PACT Construction continued its rise as one of WA’s most revered building companies, taking out two awards at the prestigious Master Builders Association (MBA) Excellence in Construction Awards on Saturday 25 July 2015.
Edith Cowan University Student Services Building
The $49.1 million Student Service Building (B34) at Edith Cowan University Joondalup was awarded ‘Best Education Building’, while the Baldivis Library and Community Centre project received top honors as ‘Best Public Use Building’.
As a member-based association representing and promoting the WA building and construction industry since 1898, the MBA Awards are one of the top accolades Perth companies strive for.
General Manager of PACT Construction, Jason Kunkler, was thrilled with PACT’s latest achievements. “We feel extremely privileged to again be recognised by the outstanding organisation that is the MBA,” he said.
“It further reinforces our belief that collaborative thinking and a ‘whole of project’ approach leads to building excellence, and our industry is clearly recognising this.”
Completed in just 88 weeks, Building 34 is more than worthy of wearing the title of Best Education Building. Designed by esteemed architects, JCY, and constructed to meet a five-star energy efficiency rating, Building 34 triumphs as a visually striking and structurally complex piece of architecture.
Utilising state-of-the art technology, the building brings all student facilities under one roof. A full wrap-around façade with glazing offers complete sun shading, while a vast internal atrium and podium level slab constructed using facetted formwork completes the successful project.
“We’re especially proud to have this building recognised, given the complexity of the project,” explained Mr Kunkler. “From constructing in-ground ductwork, to carrying out all works in a busy, fully functional university, we worked closely with the client to identify and overcome all issues throughout the build.”
Baldivis Library and Community Centre
Constructed in just 63 weeks, the $10.7 million, two-storey Baldivis Library and Community Centre has boosted the local community. Incorporating a contemporary library, e-training areas, meeting rooms, offices and on-ground plaza areas, PACT delivered an exceptional new facility that will serve the Baldivis community for many years to come.
“We’re extremely pleased that this exciting project has been recognised for its many unique aspects,” enthused Mr Kunkler. “In particular is its green credentials, with an intelligent solar passive design that minimises water and energy use.
“The design also exhibits a complex façade featuring minimal material repetition. This required a complex building methodology to bring all facets together, such as hexagonal ceramic tiles, stone, timber and aluminium composite cladding plus rendered brick.”
The award is just reward for PACT’s outstanding efforts in overcoming a multitude of complex challenges. The site’s location in a busy public space meant coordination of all material deliveries and contractors were carefully managed, with all subcontractors heavily scrutinised to ensure quality control at all times.
After another successful night at the MBA Awards, PACT looks to the future with supreme confidence in its ability to pull off large projects – no matter the complexity. By building on its supreme collaborative approach to seamlessly deliver projects on time and on budget, PACT aims to grow its trophy cabinet even further in the year ahead.