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Site Supervisor: Richard Opacic
Project Manager: Ryan Lotz
Contract Administrator: Shiva Makam
The Biology and Chemistry students at The Australian Catholic University in North Sydney received a very special Christmas present when they returned from their Summer Holidays this year. Whilst they were taking a well-deserved break, we were working around the clock to transform this space into a modern, state-of-the-art science facility.
Our biggest challenge was finding sub-contractors willing to work over the Christmas break. We had very little room for error due to the students returning from their break.
One major concern was the vast amount of joinery work required in these labs as all benches, cabinets and tables needed to be custom made. The team at Branxton Joinery in Newcastle were incredible to work with hand making every piece of joinery necessary to create this space. They organised for the joinery to be shipped to us and arranged the installation. This was all achieved within a very tight time frame.
In a first for Streetbuild, we installed a complete medical gas vacuum system in two of the labs ensuring practicals are carried out in safety by the students. There is gas and water services to all benches, big sliding whiteboards that adorn the front walls and sensor taps for the sinks making it easier and more hygenic for students to access water.
All new vinyl flooring was laid and the ceiling updated with new lighting installed. The benches now boast magnificent Trespa bench tops (Trespa are a high quality worktop that do not support bacterial growth. They are also resistant to a wide variety of aggressive chemicals).
Looking at these labs now, they do not even resemble how they used to look. The University were very happy with how their new Science labs have turned out. The students were even more happy. They could not believe how different and beautiful the labs now look.
Thanks to our amazing team who stuck to our Construction Programme. Because of this, we were able to achieve this incredible result on time and within the budget.
Completed February 2017