Duratec was engaged by Curtin University to perform repair works to building 201 which was constructed in 1967.
The building consists of 7 levels with a terracotta tiled roof laid on timber battens. Level 7 ceiling comprises a fibrous plaster glass ceiling with a sprayed vermiculite finish. Air conditioning units are mounted on the roof.
The roof had deteriorated significantly over time as a consequence of poor construction and ambient factors. Historical roof leaks were occurring on regular basis due to cracked/damaged roof tiles, improper sarking installation, failed sarking joint and cracks in the copper gutters. The scope included:
Internal repair works:
- Removal of existing ceiling finish.
- Repair of defects.
- Installation of new screws and timber battens.
- Application of vermiculite gypsum.
- Application of acrylic sealer undercoat.
- Application of 2 coats of paint.
- Installation of light fittings.
External/leak rectification works:
- Installation of anti-ponding boards.
- Sarking repairs.
- Service relocations.
- Copper gutter waterproofing.
- Tile replacement.
- Replacement and installation of 9 new roof mounted air conditioning units.
- Works were completed on a tight time frame during the university’s Christmas break to allow the building to open for the new semester.
- A 300 tonne crane was mobilised to install the air conditioning units.
- All works were completed to the client’s satisfaction and were injury free
- Building Fit Out
- HVAC Upgrades