The outstanding upgrade of facilities at St Joseph’s School, Temuka achieved a complete transformation that delighted a community and is the envy of others.
St. Joseph’s upgrade an “outstanding” transformation
Harding Construction was contracted by Opus International Consultants on behalf of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Christchurch as the Main Contractor to complete an upgrade of Blocks 3 and 4 at St Joseph’s School, Temuka, in 2014. The contract value for this project was $320,000 (including variations). Work began in August and was completed in November, 2014.
Our brief for this project was to upgrade the existing classroom blocks, which included demolishing and replacing old walls, ceilings and flooring, creating new storage areas and re-lining classrooms. We co- ordinated sub-trades for painting services, roofing, aluminium joinery, floor coverings, plumbing, drainage and electrical services, and supply of metalwork and concrete work.
Co-ordination and communication the key to success
As the Main Contractor for this project it was our responsibility to co-ordinate the sub-trades required to complete the work on time, on budget, with no surprises. Our experienced project management team facilitated this with ease, ensuring excellent communication between the school, Opus, the sub- trade contractors and our crew.
The scope of the project expanded from the initial quoted work to a significantly larger project as unforeseen structural issues were discovered once work had begun, requiring full and immediate remedy. Our skilled team quickly formulated a time and cost-effective solution for this, and work continued without interruption or delay.
The Harding Construction Team is safe, considerate and professional
At all times, our work and site safety practices were keyed to the fact that we were conducting construction work in a busy primary school with curious children all around, and teachers wanting to continue their classroom programmes with minimal disruption.
Harding Construction has an excellent Health and Safety record. All projects have an individual Site Specific Safety Plan tailored to meet the specific needs of that site. Our experienced team is well- versed in ensuring work on school sites is completed in as safe and unobtrusive a manner as possible.
Great to work with
Staff from the school were effusive in their praise for our team’s professional conduct and the way they worked in with the needs of the school. This was a very successful project with an excellent result.