The project involved the construction of a large open shed/warehouse at the (existing) Baldivis Secondary College site, to house outdoor education equipment and school vehicles. Stringent site access protocol, including police clearances, principal and agent induction procedures and regular tool box meetings were a requirement of the works, due to the presence of staff and students during the construction phase. Parking was minimal and peak times for school pick-up and drop off posed safety issues, however secure fencing, hoarding and traffic management was put in place to minimise disruptions.
The project was constructed by combining a concrete floor slab with structural steel framework, and Colorbond® steel roofing and metal wall cladding in co-ordinating colours to match existing school buildings. As vehicle access to and from the structure was required, two large roller shutter systems were installed to allow for school buses. During the pre-construction phase, the existing soil was deemed to be organic in matter, therefore site preparation required the site to be completely excavated and the soil replaced with clean, compacted fill. Rainwater is collected in a large rainwater tank and is r-used for washing the vehicles and outdoor education equipment.