Completed Project: Commercial Roof Replacement & Minor Building Works at Campbelltown
SCOPE OF WORK
The project scope of works included for a 6000m2 metal roof replacement, including for new safety wire mesh & insulation. The scope of works also included for the replacement of 300L/m of box guttering, approx. 1500L/m of flashings & cappings, repair & replacement of the fibre cement soffits, painting works to various elements on the building, installation of a anchor point height safety system, in ground investigation & pipe blasting/clearing, replacement of 50 downpipes & all other associated works to ensure the watertightness of the building.
The property is a large commercial shopping facility. For this reason the building was required to remain operational at all times, hence Murphy’s Group initiated special controls to ensure the buildings operations were not disturbed during the course of project. This was achieved through the creation of a Project Specific Management Plan (PSMP) & constant communication of the programming of the works to the client. The implementation of the PSMP & the assurance that the construction programme was adhered too, was the responsibility of Murphy’s appointed project management team. Murphy’s project management team worked together closely with the client at all times to ensure communication was maintained throughout the works.
The project was undertaken to resolve the various roof leaks, in which previous repairs by other companies were not successful in rectifying. The project was also undertaken to improve the aesthetics of the building, such as an upgrade to the exterior painting etc.
The design of the proposed roof would not cope & would eventually lead to further problems, due to the shear length of the sheeting & size of the building. Murphy’s key project management team proposed a roof design alterative to the client, which would ensure the complete water tightness of the roof. Murphy’s proposed design was accepted & the works carried out. We laid full length Klip-Lok 700 roof sheets. Some of the sheeting was 34m long, hence logistics management was critical in the delivery of the project in accordance with the programme.
It was a requirement of the project that the building facility remained operational during the project; hence additional risks were required to be managed. Murphy’s Group managed these risks with continual communication & programming critical high risk operations, such as crane operation, at appropriate times.
During the course of the project, variations to the scope of works were requested by the client. Murphy’s was able to complete the additional works with cost savings to the client & without disturbance to the construction programme.
For the project to be successfully completed there were many critical tasks which were required to be performed. Some of these tasks were:
– Operation of an 80 tonne crane
– Building facility in operation during project works
– Co-ordination of deliveries in public areas & access ways
– Traffic management procedures to ensure the carpark of the facility was not disturbed
– Working at heights