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Macadamias Australia – New Facility

Project No: 7083

We recently came on-board alongside Architect Tomas O’Malley to assist Macadamias Australia with a proposed two-storey industrial and commercial complex. The Bundaberg development includes a processing facility, office area, and tourism facility.  Our team provided Energy Efficiency reporting which covered a preliminary design assessment, a detailed Deemed-to-Satisfy report, and Form 15 Energy Efficiency certification. We used the NCC glazing and lighting calculators to ensure compliance of glazing specifications and lighting energy use respectively. The facility’s façade is almost entirely glass, which made glazing for the western side particularly challenging.  We also ensured that the wall/roof/ceiling insulation was adequate, and specified the mechanical services performance requirements (air conditioning, ventilation, security, etc.).

Coates Hire Depot – Kingston

BE Collective staff provided Project Management and Contract Administration services for the Design & Construct (D&C) Coates Hire Depot project at Kingston, adjacent to the Logan Motor way. The 60,000 m2 site is comprised of a combination of concrete and earthen hardstands with all stormwater draining to three separate bio-retention basins.

Two separate steel portal framed sheds were constructed to house the administrative functions and also repair workshops, wash bays and storage. Design was carefully managed in accordance with the Logan Council and exacting briefings with the Client, to create a functional fit-for-purpose design and built facility that will cope with expanding capacity over time.

Ergon Roma Depot Upgrade

BE Collective staff provided a range of specialist Project Management services for the construction phase of the Ergon Roma Depot upgrade project. This upgrade included the renovation of existing administration and workshop facilities, the demolition of existing redundant ACM and petrochemical contaminated structures, construction of a new extension to an existing workshop, 4000m2 of concrete hardstand and a high-pressure vehicle wash bay.

Critical to the 26-week project was the coordination of program staging to maintain full functionality of the facility, for both administrative and operational capacities. This involved constant dialogue and coordination with various user groups to understand staff work-flow processes, light and heavy vehicle movements, equipment storage needs and emergency response requirements. The depot received a full upgrade to all electrical, mechanical, IT and security systems including remote operational automated cantilevered gates and video comms – all networked and controlled remotely by key personnel in the Ergon Toowoomba regional base.

The project was delivered on time and budget to a high standard and as accepted by Client and User Groups.

United Petroleum

Capture2Project No. 6474

BE Collective was commissioned to provide civil infrastructure and hydraulic services for this new petrol station.
Civil works included road widening to Beenleigh-Beaudesert and Bannockburn Roads, redirection of road reserve drainage culverts, and pedestrian fencing in support of Operational Works Approvals.

Control of stormwater quality and quantity has been achieved via bio-retention basins.

Hydraulic services design addressed fire, rainwater, and commercial tenancy requirements including trade waste. (more…)

Mendrisio, Townsville

men1This development comprises a retail development consisting of 6 separate structures totaling some 26,000m2. The facility is supported by some 680 car parks and internal roadways. Development optimisation considered incorporating the existing storage facility in an adjacent lot.

The BE Collective team had the privilage to assess this project prior to the land being purchased. We produced a report on engineering aspects associated with proposed vendor’s works, and development of the site to assist the client devise a development plan for the site.

Structurally, the project is a-typical with respect to steel-framed industrial structures/construction techniques. The building service component of this project is a relatively standard retail development.