D+C of a ‘Dhamma Hall’ Monk Ordination Building and associated works
Total Construction has been awarded the contract for the Design and Construction of a new ‘Dhamma Hall’, Monk Ordination Building, car park and external walkways for the QLD Burmese Buddhist Association in Ellen Grove.
The project as a whole will involve a preliminary 4 – 6 week design period to further develop drawings in preparation for the start of construction. Construction will include a core-filled block work Hall with a basic gable roof including a separate kitchen / amenity building located at the rear. The Hall also includes a porte-cochère over the car park on the front of the building. External walkways are located around both the Hall and the kitchen / amenities buildings.
A 40-space car park will also be constructed and is located in front of the ‘Dhamma Hall’ with a Monk Ordination Building at its entrance. Some minor landscaping works will also be required on the project, primarily the planting of trees and plants around the car park and buildings.
A number of innovations in construction methodology will be explored in the design phase that could both reduce cost and time frame.
The primary challenge is with formulating a cost-effective design that meets or exceeds the needs of the client. Co-ordination of consultants will be the key aspect in achieving this.
Simon has broad experience delivering a wide range of commercial and industrial projects. Prior to establishing the Total Construction Queensland office in 2010, he held senior management positions throughout Australia and overseas within international construction and development organisations delivering numerous high-profile projects. He has a thorough understanding of the commercial and technical aspects of construction methodology and possesses exceptional communication skills.