News

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.

Sacred Heart Mission Aged Care Facility St Kilda

Building Engineering has been appointed by Sacred Heart Mission to undertake major construction works on a new Aged Care development at their 101 Grey Street St Kilda campus.

The scope of works for this highly complex project encompasses both new build and refurbishment works over two stages, with the first stage (2A) being the construction of a new four storey (plus basement) building, the second stage (2B) including the refurbishment of existing facilities and consolidation works to merge both buildings.

On-Site works are set to begin in July 2017, with a completion date programmed for July 2019. The (Bldg.Eng) team are excited to be working with Baumgart Clark Architects on this great project.

 

Procore Construction Management Software

In Q4 2016, Building Engineering adopted the use of Procore, a cloud based management application for the construction industry. Procore Technologies Inc describes their software as "connecting people, applications, and devices through a unified platform to help construction firms manage risk and build quality projects, safely, on time, and within budget".

As an early Australian user, (Bldg.Eng) are implementing Procore across all new projects, with significant, positive results already.

Moe Rail Precinct Revitalisation

(Bldg.Eng) congratulates FJMT Architects for their recent win in The Shaw Contract Design Awards in the best Public Space category for The Frank Bartlett Library & Services Centre.

(Bldg.Eng) are proud to have been the builders of this significant community facility as part of the Moe Rail Precinct Revitalisation project.

For more details visit Australian Design Review

Pakenham Community Health Hub Opens

Building Engineering recently completed works on the Pakenham Health Hub for clients Monash Health and long time collaborators Clarke Hopkins Clarke Architects.

This project involved the complete stripping out of and entire new fit-out of an existing Cardinia Shire Council building to create a new Integrated Health Hub facility for the community. Minor extension works were also part of the scope.

For more information visit Pakenham Community Health Hub

Westbourne Grammar Sports & Aquatic Centre

Building Engineering were recently awarded the contract to build a new Sports & Aquatic Centre at Westbourne Grammar School in Truganina, Victoria. Beating strong competition, our team are delighted to be working with Croxon Ramsay Architects and Westbourne Grammar on this strategic and significant project.

The new Aquatic Centre will be an addition to an existing indoor sports facility which will also receive refurbishment works. The project includes an 8 lane 25m pool, wet and dry change, new entry foyer, kitchenette, sports administration offices, medical office, gym facilities, gym store, dance studio and multi-purpose space. Extensive landscaping is also included in the scope.

Early works have already commenced on site, with the project team preparing to begin major works in late April.

Renderings produced by Croxon Ramsay.

West Gippsland Arts Centre Commencement

Earlier this year in February, Building Engineering were honoured to be appointed by Baw Baw Shire Council as the successful builder to undertake construction works on a major upgrade project for the West Gippsland Arts Centre.

On Monday April 3rd, (Bldg.Eng) Directors and Senior Staff attended the official commencement ceremony for the project. Distinguished guests in attendance included all levels of government including the Mayor of Baw Baw Shire Councillor Joe Gauci, Federal Member for McMillan Russell Broadbent MP and Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing MP.

Funding for the $13 million project has been provided by both State and Federal Governments, with additional funds from Baw Baw Shire Council's Capital Works Program.

Works will include demolition, upgrades and extensions to critical parts of the existing facility with the project expected to be completed in May 2018. Renderings by Williams Ross Architects Pty Ltd

For a video go to WGAC Project

Christ Church Grammar School Redevelopment

Building Engineering were awarded this project in late 2016.

The scope of works includes the demolition of existing buildings and pavements, bulk excavation to provide for a basement level carpark and storage area, construction of home rooms and breakout study areas over two levels, new Art Studio, music room and age appropriate science labs, tuckshop relocation works and driveway widening.

Works will also include extensive courtyard upgrades, providing a new multi-use games area (MUGA) and installation of soft landscaping.

Scheduled works are programmed to occur over four stages with minimal disruption to curriculum and learning activities a key driver for both client and the (Bldg.Eng) team.

Architects for the project are Sally Draper (in association) with Mclldowie Partners.

North Melbourne Primary School Project Published in Artichoke Magazine

North Melbourne Primary School Redevelopment Stage 3 project constructed by (Bldg.Eng) has been published in the September 2013 issue 44 of Artichoke Magazine, Australia's most respected coverage of interior architecture, design, objects, people, and products.

See: Artichoke NMPS full article.

See: NMPS Redevelopment Stage 3 for project images and details.