Consultation and Collaboration
Detailed consultation with project stakeholders was required to ensure thedesign and construct offer met all the expectations of the builder and architect.
Specific collaboration and coordination with Woollam Constructions, the third-party bathroom pod supplier, and other trades were required to establish precise requirements and timeframes for the pods.
Ongoing communication was critical to manage logistics, meet crane requirements, and ensure the build schedule was met.
By utilising AFS’s 3D Scottsdale design and engineering software, the teamtransformed the original heavy structural design into a lightweight frame solution which accelerated design, manufacture, and installation time by more than 28% of the original intent.
AFS delivered a unique roof design that utilised a traditional truss system andpanelised products. The design allowed architectural intent to be achieved and also increased space for mechanical services to run through the structure. This enabled trades to easily access the area during installation and later, for maintenance.
As AFS light weight steel walls needed to be installed prior to the pre-manufactured bathroom pods which required cranage for installation, the design demanded accuracy, to the millimeter.
AFS engineered the design to allow the surrounding firewalls to fit seamlessly, which in turn enabled Woollam Constructions to complete the building to code.
To deliver the large volume of frames, AFS utilised its Brisbane-based factories to manufacture. Supply of product to site was coordinated via its purpose-built transportation vehicles. There was limited space on site which required just-on-time deliveries as needed by installers.
Thanks to AFS’s experience in complex logistics, deliveries were well-timed, fitting in with the construction schedule and crane requirements.
AFS operates in a socially responsible way and always attempts to engage the local workforce where it is delivering projects. On this occasion, AFS combined a mix of local tradespeople, managed by and supplementing AFS’s own crew, to deliver the installation.
AFS achieved practical completion in 30 days from delivery with a further two days for final engineer sign off.
The project was delivered in full, on time, and under budget. Residents of Infin8 were able to move in at the expected time. AFS met all complex project requirements including engineering an improved roof design to allow efficiencies for trades, both during construction and maintenance intothe future.
The AFS team enabled a seamless integration of the pre-fabricated bathroompods which were installed successfully.