Rawlinsons(W.A.) are currently engaged by Building Management and Works (BMW) on behalf of the Department of Education to provide full cost management, including a bill of quantities, for the construction of Treeby Banjup West Primary School.
With an overall Gross Floor Area (GFA) of 5893sqm, the new primary school will accommodate 540 students and is due to open for the 2022 school year.
The new school facilities incorporate all the pre-defined requirements of the Standard Pattern Primary School Brief (PSB) provided by the Department of Education (DoE) and DOF. It consists of an Administration & Dental Therapy Block, an Early Childhood Block, three (3) standard Teaching Blocks, a Science& Arts Teaching Block, a Library/Staff and Conference Block, a Covered Assembly, Canteen & Music Block. All building blocks are single storey.
Additional facilities include tree shaded landscaped zones, breakout areas, play area, two sports courts, two cricket practice nets to be shared with the adjacent public open space, and two secure bicycle parking areas including ample parking for staff, parents and visitors has been allowed for within two car park zones.
The services under this contract include electrical, communication, mechanical, fire and hydraulic services.
By compiling a Bill of Quantities, invaluable contract documents and reliable pricing were available which assisted both the progress payment assessments and the variation valuations.
Part of Rawlinson's role was also to provide tender analysis services. As very competitive tender was received, Rawlinsons (W.A.) carried out due diligence on the contractors tender, seeking clarification on certain trades and gaining an understanding of how the contractor proposed to manage the project, as well as their proposed sequencing of the works. Following this due diligence period Rawlinsons (W.A.) were satisfied that the contractor had allowed for the full scope of works and recommended that they be awarded the contract.
The project is currently due for practical completion in October 2021. Minimal issues have arisen with this project that have been quickly resolved and no foreseeable significant challenges ahead. The project is on track to reach completion well within the overall budget of $17.8 million.