Facilities for Australian Light Armoured Vehicle (ASLAV) Crew Procedural Trainer (CPT) and Rail Training Aid Facility (RTAF), Robertson Barracks, Darwin, NT
Robbertson Barracks, Darwin, NT Client:
Department of Defence Contract Value:
$1.41M Commencement Date:
19 May 2015 Completion Date:
18 December 2015 Referees:
Daniel Bree, Aurecon Australasia
Sitzler were awarded the contract in May 2015 to refurbish the Barracks existing Department of Defence building, including the creation of a new mezzanine level for training space, new front awning, wet areas, office space and alterations to the buildings structure to house their Australian Light Armoured Vehicle (ASLAV) simulators and special training units. The ASLAV is an eight-wheeled drive, 13,450 kilogram military vehicle that has been modified to deal with Australia’s harsh conditions and is used in military deployment in places such as Afghanistan.
The facility has been designed to house four containerized ASLAV simulator units that will be used to simulate moving vehicle and will be used for on site training.
The team also built an armored vehicle ramp and rail carriage assembly for Army officers to train for loading and unloading military vehicles and machinery from trains.
Working in an existing building with a design team based interstate was a challenge, however through good communication and a carefully planned program the project was completed without any major problems.
The highlight of the project was impressing the interstate architect with the quality of workmanship on the finished product. This was a great result and testament to the ability of the team who delivered the facility to this high standard within tight timeframes. All subcontractors utilised were locally based in Darwin.
This project was also the first in the Northern Territory to go through the new HOTO processes with both EMOS PSS and the newly introduced IBIS System.