Mt Gravatt Special School

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12 week project timeline, 12 module complex - $1.2 Million

Mt Gravatt Special School is located 12km southeast of Brisbane and provides education for students with an Intellectual Impairment or Autistic Spectrum Disorder.

Facing an increasing school population, Mt Gravatt Special School urgently required classrooms, ablutions, office space and kitchens to cater for children with special needs.

Ausco Modular worked with the Department of Education (DET), Mt Gravatt Special School and Hutchinson Builders to manufacture, deliver and install a 12 module special education complex.

With a requirement to have the total project completed in only 12 weeks, the design, manufacture and installation elements were reviewed progressively with milestones set throughout the project by the delivery team. For many activities Ausco Modular worked concurrently with Hutchinson Builders through the entire project to compress the overall project timeline.

For projects of this nature, Ausco Modular assigns a dedicated project manager with supporting project team to focus specifically on one client and one project. This team structure ensures Ausco Modular provides a service bias and holistic approach to all the project elements from start to finish.

The building’s design included specific features and fittings to make the learning environment as comfortable as possible and maximise the learning potential for special needs children.

On completion Ausco Modular engaged a specialist third party facilitator to review the project. Findings were documented and opportunities for improvement have been incorporated into the business for future time-critical and intensive projects. To ensure complete closure of the project this feedback was also supplied to the client and supporting subcontractors.

The new special education complex was well received. Built adjacent to existing and newly constructed in-situ classrooms, Ausco Modular received very positive feedback from teaching staff that preferred the modular building above the in-situ buildings, particularly due to the classroom design.