September 20, 2021

Piara Waters Secondary College Stage 1

Rawlinsons(W.A.) are currently engaged by Building Management and Works (BMW) to provide full construction cost management consultancy services, including a Bill of Quantities, for the new secondary school development located at the corner of Warton Road and Mason Road in Piara Waters.

The project scope was devised to be developed in two stages, Forward Works and Main Works (Stage 1).

Procured under AS 2124 Contract with Schedule of Rates and Provisional Quantities allowances, the Forward Works package was planned to ensure the agreed rates were easily available to administer potential variations due to the high anticipated risks of contaminated materials being discovered during the Works. Also procured under the AS2124, the Main Contract Works included a fully measured Standard Method of Measurement Bills of Quantities for all trades including Electrical, Drainage and Mechanical Services.

At the various stages of pre-contract prior to contract award, Rawlinsons estimates and costings were competitive and within 5% range difference from the project budget and Contractors tender prices. Amid the global Covid-19 pandemic events, the awarded contract sum was competitive and within the project budget. With the current market conditions of increased labour and material costs and shortages, the Main Contractor has notified the Superintendent of potential delay/shortages for electrical conduits, bricks and brick layers. The Main Contractor is mitigating these delays/shortages through early procurement and proposing alternative materials.

Along with providing the traditional full Quantity Surveying services from estimating to post contract, Rawlinsons(W.A.) was actively involved with the value engineering process at estimating stages to ensure the materials selections (e.g. façade screens, external soffits) were closely monitored to meet the tight project budget.

The project is currently in construction with the anticipated open for the 2023 school year on track. Rawlinsons (W.A.) has established and will continue to provide a collaborative and amicable working relationship with the Client, all consultants and Contractor to ensure good teamwork throughout the project.

Department of Finance | Building Management & Works
Piara Waters | Western Australia