences suitable for domestic and commercial projects of any size.

“We are committed to designing, manufacturing and installing the strongest, safest and most aesthetically pleasing balustrades available in the marketplace,” Michael said. “We have a highly experienced team of designers and manufacturing staff, many of whom have been with us for over 20 years and take pride in despatching products to site that perfectly meet specifications. Our installation team is also highly proficient in all aspects of balustrade and rail installation.”

As a regular partner with Prime Constructions, Elite was engaged to supply all steel and stainless steel handrails to all sections of a new building at Barker College on Sydney’s north shore.

With many commercial and public sector projects to its credit, Elite has built a wide customer base, with many companies bringing regular repeat business. In association with Grindley, Elite recently completed providing handrails and balustrades at Warrigal Aged Care Centre in Queanbeyan and is currently working on a project at Penshurst Primary School.

One of the interesting features of the specification for the project was for sections of the handrails to be provided in a special red plastic covering. “It has been some years since this type of product has been requested but new styles and designs are now on the market,” said Director, Michael Hart. “The coloured handrails provide higher visual guidance and wall protection, as well as providing extra protection against hand-borne infection.” All handrails and balustrades provided by Elite are designed to comply with building code regulations and to exceed Australian Standards. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

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Below Apollo Fabrication Group provided a complete structural steel package, including over 250 tonnes of steel and 47 trusses.

Apollo Fabrication Group is a specialist in structural and architectural engineering. The company has the capability and experience to undertake large projects, requiring the manufacture and installation of high end structural steel fabrication; with protective coating systems to meet the project requirements. The Rosewood Centre at Barker College was one of Apollo’s recent showcase projects. We partnered with Prime Constructions throughout the tender and construction phase to develop a methodology that overcame budget and design constraints. “The centre is a state-of-the-art facility for the school, and we feel honored to have been involved in the project,” said Director, Nathan Jackson. Apollo’s scope consisted of the supply and installation of the structural steel package, including over 250 tonnes, of detailed fabrication and 47 trusses, spanning up to 36m. Apollo Fabrication commenced work at the Rosewood Centre in July 2019 and completed their assignment in February 2020. The company has a 3,500m2 covered factory in Young, New South Wales. With 35 employees, all design, project planning, steel preparation, protective coating and fabrication is undertaken prior to delivery to site for installation. 138 NSW PROJECT FEATURE BARKER COLLEGE ROSEWOOD CENTRE

Apollo is focused on the highest level of quality control for any project. “Total quality control is carried out using two basic principles – quality is built in at every stage and quality is continually improved. To achieve total quality control, Apollo Fabrication involves each and every team member to ensure that only the best work is passed on to the next process.” This focus on quality continues to win large and prestigious projects for Apollo Fabrication, which include hospitals at Dubbo, Wyong, Wagga Wagga and Campbelltown, the Ashfield Aquatic Centre, two major developments in Parramatta including the GPT Tower and Parramatta Innovations. The versatility of Apollo Fabrication is evident from their previous projects which range from the Emanuel Synagogue in Sydney to the large Sikorsky Logistics and Maintenance Facility in Nowra.

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Below Airfast Air Conditioning were responsible for providing the air conditioning services throughout the project.

The team at Airfast Air Conditioning is highly experienced in providing integrated commercial heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) solutions across Sydney and greater New South Wales. Airfast has a diverse portfolio of completed projects across the education, retail, hospitality, residential and office sectors.

scratches and other marks, which we achieved. The end result is an attractive feature,” said Aaron.

One of Airfast’s recent projects has been the Barker College Rosewood Centre, where they supplied the mechanical services.

Airfast has a unique skill set with a team made up of professional project managers, draughtsmen and other relevant trades. The company is accomplished at design and construct projects and can provide a complete range of integrated HVAC solutions suited to all building sizes and industry sectors.

The Rosewood Centre involved a substantial installation programme which began in June 2019. “Our brief was to supply air conditioning thoughout the development,” said Project Manager, Aaron Oldfield. “We achieved this objective by installing Temperzone package units on the roof for the air conditioning in the sports hall. In the 3-levels of learning space, we installed Daikin VRV air conditioning systems.” One of the major challenges for the Airfast team was getting all the ducting in the limited ceiling space. The company also installed one 65m length and one 40m length of exposed oval ductwork which had to be handled carefully as it was unpainted. “The challenge was to complete the installation with the exposed ductwork totally free of WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

To manage all aspects of the buildings mechanical services, Airfast also installed the building management system. They had a total of 15 on the job which included subcontractors for sheet metal fabrication.

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ABOVE THE BOX DESIGN Chau Chak Wing Museum is a state-of-the-art 5-level exhibition, research, and teaching building, featuring display galleries, object-based learning studios, education room, auditorium, conservation laboratory, and a shop, the space was designed to inspire creativity, visual literacy and lateral thinking. The Chau Chak Wing Museum brings together the University of Sydney’s Art collection, Macleay collection and the Nicholson collection. The museum has 2,000m2 of public exhibition area and triple the display space available at the University’s previous museums. Construction of the 5-level museum began in 2019. Due to the sloping site, three of the floors are below ground at the northern end of the building (closest to the Quadrangle) with one underground floor at the southern end. The building’s underground basement is dedicated to onsite storage, with the remaining 4-floors dedicated to display galleries, object-based learning studios, education and lecture spaces, offices, conservation laboratory, a shop and terraced cafeteria.

DEVELOPER : University of Sydney MAIN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY : FDC Construction & Fitout ARCHITECT : Johnson Pilton Walker STRUCTURAL ENGINEER : Northrop CONSTRUCTION VALUE : $50 million

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The innovation, execution and detail in this structure is second to none. The main feature of the Museum is the concrete ‘box’ shape of the building. Strict quality control, prototyping, workshopping and product/subcontractor selection played a major part in the success of this element of the works, which was created using off-form class two concrete walls. The precast concrete methodology for the alignment had to be quickly resolved between all stakeholders to ensure the constructibility of the project. A minimum of 25% of the wall reinforcement was galvanised, to ensure that the project achieved the specified structural design life of 100 years.


Coordinating the installation and reinforcement of the Level 3 ceilings also required careful attention. The ceilings are predominately offform Class 2 concrete, so all lighting and sprinkler services were either cast into the slab or reticulated above the slab to ensure a unique finish. Strict temperature and humidity control is extremely important within certain spaces within the Museum, requireing a purpose built mechanical system designed to maintain conditions to ASHRAE ’AA’ Standard. A rare aspect of the project brief, was the inclusion of a 5 tonne lift. Measuring 5m x 3m x 3m, the lift ensures that any artefact can be manoeuvred within the museum. The Chau Chak Wing Museum is framed by heritage trees which were continually monitored throughout the project as they lie in a tree protection zone, north and south of the project. Although this caused major restrictions in terms of access to the site, it was extremely important to the project.

“Even at opening the museum will look as though it has been there a long time,” said Dr. Paul Donnelly, Associate Director of Museum Content. New landscaping has been designed with Australian natives in mind and will incorporate scribbly gums, tuckeroos, lilly pillies and kangaroo grass. “Purpose built lawns, outdoor sculptures and gathering spaces will improve the public outdoor areas surrounding the museum for staff, students and broader community use.” FDC are space creators and relationship makers; independently owned and operated, delivering best-in-class construction, fitout, refurbishment and building services. FDC had up to 15 staff working on the project with a full time presence, with site wide trades tallying up to 130 per day, and a peak of up to 150 workers onsite as the project neared completion.

For more information contact FDC Construction & Fitout, 22-24 Junction Street, Forest Lodge NSW 2037, phone 02 8117 5000, website www.fdcbuilding.com.au

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Below Chalouhi completed over 24,000m3 in bulk excavation including the excavation of an OSD Tank and 400m3 in detailed excavation.

Chalouhi’s longevity in preconstruction excellence across the educational sector continues with their work for the development of Sydney University’s latest cultural exhibition facility the Chau Chak Wing Museum. Planned to house some of Australia and the world’s most significant collections, the early works package for this project involved a comprehensive scope of site preparation and deep excavation works. Working across multiple areas and utilising the latest in modern techniques and machinery, Chalouhi commenced with the demolition of existing structures and the removal of waste and vegetation. Chalouhi’s highly experienced team carefully dismantled the existing high density sandstone walls for re-use before proceeding to over 24,000m3 in bulk excavation including the excavation of an OSD Tank and 400m3 in detailed excavation. It was vital for the ground engineering model of the prestigious Chau Chak Museum to be designed for a life span of a minimum 100 years. Chalouhi carried out all aspects of design and construct including analysis, producing structural plans that ensured the shoring structure was durable, safe and of high quality. 142 NSW PROJECT FEATURE CHAU CHAK WING MUSEUM

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Backed by multiple accredited engineering professionals, Chalouhi’s shoring design was approved, certified and sent for construction. The design covered soldier piles up to 17m in length, shotcreting and anchoring. Throughout the remaining stages of the project, the shoring wall was monitored to ensure its performance in stabilising the earth was proven to be safe and in-line with the design. During the duration of works, Chalouhi encountered unforeseen challenges to the programme including the high presence of ground water ingress during both excavation and piling works and the inclement weather conditions causing delay to planned site activity. Despite these unforeseen encounters, the team successfully mitigated these risks with professionalism, safety and environmental sustainability. Technically challenging, Chalouhi successfully delivered this high quality project to the expectation of their client FDC.

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Below Unistor Global supplied and installed equipment and accessories required to fitout, the new museum.

Unistor Global Pty Ltd is a leading warehouse storage solutions provider. Founded in 1987, the company have been in business for over 30 years and remain an Australian owned and operated business with 28 full time employees. Unistor design, manufacture and distribute a wide range of storage components and materials handling products. They offer high quality equipment and accessories required to fitout, refit or refurbish spaces such as mezzanine floors, pallet racking, shelving, staircases and handrail systems, together with design and consultation services.

It was a requirement on this project that the handrails be produced as a custom design, which Unistor made specifically to order. To work within Green Star rating guidelines, Unistor utilised low VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) water based two pack paint on all structural steel used for the handrails. “The basement is equally exciting to the curators. It will eventually house more than half of our museum collections in the best possible environmental conditions,” said Paul Donnelly, Associate Director of Museum Content.

Unistor ship Australia wide and export throughout the South Pacific, servicing industries such as logistics, warehousing, manufacturing, industrial and automotive. Founded on ethical principles, Unistor are committed to the highest quality of workmanship, materials and service.

Unistor are currently working on a range of projects including a new Linfox Logistics Distribution Centre in Kemps Creek, providing an additional 400m2 at one of FoodBank’s warehouses in Glendenning, and adding a 1,000m2 mezzanine to a new building for Total Fusion Gym.

Construction of the 5-level Chau Chak Wing Museum inlcuded an underground basement dedicated to onsite storage to allow more objects to be readily available. Unistor assigned seven full time staff members, where they have built multiple mezzanine floors, including stairs and handrails.

For more information Unistor Global Pty Ltd, PO Box 268, Rutherford NSW, phone 1300 137 220

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Below Prestige Form Group NSW completed the formwork for the building envelope and the internal walls of the museum.

Prestige Form Group NSW is a formwork specialist to the construction industry, providing exceptional service to their clients across Sydney. The quality of Prestige’s work has won them many contracts with Australia’s top builders.

concrete wall with a load of 210KN/LM. The gallery included a cantilever at a height of 13m in a critical part of the building, so the formwork had to be strong enough to ensure no movement occurred in the cured concrete which would have resulted in cracks.

FDC Constructions engaged Prestige Form Group to undertake all the formwork required to ensure structural integrity in the new Chau Chak Wing Museum, a contemporary 6-level exhibition, research and teaching at Sydney University. The contract scope covered formwork for the building envelope and the internal walls of the structure.

Prestige began work in October 2018. “We allocated 30 members of our team to the project. We had excellent channels of communication with the builder and followed the highest standards of safety as we do on all our projects,” Ahmad said.

The design provided for a variety of spaces including galleries, artefact storage rooms, classrooms and an auditorium, presenting a number of interesting challenges. Prestige had to achieve a Class 1 finish to walls and soffit, with all gaps between the plywood formwork delivering a smooth and aligned finish. “We also had to deal with the construction requirements of the building’s external walls which had a thickness of 400mm and a height of 9.2m,” said Prestige Form Group’s Project Manager, Ahmad Derbas. One of the galleries was 480m2 of open plan, so Prestige had to utilise a large number of props to bear the weight of a 9.6 m high reinforced 144 NSW PROJECT FEATURE CHAU CHAK WING MUSEUM

Prestige Form Group is currently working on numerous projects including a residential development at 511-515 Botany Road, Zetland and at St Andrews College in Camperdown.

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Below Dewpoint Group installed air conditioning and mechanical services to strict ASHRAE standards, throughout the project.

Dewpoint Group, recognised as being at the forefront of the air conditioning and mechanical services industry, were engaged in a complex design and construct project at Sydney University’s Chau Chak Wing Museum for builder FDC Constructions. The 6-level exhibition, research and teaching facility contains a multiplicity of display galleries, learning studios, auditorium, conservation laboratory and terraced cafeteria. The team at Dewpoint Group faced three main challenges on the project. The first was planning mechanical systems around a specific architectural design which had no allowance for variation. The systems had to physically fit within the building design. The second challenge was meeting the stringent guidelines set out by ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers) for gallery and museum spaces which requires minimal climatic variances within the spaces. Third, the system had to be robustly designed, installed and commissioned to allow for the fact that there would be no or limited future access. The numerous spaces connected via a single atrium, with adjoining spaces falling under different ASHRAE ratings. The team at Dewpoint Group utilised 3D modelling of gallery spaces, proving WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

the effectiveness of high induction linear swirl diffusers, with each diffuser being customised to its location on the duct run and within the space. A chilled water system and heating hot water system were installed with duty standby pumps. The air distribution system employed air handling and fan coil units, humidifiers, duct heaters, high induction diffusers and thermal actuated diffusers. Highly accurate sensing and control devices were installed to meet ASHRAE guidelines within plus or minus 1Âş and plus or minus 5% humidity. The Dewpoint Group allocated eight of their design team and 40 skilled installers to this outstanding project, illustrating the depth of knowledge and experience within the Group which has capabilities across the commercial sector, laboratories, hospitals and education facilities.

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AN INNOVATIVE HUB South Eveleigh is a business and technology hub consisting of nine commercial buildings surrounded by shared public spaces. Building 2, The Foundry, is a 7-storey commercial office building with ground level retail stores and a supermarket. The design of the precinct creates a place for people to connect culturally, socially and physically. Mirvac, one of the country’s foremost diversified Australian property groups, is leading the revitalisation of South Eveleigh in Sydney’s inner suburb of Eveleigh. South Eveleigh is set to become a world class technology and innovation hub that will boost Sydney’s position as a truly global city. The vision for South Eveleigh has been uniquely co-created by Mirvac, it’s consortium partners AMP Capital, Sunsuper, Centuria Property Funds, and anchor tenant Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA). CBA has moved into both Building 1 (Axle) and Building 2 (The Foundry). Mirvac’s brief for The Foundry was to construct an office building that was tailor made to support the complex and dynamic needs of CBA’s workforce and other future tenants of the site, as well as actively promote team engagement, collaboration and innovation. The result is a flexible workspace that brings environmental sustainability to the fore of office design.

Hayden Callaghan, Mirvac’s Project Manager, Apartments and Commercial Construction, said that Mirvac’s approach to building The Foundry was highly innovative. In the initial design phase, the Mirvac project team set the challenge of moving away from traditional construction methods. Instead, they employed DfMLA (Design for Manufacture, Logistic and Assembly), a methodology for product development in which designers and manufacturing engineers work together instead of separately. Essentially, Mirvac wanted to prefabricate as much of the building offsite as they could and install pre-assembled components onsite. This approach resulted in improved worker health and safety and faster production onsite. Approximately 29% of the project value was pre-fabricated or assembled using DfMLA.

Key to the success of this project was the integration and collaboration of all the design disciplines from the outset, including substantial input from CBA. Architects Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp and interior designers Davenport Campbell worked closely with Mirvac and CBA to design The Foundry, creating an environment reflecting a miniature city.

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The outcome saw a traditional, reinforced concrete framed building transformed into a composite structural steel building. It is the largest steel commercial building in Australia, entirely constructed from 8,000 tonnes of structural steel procured directly from a steel fabricator. “With the use of structural steel, our waste through the construction period was significantly reduced, resulting in approximately 1,000 tonnes less waste generated onsite against the traditional forms of construction,” said Hayden.

The floor plates in the building are amongst the largest in a commercial building in Australia. The ground floor plate is the biggest at just under 10,000m2. The Foundry is also targeting very high building efficiency scores with a 6 Star Green Star Base Building award, 5 Star NABERs energy and 5 Star NABERs water ratings.

The roof is a striking feature of The Foundry and was itself pre-fabricated. It includes 22 x 9 tonne skylight modules, 2 x 65 tonne skylight modules installed by dual crane lift and six pre-fabricated curved roof features.

Complete in June 2020, around 90 members of the Mirvac team were involved during the course of the project, with a peak of 78 during the height of construction activity. Mirvac also engaged with a number of charity, community and social enterprise groups to provide them with employment opportunities over the course of the project.

Additional aspects of the pre-fabricated work included 2.5km of balustrade covering the internal atrium, installed without utilising scaffolding within the atrium as edge protection. “We also prefabricated and assembled atrium switch back stairs and fire stairs. Services risers and horizontal plant room pipe work were also pre-fabricated and assembled offsite,” said Hayden.

South Eveleigh by Mirvac is a place of innovation, productivity and collaboration with a strong sense of community at its heart. Centred around three buildings that deliver 180,000m2 of commercial office space and 10,000m2 of retail space, South Eveleigh is designed to bring a large and diverse mix of professionals, workers, students, artists, locals and visitors together in one unique location. For more information contact Mirvac, Level 28, 200 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000, phone 02 9080 8000, fax 02 9080 8111, website www.mirvac.com

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Below Cubic were responsible for delivering the interior fitout design and installation including the ceilings, partitions, doors and hardware.

Committed to delivering excellence, Cubic Interiors proudly celebrated 25 years of service to the Australian construction industry in December 2019. One of their latest assignments has been South Eveleigh – Building 2 The Foundry, a world class commercial office building by Mirvac and leased by CBA, with retail at ground level and spaces for cultural and social activities. Building 2 is part of the overall transformation of the old railway workshops at Redfern in inner Sydney into The Australian Technology Park, an internationally recognised centre providing a holistic approach to the commercialisation of research and development. Cubic Interiors, renowned for delivering the most complex and challenging interior builds, was responsible for the interior fitout. This included coordination and installation of ceilings, partitions, aluminium suites, glazing, doors, hardware and access floors. The Foundry provided Cubic with the opportunity to utilise all their professional design and construction expertise as well as the extensive experience in their ranks of over 350 team members. Cubic undertakes each project with a wholistic approach to their design solution, incorporating products from their worldwide supply chain partners. The project allowed Cubic to showcase their capability in creating the perfect balance between form and function. Many of the main features of the building’s interior demonstrate Cubic’s powerful relationship with their supply chain partners, including metal ceilings from SAS international, a series of complex acoustic solutions highlighting the exposed overhead services created with CSR Martini, and free standing office pod solutions with locally procured glazed wall and door systems. Cubic’s partnership with JVP allowed the company to use GECA certified, 99% recycled, Access flooring system, throughout the development. “The access floors are Italian made and deemed the best system on the market,” said Cubic CEO, Robert Migliorino. With a dedication to offering the best products to suit any situation, Cubic developed a broad readed acoustic laminated

glass product, engineered in conjunction with Cooling Bros. A feature designed by Fitout Architect, Davenport Campbell. Other major architectural features includes the perforated curved metal bulkheads and soffits to the glazed atrium perimeter. “The success of this project is an example of how Cubic’s self performing fitout delivery model, along with the multiple products they offer to the Australian market, truly encompasses our mastery,” said Robert. One of the distinctive features of the fitout was the foyer ceiling comprised of linear battens in a polished anodised finish which created a sense of grandeur to the main entrance of the building. The Foundry was also the first project within Australia to create a black tiled ceiling which produces a night sky effect within the workspace. The specifications also called for the use of Metrix perforated panels. Each individual panel had to have a unique shop drawing formulated which allowed for alignment of screws between panels. The curved panels were installed to the atrium perimeters and added a striking architectural element to the workspace. Cubic’s mission is to provide world class products and services and to deliver responsive and premium working environments. Cubic works closely with their clients to provide programme and budget certainty, with a single point of accountability and seamless teamwork. Site Manager, Luke Kargin said that working with Mirvac on this unique project at South Eveleigh had been very positive. “Cubic’s team shares pride in the outcome which provides a first class working environment.” Cubic’s other recent projects include The Ribbon at Darling Harbour with Grocon and Wynyard Place with Multiplex. For more information contact Cubic Interiors, Unit 4, 4 Avenue of the Americas, Newington NSW 2127, phone 1300 028 242, email info@ cubic.com.au, website www.cubic.com.au

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Below Chevalier (Aluminium Engineering) Australia designed, manufactured and installed the curtain wall, aluminium sunshades and terracotta façade.

Chevalier (Aluminium Engineering) Australia offers a complete façade solution for the construction industry. Their services encompass design, manufacture, fabrication, installation, testing and ongoing maintenance.

maintenance services. “Our inhouse design and engineering team utilises the very latest techniques in creating building envelopes while meeting environmental and structural industry standards,” said Vivian.

Chevalier had a major role to play in the design, manufacture, supply and installation of a number of external elements at South Eveleigh – Building 2 The Foundry. The Foundry is part of a significant project being built by Mirvac involving the transformation of the old Eveleigh railway yards into a world leading technology and innovation park.

Chevalier set up their façade business, Chevalier (Aluminium Engineering) Limited in 1983 and their local subsidiary Chevalier (Aluminium Engineering) Australia was established in 2001 to bring the products and skills of its parent company, Chevalier International Holdings Limited, to the Australian market. The company has completed more than 650 projects in Hong Kong, Japan and South East Asia as well as Australia. They are now a leading contractor of curtain walls, metal cladding, glass walls, skylights, louvres, aluminium windows and granite cladding.

Chevalier’s contribution to the construction of The Foundry was the design, manufacture, supply and installation of the unitised curtain wall, aluminium sunshade, the terracotta façade and door and aluminium cladding. In keeping with the magnitude of the project, Chevalier was on the job for around two years from inception and more than 500 staff members were involved including the design team, engineering team, fabrication team and project management team. General Manager, Vivian Leung said that Chevalier (Aluminium Engineering) Australia had an extremely talented skill base both in Australia and in their Hong Kong head office. “Sites with high technical requirements are always delicate to manage, and this is exacerbated when dealing with such a large site and a number of unexpected technical challenges. On the design side, the vertical sun shade required special focus to achieve the desired result.” The fabrication of the vertical fins was particularly demanding due to their weight and size. “The colour was also very distinctive requiring special attention. The installation of the fins demanded skill and extra care to ensure the alignment was very accurate. Our team did an excellent job.” Chevalier has a proven track record on a variety of large iconic projects. The company has been engaged on Buildings 1, 2 and 3 at the South Eveleigh and their previous completed façade work has included the Zen Apartments, Wentworth Point, the Hyatt Regency at Darling Harbour, the American Express building and the Australian Taxation Office building in Sydney’s CBD. Chevalier offers complete façade solutions from design through to installation and WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

Chevalier’s manufacturing plant is located in Dongguan, China. The plant has been in operation since 1988 producing a range of engineering and structural building products. State-of-the-art curtain wall fabrication equipment is used to ensure all quality requirements and delivery schedules are met. Chevalier is committed to achieving the highest standards required by clients through close supervision and strict quality control. They also maintain the highest standards of safety for its workforce and other stakeholders. The financial strength of Chevalier is evidenced by their public listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. They have over 10,000 employees across their subsidiaries and associated companies throughout China, south east Asia, Japan, Canada, USA and Australia. Chevalier’s research and development team ensures that the company is at the forefront of innovative design, manufacturing and installation methods. “The building industry is changing at a rapid rate as it strives to meet environmental sustainability targets, new industry standards on the use of safe building materials and cost effectiveness. Chevalier (Aluminium Engineering) Australia is equipped to meet all these targets on behalf of their clients and to deliver excellence in quality,” said Vivian. For more information contact Chevalier (Aluminium Engineering) Australia, Suite 1603, 109 Pitt Street, NSW 2000, phone 02 9232 3189, email info@chevalier.com, website www.chevalier.com

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Below ABS Façade delivered a complete cladding package for The Foundry, incorporating non-combustible, high performance materials.

ABS Façade is an award-winning leader in the supply, fabrication and installation of architectural façades for the commercial building industry. Headquartered in the Australian Capital Territory with offices in Queensland, Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia and Sydney, ABS Façade is ideally placed to service construction companies nationwide. Their proud record includes iconic façade installation at projects ranging from the Australian National University Union Court to St Vincent’s Private Hospital in Sydney. ABS Façade was chosen by project coordinators, Mirvac for the main foyer glazing and retail shopfront elements on Building 2. The custom designed façade includes large format glazing, revolving doors, triangulated cladding and automated frameless glass louvres. “The chosen materials are designed to optimise thermal comfort, energy and visual light transmission performance,” said Senior Project Manager, John Myers. ABS Façade began planning for the project in March 2019 and work onsite commenced in June. Completion was in April 2020. “At the peak of activity we had 16 of our team onsite. On the technical management side we usually had around three people on the project.” A key factor in the smooth running of the project from ABS Façade’s perspective was Mirvac’s support and cooperation. “We have a great relationship with Mirvac and the professional manner in which they managed the site and all the contractors engaged on the project made it an enjoyable experience,” John said. “We were able to move our team and materials around the site with minimal disruption.”

Bespoke façades always have inherent challenges. The Foundry façade was relatively simple in design but was labour intensive to install. The company has delivered more unusual and technically difficult projects but nevertheless it was the experience and skill of the ABS Façade team and support from the Mirvac project team which ensured all aspects of the job from design through the fabrication stage and on to installation went as planned. “Although the facade elements were assembled in situ, to meet the schedule, ABS Façade maximised the use of their prefabrication facility, allowing for maximum offsite work before materials were delivered to the site and installed,” said John. ABS Façade not only fabricates and installs facades on new builds, but also provides a valuable service rectifying existing façades, particularly where unsafe materials require removal and replacement. Over many years of experience in the façade industry, ABS Façade has developed innovative and practical approaches to façade installation and rectification services. “We use the latest cutting edge design, engineering and fabrication technologies in our factory at Hume in the Australian Capital Territory,” said John. “We combine that with detailed and effective client consultation. We aim to minimise time spent onsite through best practice training and equipment use, thereby reducing completion times, reducing costs and maximising safety outcomes.” For more information contact ABS Façade, 2 McManus Street, McMahons Point NSW 2060, phone 0417 984 607, email enquiries.nsw@absfacade.com.au, website www.absfacade.com.au

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Below Structural Steel Group installed around 8,500 tonnes of structural steel for the The Foundry.

Structural Steel Group is a leading specialist in the design, manufacture and installation of steel structures with an unequalled knowledge of steel’s capabilities and qualities as a building material. The company has won numerous major contracts with Tier 1 and 2 builders. Mirvac contracted Structural Steel Group to handle all the steel installation at The Foundry at South Eveleigh. CBA will be the anchor tenant in the park which is set to become a world class technology and innovation hub. Managing Director of Structural Steel Group, Mark Sgaravizzi, said the steel was manufactured in China and Structural Steel was responsible for the erection of the steel onsite. “Our design team did make an input to the final design to assist the speed of the erection process. This did make a positive impact during construction.” The total weight of the steel components was around 8,500 tonnes. The installation team from Structural Steel Group assembled major components onsite and lifted each of the large modules into place in one lift. “This had major benefits from a safety perspective,” said Mark. 156 NSW PROJECT FEATURE SOUTH EVELEIGH – BUILDING 2 THE FOUNDRY

A major challenge was the main skylight on the roof which required considerable planning to lift it into place. The lift was successfully achieved using two 50 tonne tower cranes. Structural Steel Group has a focus on large projects for which they has both the knowledge and capacity to achieve an outstanding result. “Our experienced team utilises the latest 3D modelling technology and CNC processing to produce a high quality, cost effective fabricated steel product,” said Mark. “Backing them up are our skilled trades who sand blast, paint and do the final on site installation. We provide a complete service so that our client builders can concentrate on the other tasks in the construction timeline.” Major projects by the Group have included the Overseas Passenger Terminal at Circular Quay and the Western Sydney Stadium.

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Below Toilet Partition Industries P/L completed the non-standard floor-to-ceiling partitions and accessories.

Renowned as an industry leading specialist in the manufacture and installation of commercial toilet partitions, wet area joinery and accessories, Toilet Partition Industries P/L (TPI) has a superior range of products with a project history which includes the Sydney Opera House, Australia Square, MLC Centre, Barangaroo Tower 1 and Governor Phillip Tower. TPI is often the company of choice for toilet and shower partitions by major construction companies on the Australian east coast. Mirvac selected TPI to manufacture and install special architect designed toilet and shower partitions for Building 2 at the South Eveleigh development, The Foundry. One of two buildings to form a state-of-the-art campus for 10,000 staff of the CBA, the 7-storey building with retail shops on the ground floor and vaulted roof required 60 cubicles on each floor. TPI’s CEO Mark Bush, said that the partitions were non-standard design as they were all floor-to-ceiling, almost like separate rooms, providing security and privacy. “In addition, the design of the partitions required them to be secret fixed into the wall as opposed to the usual method of fixing with aluminium angles screwed to the wall. Twelve of our most skillful team members assembled WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

and completed the installation onsite after the partitions were manufactured in our Condell Park facility.” TPI also provided the accessories for the partitions including hand rails in the ambulant toilets, toilet roll holders and end-of-trip facilities. TPI and Mirvac have a very good working relationship based on excellent communication. “This was a great project on which to partner with Mirvac and it was rewarding to achieve the concepts and designs requested by the architects,” said Mark. “Toilet Partition Industries P/L have been honoured to work on this project with the skillful team at Mirvac.” TPI has been in the business for 23 years and has a team of 42 people who can provide a large range of standard or bespoke toilet partitioning for any project, both new builds and refurbishments.

For more information contact Toilet Partition Industries, 123 Eldridge Road, Condell Park NSW 2200, phone 02 9709 6501, email info@ tpi.net.au, website www.tpi.net.au

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Below BTW Communications installed a MOTOTRBO Capacity Plus two-way radio system in The Foundry.

BTW Communications is a highly regarded two-way radio communications specialist, with almost 30 years experience in delivering the latest technology for both permanent integrated installations and hire services for sporting events, concerts and other temporary functions. An award-winning Motorola Solutions platinum partner, BTW Communications was engaged on the South Eveleigh – Building 2 The Foundry to provide an integrated two-way radio system for future use by the security departments of tenants CBA and Mirvac. BTW Technician, Julian Vella said that BTW Communications installed a MOTOTRBO Capacity Plus two-way radio system. “The system was hard wired into the building with two repeaters connected with tuning equipment in a dedicated room. An antenna was installed on the roof.”

BTW Communications has offices in Sydney, Canberra, and Wollongong providing responsive and high quality servicing to their clients, both those with permanent installations or those on short term or long term equipment hiring. The two-way radio systems provided by BTW create operational efficiency while improving safety and security. Innovative customised solutions can be devised to aid all business requirements, including radio hire, sales, system design, installation, maintenance services or technical support.

The installation was seamless using up to six of the 30 strong BTW Communications team. The only slight delay was a result of finding an antenna design that satisfied the design of the building.

BTW Communications regularly services events at the Regatta Centre in Penrith with hire equipment. They are also installing major radio systems for Lendlease at Sydney Metro Martin Place and the Australian Racing Drivers’ Club at Eastern Creek. The versatility of the company’s services is demonstrated by the installation of a large system at a substantial agricultural enterprise in south west New South Wales.

BTW Communications will be providing ongoing back up service to CBA and Mirvac for the system, including rapid critical service responses and solutions to keep the network operational if repair is needed.

For more information contact BTW Communications, 6 Production Place, Sydney NSW 2750, phone 1800 896 929, email sales@ btw.com.au, website www.btw.com.au

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Below Nash Group suppled and installed the upper ground floor tiling and porcelain tiles throughout the amenities.

Nash Group has a well deserved reputation for the highest quality tile and stonework, delivered to budget and on schedule. Mirvac selected the Nash Group for tiling and paving at Building 2 called The Foundry, one of three buildings being constructed at South Eveleigh as part of the Australian Technology Park. Buildings 1 and 2 are occupied by 10,000 CBA staff. Working consistently between February 2019 and April 2020, Nash Group had 20 employees engaged at peak times. An extensive area required the supply and installation of porcelain tiles, which included all amenities, the upper ground special CBA floor tiling, the foyer lobby and lift cars. Nash Group also supplied and installed granite pavers to the upper ground level and Level 5. Custom stairs were also tiled in the foyer and the area called the locomotive entry.

account of surface flatness with the large format tiles to make sure there were no lipping problems.” As well as their work with Australia’s major construction companies, the Nash Group also supplies tile and stone to the public through their stunning purpose built Nash Tiles showroom in Condell Park, Sydney. The Nash Group sources an extensive range of quality stone and tiles from Australia and around the world from which clients can choose. The Nash Group’s past projects include basalt cladding on the Western Sydney University Clinical School and the Westfield development in Sydney’s CBD. Currently the company is working on the South Eveleigh Building 4.

“Quality management was the biggest challenge on the project,” said Project Coordinator, DJ Huh. “We ensured we had zero defects to the satisfaction of Mirvac. This is always our objective on any project.” Large floor areas were also challenging. “The upper ground level required around 3,000m2 of large format tiles measuring 1200mm x 600mm in a brick pattern,” said DJ. “Our skilled tiling team had to take WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

For more information contact Nash Group, 58 Harley Crescent, Condell Park NSW 2200, phone 02 9792 7608, email info@nashgroup.com.au, website www.nashgroup.com.au

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A LASTING MEMORY DEVELOPER : Anglicare MAIN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY : Growthbuilt ARCHITECT : Jackson Teece Architects STRUCTURAL ENGINEER : ADG SERVICES ENGINEER : BSE (BUILDING SERVICES ENGINEERS) CONSTRUCTION VALUE : $60 million

Once the 3 stage project has been complete, Woolooware Shores will feature five apartment style buildings comprising 183 retirement living units, with a residential aged care home which will accommodate 48 residents. The 3 Stage project incorporates a range of indoor and outdoor recreational and community amenities, including a children’s play area, outdoor seating, craft rooms, respite centre, gym, private cinema and multi-purpose community rooms. Growthbuilt has established themselves as a leading Tier 2 design and construction company with a portfolio of successful quality projects across all major sectors, including commercial, residential, aged care, mixed use, student accommodation, affordable living and education. Engaged to design and construct an extension to Anglicare's retirement village in Taren Point, Growthbuilt provided premium retirement living apartments located on picturesque Woolooware Bay in Sydney’s Sutherland Shire. “The Woolooware Shores development is a great example of Growthbuilt’s expertise in constructing premier retirement living accommodation. It will deliver excellent facilities across a range of needs, providing 42 independent living units and 48 rooms for high care nursing,” said Senior Project Manager for Growthbuilt, Naim El-Kaderi. Growthbuilt partnered with Jackson Teece architects on the project and commenced work in November 2018. The building design takes maximum advantage of the prime waterside location and promotes 162 NSW PROJECT FEATURE WOOLOOWARE SHORES – STAGE 1

opportunities for activities, social interaction, and equitable access. “The ground conditions at Woolooware Shores were quite unique. The site was originally classified as a swamp, surrounded by mangroves and dense vegetation,” said Naim. To overcome this challenge Growthbuilt’s industry leading pre-construction, management and project teams worked closely with Anglicare and selected key consultants, taking on and managing the risk on the environmental aspects of the project. The foundation piles were driven down to the bedrock base under the site and an EPA accredited site auditor was engaged by Growthbuilt to prepare a site audit to assist with managing the rectification of the sites’ environmental considerations. Given the unique site location situated on the water in the environs of Botany Bay, there was the potential for a saltwater corrosion issue. Growthbuilt worked through a range of viable solutions to ensure sustainable measures were employed. “As all of Anglicare‘s assets are owned and managed for years to come, we needed to ensure there was long term protection of all materials utilised on the project,” said AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW


Naim. As a result, the terracotta external façade system was redesigned with the architect and Anglicare to incorporate high grade 316 stainless steel framing to ensure it met the design requirement of the client and achieved the required durability rating. The Woolooware Shores project is a perfect example of Growthbuilt’s capacity to effectively and efficiently manage complex logistical and engineering challenges in the design and construction arena. “We have an amazing high skilled team both onsite and behind the scenes,” Naim said. “Growthbuilt employs over 120 people, many of whom are experienced engineers and builders with years’ of experience so we have a deep pool of talent on which we can continually draw. We also have the hands-on support and valuable input of our executive leadership team. For these reasons we gain much of our business from clients with whom we have successfully worked with in the past. Anglicare and Growthbuilt are also looking at the design and development of the following stages of this pioneering precinct to ensure recurrent service, top tier facilities and strong commitment is continually delivered to the Sutherland Shire and its community.

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Below Infinity Metal Engineering supplied and installed a range of fabricated metal structures at Woolooware Shores.

High quality custom metal fabrication is the hallmark of Infinity Metal Engineering (IME). Whether it is metal work for the commercial, residential, education, hospitality or public sector, Infinity Metal Engineering has the professional team to design a visually appealing and strong solution in premium quality materials. Based on their track record of excellent service and product quality, IME was selected by Growthbuilt to supply and install a range of fabricated metal structures at Woolooware Shores, a new retirement living development for Anglicare on the edge of Woolooware Bay in Sydney’s Sutherland Shire.

The biggest challenge facing IME was accommodating design changes made during the course of the project. This impacted material ordering and manufacturing, however IME managed this by planning ahead and quickly updating shop drawings utilising their inhouse drafting team. There was also close coordination with IME’s materials supplier to ensure timely supply to allow IME’s internal staff to work on the production schedule and deliver product on time, meeting the tight schedule. Dealing with the impact of COVID-19 on suppliers and other trades added extra pressure, however a proactive approach saw IME negotiate around the problem and complete another successful project.

The extensive scope of products in the contract included storm-proof louvres for window frame openings, solid steel balustrade and fence panels, stainless steel handrails with posts, fire stair balustrades and handrails, a white bandstand structure on the ground floor, an accessible ramp handrail with kick plate and a number of structural steel items. IME is also working on the next stage of the Woolooware Shores development which ultimately will have five new buildings. 164 NSW PROJECT FEATURE WOOLOOWARE SHORES – STAGE 1

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Below Inline floors supplied and installed approximately 5,000m2 in carpet and 3,000m2 in vinyl throughout the Woolooware Shores development.

Inline Floors was engaged by Growthbuilt to supply and install 5,000m² of carpet and 3,000m² of vinyl flooring to Woolooware Shores Village situated in Sydney’s picturesque Woolooware Bay. The development provides premium retirement living offering one, two and three bedroom units, plus indoor and outdoor recreational and community amenities. “Inline Floors supplied and installed all carpet and vinyl flooring to Woolooware Shores Village. Interface carpet tiles was installed to the corridors and common areas, Cavalier Bremworth Broadloom carpet within the apartments and Armstrong vinyl in the kitchens and dining areas as well as the back of house areas,” explained Director of Inline Floors, Isaac Lennon.

include Killara High School, West Ryde Public School, and the Westpac building in Parramatta. Inline Floors is an established commercial flooring business offering supply and installation services on an extensive range of carpet, vinyl and resilient floor coverings. Inline Floors specialises in the sectors of aged care, high rise residential, office fitouts, hotels and education centres. With offices in Sydney and Canberra, Inline Floors provides professional flooring services across New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory.

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Below Fastform Group Australia installed and managed a range of formwork solutions for the Woolooware Shores retirement village.

Photos this page: Fastform Group at Deicorp’s, Pemulwuy (Redfern NSW).

Fastform Group Australia is a leading provider of formwork, steel fixing and concrete placement services with the versatility to handle work from residential houses right through to major high rise apartments and mixed developments. In 2019, Fastform’s highly skilled team installed and managed a range of formwork solutions for the Woolooware Shores retirement village, Buildings E and F. Building E comprised 4-levels with two basements and Building F involved 3-levels and two basements with a total approximate floor area of 5,470m2.

including Deicorp, JQZ, Growthbuilt, Coronation Property, Cowper Constructions, 88 Construction, Eastern Pacific and many more. With strong hands on leadership from Managing Director, Hamad Joud through to an experienced inhouse team of site engineers and fully qualified and licenced contractors, Fastform Group have the capacity to take on small and large scale projects.

It was communicated by the site supervisor that the specifications of the job were very design oriented which made it a pleasure to undertake. The builder required an off-wood appearance on the concrete surface which created extra interest in doing the work as it was different to the standard formwork and concrete placement contract. Meeting the schedule of the project provided the usual challenges. However, with an experienced and highly skilled team to call on, Fastform met all deadlines while observing strict quality and safety standards, an approach which has earned Fastform an enviable reputation with leading builders and developers in New South Wales 166 NSW PROJECT FEATURE WOOLOOWARE SHORES – STAGE 1

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Below Black Label Roofing installed guttering, metal roofing including flashings, and insulation across the project.

Black Label Roofing is a preferred supplier to many of Sydney’s largest builders, specialising in metal roofing and cladding. Led by Director Julian Inglis, the team at Black Label Roofing was recently engaged by Growthbuilt to install roofing at the Woolooware Shores retirement village development at Taren Point in Sydney’s Sutherland Shire.

roof. Handling these lengths required careful coordination with the cranes onsite, which provided a few challenges when the sea breeze was blowing.” The team at Black Label Roofing also installed metal cladding on Building F, where there was a tiered roof, and on Building E, where there were pop up sections to accommodate windows and skylights.

Woolooware Shores is being built in stages and, when complete, will comprise five apartment style buildings, with 185 retirement living units and a residential aged care home accommodating 48 residents. Known for their expertise in architectural roofing and cladding, Black Label Roofing were sought out to supply and install the metal roofing, including flashings and gutters, on Buildings E and F, as well as the roofing to the bandstand and pergolas in the complex.

Julian founded the business over eight years ago and has successfully completed many complex projects in this time. “We have a very professional and experienced team, and we were excited about the Woolooware Shores development due its complex design, which has allowed us to demonstrate our expertise in architectural roofing and cladding,” said Julian.

With Woolooware Shores located close by to Botany Bay, specialised materials were used to ensure the best possible performance in an environment that can be exposed to salt water and wind.

Black Label Roofing is currently working on a number of projects, including the major development of Macquarie Corporate Centre for Growthbuilt in Sydney’s north.

“We used gutters made of 1.2mm thick stainless steel, and supplied and installed insulation under all the roofing,” explained Julian. “We also used 30m long sheets of roofing on some sections of the

For more information contact Black Label Roofing, phone 0423 925 168, email info@blacklabelroofing.com.au, website www.blacklabelroofing.com.au

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REIMAGINED LAKESIDE DEVELOPER : Aoyuan Group MAIN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY : Westbourne Constructions ARCHITECT : Turner CONSTRUCTION VALUE : $125 million

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Esplanade Norwest Lake is a stunning development comprising two mixed use buildings of 19-storeys each with 252 beautifully designed 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom apartments and 4-bedroom sky terraces, with multi-levelled leisure zones, ground floor retail and dining, plus 3-levels of commercial space, all overlooking the tranquil waters of Norwest Lake. In the heart of Sydney Hills District, the suburb of Norwest has been transformed by the arrival of Esplanade Norwest Lake – a combined residential and commercial development set to become the centrepiece for the neighbourhood. Construction for the landmark project was undertaken by Westbourne Constructions and began in June 2018, completed in May 2020. All up, the impressive build involved 120,000m2 of formwork, 24,000m3 of concrete and 18,000m2 of glazing. Westbourne had a team of 25 staff working on the project with a total peak of workers onsite at around 350 each day. “The Esplanade precinct connects the environment to the dynamic architecturally designed living and public spaces and creates a neighbourhood that will be a landmark for the area and a lifestyle hub for generations to come,” said Westbourne’s Managing Director, Derek Pearson. “One of the main focuses the development offers that differs to others is the ‘urban experience’ that the buildings evolve around,” said Derek. “There are multilayered public spaces consisting of leisure zones, residential sky gardens, commercial tenancies on the lake edge that offer open air dining, a resident’s only club that gives a touch of Hollywood with its lush palm trees and pool.” “The beauty of this project is not just the design of the residential towers but how they connect to each other throughout the use of podium spaces and open air gardens and then the connection down to the waterfront,” Derek explained. “The development is designed with a strong sense of community as its driving force and we have taken great care to ensure these areas are given our best attention and are finished to the highest quality.” Using a rich palette of materials such as timber, fair faced blockwork and perforated metal, as well as extensive use of lush plants WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

and expansive views, the design aesthetic is modern, yet timeless. Westbourne has a well established reputation in the industry, with over 45 years building experience on specialist residential complexes made within budget and deadline. “It all starts with the design. Westbourne’s project team are an integral part of the design review process. All designs are critically appraised and peer reviewed for code compliance. We also focus on the detail, to ensure all buildability issues are addressed, waterproofing detailing is fail safe, and the processes and materials specified are best practice,” Derek said. “During construction our on-site project architect and site engineers rigorously check and approve the works as they progress. On completion our defects management team sign off on each apartment and the common areas prior to handover.” When faced with the construction of the new boardwalk overlooking the lake, Westbourne thought outside the square. “Our team valued managed the foundation design to allow all piling works – steel screw piles – to be carried out from piling rigs set up on the land side, rather than installing in situ concrete piles from the waterside. The savings in cost and time was considerable.” Characterised by collaboration, true pricing, the highest construction quality and a seamless transition from developer to owner occupiers, Westbourne has won the Master Builders Association Excellence in Construction award on multiple occasions, as well as six Asia Pacific Property Awards for their recent Uno by Bridgehill project. For more information contact Westbourne Constructions, Suite 23, 12 Tryon Road, Lindfield NSW 2070, phone 02 9413 8442, email info@westbourne.net.au, website www.westbourne.net.au

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Below Reece Onsite worked closely with Westbourne and Aoyuen to supply high quality European brands.

Australia’s largest plumbing and bathroom supplies business, Reece Onsite, is proud to partner with Aoyuan International and Westbourne Construction to create the unique, high quality Esplanade Northwest Lake project. The Reece Onsite Account Specialist, Robbie Woolley, worked closely with Westbourne and Aoyan to understand the principle requirements of this project. The Esplanade Northwest Lake, achieved an enhanced design aesthetic through featuring high quality European brands GROHE and LAUFEN from Reece. Offering outstanding designs and a comprehensive range, LAUFEN’s product are further enhanced by state-of-the-art innovative materials, passionate craftsmanship and legendary Swiss quality and precision. LAUFEN is a leading international manufacturer of ceramic sanitaryware producing exclusively in Europe. German engineering and design for kitchen and bathroom tapware as well as shower fittings was key to capitalise on the overall look, as well as deliver on technology and comfort. GROHE, the largest tapware manufacturer in the world was the best choice to deliver form and function while adhering to the overall experience of the living space. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

In Feb 2019, Aoyuan Development Manager, Darren met at the Rozelle BathroomLife to review physical samples, and signed off the Reece proposal and then Reece Onsite started supplying the project in April. A tailored project management solution was created to help with efficiencies onsite, with clear and consistent communication was key to the smooth delivery and supply. A cage delivery system was used, meaning products for each apartment are packed into a cage, and delivered to the appropriate room. For over 100 years, Reece has been involved with many building development projects, including fitting out the luxurious Ritz Carlton hotel in Perth, supplying fixtures for the tallest skyscraper in Victoria – the residential Australia 108 in Melbourne, and the stunning Elysian beachfront residences at Broadbeach on the Gold Coast. Reece Onsite commercial divisions operate nationally with purpose built distribution centres making them readily accessible across the country. For more information contact Reece Onsite Commercial NSW, 1 Litton Close, Pemulwuy NSW 2145, phone 02 8748 5000, website www.reece.com.au NSW PROJECT FEATURE ESPLANADE NORWEST LAKE 171


Below Just Skip Bins removed tonnes of brick, timber, concrete and gyprock waste, with most of the segregation done onsite.

With a singular focus, Just Skip Bins have established themselves as a leader in waste management and recycling, trusted by industry and residents alike to provide economical and environmentally friendly options.

All the waste was taken offsite and then the different materials were recycled. “What doesn’t get segregated onsite, we recycle as much as possible at our own facility. Our aim is to divert at least 85% of the waste from landfill,” said Adam.

Since joining the Esplanade Norwest Lake project in May 2018, Just Skip Bins have removed tonnes of waste, ranging from brick, concrete, gyprock, timber, metal and general scrap.

Their multiple ISO certifications provide national quality assurance, and coupled with their industry reputation for reliability, has resulted in strong relationships with residential and commercial clients.

The key difference with this project from usual worksites is that much of the waste segregation was completed onsite, a bold undertaking for the company as well as the builder.

Operating largely in the Sydney metropolitan area, the team of almost 40 staff at Just Skip Bins have increased their presence at Tier 1 and Tier 2 building sites over the past couple of years, with upcoming work on significant projects such as The Majestic Residences at Rouse Hill, the Walsh Bay Arts Precinct and the Nepean Seniors Living Village at Penrith.

“Setting up recycling was a challenge in terms of the correct waste going in the correctly designated bins. It’s done within the industry, but it’s not common to have so many bins onsite,” said General Manager of Sales, Adam Crooks. Having been involved with the project since site sheds were installed on location, the daily coordination of bin placement and removal, and reliable truck movement has been a big task, but one that Just Skip Bins has made as smooth as possible. 172 NSW PROJECT FEATURE ESPLANADE NORWEST LAKE

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Below McKanna Fabrications completed the architectural metalwork for the project, including the cabanas, pergolas and awnings.

As specialists in structural and architectural steelwork, McKanna Fabrications have added their finesse to Esplanade Norwest Lake. From every angle, their metalwork is on display, shown in the structural support through to practical design, creating a sense of stability and style.

Using crawler and tower cranes, as well as booms and scissor lifts, the team of four situated onsite installed the steelwork in some pretty tricky locations, including an awning spanning from one building over to the other, as well as pergolas up on Level 4 of the complex which cover outdoor BBQs.

First involved with the project from mid 2019, the team at McKanna Fabrications was onsite since July 2019, installing their work in collaboration with the progress of the development, which was a huge undertaking and concluded in March 2020.

The family owned and operated business of over 30 years had a crew of around seven staff completing the fabrications to the engineer’s designs, working with the raw materials and painting the finished products before transporting the pieces to Sydney from their base at Lake Macquarie via semitrailer for installation.

“We have done all the architectural metalwork at Esplanade Norwest Lake. All the visible awnings, pergolas and cabanas, the main entry lobby awning, and we did the awning for the outdoor dining precinct,” said Managing Director and Owner of McKanna Fabrications, Jason Barnes. “Another main element involved the Boardwalk – we made a structural steel support for a concrete slab to go on top. It’s a 100m long, curved work of art right on the water and we installed it via barge. Tower cranes would lift the pieces down to us. At times we had wind to contend with, which was quite a challenge,” said Jason. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

“It’s been a good job, a really great one to work on, Westbourne have been one of the best builders we’ve ever worked with,” said Jason. Westbourne have earmarked McKanna Fabrications for future work, and the company has a long client list in Sydney and interstate, as well as Canada and New Zealand.

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Below Civil Cleaning Services were engaged on Esplanade Norewest Lake from beginning to end.

While most only have to deal with a house to clean, the team at Civil Cleaning Services tackle everything from schools and hospitals, to residential developments and commercial properties, with the highest adherence to safe work methods at every turn. Coming onboard at Esplanade Norwest Lake in early 2019, Civil Cleaning Services commenced their involvement with initial site and office cleaning and were one of the last contractors onsite before residents and tenants moved into the building. “We were at the beginning and the end. Once floors and apartments were finished, we started our final clean,” said General Manager, Mauricie Gutierrez. Considering the size of Esplanade Norwest Lake – more than 250 apartments, 4-floors of retail, 5-levels of carparks, as well as recreation areas, it was a massive undertaking. “The number of staff we had onsite varied. While we started with a smaller crew, as the project picked momentum the cleaning crew was increased to accommodate the project timeline,” Mauricie said. Once the apartments were deemed ready, the team did a first clean. This involved preparing the bathrooms, kitchens and laundries with a chemical clean so the builders could put in silicone around the 174 NSW PROJECT FEATURE ESPLANADE NORWEST LAKE

joints, and so forth. After this, glass, balconies, frames, floors and rooms were thoroughly cleaned. “The assessor then inspected the units for defects, then we completed a purchaser clean, this third clean makes them like a brand new unit, ready to give to the client. Once the client did their inspection, we came back and did a last clean, known as a handover clean, for the client to move in. This is the same for commercial premises,” said Mauricie. Three cleans per unit were applied, with staff removing gyprock dust, residue from tiling, silicone, paint, and anything else you can imagine from a full construction site. Civil Cleaning Services have over 30 years experience providing quality cleaning for residential, commercial, government and private industries, whether they take one day or one year.

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Below Mulberry Construction Group were responsible for the carpentry, landscaping and boardwalk on the project.

Mulberry Construction Group were engaged to complete the bespoke woodwork for Esplande’s show-stopping boardwalk jetty, feature screens and the upper level leisure spaces.

over concrete bases,” Adrian said. “Our boys had to work in a dinghy to install the fascia board of the boardwalk. The water movement made it a bit awkward, but we completed the task.”

Mulberry installed their distinct touches to enhance both the aesthetic and practical nature of the build. Their custom made work relied heavily on native Queensland spotted gum to add a rich, textural feel to the spaces, and the use of Sculptform cladding provided a striking visual effect.

Despite a condensed project timeline due to strict COVID-19 regulations, and delays procuring the spotted gum from Queensland due to drought and the earlier bushfires, the Mulberry team delivered on time by accelerating production onsite, which ensure no knock-on effects to other trades. “Overall, the Westbourne team were thrilled with the outcome, considering everything that was happening at the time,” Adrian said.

Sculptform cladding was utilised on 15 concrete columns, and for the Level 4 communal area approximatly 400m2 of decking was installed, including the BBQ area and the furniture (bench seats, tables and cabanas). “Westbourne initially had alternative products, but we got involved with the design process to help reduce costs and still achieve the design intent,” said Director, Adrian Propoggia. “On the boardwalk we used 300x300 Rough Sawn Iron Bark Seats that required H3 Treatment and sanding to remove all rough edges and splinters to the curved perimeter. Laser cut 316 Stainless Steel end plates were routed into the end of each seat for a flush finish. Lake side bench seats used dressed 145x95 Iron Bark sleepers counter levering WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

Awarded for their work on projects such as the Juanita Nielson Community Centre in Woolloomooloo, Griffith Teas Surry Hills, 1 Bligh Street Sydney and recently awarded the Arkadia Alexandria Mulberry Constructions use their expertise and innovation to provide functionality and longevity, without compromising on aesthetics.

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BRILLIANT FROM ALL ANGLES DEVELOPER : EcoWorld International MAIN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY : Parkview Constructions ARCHITECT : Woods Bagot CONSTRUCTION VALUE : $165 million

West Village is a landmark 40-level tower of 398 luxury apartments with custom luxury finishes including caesarstone benchtops, mirrored splash backs, Miele appliances, engineered floor boards, bathrooms with feature tapware, large balconies, a gorgeous rooftop entertainment deck with pocket parks, shelters, seating, grassy terraces and BBQ areas, plus an exotic ground floor retail and intimate alfresco dining precinct. Parkview is an award-winning industry leader in the delivery of high quality living spaces. Over the last 10 years they have expanded their sector coverage, diversifying into large master planned communities, hotels, aged care, hospitality, commercial, industrial and education projects. Integrity, excellence and innovation characterise Parkview’s approach to every project it undertakes. Parkview constructed West Village, located in the heart of Parramatta’s CBD. This landmark residential, retail and hospitality development for EcoWorld International was designed by Woods Bagot changing the face of Parramatta, providing 398 luxury apartments over one 40-storey tower and a second 7-storey tower. Apartments enjoy stunning views to the Sydney CBD, to the East and also the Blue Mountains to the West. West Village has an impressive 5-level atrium in the main lobby to the largest tower. Communal rooftop gardens complete with BBQ facilities are provided on Level 40 and Level 7. The residential floors are complemented by retail and commercial spaces on lower levels. Residents will also enjoy a roof top music room and golf simulator room. Images this page by FRMEZ

Parkview began their involvement with West Village in early 2017 when tendering started. The contract was executed July 2017 and work commenced in December 2017. Completion is anticipated this year. “We are excited to be the builder of this iconic project,” said Project Manager, Laurence Yenco. “West Village has an impressive and elegant natural concrete façade with vertical glass screens, delivering a striking new addition to Parramatta’s skyline.” The central location of the West Village has brought its challenges during construction. “Located on the very busy corner of Church Street, Parkes Street and the Great Western Highway, with Westfield Parramatta in the vicinity, has created some restrictions on movements of personnel and materials. We have had to carefully plan all logistics,” said Laurence. Another challenge during construction was related to working at height, with safety being a number one priority on the 40-storey building. Façade works in particular were challenging, with moving workers and materials safely over the 40-storeys taking a considerable amount of time. Moving rubbish and waste material back down and

dealing with the environmental challenges like winds at high levels has also placed extra demands on the team. “Fortunately we have a great deal of experience within Parkview to deal with issues like these,” said Laurence. “At any one time we had 45 Parkview employees on the project, ranging from construction workers, plant operators, foremen, administrators to managers.” The Parkview team is renowned for taking pride in every project they undertake and West Village is no exception. The skilled management team provides an extensive multi-disciplinary background and experience in construction, engineering, architecture, project management, property development, investment and asset management. The company’s business philosophy is to build long lasting relationships and exceptional projects with all clients and partners. “We are here for the long term, just like our buildings,” said Laurence. Parkview employs a three stage design management process incorporating early planning, construction, and finally completion and handover. This enables Parkview to value engineer the project and produce the best value design to ensure the smooth delivery of every project, on time and within budget. Parkview continually strives to set new benchmarks in design and construction. Current major projects include The Orchards, a master planned community for Sekisui House Australia at Baulkham Hills, Sanctuary apartments at Wentworth Point also for Sekisui House Australia and Neue Apartments at Macquarie Park for COLI Australia. For more information contact Parkview, Level 7, 60 Union Street, Pyrmont NSW 2009, phone 02 9506 1500, email enquiries@ parkview.com.au, website www.parkview. com.au

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Below Feenix made a visual impact on West Village, providing the glazed balustrades and aluminum balusters.

Feenix has been designing, manufacturing and installing high quality balustrades, louvres and screens since they were first established in 1992 in Sydney. They also have factory facilities in Burleigh Heads, Queensland, giving them the resources to service the demands of the construction industry on Australia’s East Coast. With an impressive portfolio of projects completed for some of the best known Tier 1 and Tier 2 builders in the country, Feenix was contracted by Parkview Constructions to design, manufacture and install façade requirements for the outstanding West Village residential and retail tower in Parramatta. Feenix has made a major contribution to the visual impact of West Village through the design, manufacture and installation of aluminium balusters to the podium levels, glazed balustrades to the tower and louvres and screens to both the podium and tower. The significant size of the louvres required special lifting equipment in the form of a large boom and crane to position them in place. The location of West Village on a major intersection in Parramatta meant scheduling the lifts with the boom at times that would minimise traffic disruption. Now in position, the louvres add an elegant and functional aspect to the exterior of the building. Feenix specialises in designing and supplying a complete package for their clients so that balustrades can be complemented with aluminium fixed and sliding louvres, privacy screens, speciality louvered fencing or any other miscellaneous vents and screens required to complete façades. All elements are produced to the highest quality finish. A testimony to Feenix’s success is the fact that the company supplies and installs over 15km of high quality balustrades on average every year. The high level of demand is driven by the company’s practice of fully fabricating to size, delivering to site and installing complete with protective plastic. Once installed, instant edge protection is created and the removal or jump of screens/scaffold can be done, reducing the build costs for the builder. 180 NSW PROJECT FEATURE WEST VILLAGE

Feenix offers over 60 different aluminium extrusions to assist in creating the appearance that a client may require for their project. All products are manufactured from a reputable ISO 9001 quality certified supplier. The suppliers are approved Dulux and AkzoNobel/Interpon certified so that all powdercoating carries a 15 year warranty. As well as aluminium products, Feenix also provides a range of stainless steel and mild steel glazed balustrades, often prescribed to create a visually appealing element in shopping centres and commercial spaces. Feenix provides a complete project management package. With their internal resources of design, project management, an architect team and a highly experienced external engineer, Feenix can provide shop drawing development, fabrication, powdercoating through to onsite installation. It has a dedicated team on the factory floor managing the manufacturing processes including quality control and accuracy. Recently completed projects which indicate the versatility of Feenix include the Wonderland development by Multiplex in Central Park, Chippendale in Sydney, where Feenix supplied and installed aluminium glazed balustrades, fixed batten screens, perforated mesh sliding screens and privacy screens. Feenix also worked alongside Multiplex on The Beach apartment tower in Broadbeach supplying and installing glazed balustrades, pool fencing, privacy louvres, mechanical room louvres and services louvre gates. The expansion of The Star on the Gold Coast, built by Probuild and completed in 2018, saw Feenix supply and install aluminium glazed balustrades to external balconies. The West Village project further enhances Feenix’s reputation in the design, manufacture and installation of high quality, cost effective balustrades, louvres and screens. For more information contact Feenix NSW, 7/53-57 Burrows Road, Alexandria NSW 2015, phone 02 9516 0100, email admin@ feenix.com.au, website www.feenix.com.au AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW


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Below CHERIO Civil Works provided civil services, including kerbing, line marking, tree planting and drainage.

CHERIO Civil Works is founded on the belief that workmanship and quality should never be compromised. As a unified team they are able to achieve this through their attention to detail, experience and professional approach. CHERIO provided both internal and external civil works for the West Village project, including the public domain and roadworks. In addition to the civil works, CHERIO also provided kerbing, drainage, tree planting (including stratavaults), linemarking and street furniture encompassed in the scope of works. Given the busy CBD location, traffic and pedestrian management had been a key consideration. Similarly, working on underground services required a critical focus on timing, traffic management and safety. CHERIO Civil Works’ experience in working in this type of environment has been invaluable and their ability to liaise with both Parramatta Council and the client prove to be the difference. Their full time staff were fully engaged throughout the project as the level of difficulty exponentially heightened as the works continued to progress. CHERIO holds RMS prequalification status. Their area of expertise includes road and bridge works, demolition, excavation, storm water 182 NSW PROJECT FEATURE WEST VILLAGE

drainage including GPTs, light and heavy duty concreting, landscaping, linemarking, street furniture works and any public domain related works in general. CHERIO has recently completed a major contract at Macquarie Park Village in Sydney where they delivered the public domain works including traffic and pedestrian control measures, night and day shift teams, demolition and earthworks, drainage, subgrade preparation works, managing service authorities (Optus/Vocus/TPG/Telstra/ Ausgrid), kerb and gutters, concrete and paved footpaths and landscaping. A challenge on the project was the construction of the main entry cobblestone driveway as the works had to be completed out of hours, but access still given to all residents. CHERIO prides themselves on providing an excellent service, bringing projects to completion to the required quality, absolutely on time and on budget. As a result, they enjoy a large amount of repeat business from their satisfied clients. For more information contact CHERIO Civil Works, 2015 9/23 Garema Circuit, Kingsgrove NSW 2208, phone 02 9758 2622, email admin@cheriocivil.com.au, website www.cheriocivil.com.au AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW


Below G. James Facade Solutions supplied and installed all the aluminum windows, feature glazing and glass privacy screens.

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The G. James Group is a family owned manufacturing business which has proudly specialised in the Australian based production of aluminium windows and doors, building façades, processed glass and aluminium extrusions for over 40 years. West Village was a major undertaking for the G. James Facade Solutions division, supplying and installing all aluminium windows and sliding doors (some of which specified disabled access) as well as several shopfronts. The project also required some specialty elements which included feature glazing for the main entry, glazed canopies and stripe screen printed, heat strengthened laminated glass privacy screens. Most of the installation was completed within the 5-floor high formwork and access screen system which jumped two floors every two weeks. This system required close coordination and commitment from all trades, providing an efficient and safe method of installation. Installation of the curtain wall’s full height panels from behind the screens required some unique solutions. “We also had to have flexibility in our delivery schedule and overcome access challenges in a very busy CBD location. With all materials and fabrication completed inhouse or locally sourced we were able to lead the façade works,” said Sydney Branch Manager, Mark Sandblom. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

All aluminium was extruded and surface finished in Australia by G. James’ extrusion division while the glass incorporated in West Village was processed and supplied by the G. James Glass Products Division. Fabrication of the aluminium joinery was a task undertaken by G. James Facade Solutions, sourcing product from both their Sydney and Brisbane factories. “G. James is proud to support and foster Australian made products and local manufacturing,” Mark said. “The project provided assignment for 15 factory workers, with 12 installers regularly onsite.” G. James Facade Solutions undertakes projects ranging from large monumental assignments to smaller custom jobs, some of which have achieved prestigious architectural design and industry awards. Of note, is G. James’ work on Sydney’s UTS Central Podium project which saw them awarded the 2019 Australian Glass & Window Association National Design Award for the Best Use of Glass & Glazing. Other recent major residential projects include Central Park Duo, Marrick & Co for Mirvac and Macquarie Park Village. Commercial projects include No. 1 Bligh Street and the UTS engineering building. For more information contact G. James Facade Solutions, 26 Long Street, Smithfield NSW 2164, phone 02 9732 2452, email sydney_ commercial@gjames.com.au, website www.gjames.com NSW PROJECT FEATURE WEST VILLAGE 183


Below Think Planners were responsible for managing the approval process, achieving development consent.

Town planning specialist, Think Planners, has a particular affinity with Western Sydney where it has significant, established connections and substantial experience. No surprise then when it was awarded the planning contract for the transformative West Village project in Parramatta. West Village will create a new benchmark for apartment living in Parramatta, with elegant finishes, spectacular roof top views and access to popular alfresco restaurants on the retail level. Rail and bus connections are close by. Director, Adam Byrnes said that Think Planners managed the entire approval process for West Village. “It was highly important that the design of the project met the highest standards of excellence for developers, EcoWorld International. Think Planners undertook the design development and achieved development consent for this outstanding building which will be a major contributor to Parramatta’s new skyline.” Think Planner’s approach was to engage their senior practitioners on undertakings of the scale of West Village. Adam and his fellow Directors, Jonathon Wood and Schandel Fortu worked 184 NSW PROJECT FEATURE WEST VILLAGE

on the project with the support of their Planning Manager, Brad Delapierre. “We always work in close collaboration with our clients right through the planning process, assisting in shaping their project concepts, testing project potential and advising on design development,” said Adam. “Think Planners remained engaged with our West Village clients right through to approval of the development proposal.” With 10 years experience and a team of nine, Think Planners has successfully delivered planning projects across many of Sydney’s local government areas. They are currently involved in over a dozen high rise developments in the Parramatta CBD, and have a strong track record in delivering planning proposals and development approvals in places such as Granville, Penrith, Bankstown, Blacktown, The Hills, Hornsby and many more local government areas. For more information contact Think Planners, May’s Hill Gate House, Great Western Highway, Parramatta NSW 2150, phone 02 9687 8899, email info@thinkplanners.com.au, website www.thinkplanners.com.au AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW


Below Orion Mechanical Services supplied and installed Daikin ducted split VRV air conditioning throughout the project.

Orion Mechanical Services has an outstanding reputation as a specialist in delivering customised HVAC solutions for commercial, residential, industrial and mixed use property projects. The company provides a complete design and construct service, encompassing documentation, services coordination, procurement, supply, installation, commissioning and service. Orion Mechanical was engaged by Parkview on a design and construct contract to provide HVAC services to the project. Site Manager, Sajid Safadi said that an experienced team was assembled consisting of two designers, a project manager, one full time site manager, two project engineers, two foremen, nine installers and two apprentices. Orion Mechanical designed, supplied and installed Daikin VRV-4S fully ducted air conditioning systems to all the apartments plus both tower and podium main entry lobbies. The basement carpark mechanical ventilation system includes a single large VSD driven Chicago Blower DWDI centrifugal exhaust fan plus three in-line axial carpark supply fans all controlled via a Carbon Monoxide Monitoring System connected to the BMS (Building Management System). The stair pressurisation system includes a reversible mechanical relief/outside air fan with motorised dampers on each level. Provisional commercial WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

kitchen exhaust duct risers were provided for all future retail tenancies. Mechanical ventilation systems were provided to all garbage rooms, plantrooms and the adjoining electrical substation. The combined mechanical lobby relief and outside air system required the design and selection of a reversible 1,000mm diameter in-line axial fan with special consideration to the size of the fan, motor, blade selection and positioning. “We also had to ensure airtight installation of the ductwork system with the masonry riser, requiring a high level of coordination with the builder during installation to ensure quality and performance,” said Design Engineer, Ryan Boediman. Orion Mechanical also worked on the Park One development at Macquarie Park for Icon. The company is currently working on the Sir Moses Montefiore retirement living project at Randwick for Richard Crookes Constructions, with Lendlease on the BaptistCare Fivedock project and also with Watpac on Romeciti’s luxury residential towers, NATURA, at Macquarie Park. For more information contact Orion Mechanical Services, Unit 19, 198222 Young Street, Waterloo NSW 2017, phone 02 9669 1404, email info@orionmechanical.com.au, website www.orionmechanical.com.au NSW PROJECT FEATURE WEST VILLAGE 185


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BIG THINGS IN SMALL PACKAGES The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) CB04 Infill Extension involved the demolition of University Hall and construction of a new state-of-the-art research facility building as an addition to Building 4. It connects seamlessly with the existing Science building, creating 7-levels of specialist labs which facilitate world class research and are themed around particular scientific methods. Awarded the construction contract in November 2018, Kane delivered the bold new campus development project ahead of schedule via their wealth of expertise and personnel which provided ongoing improvements and innovation throughout the duration of the build. “Our scope for UTS was to demolish the existing University Hall and construct a 7-level infill building offering a state-of-the-art research facility,” said Kane Project Manager, Steven Browne. “Demolition and excavation commenced in January 2019, with the first concrete slab being poured in September 2019. The facility was completed in July 2020 – 11 weeks ahead of the original contract date for practical completion,” Steven explained. With a focus on creating a cutting edge facility to nurture and foster research excellence, the building had to be equipped with the latest technology, while being flexible enough to adapt and update with future ingenuity. Kane went beyond their remit as main construction company to provide invaluable design ideas to enable this broad scope. “We challenged ourselves and our subcontractors to come up with improved designs, material and equipment selections and methodologies to build better, smarter and safer,” Steven said. “Consultation with the stakeholders throughout the design finalisation and shop drawing stage ensured the product being delivered at the end met the user’s requirements. At UTS we took the stakeholders on the journey with us to ensure

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when they walked into the laboratories upon handover, there were no surprises.” Kane carefully selected key subcontractors who had strong design capabilities to assist with ensuring the smooth integration of the old and new. One of the key moments was when Kane determined early in the project there would be significant benefits in developing services shop drawings in 3D instead of 2D. “This assisted in coordinating the huge number of services being reticulated through the ceiling spaces which were restricted in areas due to adjoining floor levels and existing structural elements,” Steven said. The improvement of spatial coordination and integration provided substantial cost savings for UTS and had a positive effect on building function, safety and quality. “Risks and opportunities were identified early on to provide the client with adequate time to consider and adopt changes. This approach resulted in improvements to safety aspects within the design and a significant reduction in risks associated with predicted thermal movement in the façade.” They tackled all challenges head on, as Kane prides themselves on undertaking complex projects that other construction companies turn away from. Site access and its associated logistical concerns had to be addressed throughout the landlocked build. “The project was bound on three sides by existing buildings, with the remaining side

the façade, abutting a pedestrian bridge. The floor plate of the new infill building is entirely new labs, with no stairs or lifts directly feeding the work area, making personal access through operating teaching and PC2 certified labs an immense challenge,” Steven said. “Access for deliveries and concrete pours was also limited to a main arterial road with time restrictions, only five hours a day.” Working on scientific laboratories meant extra precautions and safety measures were employed, such as engagement with the lab certifier to assist with training of workers and the installation of hoardings equal to PC2 with all joints sealed. With a core team of around 10 staff, peaking at 75 during the build, the success of the highly complex development is a testament to Kane’s balanced approach to journey and delivery. Awarded National Construction Master Builder of the Year 2019, the positive input and contribution Kane provided to the final design, improved the building function, safety and quality, whilst at the same time providing substantial cost savings back to the client. The final outcome is a research facility which embodies collaboration and industry leading technology.

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Below JPS fitted out five state-of-the-art laboratories at UTS CB04 Infill Extension Facility for medical gases.

When you mention the word plumbing, you immediately think all manner of water based work: bathrooms, kitchens, laundries and drains. The team at JPS Plumbing covers all of that, and are also specialists in providing the pipework for gases. Since kicking off his business in 1998, Owner Joe Stojkovic, has completed commercial plumbing work all across Sydney, but has now turned his focus towards gas installation, working largely in this area for the past six years. The JPS team’s work on the state-of-the-art laboratories at UTS CB04 Infill Extension Facility included fitting out five labs over as many floors. “We worked on providing the framework for medical gases for the labs,” Joe explained. “Our team installed all the pipework, the manifolds for the bottle stores, all the gas pipework to all the outlets in the labs, plus we hooked up all the benches and fume cupboards.” Copper and stainless steel piping was used to set up the framework for the use of gases such as ammonia, high purity helium, nitrogen, high purity oxygen, argon and high purity argon. 188 NSW PROJECT FEATURE UTS CB04 INFILL EXTENSION FACILITY

The team of three worked onsite from January 2020, with handover happening in the July, and completed all installation and welding themselves. While time and space were tight, no corners were cut throughout the process to ensure the highest levels of biosafety and security. “We orbital welded all the stainless steel and most of our pipework had to be manually bent – we didn’t want to use elbows as less welding means fewer leaks and it looks cleaner. We take pride in our work,” Joe said. While this is one of the bigger developments they have been involved with, their reputation for quality has seen them hired for projects at the Williamtown RAAF base, and upcoming work at Murrurundi Hospital and Newcastle University.

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Below EA & Associates delivered a high level of temporary works design solutions to several areas of the project.

EA & Associates (EAAE) are a team of consulting engineers who have been providing structural engineering solutions for temporary works since 1985. EAAE have an excellent track record for service, delivery, and expertise. EAAE are listed as preferred designers and peer review engineers for all types of temporary structures for Multiplex, Lendlease, Watpac, Built and Hutchinson Builders. On the impressive UTS CB04 Infill Extension Facility, EAAE were contracted by lead construction company Kane Constructions to deliver a high level of temporary works design solutions to several areas of the project. “Our scope included the perimeter scaffold and block wall bracing design,” said EA & Associates Principal, Sam Ebeid. “Our team regularly collaborated with the site crew to ensure that access and temporary works structures are being built safely.” From August 2019, the company had a team of four staff involved in the project from the initial concept stage, through to the scaffolding being dismantled in March 2020. They relied on their extensive experience and industry knowledge, along with the latest digital ingenuity, to tackle the project. “We used Finite Element Modelling Programs and produced shop drawings in AutoCAD for efficiency” Sam said. WWW.ANCR.COM.AU

The location of the building site was challenging with confined spaces and existing surrounding buildings. “In several areas we had to adopt a creative approach – tight spaces and protruding adjacent buildings created obstacles to work around,” Sam explained. “We were working to tight deadlines, reacting to modifications required frequently and urgently and actioning work with the constraints of gear available and challenging conditions onsite.” With the majority of their work focused in Sydney Metropolitan Area, EA & Associates also have offices in Brisbane and Melbourne, providing their clients with a wide range of services in structural, façade repairs and remedial engineering. They have been entrusted to work on many high profile projects. “In Canberra we worked on sophisticated access design solutions for the replacement of the glass skylights on top of Parliament House. In Sydney we were deeply involved with the temporary works onsite at Barangaroo Towers 1, 2 and 3, Crown Casino, Darling Harbour and the WestConnex projects. Currently we’re working on the One Sydney Harbour redevelopment and undertaking development work at the Opera House.” For more information contact EA & Associates Consulting Engineers, phone 02 9475 0610, website www.eaae.com.au NSW PROJECT FEATURE UTS CB04 INFILL EXTENSION FACILITY 189


MAKING A SPLASH The Stromlo Leisure Centre project is one of Australia’s first long spanning mass timber construction examples incorporating construction techniques practiced in Europe for centuries. The project consists of a 50m Olympic Pool, 20m learn-to-swim pool, leisure pool and splash park, plus reception, kiosk, administration offices and change rooms. In addition to the extensive aquatic facilities, the centre incorporates additional leisure facilities such as a gym, café and various external recreation areas for triathlon and community groups. The $36 million Stromlo Leisure Centre project for the Australian Capital Territory Government includes an 8-lane FINA compliant 50m exercise pool, a 20m multi-purpose pool, a leisure pool and splash park and supporting facilities including a café, gym and external fitness and recreation areas. Working with a large consulting team, Kane Constructions fully designed the new facility from the start. Kane submitted a preliminary design as part of the tender stage and have now taken that through to construction.

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One distinguishing feature of Kane’s design is the glue laminated timber ‛glulam’ roof structure which is designed to provide a connection to the surrounding Stromlo Forest Park. The roof is one of the first of its kind in Australia. The company did the engineering in Australia, it was manufactured in Europe and imported. There was about a 10 month lead time from design to arrival onsite.

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The lead time for the roof drove the entire construction programme. They had to lock in the building envelope and fire compartment design very early on. Everything then had to be built to the exact relative level and dimensions to ensure the roof fit perfectly onsite. As well as providing a distinguishing design feature, the glulam roof brought other benefits. It’s a sustainable material which also brings maintenance benefits. The timber is really well suited to the aquatic environment. During construction, a range of challenges had to be overcome. The site was formerly a dump site with uncontrolled fill which Kane had to remove and replace with new soil. They could then use a piling machine and rig to drill the piles which are at many different heights. The site is sloping so on one side the piles are deeper than on the other. The pool construction itself required significant quality checking to prove the pool was watertight before the surrounding enclosure was built. Kane built the envelope around the pool which dictated an already challenging programme. The structure also spans over the balance tanks for the pool which influenced the construction sequence. The entire facility has been designed with an eye for detail and a strong sense of place. The building

features curtain wall glazing which is oriented to capture views towards the city and Black Mountain. Throughout the scheme the overall quality of the finishes we have used sets the project apart. Kane is a national company with offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Canberra. Since commencing operations in Melbourne in 1973, Kane have established themselves as one of Australia’s leading construction companies. Kane have delivered projects in the Australian Capital Territory since 1991 and opened their Canberra office in 2016. The Stromlo Leisure Centre will be the latest addition to a portfolio of successful projects in Canberra and surrounds which includes the Manuka Oval Broadcast Centre and the Queanbeyan Sports Centre which received a National Master Builders award. Kane are a multi-award-winning company having also been awarded the 2016 National Commercial Master Builder of the Year by Master Builders Australia as well as Master Builder of the Year 2019 and Master Builder of the Year in Victoria for 2016 and 2017. The Stromlo Leisure Centre project is another example of Kane’s culture of professionalism, competence, integrity and enjoyment – referred to as “The Kane Way,” This is reflected in their philosophy that “success is recognised in the way we achieve, as much as what we achieve.” For more information contact Kane Constructions, Level 1/24 Bougainville Street, Manuka ACT 2603, phone 02 6203 4200, email actcontact@kane.com.au, website www.kane.com.au

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Below CPS Concrete Group utilised their reinforcment and landscaping divisions for the Stromlo Leisure Centre.

CPS Concrete Group, a local Canberra company specialising in commercial and domestic concrete work, were contracted for a range of works on the Stromlo Leisure Centre including landscaping, reinforcement, concrete placing and steel fixing.

CPS have a long history of working with Kane, having been involved on projects such as the Manuka Media Centre for which they provided reinforcement, concrete placement and landscaping works on a highly technical and challenging design. “We have had a good relationship with Kane since the very first job we did with them” said Johnny.

CPS Concrete Group was founded 30 years ago with a focus on concrete pumping, placing and finishing but has recently become more diverse. “For the last three years we have offered reinforcement and landscaping services,” said Director, Tony Costanzo. “Recently we also added post tensioning services.”

“Overall the Stromlo Leisure Centre was a great project to work on with Kane and we are proud of what we have delivered,” said Tony. “We had some tight time constraints to work with and we managed to deliver the project on time.”

“Our landscaping and reinforcement divisions have their own dedicated crews with the capacity to deliver small or large projects,” said Tony.

Over the years, CPS Concrete Group has built a strong reputation for their ability and willingness to adapt to challenging project designs. They have developed excellent working relationships with many large builders in Canberra.

“There are two different parts to our landscaping business – softscapes and hardscapes,” said Landscaping Director, Johnny Costanzo. “At Stromlo Leisure Centre both parts were involved and we delivered pavements, tree planting, soil grading, artificial grass, turfing and irrigation.” “The landscaping design was by the landscape architects Redbox,” said Johnny. “We developed the design in a few areas to enable it to meet the client’s desired look and feel and then completed the works.” The Stromlo Leisure Centre site is large and sloping in parts which resulted in a complex landscaping package. One key challenge for CPS was the construction of the retaining wall which had a very short lead time for construction after the receipt of building control approval. In addition to the landscaping works, CPS were also contracted to deliver reinforcement, concrete placing and steel fixing packages. “Onsite we had a crew working for the main contractor Kane and a separate crew working for the swimming pool contractor, Crystal Pools,” said Tony.

With mobile placing boom pumps ranging in size from 28-52m and tower placing booms ranging from 28-36m, CPS has the right equipment to suit all projects. They have a proven track record of completing large projects within tight deadlines and budgets while meeting the highest quality standards. As they have grown, CPS have retained the flexibility to deal with unforeseen problems when they occur in order to complete the required tasks and ensure successful project completion. “We are a family run business,” said Tony. “We have grown to have the capacity and capability to take on jobs of any size while still retaining that family oriented mindset.” For more information contact CPS Concrete Group, Unit 7, 63-65 Wollongong Street, Fyshwick ACT 2609, phone 02 6228 1552, fax 02 6228 1529, website www.cpscg.com.au

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Below ABS Façade were engaged to complete the full façade engineering, supply and installation.

ABS Façade is an Australian industry leader in all aspects of façade works including commercial façade installation, combustible cladding rectification, modular façade systems and prefabrication, cross laminated timber, curtain walls and high rise glazing. Stromlo Leisure Centre in Canberra is the latest in a long list of successfully completed projects by ABS Façade. ABS Façade was contracted to provide façade engineering, supply and installation for the full façade of the project which included window walls, punched out windows, fibre cement and aluminium cladding, as well as fibre cement internal finishes to the pool concourse and entry foyer. The Stromlo Leisure Centre was conceived as a highly energy efficient project and ABS Façades played a major role in achieving this. “The sustainable nature of the construction made it more interesting and challenging to deliver,” said Charl Archer, Project Manager. “The window walls were designed to tight constraints, it was a high rise design in a low rise application to deliver high strength and thermal performance. This allowed the glazing to perform higher to maintain the internal temperature and reduce the load on the mechanical systems.” As well as completing the installation works, ABS Façade was also appointed to finalise the façade design. “One of our strengths is our ability to tailor designs to achieve the design intent of the project,” said Charl. “For this project the aluminium curved feature walls were more detailed than a standard building to achieve the complex geometry.” The construction sequence also presented some challenges for the façade installation works. “We had to be adaptable and find ways that was more applicable to the project than the standard way of working,” said Charl.

“Some sections of the façade were installed via a mini crawler crane from the inside instead of the normal installation method from the outside.” “We also had to make sure that the plant equipment we used was sized to meet the weight constraints and exclusion zones of the slabs for the internal works.” ABS Façade has been working closely with the project team to ensure the project is completed efficiently and successfully. “We have worked with Kane Constructions before on previous projects and we had an open and collaborative way of working with all the contractors onsite,” said Charl. Another strength of ABS Façade is their ability to ensure timely and high quality delivery of projects of all scales from smaller projects to large developments. Their industry leading approach to onsite training and equipment use, combined with cutting edge design, engineering and fabrication technologies, helps them minimise onsite time resulting in reduced disruption and cost. In addition to their expertise in façade installation, ABS Façade is a specialist in façade rectification, replacement and renewal. They understand the challenges associated with working in occupied buildings and ensure minimal impact on a building’s functionality during rectification works. They have developed streamlined systems to replace existing combustible façades to comply with all current fire standards and are also specialists in water leakage rectification and aesthetic façade modernisation. With vast industry experience, a widespread and mobile workforce, and use the best practices and technologies allows ABS Façade to offer an unmatched level of quality, service and professionalism on all their projects. ABS Façade boasts a workforce of over 300 employees and a national presence across six offices Australia wide. They have been involved in some of Canberra’s largest building projects including the Australian National University as well as a wide range of other projects across Australia. For more information contact ABS Façade, 28 Sheppard Street, Hume ACT 2620, phone 0417 984 607, email enquiries.act@absfacade. com.au, website www.absfacade.com.au

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Below Geoff Ninnes Fong and Partners were responsible for the pool design at the Stromlo Leisure Centre.

ENGINEERED FOR EXCELLENCE Geoff Ninnes Fong and Partners (GNFP) is a market leader in Aquatic Engineering throughout Australia, and recently completed the design of the swimming pools at the new Stromlo Leisure Centre in the Australian Capital Territory. Brad Fong, Director of GNFP, was involved throughout the preliminary tender phase, detailed design and construction phases of the project. Initially GNFP assisted Kane Constructions with preliminary tender design of the pool to enable costings to be undertaken for them to win this project on a design and construct basis. GNFP was then engaged by Kane Constructions to undertake detailed design and inspection services for the pools to deliver the project. Features of the project design from an aquatic perspective were: • • • • •

Indoor 50m x 20m pool with movable boom, 1.40m to 2.0m deep with full men’s water polo capability. Recessed below pool deck lane rope storage. Combined Learn to Swim pool 20m x 10m x 1.1m deep with Leisure Pool and Toddlers’ Pool approximately 400m2. Splash Pad 320m2 approximately. Associated balance and backwash tanks. All pool structures piled to rock which was at considerable depth, including pipework beam encasements to avoid differential settlement between pipework

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and pool structures. Sand filtration with UV and chlorine disinfection as per the design brief. All pools including splash pad were tiled using Metz tiles and adhesives.

The site ground conditions were particularly challenging, consisting of deep fill and boulders overlying clayey soil and bedrock up to over 10m deep in some locations. Although a number of foundation options were considered by the builder, ultimately the pools had to be piled to rock to avoid differential settlement of the pool structures, particularly in view of the pools having a wetdeck. The tolerances required for a wetdeck pool to remain operational and level for water to flow evenly over its perimeter are very stringent, in the region of 3mm to 4mm. Hence, there was no option but to pile the pools to bedrock. The Leisure Pool design evolved with Cox Architects in Canberra to enable interaction of very shallow water, in pool spa seating, massaging jets, water play, aqua aerobics and learn to swim. A significant length of concourse area intrudes between the learn to swim and leisure pool providing not only separation between learn to swim and leisure activities, but also an area where life guards may monitor activities in both pools readily, and aqua aerobics instructors are able to stand and easily carry out their lessons. A large splash pad area with slides, water cannons and tipping bucket provides an ample area of water play for children. Separation of the toddlers’ pool from the leisure pool is achieved via a raised wall to minimise the chance of babies entering deeper water. Overall the centre is a well designed, high quality, modern aquatic facility.

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Combined leisure pool and LTS pool

For more information contact Geoff Ninnes Fong and Partners, 68/70 Crown Street, Wooloomooloo NSW 2011, phone 02 9332 5100, fax 02 9331 2963, email bradf@ gnfp.com.au, website www.gnfp.com.au

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Below AC&R Catering Equipment provided the stainless steel servery and kitchen for Stromlo Leisure Centre.

AC&R Catering Equipment specialise in the design, supply and installation of equipment, stainless steel benching and kitchen exhaust systems. They were appointed to provide kitchen and servery installations to the café in the Stromlo Leisure Centre. “We did all the functional drawings and detailing including services connections,” said Peter Smith, Sales Manager. “We worked to develop the design in order to meet the client’s requirements and were on track to start onsite in December 2019.” They were required to meet special requirements for the pool environment. “There were two different grades of stainless steel used on the project,” said Peter. “The normal grade is 304 and we also used grade 316 which is tolerant to the chemicals that are used in the pool.” AC&R is a family owned and operated business that has been supporting the Canberra hospitality industry for over 48 years. The AC&R’s extensive showroom in Fyshwick has qualified and experienced chefs with over 144 combined years of service. In addition they have a qualified mechanical engineer who carries out certification inhouse, all sales staff complete industry training courses on a regular basis and gained the C.F.S.P. (Certified Food Service Professional). Peter has instructed within the TAFE college 200 ACT PROJECT FEATURE STROMLO LEISURE CENTRE

and attends design workshops and seminars throughout Australia and overseas. They have a fully operational commercial kitchen as well as a complete range of commercial kitchen equipment and bench top items on display. AC&R are the preferred local dealer for many premium equipment brands, and offer an after sales service that is second to none. They provide inhouse certification of all designs and installations to the relevant Australian Standards. The company provides a complete service from design to fabrication, installation, finishing and onsite training for commercial projects of all types and scales. AC&R has designed and supplied commercial kitchens to leading clubs, restaurants, hotels, schools, retirement villages, cafes and airline catering services in Canberra and around Australia. They have previously worked with Kane Constructions on a range of projects including the recent Manuka Oval Media Centre and DNATA Flight Services at Canberra Airport. For more information contact AC&R Catering Equipment, 10 Kembla Street, Fyshwick Canberra ACT 2609, phone 02 6280 4088, email reception@acandr.com.au, website www.acandr.com.au AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW


Below JCL Electrics were responsible for the feature lighting, LED lighting and cable reticulations and light fixtures.

JCL Electrics is an electrical and communications contracting company with a proven track record committed to the local business community, providing competitive pricing, performance, quality and ability to deliver projects on time and on budget. The Stromlo Leisure Centre was no exception to this.

To accomplish this, JCL Electrics installed a unique suspended services extrusion that seamlessly integrates with the structure, whilst facilitating the broader technical requirements of the services installation and ensuring light levels are consistent with those required for international swimming events.

With extensive knowledge and experience amassed over 34 years within the construction industry, in partnership with their subcontractors and suppliers delivered a comprehensive design and construct package to meet and exceed the requirements of the facility.

Another distinctive aspect to the electrical installation was the use of a new product to Canberra and the market for Exit and Emergency lighting systems. JCL Electrics utilised the new Clevertronics Zoneworks XT Hive system described as the world’s most advanced emergency lighting system using dynamic self managed meshing technology that automatically creates a network by self discovering emergency luminaries around them.

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The Stromlo Leisure Centre is yet another example of JCL Electrics ability to deliver exceptional installations irrespective of complexity.

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