TS Constructions would like to share their recent
accomplishments at the
Master Builders of Victoria Regional Awards night.
Regional Commercial Builder of the Year 2023
Project: Newhaven College Performing Arts Centre
Excellence in Construction of Commercial Building over $6M
Project: Newhaven College Performing Arts Centre
Excellence in Construction of Commercial Building $3M to $6M
Project: Our Lady Star of the Sea
Newhaven College Performing Arts Centre
The Newhaven College Performing Arts Centre was designed to be a modern feature building located at the front of the site and seen by all who pass the location. The centre features a contemporary and striking facade while housing a state-of-the-art performing arts facility. A particular highlight of the building are the excellent acoustics, modern external design using a range of materials and cutting-edge technical specifications that are integrated seamlessly into the building. The design complements and improves the current buildings at the school and enhances the coastal environment Newhaven College is located. The facility has been embraced by the school and the community for a range of events.
The renovation of the Newhaven College Performing Arts Centre called for some innovative and interesting combinations. The build required an innovative approach rather than the usual stereotypical school buildings. The design with its large learning spaces and flexible learning areas, makes it a bright and vibrant area for the students to nurture and grow with their early learning development. Bright colours, and new double-glazed windows to maximise light and minimise thermal intrusion provide a visual appeal both internally and externally. TS Constructions consultative approach and project management processes provided the client with a high level of responsiveness and flexibility.
The Newhaven College Performing Arts Centre project will now represent the South East region for the 2023 MBV Regional Commercial Builder of the Year at this year’s 2023 MBV Excellence in Construction Awards on 11th August at the Palladium, Crown.
Our Lady Star of the Sea
The project was to seamlessly extend onto the original stage of the school and add four new classrooms, a large general learning space and two breakout rooms for specialist teaching, and a lift was installed. Externally an engineered roof structure was installed over the hardcourt area, and the carpark and the front entry was extended, which included the installation of an automatic sliding gate and rammed earth walls. Extensive landscaping which included a large camp kitchen, Bio basin, sensory gardens, a synthetic turf playfield and new play equipment. TS Constructions managed the entire project, which included site works, construction and finishing of the buildings, and final landscaping and civil works were completed in a safe and effective manner.
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.
We would like to express our thanks to the fantastic contractors and suppliers that enable us to complete these award winning projects.
While most architecture is all straight lines and squared angles, the latest trend is curves.
They are often used to soften a buildings impact, helping the structure to meld into the surrounding landscape.
Yarram & District Health Services - IHC
Buildings dominated by curves presents new challenges
You tend to think of architecture as the look of the place, but it demands the complex contribution of engineering starting well below ground. Under any major building winds a complicated system of spaces and places for electricity, plumbing, heating and air conditioning, and other building services.
TS Constructions would like to congratulate GR & T Plasterers
on receiving numerous awards for the plastering works on this project.
Yesterday (Sunday 20th September) was Sustainable House Day.
In keeping with our current social restrictions, a number of houses were
featured virtually this year.
Virtual tours were offered through 12 different houses at Live At The Cape
and we are proud to say that 5 of those are the work of TS Constructions.
Take a tour of these amazing homes:
Interested in sustainable housing?
Take a look at some of the latest sustainable homes located at "The Cape"
The Cape Eco community is a master planned residential development on the South Coast of Victoria at Cape Paterson. Eventually it will consist of over 200 homes surrounded by more than 50% of open, natural space, The Cape has very clear and prescriptive guidelines for all homes. A minimum 7.5 star rating, 2.5kW PV Solar and 10,000 litres of water storage is mandatory.
Australia’s premium sustainable housing project, The Cape, in Cape Paterson, has opened its doors to its newest 8.3-star edition, "Periwinkle". This carbon neutral, energy and water efficient coastal home sits within the top 1% of sustainable homes in Australia. The home features state of the art energy efficient design, construction and fit out, which combines to keep the home beautifully comfortable in all weather conditions, while reducing annual running costs to below $500 per annum, which is around 15% to 20% of the running costs of a state average home.
In exciting news for the Cape, an independent 12-month study by RMIT University and analysis by leading not-for-profit RENEW has highlighted The Cape estate as a scalable blueprint for how the Australian housing industry can build affordable, energy efficient, carbon neutral homes that dramatically reduce energy bills, with consumers, the economy and the environment set to benefit.