GHD: 12 hospitals in 12 weeks

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11 July 2013

One of the world’s leading engineering, architecture and environmental consulting companies, GHD, has completed the design and documentation phase for Queensland Health’s Rural and Remote infrastructure Rectification Works (RRIRW) program to address critical infrastructure concerns impacting upon the safe operation of health facilities in rural Queensland.

GHD delivered the program from concept design to construction documentation in 12 weeks to a defined budget. The design phase included extensive consultation and endorsement workshops on site with all 12 hospitals – Atherton, Ayr, Biloela, Charleville, Charters Towers, Emerald, Kingaroy, Longreach, Mareeba, Roma, Sarina and Thursday Island.

To meet the tight schedule, GHD assembled a multi-disciplinary team comprising architectural, engineering and planning professionals. The company also tendered, engaged and managed sub-consultants for the provision of level surveys, geotechnical services, hydrant pressure testing and electrical systems assessments.

Commenting on the 12x12 milestone, Brad Gaston, GHD’s Project Director advises, “We’re delighted to have contributed to improving the safety of health facilities in rural Queensland which will benefit patient care. Our ability to resource the project with professionals from around the country enabled us to seamlessly integrate various disciplines and fast-track the delivery of services. The fast turnaround enabled Queensland Health to have sufficient time to tender and engage contractors by the end of the 2012/2013 financial year.

“The numbers on this project are impressive: 43 GHD professionals, eight in-house disciplines including architecture, civil, structural, electrical, hydraulic, mechanical, planning and hazardous materials, approximately 850 drawings, 42 stakeholder consultations held on-site, 24 presentations, 36 workshops on risk, safety and value management as well as 24 authority approval applications.”

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