Geoscience Australia Main Building Refurbishment

Geoscience Building, Symonston ACT

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Iqon were engaged on a lump sum contract to undertake the following requirements to the existing Geoscience Building, Symonston ACT :

  • Refurbish and fitout 4 levels of commercial floor space 20,000 m2
  • Building is to remain fully operational 24 / 7 with 1500 staff.
  • Upgrade all services to the fitout areas
  • Bring the fitout up to Commonwealth standards , regarding Greenstar and Nabers requirements

The construction team had to pay particular attention to methodologies around maintaining a high level of safety, environmental (noise, dust etc.) and quality control while maintaining normal operation of existing building and surrounding areas.

Communication was a key requirement for the success of the Geoscience Australia fitout Project , given location of the works within an existing operational building of some 1500 staff. IQon ensured that regular and effective communication was maintained throughout the project with appropriate access arrangements, notification processes and environmental controls being implemented in the early stages of the project. These milestones were addressed as part of the program that was developed and implemented by the Site manager from the beginning to ensure all quality, safety and environmental requirements were met on the project.

Despite all the challenges and specific requirements that were implemented, the project was successfully completed by the completion date in September 2019 to the satisfaction of the client.