Howard Springs, Darwin, NT Client:
Buslink VIVO Partnership Contract Value:
$6.5M Completion Date:
August 2013 Referees:
Brian Hannon Director Buslink Vivo
Our client Buslink Vivo Pty Ltd approached Sitzler in 2012 to provide options for the construction of the temporary bus depot facility required for the Ichthys project for the transport of workers from the Howard Springs Inpex Workers Village Accommodation Facility to the Blaydin Point Inpex Facility whilst it was being constructed.
Sitzler, worked in close communication with its client to extract project briefing data and produced several options to provide a bus depot facility which met the performance criteria for the clients operations. In January 2013, Sitzler were awarded the project to design, document, construct and certify the facility ready for occupation with a completion date of 26 weeks.
The project team established by Sitzler collated and managed the required level of design resource to document the selected design option in a very short timeframe that enabled approvals to be issued and the works to proceed.
To further mitigate a delay risk, Sitzler produced a flexible design solution which allowed the entire make up of the facility buildings to be fabricated off site, and ready to install once approval and early works were completed on site. Sitzler elected to mitigate any potential additional costs by self performing all of the establishment and infrastructure civil/head works works. This provided the ability for the works to stop and start, and be expedited without penalty to suit the constrained contract duration.
The Sitzler project team also ensured that a simplistic structure solution was implemented to achieve minimal onsite installation time frames and provide certainty that the install would be smooth and without problems. Sitzler applied its local experience and capability to achieve successful negotiations with local authorities; Power Water, Litchfield Council in seeking approvals for infrastructure upgrades in time frames rarely seen in the local industry.
It should also be noted that the only contract variations have been client initiated, with several additions to the scope absorbed by Sitzler in the spirit of maintaining a sound, long term relationship; a value that Sitzler maintain on all of their projects was held in high regard.
The project will be completed ahead of the contractual completion date of mid September 2013, with early August 2013 being Sitzler's target date for completion; providing up to 5 - 6 weeks early use of the facilities by their client.
The Buslink Vivo Howard Springs Bus Depot facility is another demonstration of Sitzler's proficient work with clients, local authorities, unforeseen delays and other contractors in a sound and efficient manner to achieve and surpass contractual requirements, whilst maintaining a solid and professional relationship. The combination of engaging with local, experienced, flexible entities in undertaking the project has assisted Sitzler in achieving this, and this is the approach that is taken on all projects and in particular with design and construct projects.