Professional Excellence Award 2016
A new Jetty extension was built from the end of the existing Jetty which was occupied and operational during construction. Close coordination was required via daily site meetings with the Stevedores and Harbourmaster to avoid any clash of operations and deliveries. Through this effort, by all parties, minimal disruption was achieved.
Scheduling of the works for consultant inspection and hold point was a challenge. Due to the remote location and the consultant not being on site full time, works needed to be scheduled so that important inspection had sufficient lead time for travel and where this was not possible, quality assurance records including forms, photos, drawings, mark ups, etc were provided for sufficient review to progress the works without delay.
New Hospital Extension & Refurbishment
The scope of works included: construction of a new wing including: physiotherapy room, multi denominational room (prayer room), offices, kitchen upgrade and internal refit of the Oral Health Unit consisting of two compliant oral dental surgeries, instrument processing room, dental laboratory, storage rooms and offices. The external services works comprised of landscaping and 10 additional car parking spaces.
Manteena provided assistance with the resolution of design solutions to meet the client’s budget whilst still achieving the required quality.
A key challenge of the project was the shipping of all construction material to the site noting the significant restrictions of the Sea Line of Communications (SLOC) including unloading. Material shipping times ranged from 5-10 weeks therefore significant planning was required to ensure all works could progress without any delays to the program.
The project also required conformance with all environmental protection mandatory conditions within the unique ecological zone on the Island including consideration of the red crab migration.
An important aspect of Manteena’s delivery strategy was the integration of the works within existing activities and the economy of Christmas Island thus providing a wide range of benefits to the community. This involved ongoing local community engagement, working with local trades and assisting them to develop professional business systems; and ultimately completing the works which will improve health capacity and services for the island.