17/07/2007 - 22:00

Broad wins MBA gong

17/07/2007 - 22:00

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Broad wins MBA gong

Broad Construction Services (WA) Pty Ltd has won a regional building award for its work on the Geraldton Hospital redevelopment last year.

Besides being awarded the top regional prize overall at the Master Builders Association of Western Australia’s excellence in construction awards held this month, Broad also won in the category of best state government building over $20 million in regional WA.

The hospital redevelopment was completed in two stages and includes a two-storey complex comprising accident and emergency, allied health, mental health and maintenance wards on the ground floor, and two operating theatres, a 13-bed day procedure ward, renal facilities and a 68-bed combined ward on the first floor.

Second stage works required the demolition of the existing six-storey building while maintaining hospital services.

Completed in August 2006, the $39.3 million project was managed by PDC Project Management and designed by architects Silver Thomas Hanley and Jones Coulter Young.

Broad Construction manager Nick Cater said it was a challenging task to suppress the dust on the site while allowing the hospital to keep operating throughout the construction.

“Intense supervision of trades was required to ensure precision in all works, especially in surgical rooms and operating theatres, which are pressurised,” he said.

“The award is great recognition for local contractors and suppliers as we achieved almost 25 per cent local content.”

MBA regional manager Dianne Gilleland said the construction process had been smooth, despite its complex nature, and a much-needed facility had been delivered for the region.

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