Work is set to ramp up this month through to end of January 2012 for the Building 6 Podium Extension.
The construction work is creating new-look teaching and learning spaces in Building 6, levels 3-7, featuring integrated technology, polished concrete floors, bold colours and exposed finishes.
As we reported in our last UTS: InProgress, November will be a noisier period, with the Summer works program ramping up after exams finish.
PROJECT SO FAR
- Modifications to the existing Building 6 podium to create space for the full refurbishment of levels 3-7
- Toilets on levels 3, 4 and 5 (near the lifts) are now closed until early February 2012. Other facilities are available during this time, please follow directional signage
- Structural steel installed and new lecture theatre frameworks
The central stair area of Building 6 will be closed to staff and students from mid December to end of January 2012. The lifts in Building 6 (including the car park level) will also be out of use as this area will become a construction zone.
Work starts mid-November to install the facade of the podium extension (east side, facing the UPN) which will be noisy. Noisiest works will happen between 7am-9am as much as possible.
- Level 3 (medium-high impact): Work on new lecture theatre (mainly the floor)
- Level 4 (low-medium impact): Installation of services continues as well as the track for the operable wall
- Level 5 (low-medium impact): Internal glazing work has started and work continues on partition walls and frames as well as painting
- Level 6 (low-medium impact): Installation of services continues
- Level 7 (low-medium impact): Internal glazing work has started and work continues on walls and frames
BUILDING WORKS BENEFIT STUDENTS
Hutchinson, the builders on the Building 6 podium extension works, used the construction works underway to assist Bachelor of Construction Project Management students with their major assignments recently.
Hutchinson Site Manager, Will Sassine, and his team shared their extensive knowledge and industry experience with many students over the course of Semester 2. John Wollett, lecturer, School of Built Environment comments: “The students really appreciated the time, effort and expertise Hutchinson contributed to their final year construction management plan.”
Hutchinson were also able to see what the students had learned when the builders joined the Industry Assessment Panel to review the student’s presentation of their major assignment.
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