DFAT Security Branch N4
The DFAT Security Branch project was a functional refurbishment and upgrade of the security branches in the RG Casey Building, Barton. The objective of the project was to consolidate the security branches into one area of the building, increase the density within the floor plate, and free up other space in the building. The works included upgrades to the functionality and operation of the facility such as physical security barriers, a SCIF within the floor plate, and access control as well as Type 1A security to comply with current standards and regulations.
The project consisted of 4 stages. Each stage had a 7-8-week construction period. As an alternate methodology, Projex proposed to merge two of the stages and condense the overall program. This eliminated night works for the fourth stage and provided a cost saving for the client. Projex managed a successful outcome for DFAT through coordination and management of expectations with the relocation team, and working with the building certifier, building manager and security consultant to achieve project certifications in alignment with the program.
A crucial element to the project was the security upgrade to meet current specifications. At project commencement, the security specification was incomplete. Projex continued the construction works whilst working closely with the security consultant to achieve certified security zones.
- Client The Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade
- Architect/Referee DJAS/ Rob Krajina - JLL
- Project Value $3.2M
- Delivery Model Lump Sum
- Project Sector Government
- Duration 24 weeks