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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.

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.

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.