QEII Building Update
October 18th, 2012
A view of the building site.
The new northern headquarters for the Western Australian Institute for Medical Research (WAIMR) is starting to shape up externally, giving a good indication of the way the finished building will appear within the QEII complex in Nedlands.
Part of the external façade is in place, with approximately 400 of the total 1300 panels already in position and a further 600 are available in Perth.
Other progress on the building, being constructed by Doric, includes the roof structural steel framing and the roof sheeting which is nearing completion. In addition the majority of the level 8 and 9 plant is now installed.
Internally the services first fix on the lower levels is mostly complete and the upper level work is nearing completion. Work on the ceilings and walls have now progressed to all levels, and the prototype offices and labs are well underway. The structural steelwork for the feature central stair has been installed with finishes to commence later this month.
The work on the 250 seat Auditorium is also progressing on schedule with the curved precast seating plats recently craned into position. As the structural steel roof framing is already in position a combination of blockwork walls and precast wall panels will now be installed.
The volume of work has increased significantly over the past month with an average of 120 people on site per day.
This project has now been operational for over 565 days, and has accumulated 242,500 man hours worked without an LTI to this date. (Information thanks to Doric.)
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