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Water Corporation - Karratha Depot Redevelopment




Overview

Kiddle Constructions is a pre-qualified contractor for the Water Corporation.

The Karratha Depot Redevelopment was successfully tendered by Kiddle Constructions (KC) and works began in January 2014.

Kiddle Constructions are specialists in regional projects and have a team of experts to ensure effective and efficient project mobilisation. Kiddle Constructions are also skilled at achieving the right blend of procurement to ensure a cost effective project that also utilises and supports local resources and businesses.

The Karratha redevelopment project scope of works included:Structural steel extensions and modifications

  • Full recladding of the main workshop (including Roller Shutters, windows, louvres and doors)
  • Fit out of the Main Workshop
  • Demolition of redundant buildings
  • Erection of new buildings – Wash Down Facilities, Chemical Storage Building & Offices
  • Full electrical upgrade and new installations
  • All plumbing services, including a full new fire service
  • Concrete Paving and Bitumen Works

Full Story

The Karratha redevelopment project scope of works included:Structural steel extensions and modifications.
  • Full recladding of the main workshop (including Roller Shutters, windows, louvres and doors)
  • Fit out of the Main Workshop
  • Demolition of redundant buildings
  • Erection of new buildings – Wash Down Facilities, Chemical Storage Building & Offices
  • Full electrical upgrade and new installations
  • All plumbing services, including a full new fire service
  • Concrete Paving and Bitumen Works
  • Perimeter Security Fencing

A local civil concreting company was procured to form and pour the foundations and slabs for the main workshop extensions. Structural Steel was fabricated in Perth and transported to site where it was erected with support from local labour.

All contractors procured by Kiddle Constructions must meet and comply with both the WC and KC Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality (HSEQ) requirements. These requirements are clearly communicated prior to contact award and are checked prior to works commencing on site.

Our experienced Project Manager is responsible for the implementation of our risk management strategies which were developed with the assistance of our in house HSEQ Manager.

Kiddle Constructions adopts the As Low as Reasonably Practical (ALARP) principle on all projects. The recladding works were undertaken by our skilled in house team of tradesmen with scaffolding supplied and erected by a local company. Due to the necessary cyclonic rating the roller shutters were supplied from Perth.

HSEQ

There were several significant HSE risks identified on this project but in particular Working at Heights, Site Traffic Management and Waste Management were paramount.

Working at Height required several mitigation strategies to ensure risks were ALARP and included: Scaffolding to the building perimeter, use of inertia reels and harnesses for leading edge protection, Elevated Working Platforms and clear carefully planned work methodologies.

Site Traffic Management was critical due to the operational status of the Depot throughout the project.  Pedestrian separation from plant movements was a primary consideration with risks being mitigated through a combination of both hard and soft barriers, signage and regular formal and informal communications.

Waste Management was implemented using the KC Waste Management Plan template which guides our project managers through the process. Naturally re-use and recycling are of the highest priority. All metal products where segregated and taken to Simms recycling centre. Concrete materials were also stockpiled and taken to a local crushing station for recycling.

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