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CASE STUDY: Dentist Design & Fitout – Excellence in Endodontics

31 December 2019     Dave Espenschied

To wrap up 2019, we decided to turn back the clock to 2016 by sharing with you a project completed by the Symmetry Commercial specialist team!

The delivery of the ‘Excellence in Endodontics’ dental specialist practice was a complex project, completed in the Medical fitout field.

Early in 2016 Dr Seung Tae Kim contacted us to fulfill design and fitout of Excellence in Endodontics in Ivanhoe, Melbourne.

The site on Lower Heidelberg Rd Ivanhoe was a bare shell, to be transformed into an Endodontics specialist practice –  aptly named “Excellence in Endodontics“.

Our partner in Medical Design, Rooms with Style | www.roomswithstyle.com.au |created a great product, fulfilling Dr Seung Tae Kim’s specific requirements.

We worked with the Hendry Group https://www.hendry.com.au/, our engineering and design team along with the client to obtain the necessary building permit to carry out the works and obtain certificates of compliance at practical completion.

The preliminary works were substantial to ensure the new Endodontics building would handle the heavy and expensive equipment. Mordue Engineering http://mordueengineering.com.au/  were engaged to confirm the structural integrity for the site, accounting for penetrations and other activities. Some of the other early works included a scanning of the slab by Safety Scan to select appropriate core drilling locations, in order to allow the plumbing services to be sited correctly.

As the clinic is located above a car park this also added further complexity to the build, core-drilling was carried in such a way that would allow for plumbing services to remain in position. This meant clear and timely communication and management was required, to eliminate any negative impact on the car park below.

Our diligent team of trades’ people (plumbing, mechanical and electrical services) were also on hand to contribute and follow engineering plans closely. This attention to detail was essential to ensure the services were coordinated and cited appropriately.

Back inside the main building, structural engineering investigation accomplished by Mordue, combined with our own in house experience, meant specific bracing & reinforcement of the walls was completed to ensure the specialist equipment would be aptly supported.

Extensive and precise joinery was provided by our long-term associates BJ Joinery. Brian ensures top notch work every time with the Excellence in Endodontics job being another great example. Praise was received from the client even prior to completion “I am very happy with the joinery work. Brian is very good at his work. I can’t wait to see the finished product!” Dr Seung Tae Kim.

Supply & installation of the flooring was fulfilled by another trusted partner, Coveney the floor covering contractors http://www.coveney.com.au/. Another specialist who we coordinated with achieving outstanding results. In this case I think the pictures do tell the story, with their professionalism and quality product contributing in no small part to the response from the client.

Feedback received from our client after project completion: “All good! Patients love the new place. My colleagues are all in praise of the work as well. Thanks” Dr Seung Tae Kim.

We were wrapped with the results of this completed project and feedback!