Refurbishment and extension of an existing Residential Aged Care Facility
Total Construction were awarded the contract for the extension and refurbishment of an existing Residential Aged Care Facility (RACF) and Dementia Unit (DSU) at Baptist Care’s Niola Centre via an ECI (Early Contractor Involvement) agreement.
As the facility was still operational, the project was undertaken in three stages. Stage 1 is 50% of the RACF handed over in October 2016, the balance of the RACF in May 2017, with fire compliance works upgrades in the DSU completed by February 2017.
The construction involved the staged demolition, careful excavation, installation of concrete slabs on ground and elevated suspended slab extension. Once these were installed the building frame comprised of timber and steel construction for both walls and roof and wall cladding was installed and finally the internal services and fit out.
Naturally, whilst working in a live environment we dealt with operational issues on a daily basis whilst construction occurred and the balance of the facility was operating. Close communication and liaison with the facility and its manager was essential in providing early warning on disruptive issues. The fluctuating seasonal weather had an impact on the scheduling of works.
Steve is a founding shareholder of Total Construction. Equipped with a carpentry trade background and extensive experience with design and construct projects across all sectors of the building industry, Steve has been a driving force behind the company’s growth and success. With the appointment of a Chairman and CEO, Steve now focuses on the continual development of a successful and sustainable strategy for the business. He also plays a key role in providing leadership for the overall development of the company through strategic marketing, client relationships and procurement. Steve is based in Sydney where he has the overall management in NSW.