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Moe Rail Precinct Award

(Bldg.Eng) congratulate FJMT Studio on their recent 2017 AIA Walter Burley Griffin Award for the Frank Bartlett Library and Service Centre. We are proud to have been the builders of this impressive building as part of the Moe Rail Precinct Revitalization project.
 
 
 

RMIT Industry Link 2017

(Bldg.Eng) was recently invited to attend the 2017 RMIT Industry Link event at Storey Hall in Melbourne. Our Directors and Senior Construction staff had a chance to meet RMIT Diploma of Construction Graduates and help encourage their interest in the industry. We loved meeting them all and look forward to attending next year.

Governor of Victoria WGAC Site Visit

Our (Bldg.Eng) Team working on the West Gippsland Arts Centre project had a special visitor on Friday August 25th with The Governor of Victoria, Her Excellency the Honourable Linda Dessau AC taking a tour of progress so far on site. The Governors visit was part of a larger, official regional tour of Gippsland. The Governor was accompanied on the site visit by Mr Anthony Howard QC, (Bldg.Eng) Director Chris Doufas, Angela Doufas, Deputy Mayor Cr Mikaela Power and staff from Baw Baw Shire Council, WGAC Project Manager Tristan Hennessy and Chris Hose from Williams Ross Architects.

(Bldg.Eng) were honoured by The Governors visit and thank Baw Baw Shire Council for their organisation of the event.

Essendon East Keilor College Niddrie

(Bldg.Eng) were recently awarded this project by The DET through the Victorian School Board Authority Capital Works Program. The project will include the construction of a new, purpose built single story “STEM” learning centre, designed to focus on the development of ICT and technical skills for future employment needs.

The new building is designed in a horseshoe shape, with connected learning pods including graphics, home EC, art, science and technology zones, with additional administration, reception, staff room and offices, materials storage and toilet facilities.

The project scope also includes construction of outdoor hard and soft landscaping, car park facilities and associated civil works. Materials include slab on ground, structural steel, core filled masonry, brick, timber, textured FC sheeting, Colorbond cladding.

(Bldg.Eng) are working in collaboration with Haskell Architects and Accuraco Project Management on this project.

2017 MBAV Awards

On Friday 4th Aug 2017, members of the (Bldg.Eng) Team gathered at Palladium at Crown for the 2017 Master Builders Excellence in Construction Awards night. As finalists in the $10M - $15M Category for our work on the Moe Rail Precinct Revitalisation project with FJMT Architects, our hopes were high. Alas, the silverware went home with others on this occasion.
 
As Category finalists, we congratulate our project team on their hard work and dedication to this and every project we work on. (Bldg.Eng) congratulate our industry Peers and category winners on their achievements and thank all event sponsors for a great night.
 
 

Westbourne Grammar Sod Turn

Earlier this year, (Bldg.Eng) were awarded the contract to build the new Sports & Aquatic Centre at Westbourne Grammar School in Truganina, Victoria. On Friday July 28th, (Bldg.Eng) Senior Staff attended the official Turning of the First Sod Ceremony as guests of School Principal Meg Hansen. (Bldg.Eng) are delivering this project in collaboration with Croxon Ramsay Architects.

2017 Indoor Beach Volleyball

The (Bldg.Eng) Social Committee once again organised a fantastic staff outing. Keeping with a sporting theme, 4 teams assembled on Friday July 28th to compete in an indoor beach volleyball tournament. After three hours of spills, thrills, diving and some serious fun, team "Cheech" were presented with the winners medallions followed by beers and pizza for all.

Our thanks to Geoff Taylor at CitySide Sports in Brunswick.

(Bldg.Eng) New Branded Truck

Introducing the newest member of the (Bldg.Eng) construction team. Our new branded truck. Special thanks to Aaron Holder and the team at Asylum Graphics for the wrap.

Williamstown High School Centenary Theatre Complete

This (Bldg.Eng) project completes Stage One of the new performing arts centre. The venue includes a 304 seat state-of-the-art theatre, large foyer with an impressive boat sculpture, change rooms for performers, public rest rooms and student facilities, a kiosk, a box office, coat room and a green room.

The theatre was officially opened on Friday June 9th by Minister Wade Noonan and Principal Gino Catalano in a celebration with past and present school community members. Congratulations to the project team.

Tarrawarra Abbey Featured in CCAA Issue 26

(Bldg.Eng) project Tarrawarra Abbey Fire Shelter and Multi-Purpose Building was recently featured in Cement Concrete Aggregates Australia (CCAA) Issue 26. The article (pages 36-47 Joe Rollo) features text, plans and elevations by Architects Baldasso Cortese and stunning photography by Michael Gazzola, Sherman Tan and Gabriella Muto.

 

View the online version here

West Gippsland Arts Centre Redevelopment Video

On Monday July 3rd the West Gippsland Arts Centre Redevelopment project received a visit from some VIP guests. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford, Mayor Joe Gauci and members from Baw Baw Shire Council inspected progress on site.

Our (Bldg.Eng) team received some very positive feedback, especially from Cr Joe Gauci - Mayor, Baw Baw Shire Council who commented "Everything's happening, they're right on schedule. The crew building it are doing a fantastic job".

Enjoy the video.

West Gippsland Arts Centre Redevelopment on Track

 

Ireland Street Apartments and Townhouses Complete

This development consisted of 8 apartments over 5 levels and 6 luxury 4 storey townhouses. The 8 apartments offer One and Two Bedroom options with open plan living, private balconies and contemporary design features and fixtures. Each townhouse features 3 bedrooms, study nook, modern kitchen, multiple outdoor balconies and a secure car park accessed at street level.

Difficulties during construction included bulk excavation with CAT A and CAT C Asbestos contamination, very tight access, materials handling (via hoist) and overhead powerlines. External rendering of the townhouse lightwells required specialist Abseiling from the roof.

Congratulations to the entire project team.