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New home in Darwin for global IT solutions provider

SRA Information technology is a leading global provider of quality business software solutions and environmental data management systems.

In early 2017, the company identified a need for a new and larger office space to meet their growing business needs. SRA is a well-established and reputable local business and therefore required the fitout to be completed to the highest standards with modern fixtures and details.

Scope of Work

McMahon Services delivered the construction and office fitout for a boardroom, office space, bathrooms, kitchen and entertainment areas. Works were required to be delivered within a tight schedule and with limited access, driven predominately by the looming lease expiry date on SRA’s old offices, therefore program management and progress monitoring was crucial for project success.

McMahon services completed an entire office fitout within an office space of 700m² total floor area. The office layout included four offices separated by floor to ceiling glass partitioning, a large boardroom, restrooms, kitchen and dining area, banks of desks connected with data and communications cabling, and an entertainment area for staff.

Ceilings were suspended grid throughout except bathrooms which were solid gyprock. Flooring throughout was a mixture between carpet tiles, vinyl plank and vinyl roll flooring. Cladding totalled 500m² of plasterboard. Electrical and mechanical works include the installation of commissioning of five air conditioning units, wet and dry fire systems, emergency systems and all electrical works.

A safety risk for the project was in the delivery of materials to site, as the office was located on the second level and there was no allowance for contractors to use the elevators to transport building materials. After a meeting with the building corporate, an agreement was met that larger items could be brought up using he service lift. This made the transportation of materials to and from the site easier to manage and significantly reduced trip and working at heights hazards.

The major environmental hazard facing the project was the construction noises to neighbouring residential apartments. Working closely with the building corporate, it was agreed that noisy works could only occur between 8:00am and 6:00pm to minimise impacts on residents.

Workforce peaked at ten personnel and all were local employees to the Darwin area. All subcontractors were similarly sourced locally.