INTREC have been constructing a new 8 GLA Building at Augusta State School in Queensland since February 2019.
Designed to accommodate for the rapid increase in enrolments at the growing school (located within the Western Corridor), the new structure consists of a state-of-the-art two-storey, 8 classroom facility with bathrooms, a teacher’s area and future space for additional classrooms.
After carrying out two concrete pours for post-tension slabs throughout June and July, the team have just completed the installation of ground floor internal linings, external frames and soffit.
The project team put into action their valuable new-build experience gained from projects such as Ipswich State High School and RMS Tweed Heads when overcoming risks surrounding the use of cranes within a limited space and in close proximity to classrooms.
The focus for late August is the installation of windows, external cladding, internal framing, plumbing and electrical rough-ins – a satisfying stage of the project as the structure starts to perceptibly represent the initial designs.
Complete roof flashings and external cladding is scheduled to be completed in early September alongside the removal of scaffolding, which will make a dramatic difference to the project appearance.
The team have considered and prepared for the risks involved when undertaking the next phase of the project. The removal of the scaffolding on a very steep gradient, time restraints leading up to practical completion and the movement of materials in and out of a large site with a small set-down area are key tasks that have been carefully planned with safety and compliance at the forefront.
INTREC have had the pleasure of working alongside On Point Commercial Projects, PI Hydraulics, T2 Electrical Data, Queensland Glass, Varkraft Mechanical, Tao Steel Industries, ATP Steel Fabrications and Pacey Roofing thus far.
The team are well-versed regarding the sensitivities required when working within a school and community environment. Maintaining the day-to-day operations of the school has been a key focus for the INTREC team, with deliveries conducted outside of school peak times, crane lifts and concrete pours scheduled out-of-hours, and continual communication with Augusta State School stakeholders.
If you’d like to discuss INTREC’s Construction or Education capabilities further, please contact Amy Williams, National Client Relationship Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0451 155 663.