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HMAS Harman

  • Commenced Contract:

    April 2012

  • Approx.

    1.5 year contract

  • Contract Value to date:

    $2.3 million

Project Description

The new Defence Network Operations Centre located at HMAS Harman in Canberra co-locates a number of previously separate information based arms of Australia’s Defence Force.

Under the new roof, the DNOC team operates Australia’s fourth largest telecommunications network operating 24/7.

The $20M project required a fast track design, documentation and construction period with only 12 months between concept design
and commissioning.

The project is the planning, design, documentation, construction and commissioning of the HMAS Harman Communications Facilities. The facility is an important national asset for the Defence organization, incorporating high levels of security and operational reliability.

The scope comprises:

  1. An extension to the existing Defence Network Operations Centre (DNOC) to house additional staff and computer equipment. DNOC is a secure, operationally critical facility that operates 24 hours a day and seven days a week.
  2. A new stand-alone Data Centre. This is also a secure facility operating on a continual basis, containing a large number of computers, but largely unstaffed.

The site is located at HMAS Harman, between Fyshwick, ACT and Queanbeyan, NSW

DNOC Building

The building essentially comprises of

2100m2 ground floor extension

2100m2 level one extension Modifications to the existing Building 434

2012 Harman 434 extension to DATA centre upgrades fire service

Fire service bore 375m of 180mm pe

Electrical conduit 200m of 2 x 63mm pe

Sheppard electrical conduit 48m x 63mm

O’Donnell and Griffin electrical conduit 145m x 125mm pe


The building essentially comprises of the following:

5,400 m2 ground floor plant rooms and

support areas.

3,000 m2 level 1 plant rooms and support areas.

3,000 m2 level 2 plant rooms and support areas.

3,000 m2 roof plant rooms.

Fire service 585m of 180 pe

Electrical conduit 240m x 2 x 63mm

Water service 188m of 180mm pe

Fire service 80m x 180mm pe

Rainwater 80m x 63mm pe

Sewer rising main 88m x 50mm pe

O’Donnell and Griffin electrical conduit 45m x 6 x 125mm pe.

ADFA Re-Development

  • Commenced Contract:

    February 2012 to December 2014

  • Approx.

    2.5 year contract

  • Contract Value to date:

    $6.2 million

Project Description

The Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) located in Canberra is a joint partnership between the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and the University of NSW (UNSW). It provides an undergraduate learning/living environment for budding Officers of the ADF (Army, Navy and Air Force) to undertake both military and university studies whilst living on site and being exposed to the expectations and rigors of military life.

It also provides post-graduate study for civilians, more senior ADF personnel and public servants.

Approximately 900 Army and Air Force officer cadets and Navy Midshipmen are enrolled in the three year training program at ADFA. About another 500 cadets are currently completing a fourth year of academic studies or post-graduate studies through UNSW. These cadets come from around Australia

and from other Defence Forces around the world through military exchange programs.

ADFA is located in Campbell. It is situated next to Mount Pleasant and adjacent to the Royal Military College, Duntroon.

The redevelopment project at the ADFA is required to be completed by 2013 and will provide much required vital upgrades to the existing facilities and services at the campus. A majority of the facilities were designed in 1981 in accordance with the prevailing standards and technology.
Since opening,

ADFA has undergone several significant changes in organisation and management arrangements of both the academic and military components. These upgrades will provide an opportunity for ADFA to rationalise the campus and re-evaluate their requirements keeping pace with the technological

advances and to meet their perceived needs for next two to three decades.

Project Scope of Works

The following are the scope of works for the project:

  1. Provide a new 1200 seat Assembly Hall on existing Adams Hall Site. Adams Hall (Building 2) is to be demolished.
  2. Refurbishment of existing Building 30 and 32 to create a new Learning Space Environment.
  3. Provide a new Indoor Sports Centre.
  4. Refurbishment of existing Cadets Mess Hall Kitchen (Building 4).
  5. Refurbishment of existing JNCO and SNCO Living In Accommodation facilities (Buildings 7 to 11).
  6. Creation of new space in existing Building 3 for the Divisional Officers and Chaplains Office.
  7. Provision of new Bike Shelters.
  8. Upgrade of mechanical central plant items for certain buildings only.
  9. Provide a new Battle PT ropes training area

The work under this contract covers the complete supply, installation and testing of the work

  • Preliminaries
  • Materials
  • Excavation and Backfill in rock excavation
  • Subsoil Drainage
  • Stormwater Drainage
  • Rainwater recycling systems
  • Condensate tundishes
  • Domestic Gas Services
  • Greasy Drainage
  • Sanitary Drainage & Plumbing
  • Domestic Cold Water
  • Domestic Hot Water
  • Fire Hydrant Service
  • Fire Hose Reel Service
  • Downpipes
  • Sanitary Fixtures & Appliances
  • Pumps & Control Equipment
  • Demolition works as indicated on drawings
  • ADFA 10 projects including gas infrastructure upgrade to gas reticulation
  • Gas 460m x 315mm pe 100kpa
  • Gas 220m of 110m pe 100kpa
  • Including all Gas shut downs and connections
  • Water service 265m of 180mm pe
  • Fire service 130m of 180mm pe
  • 90m 4 x 180mm pe electrical

HMAS Albatross Nowra

  • Commenced Contract:

    November 2014 to March 2016

  • Approx.

    18 mth contract

  • Contract Value to date:

    $9.3 million

Project Description

The HMAS ALBATROSS redevelopment project will upgrade and refurbish existing facilities and infrastructure for the command, training, maintenance, operational and administration functions to meet projected base operational and support capabilities for at least the next 20 to 30 years.  Present infrastructure deficiencies are impacting this required capability.

HMAS ALBATROSS is an operational Naval Air Base with over 2,000 on site staff, the redevelopment project (stage one) aims to undertake major civil infrastructure upgrade works whilst limiting disruption to the base operations and staff.

The project scope of works includes, but is not limited to major activities listed

The major civil infrastructure works will involve the following

  • Construction of approximately 9.5 lineal kilometres of underground potable and fire water main pipework and valve infrastructure including fire brigade booster valves attack hydrants and feed hydrants.
  • Construction of approximately 1.2 lineal kilometres of 33kV high voltage underground conduits and pit infrastructure
  • Construction of approximately 2.6 lineal kilometres of  high voltage underground conduits and pit infrastructure
  • Construction of approximately 1.4 lineal kilometres of 11kV high voltage underground conduits and pit infrastructure
  • Construction of approximately 3.2 lineal kilometres of 415/240 voltage underground conduits and pit infrastructure
  • Construction of approximately 1.6 lineal kilometres of underground communications and data conduits and pit infrastructure
  • Construction of approximately .76 lineal kilometres of underground civil stormwater pipe work and pit infrastructure
  • Construction of approximately 1.2 lineal kilometres of natural gas underground mains pipework and valve infrastructure

National Gallery of Australia

  • Commenced Contract:

    July 2010

  • Delivery Method

    Lump Sum

  • Contract Value to date:

    $3.5 Million

  • Architect:

    PTW Architects

Project Description

PROJECT OF THE YEAR WINNER OF MASTER BUILDERS ASSOCIATION OF THE ACT Excellence in Building Awards 2011 CATEGORY: Commercial Building $50+ million

The new southern entrance provides a more visible and accessible ground-level (Level 2) entrance to the south of the building, facing the current surface car park.

The entrance area includes escalators to and from the public spaces on the main level (Level 4) and a lift providing access to and from the underground (Level 1) car park.

It also includes a new cloakroom and a new enhanced shop. An adjacent ground-level multifunctional space is created for orientation and programs, openings and special events, and opens onto a newly created Australian garden, including the James Turrell “Sky space”.

At the new ground-level entrance there is a specifically created area for the 1988 Aboriginal Memorial, one of the most important works in the collection. Appropriately, this impressive sculptural installation is the first work of art visitors see as they enter the Gallery.

Above the new multi-function space and associated areas, are the new galleries for Indigenous art that connects to the existing galleries on the main level. Each of these new galleries are designed to accommodate the needs of specific types of Indigenous art, with areas for small early dot paintings, large galleries forlarger dot paintings, spaces for bark paintings, and for watercolours, textiles, prints, ceramics and sculptures.

The main Indigenous Australian galleries are sky-lit, apart from those areas intended for the display of light-sensitive works such as textiles, baskets and watercolours. These are the first galleries in Australia designed around the specific needs of displaying different aspects of Indigenous art.

Other key elements of the project include:

  1. Modifications to the existing underground car park to provide improved and Code-compliant visitor car parking facilities;
  2. Tunnel, lift and stairs from the underground car park to south entry level;
  3. New underground car park access and egress ramps;
  4. Fit out of the existing under croft to the Temporary Exhibitions Extension for relocated and dedicated art packing, framing, storage and administrative facilities including dedicated quarantine inspection and treatment spaces;
  5. An art lift for moving works of art directly from storage to the temporary exhibitions galleries;
  6. New separated loading docks, storage and movement routes for works of art and general goods;
  7. New kitchen facilities;
  8. Improved landscaping and external works including Australian landscape treatment with water features that incorporate environmentally responsible water management systems;
  9. Relocated security facilities; and
  10. Underground mechanical plant room

Importantly the Gallery remained open to the public during the construction phase, incorporating the largest exhibition ever held by the National Gallery of Australia – the Masterpieces of Paris – which attracted over 400,000 visitors.

Tuggeranong Office Park

  • Commenced Contract:

    September 2015 to August 2017

  • Approx.

    24 mth contract

  • Contract Value to date:

    $4.5 Million

Project Description

A Plus Plumbing commenced the $40M fitout of the Tuggeranong Office Project in addition to the $128M Base Building project that has recently just completed construction. Tuggeranong Office Park located on Athllon Drive, Tuggeranong is located 25 kilometres south of Canberra’s city centre.

A Plus Plumbing commenced the hydraulics work on the base building project in 2015 and was on track for a 2017 completion.

Project Features

  • New 7 storey office tower
  • Over 30,400sqm of net lettable office space, basement car parking, tenant storage, café, large central atrium, and rooftop BBQ facilities
  • 5 Star Green Star, 4.5 star NABERS design, As-built rating
  • Integrated fitout for the Department of Social Services including meeting room areas, break out spaces, and over 2000 work points with suitable flexibility in building infrastructure to support tenant churn
  • Project Size 30,400sqm

Canberra Data Centres Fyshwick and Hume

  • Commenced Contract:

    April 2018 to current

  • Approx.

    24 mth contract

  • Contract Value to date:

    $3.5 Million

Project Description

The Canberra Data Centres have constructed 2 new sites in Fyshwick and Hume The facilities will store electronic data for the private and government sectors The extent of the hydraulics work covered in these 2 projects consists of the following:

  1. Stormwater plumbing and drainage;
  2. Subsoil drainage;
  3. Condensate plumbing and drainage;
  4. Sanitary plumbing and drainage;
  5. Rainwater systems and downpipes;
  6. Domestic cold water;
  7. Domestic hot water; and
  8. Non-potable cold water.