Address: 22 Parkland Road Osborne Park, WA 6017
Project Value: $3.6 Million
Construction time: 33 weeks
Architect: BG Architects
When the Housing Industry Association (HIA) project went to tender, PACT’s brief history at the time may well have placed the company at a disadvantage. Yet PACT’s short but impressive track record instilled such confidence in its abilities that the company beat four other builders to win the competitively priced tender—a great feat, according to PACT General Manager Jason Kunkler.
“Although we were relatively new, our delivery of the Webb & Brown-Neaves building in just 33 weeks and our even shorter program on the Celebration Homes building demonstrated what we were capable of,” he said.
Regular site meetings with the client and their consulting team were held throughout the construction period to ensure even the most exacting specifications were met. PACT was also required to successfully navigate the hectic construction market of 2005. “Pricing the job in a rising market required us to exercise our stringent financial controls to deliver a cost effective solution for the client,” added Mr Kunkler.
In a tight program of just 33 weeks, PACT delivered the 1800m2 two-level purpose-built facility that blends open-plan and conventional office construction with two fully equipped, dedicated training rooms on the ground floor. Additional features include a secure undercroft car park and quality staff amenities.
A high level of fixtures and finishing's were also achieved. “Given the prominence of the HIA and its standing in the industry, we knew the importance of delivering quality outcomes,” explained Mr Kunkler. “The HIA building enjoys nice elements of Kimberley stone in the elevation plus high level Alpolic finishes, louvers and Colourback glass.”
Despite the tight program, PACT’s ability to coordinate all trades and material supply within the rising market was crucial to the final outcome. “Delivering on all aspects depended upon the good procurement and labour supply practices we had in place,” said Mr Kunkler. “The HIA building was our first project for an external client and it certainly helped to propel our reputation for excellence in project management—no matter the program, brief or budget.”