We will provide expert construction Project Management for the duration of cladding replacement or remediation works. Our teams have extensive experience working on existing buildings, with tenants’ in-situ. We well know the challenges and risks this can present and we advise building owners practical options and help identify steps which will minimise the extent of disruption from building works.
Cladding Remediation Management
- Rectify (or not) an affected building
- Implement interim risk mitigations
- Oversee remediation management
Rectify (Or Not) An Affected Building
Our building fire safety risk assessment report provides building owners with a preliminary understanding for identified fire safety risks and safety concerns associated with the combustible cladding material used on the building.
As a building owner there is no legislated requirement to complete building work which will rectify the combustible cladding issue, or to implement interim risk measures. This is a voluntary action although you do have a legislated duty of care obligation to ensure the safety of all building users.
Implement Interim Risk Mitigations
Essential risk mitigations outlined in the report are provided as a means to reduce the building owner’s risk prior to replacement or remediation works commencing. We are able to coordinate the implementation of these mitigation activities to ensure the risk to your building is measurably reduced and to improve the safety of building users.
Oversee Remediation Management
As recommendations in the report are preliminary, we need to undertake further fire engineering assessment. We will prepare a fire engineering brief (an outline of non-compliance issues to be resolved and potential fire engineering solutions) and the final fire engineering report and development application which can be submitted to the Building Certifier. The whole process requires liaison and negotiation with various stakeholders including Local Government and referral agencies such as the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services.
Depending on project size, a feasibility study may also be required before the development application is lodged. We do this to ensure the optimal building design is selected (e.g. partial or full replacement), suitable and cost effective replacement products are identified, and relevant stakeholders are involved in the decision outcome.
When the building development approval has been issued, we will provide construction oversight using qualified construction Project Management teams, with specific experience in cladding remediation projects.
Our project management and support service capability includes:
- Feasibility study and option evaluation
- Schedule development and progress monitoring
- Contracting strategies and tender management
- Cost estimating, budget development and cost control
- Construction supervision management
- Dispute resolution, coordination of defect rectification, and handover