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Cecil Hills High School

The upgrade of Cecil Hills High School will include additional permanent learning spaces and core facilities to support the growing population in Western Sydney.

92 piles have been installed with an average depth of 11-12 meters and diameters ranging from 750mm-1050mm.

The team have now begun to decommission the rig ready to continue piling at another Hindmarsh project located in Eastern Creek.

A CFA piling system was adopted to manage the unique soil conditions – this solution was successfully and safely delivered by Kellar. The concrete works to the lift pit, footings and in-ground services are well underway for the main building, sport hall extension & canteen upgrades. Watch this space for more project news.

Happenings At Hindmarsh, News & Media, People
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Lxana DeGrandmont and Linh Dang

We are delighted to share that both Lxana DeGrandmont and Linh Dang have been accepted to the NAWIC ACT Mentoring Program 2024!

Jemma Butt, Project Manager said “I took part in this program as a Mentee in 2016 and had an incredible experience with two fantastic mentors at very senior levels in the Canberra Construction industry.  The Mentoring Program is a great way to have a look at other parts of the industry and gain access and insights from a senior manager who you are not reporting to. It is also a great opportunity for networking!”

For its 8th year running, NAWIC ACT partner, Wisdom Learning Pty Ltd will deliver and facilitate its informative, inclusive workshops for mentees and mentors. These monthly workshops are designed to enhance the mentee-mentor relationship and experience, fostering deeper connections.

Nadine O’Keeffe, Project Director added, “I can highly recommend this program to both Mentors, and our younger team members as Mentees. I participated in this program over several years with NAWIC and got a lot out of the program both professionally and personally. It has been great to see the Mentees I have been involved with grow and develop in their careers.”

Check out more about the NAWIC ACT Mentoring program here.

(L-R: Lxana DeGrandmont and Linh Dang)

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Hindmarsh ACT Team bust out the thermal camera.

The construction industry is an ever-evolving landscape as builders, and clients look for quicker, safer cost-effective solutions.

Recently, anyone visiting the North Gungahlin High School project would have seen the Hindmarsh team operating a very interesting piece of equipment – a thermal camera.

Permanent formwork systems have become an attractive alternative to conventional masonry block, precast concrete and in situ building methods in Australia. Unlike temporary formwork, permanent formwork stays in place acting as an additional stabiliser. In a nutshell, the process uses hollow panels in place of traditional block and brick work. These hollow panels are then filled with concrete, remaining in place forming a permanent structure.

The trick has been to ensure that the concrete poured into these prefabricated panels is evenly distributed and fills the system entirely. Any gaps can create future structural and fire safety issues – often requiring extensive remediation works. This is where the thermal camera comes in.

By scanning the panels as the concrete is poured, you can immediately identify any gaps that may have occurred. This real-time Quality Assurance (QA) process provides peace-of-mind for all involved, ensuring a high-quality build finish.

Once complete, the North Gungahlin High School will host 800 Year 7-10 students. Find out more on the project profile.