Consultation and Collaboration
Over many years, Watpac has engaged AFS to deliver school framing solutions. With a history of working together successfully the partners have confidence in each other’s processes and procedures.
Early in the design phase, AFS identified areas for improvement and collaborated with Watpac and other parties to provide a solution that would meet all requirements.
The project had multiple work-fronts which required significant consultation and close communication to manage logistics, coordinate installation crews and manage quality control. AFS stationed a Site Supervisor on site to oversee delivery.
AFS engineered a light weight framing solution for the 25,000m² floor area that allowed the school buildings to function as intended by the architect.
The solution utilised light gauge steel in place of applicable structural steel that increased efficiencies both speeding up the build and financial gains as less trades, cranes, and other on-site costs were required.
To ensure an exceptional project outcome, AFS allocated resources exclusively to the project including a Site Supervisor who was posted on site.
AFS holds all relevant licences and its employment strategy enabled all government requirements to be met.
AFS delivered the two schools on time, in budget, and with zero variations to the original scope. There were no defects and students were able to begin school in the expected semester.
AFS scaled-up to supply materials as required and scheduled deliveriesaccording to Watpac’s demand, avoiding stockpiling and ensuring installation crews were ready for the deliveries.
The Site Supervisor coordinated 212 trucks delivering multiple drops per day. They also kept all stakeholders up-to-date and managed seamless installation.
At the end of the project, Watpac requested assistance to complete additional metal works that were not part of the original scope. AFS built andinstalled balustrades, screen supports, and gates to help the builder finaliseconstruction.