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Manteena to build COVID-19 Emergency Department |

Manteena is ready and up for the challenge as it is contracted by Aspen Medical to construct the temporary COVID-19 Emergency Department (ED) on Garran Oval, adjacent to the Canberra Hospital. The facility is intended to be fully self-sufficient by way of public and staff car parking and amenities.

No sooner had the Minister for Health, Rachel Stephen-Smith, made the ACT Government’s announcement for the facility on Thursday 9th April —the site fencing was erected, and workers had drilled first pile foundations and made the first concrete pours.

Workers on site are practising safe social distancing and personal hygiene by abiding by the government’s new enforcements to stop the spread of COVID-19.

The temporary facility is expected to be operational in May

Manteena has replaced the ACPs on Centenary Hospital for Women and Children |

Following several tragic events around the world involving the flammability of Aluminium Composite Panels (ACP), the ACT Government undertook a review of its assets across their portfolio to determine the extent of ACPs used in public buildings here in the ACT and to develop a strategy to adequately address the risks associated with these products.

Manteena was required to engage with a Building Certifier, the ACT Fire Brigade and a Façade and Fire Engineer to work with our team in developing a strategy to replace the non-conforming panels with new compliant panels. The team investigated possible options for the new panels ensuring these panels met the “Deemed to Satisfy” requirements of the BCA.

Once the design and materials were approved, the panels were replaced in a staged program around the building. This included erection of scaffold, removal of existing panels, measuring and ordering of new panels and eventual replacement with concealed mechanically fixed panels.

The project was successfully completed three weeks ahead of schedule and delivered without any incident, accident and or issues affecting patients care or day-to-day hospital operations.

Gungahlin Nurse Led Walk-in Centre Handover |

Manteena is pleased to announce the project completion and handover to ACT Health of Canberra’s newest  Nurse Led Walk-in Centre at Gungahlin. The Walk-in Centre provides a vital service to the community by offering free and efficient access to treatment and health advice for one-off. minor injuries and illness—reducing the reliance on hospitals.

The centre is the new build construction of an extension to the existing Gungahlin Community Health Centre building, into an area previously identified for future expansion. It contains a front of house reception area, administration offices, 4 consult/treatment rooms, clean utility rooms and staff room.

Simon Agnello, Project Director, said the quality of works were a testament to the effort and persistence of the site team and sub-contractors to stick to the plan and work in collaboration with the end users to deliver the desired quality outcomes for ACT Health.

“We always strive to deliver our projects at handover “defect free”, Simon said.

“The whole team, understanding the importance of the commissioning and handover process, had total buy-in to the program and handed the facility over to the client with zero defects. The end result speaks for itself”.

The centre is due to open next month.