Navigator College

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Ausco Modular collaborated with architects and builders to deliver the perfect education solution.

Having completed their own designs and layouts, Walterbrooke Architects approached Ausco Modular to provide feedback and a pricing structure for the project.

In assessing the suitability of the design for modular construction, Ausco Modular suggested that their original roof pitch of 18° with a curved apex was too high to transport economically.

Ausco Modular was instead able to recommend a 12° pitch that still serviced the project requirements and was easily transportable.

In their feedback and pricing structure, Ausco Modular also refined the specifications and finishes, including air conditioning systems with fresh air supply as well as ceilings with excellent acoustic performance.

After a pricing structure was provided to Walterbrooke Architects, Ausco Modular was contracted to supply and install the buildings in conjunction with a general builder who was responsible for the site works, administrative offices and the canopies between the classrooms.

A critical challenge in the project was timing: the school was brand new with a scheduled opening date for the new school year and more than 100 keen new students. Ausco Modular guaranteed on-time delivery of the project, and met the commitment, allowing the client to move in as planned and begin the process of establishing their school.

Ausco Modular worked collaboratively with Walterbrooke Architects and their builders who did the site works. Custom Orb was chosen for the external finishes to compliment the rustic Australian landscape.

The project was cohesive during construction, and the outcome was well-received and praised by the Navigator College.

The College opened in 2009 with 118 students, and in 2012, had grown to an enrolment of more than 360.