Fardoulys Constructions

Queensland Catholic Education Commission (Head Office, Brisbane CBD)

Description:

Refurbishment of heritage sites. 

 

The QCEC refurbishment was a challenging project for a number of different reasons. Firstly, being a heritage listed building there were a number of constraints. No damaging of existing walls while sealing and restoring them. Heavily bowed heritage floors were re-used which meant all joinery heights were to be adjustable, custom doors, and floor levelling solutions required. Delicate handling with fragile float glass to external faces to protect and re-joint.

 

Sitting on Level 3/143 Edward Street with no ability for cranage, an old school approach of manual handling was undertaken for the project dedicating high levels of labour to finish within contract duration. This required solutions to manpower and fatigue issues with which Fardoulys adjusted to retain our high employee and contractor health and safety standards.

 

The design incorporated alternating semi-circle structural walls which wrapped around the heritage beams, creating high-degree difficulty construction which was completed with great quality.