Construction of a visually striking eight metre wide pedestrian access bridge over the M1 Motorway. It links the Nan Tien Buddhist Temple with the Nan Tien Institute which are located on opposite sides of the Princes Motorway at Berkeley NSW.
The project also includes a podium area on the temple side, donation walls and associated landscaping over the pedestrian bridge as well as at the temple entry. The Nan Tien Temple remained open throughout the project as well as minimal affects to the M1 Motorway.
The delivery of the project required extensive collaboration with the RMS, Endeavour Energy and Jemena due to the location across the motorway, adjacent to overhead powerlines and adjacent to high pressure gas lines.
The iAccelerate Centre is a landmark building within the Wollongong University Innovation Campus; a centre of Australian innovation and research excellence.
The centre is home to a business incubator and accelerator that fosters innovation in the starting up, development and growth of new businesses.
Design and construction presented a significant variety of technical challenges which Project Coordination’s team overcame with uncompromising attention to detail.
The Courthouse is a heritage landmark building within City of Wagga Wagga. The redevelopment project involves:
- Demolition of the Sherriff’s Cottage and old Police garages
- Construction of a 2 story courthouse, including 2 lifts
- Refurbishment of the existing 1903 courthouse
Court proceedings will remain operational throughout the construction period.
The finished project will be a modern facility with the latest technology that highlight’s the historical significance of the original building.
The architectural design is organic and part of a competition winning proposal by Architects Tonkin Zulaikha Greer.
Project Coordination (Australia) Pty Ltd construction managed the project for no fee.
The building features a main space with dramatic engineered timber structure; curved, laminated hardwood beams, up to 56m long and varying radii. A curved glass roof interlaces with a zinc roof, forming a central feature to the entry and high activity areas. The building also houses the National Bonsai and Penjing collection. There is a retail area, cafe, restaurant and covered outdoor learning area.
The main challenge involved finding a way to safely construct a complex shape that met the design intent, but also was within budget.
The building is high quality, hosting large numbers of visitors daily and is for public benefit.
Construction of a new operations facility for the Holroyd State Emergency Service Branch.
Works included a new administration building, vehicle and equipment garage, car park and landscaping.
The Company was engaged to manage the construction of the new headquarters facility for the ACT Master Builders Association. This complex is the base for the MBA’s administration, building information and training group operations. In addition new car parking facilities and fully landscaped grounds where constructed.
To meet the operational requirements of the MBA the project was delivered in 2 separate stages, with the first requiring systems to be made operational prior to the completion of the remaining works. This presented a number of technical and logistical difficulties, specifically in terms of mechanical, power and data systems that needed to be brought on line whilst the balance of the works were completed around operating systems.
This required some elements of redesign of services as well as a careful management of delivered works sequences to permit systems being maintained, without hindering the completion of the building works.
Nominated in the 2009 Master Builders Excellence in Building Awards in the Commercial Building $6m – $12m category.
Project Coordination was appointed Head Contractor to build the new council building in Bungendore when the new shire was created. The building comprises a large main foyer, private council chambers, open plan office space and public and staff amenities.
The Council building was designed to complement the surrounding environment and to achieve this natural colours and two native hardwood feature gables were incorporated in to the front entrance design.
Particular attention was paid to site orientation in order to achieve the maximum solar passiveness for the building. Several sky lights and sliding external sunscreens were installed to maximise or minimise natural light. Other innovation involved the installation of four underground storm water retention tanks. These tanks house storm water for use in flushing the buildings toilets and irrigating the surrounding landscaping.
The Company was engaged by the Queanbeyan City Council to manage the construction of the new Queanbeyan Preforming Arts Centre. The Centre comprises of an Art Exhibition area, Stage and Theatre Seating. The Centre also has a large impressive foyer ideal which can also be used for functions
The Preforming Arts Centre was designed using fabricated steelwork the largest pieces were 4 trusses measuring 22 metres in length and over 2.5 metres in height. The rest of the building structure was core filled block work which reached a maximum height of over 9 metres. The core filled block work serves firstly to stabilise the structure and secondly to provide acoustic protection to the interior of the building. The Acoustic levels are such that a performer on stage or an orchestra in the orchestra pit can be clearly heard from the back of the auditorium without needing to be amplified.
The external cladding is zinc panelling imported from France which has an expected life span of 250 years. Also used on the façade is a terracotta tile which was imported from Creaton, Italy.
This project involved the adaptive re-use of the heritage listed Kingston Powerhouse for use as a Glass Art facility, unique to the Southern Hemisphere. The facility includes workshop areas catering for the entire glassmaking process (hot and cold working areas), storage and staff facilities, free circulation for public viewing from elevated galleries, retail shop, centre management and Café. The building also has the capacity in the future to expand into being an architectural glass manufacturing facility.
An innovative design was created in relation to the hydraulic and mechanical services. As a result of the glass making process the efficient capture of heat and energy is a predominant contributor to space heating and warm/hot water circulation. In-slab hydronic heating was also installed, taking advantage of the above systems. An efficient air movement and ventilation system was incorporated into the design which is in keeping with the heritage aspects of the building. A vast majority of process by-products and waste products are recirculated back through the system; one more notable measure being the 100% utilisation of stormwater run off being stored, all process water being filtrated and re-used.
All of the above contributes to minimising power, gas and water use during the building’s ‘life-cycle’.
The project consists of two new buildings as well as the extension and refurbishment of two other buildings. One building is single storey and the other two stories. The buildings house male and female change room facilities for each of the three services that consist of the Australian Federation Guard. The second storey contains the lecture theatres that are used for training. Externally there is a parade/training ground and new bus drop –off and parking areas.
The brief anticipated that the project would be three new buildings of single storey construction. The Company however, produced a design whereby double storey construction was proposed that resulted in a larger parade/training ground and space for future expansion.
Nominated for the 2006 MBA Awards for Excellence in the Category of Commercial Building $3 – $6 million.