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MGM Fire Damage Accommodation

Sitzler - Project - MGM Fire Damage Accommodation
project details
Location:
Darwin, Northern Territory
Client:
MGM Grand Darwin
Contract Value:
$0.17M
Completion Date:
December 2001
Referees:
Dave Fisher, Spowers

Sitzler were requested to inspect the fire damaged accommodation block and assess the time required to have the maximum number of rooms commissioned. All accommodation had been pre-booked over the Christmas and New Year period.

Following inspection it was apparent that the bulk of the damage occurred on the western side of the accommodation block, with the other three sides suffering severe smoke damage internally and externally on lower levels, and upper levels suffering minor damage.

Two main areas of concern for MGM and the Sitzler team were availability of materials and tradesmen related to the Christmas shutdown, and how to remove the fire/smoke damaged appearance and smell of burnt paint and materials from the building.

MGM took this opportunity to completely re-landscape the courtyard. Scaffolding was erected to three levels to enable the fire damaged down pipes and gutters to be replaced, and allow the balcony walkway walls to be repaired and repainted.

Sitzler accepted the challenge aiming to have 75% of the rooms on line by the 24/12/01. This was achieved through careful planning and use of available manpower. To achieve this, the work program implemented was based on a 10 hour, 7 day week, which enabled the work to be carried out during daylight hours, and eliminated the risk of disturbing Casino guests.