Whyalla, SA Client:
Department of Transport, Energy & Infrastructure Contract Value:
$6.75M Completion Date:
30th August 2010 Referees:
Simon Frost, Greenway Architects
This project involved the refurbishment and change of functional use of the existing Whyalla TAFE on a Design and Construct for fee basis. Sitzler were appointed this project as part of the BER stimulus package and we worked closely with Client groups (DEEFST, DTEI), Consultants (Greenway Architects, Bestec Consulting, Jim Wilson Engineers, and Davis Langdon Cost Consultants & Certifiers) and End User (Whyalla TAFE) to set about maximising value for money spend in upgrading these tired facilities. With the limited available budget we have endeavoured to work closely with all consultant groups to maximise the return for the TAFE. Sitzler have worked closely in forming relationships with local trades to ensure valuable funds were not wasted in transit & accommodation of Adelaide based contractors. We have directly employed a number of local tradesmen & labourers and have undertaken much of the works ourselves in order to provide the greatest return for our clients.
Clear and concise lines of communications have been established and maintained with the Project Group throughout the contract period ensuring the swift transfer of information minimising delays in the construction process. A very strong feature of this has been the close relationship with the Architectural Representative and this has enabled difficult situations & detailing to be resolved expediently and to a consistently high standard.
Upgrade included conversions of redundant teaching areas will provide much needed facilities in the following areas:
Nursing, Instrumentation, Electrical & Mining Training, Business Studies, Student lounge, Library & Administration upgrades. Additional we have provided a new feature walkway & lift to link three 2 Storey wings of the TAFE improving the DDA requirements of this facility.