We are thrilled to announce that we were awarded the title of
2022 Regional Commercial Builder of the Year
at the recent Master Builders Awards.
The project entered into the awards was the Yarram IHC.
Works consisted of demolition of the existing consultation and day procedure room (2 storey building) and construction of new Integrated Health Care Building as an extension off the existing Hospital with an enclosed walkway link to the aged care building (Crossley House).
The new building of approx. 1400m2 consisted of a waiting/reception, staff open office for approx 18 people, Board room, Consultation room, and day procedure rooms & recovery.
The Mechanical plant is positioned above the Board room on a dedicated platform.
The new building has a number of unique features with curved plaster and timber lined ceilings/eaves, Front façade having curves in both plan and elevation and clad with VM Zinc vertical metal panel. The balance of the external is brick work with numerous patterns.
Due to the unique curves across the front the portal frames are spaced at varying measurements to match in with roof long points. The structural engineering required the infill timber wall frames to provide bracing for the portal frames so there was minimal cross bracing in the portal frames interrupting internal walls.
The nature of the curved ceiling design was outside that of any proprietary systems requiring an engineers input along with TS Constructions & GR&T Plastering provided practical methods for the final design. Part of the curved ceiling and eave is lined with local Radial timber battens (some 1200LM) with balance of the internal curved ceilings lined with 2 x 6mm thick layers of plaster board. Linear slot diffusers and light fittings have been installed into the curved ceiling and maintaining the curved feature. This was complex and time consuming process and credit to the carpenters and plasterers for their patients and persistence in achieving an exceptional finish.
The front also has a vertical steel fin detail typically formed from 250mm x 20mm thick steel plate, this was again a challenge for T&S Welding in Sale to achieve the various curves with the final install carried out in panels of 2.0 to 3.0m wide then welded together on site as one.
A Variation to the main works in upgrading the power supply & main switch board to the Hospital was also carried out during the build with minimal disruption to the Hospital.
The finished product has provided an up to date modern facility to service the Yarram region for many years to come.