Derinya Primary School Building Remediation
At the beginning of the new round of the VSBA Emergency Make-Safe program I was presented with this challenging opportunity. Derinya Primary School suffered a fire in one of their portables!
The challenge. The classroom needed to be repaired before the Easter school holidays finished – less than 3 weeks.
Using the expertise of the Symmetry Commercial team I developed a proposal to re-mediate asap. This was a standard tender process where we suggested significant cost savings (>40%!) for the client. These savings demonstrated the Symmetry Commercial sustainability ethos.
eg. Instead of replacing all the AC units, we recommended changing the filters. Outcome: great air and limited waste.
eg. Process: instead of pulling the ceiling down to get at the insulation and the complexity that creates, we recommended just pull roof sheets one-by-one. Then remove the insulation from above – leaving electrical connections untouched. Outcome: less tradies required.
eg. Instead of replacing the ceiling, we recommended to just spray paint it in situ. Outcome: same great look and no waste.
My team of 9 trades and services:
- Steel Fabricator
were coordinated efficiently to get the job done fast over the holiday period.
Despite the tight timeline, we achieved classroom readiness on day one of next term.
Unfortunately, I do not have great ‘after’ photos as I was washing windows and putting rubbish in the skip at 8:01am on 1st day back!