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  • + The Melburnian Apartments

    Client: Focused Facility Management (FFM)

    Location: Melbourne, VIC

    Works Completed: December 2013 – December 2015

    Structural Issues: The leading edge balcony I-beams were showing signs of rust. Investigations revealed a construction phase design fault. 

    Scope of Work:

    • Remediation of the I-beams at the leading edge of most apartment's balconies on the Garden & Grant Street tower apartments
    • Involved demolition and construction of screed and tiles
    • Use of waterproofing methods to prevent future damage
    • Re-painting all external painted surfaces; including steel handrails, I-beams, soffits & external walls

    Benefits of Rope Access:

    • No internal access required - minimal tenant inconvenience
    • Safe and efficient
    • Cost effective
    • Reduces the need for intrusive scaffolding (architecturally sympathetic)

    Building facts:

    • Construction 2004
    • East and West tower both 23 stories / 80m high

    Job facts:

    • 4 stages West tower, East Tower, Garden Tower & Grant Street apartments.
    • Two year project (for all 4 stages)
    • Custom engineered winches & davits used for materials handling.
    • Rope access used as an alternative to scaffolding, minimise tenant disturbance & access issues
    • Up to 20 workers on site at any one time
    • Full construction site set up in the building internal compound including site shed and construction compound

    Quality and safety:

    • PCCP (Painting Contractors Certification Program) quality control and ITP’s (Inspection and Test Plan) used. Extensive site records maintained
    • Extensive site records maintained
    • NACE inspection
    • Site inductions and daily safety briefs
    • Trade painters employed to undertake all painting works
    • IRATA (International Rope Access Trade Association) Certified technicians only
    • Weekly work schedules issued to Superintendent
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