Mt. Austin High School, Wagga

Client:

Department of Education

Contract Value:

$1.4m

Contract Type:

GC21

Duration:

20 weeks (10 weeks ahead of schedule)

 

Scope

  • 2 New Linkway bridges joining multiple buildings located around the school together, improving accessibility for disabled students/staff.
  • 2 new accessibility ramps improving usage and egress around school areas for staff students & delivery personnel¬†Installation of passenger lift to meet access requirements

Project Benefits

  • Daily communication between site manager and the school representative Dustin was maintained throughout construction to keep the school informed.
  • Weekly updates were provided to all parties including DoE, Public Works & School staff by the project manager to ensure constant communication and updates throughout project lifecycle. As a result of maintained communication with school staff and public works regarding construction progress and changes to egress/access for students, client satisfaction was guaranteed.
  • The project was delivered 3 weeks ahead of schedule (including delays) despite stopping¬†work to accommodate changes in structural design involving the connection of the linkway bridges to the buildings around the school.
  • School was not disrupted even while major milestone activities were being completed such as structural steel erection in middle of school quadrangle & concrete pours.
  • Structural upgrades were made to an existing suspended slab which was suffering compression failure in a number of areas, NEC worked in conjunction with the structural engineer to provide an economical solution for the client.

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