Darwin, Northern Territory Client:
NT University Contract Value:
$6.2M Completion Date:
Graeme Dennehy, NT University
This project involved the building of a University Library at the Casuarina campus in Darwin. The job involved a fully air conditioned three-storey Library with a bridge 7 metres above ground level linking two areas of the library and spanning approximately 21 metres. The external walling of the building comprised of two-thirds glass wall and the internal finishes comprised of a timber feature ceiling and walls.
Sitzler worked with the architects on this project implementing changes to reduce costs to meet the client’s budget without compromising the original design of the building.
The project was completed on time without any extension of time to the final completion date. This accomplishment is considered significant as there were a number of late changes to structural elements of the building with as little as six weeks remaining before the contract completion date.
Sitzler was also able to solve detailed problems with the timber feature walling by resetting out the plywood panel layouts in order to make the doors in the walls look less conspicuous and more continuous at no extra cost to the client.
The performance of this contractor has been of a very high standard and they achieve a high quality standard of workmanship within the University's time and cost constraints.
Sitzler's liaison with the various levels of participants in the building delivery process from client/consultant through to subcontractor and supplier has been very impressive. We consider Sitzler to be consistently good performers during the five years the University has been established , and would recommend their services to a prospective client.
A/Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration)