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Warwick Cluster Trade Training Centre

Name: Warwick Cluster Trade Training Centre
Date: 02-Jun-2015
Client: Department of Education, Training and Employment (DETE), Qld Government.
Builder: B&F Constructions
Category: Educational, Government


The Warwick Cluster Trade Training Centres are located at Warwick State High School, Clifton State High School and Killarney State High School. This regional project was able to be successfully managed by 8i Architects' Brisbane office. We undertook several client and steering committee meetings on-site with the various schools and fortnightly site visits during construction to ensure that the construction quality was generally in accordance with the documentation and advise the Project Manager of areas of rectification.

Hieu Nguyen was the Principal Project Architect. 8i Architects was employed as the Principal Consultant on the project. As the Principal Consultant, 8i Architects had to undertake the management and co-ordination of the design team which included secondary consultants such as Mechanical, Electrical, Security and Communications Engineer, Hydraulics, Structural, Civil, Landscape Architect, DDA Consultant and Building Certifier.

8i Architects worked with and under the direction of the Project Manager, who was our point of contact for advising and reporting to DETE. The Project Manager was responsible for delivering the program and budget for the project. We assisted the Project Manager to ensure that the buildings were delivered on time and within budget whilst maintaining building quality. The time and budget constraints were achieved by design buildings that were fit for purpose, used readily available local trades and materials and adding value in the design.

The scope for the Warwick Cluster Trade Training Centres was to provide 3 state high schools in the Southern Downs region with new Trade Training Centres to facilitate trade training for local high school students and also local industry. The schools did not have existing facilities to support the subjects that would provide skills needed locally. The Trade Training Centres were required to be state of the art training facilities that would also be suitable for use by local industry.

The Warwick Trade Training Centre was designed specifically to facilitate Metal Fabrication and Agricultural Science. Clifton Trade Training Centre was an extension to the construction court annexe to accommodate a small Metal Fabrication facility. The Killarney Trade Training Centre contains a small Metal Fabrication facility.

The Principal Consultancy Team delivered concept design, sketch design, design development, construction documentation, tender and contract administration for the project. After construction, the team were involved with following up on further DETE queries and assisting the Project Manager.

Photographer: 8i Architects

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