ADFA Redevelopment

Client: Aust Dept of Defence
Architect: Rice Daubney Architects
Delivery Form: Managing Contractor
Location: Campbell, ACT
Value: $98.6 m
Completion date: March 2015

The redevelopment of existing university campus including a new 1200 seat auditorium, 300 seat lecture theatre, sports centre, refurbish cadets mess (kitchen & servery), teaching spaces and working accommodation. Richard Crookes Constructions is required to undertake works on existing facilities and infrastructure that require the refurbishment, upgrading, modification or extension of the existing facilities to meet ADFA’s operational and support capabilities for the next 20 years.

All buildings being built are within a confined working university campus and as such construction vibration and noise is a major consideration.
We ensure that the works are undertaken with minimal impact and disruption to normal ADFA operations and other activities. Our extensive experience working in operating Defence environments has provided us with proven methodologies to minimise disruption and maximise safety. Some key strategies include:

  • Keeping work areas (sites) well contained, highly organised, and well managed
  • Well co-ordinated and tightly controlled construction personnel movements, access, monitoring, storage logistics and traffic management
  • Construction activities will be co-ordinated within each work area through pro-active consultation
  • Communication and coordination with ADFA personnel will ensure OH&S procedures and practices are established, coordinated and maintained – we view this as a key to project safety.

Designated subcontractor parking plans have been developed, to minimise disturbance to ADFA. Site and pedestrian management plans have been developed through strategic planning, providing safe and efficient work sites which enable maximum access for ADFA around the grounds.