Novelli Pavilion Sod Turning

Novelli Pavilion Sod Turning for City of Armadale, construction by Alita Constructions

The first sod of the new 400m2 Novelli Pavilion for the City of Armadale has been turned!

The ‘sod turning’ event was attended by CoA Mayor Ruth Butterfield, Deputy Mayor Carole Frost, CoA Project Team, Alita Constructions Project Manager Johnny McCann and Director Alastair Kleyn.

This design and construct project is a sports and community facility at Terracina Parkway, Piara Waters. The design for the pavilion includes a function room, kitchen/kiosk, internal and external store rooms, toilet facilities including unisex accessible toilets, cleaner’s room, bin store and covered verandah.

The project is expected to be completed mid-year.

See the project here.

Additional Media

City of Armadale’s’ Press Release

What is sod turning?

Sod turning is the turning of the first sod (meaning ground). It is a traditional ceremony to celebrate the first day of construction.

Alita Constructions; Best Office Building Award

Alita Constructions win MBAWA Award for Best Office Building

Alita Constructions were awarded the Best Office Building, $5-10 million range for the Peel Youth Medical Services Health Hub at the 2019 Master Builders-Bankwest Excellence in Construction Awards on Saturday the 20th of July.

To be acknowledged for the high quality of work on this project, is really a reflection of the hard work the Alita Team put in to the build. We would like to thank all of the consultants, subcontractors and suppliers involved, as well as Mulder Kampman Design for their contribution to this project for the City of Mandurah. Lastly we would like to thank GP Down South, particularly Eleanor Britton and Amanda Poller for entrusting us with this project and for being such a pleasure to deal with.

The Peel Youth Medical Services Health Hub is a 2,503m2 state of the art facility providing support for young people dealing with mental health issues. Read more here.

Alita Constructions win MBAWA Award for Best Office Building

Left to right: Steve Montgomery, Bernard van Ryssen, Emily Swarts, Matt Kleyn, Mark Bruning, Rita Kleyn, Alastair Kleyn, Ian French, Eleanor Britton (Client), Maurice Bruning, Ed Bruning and John Swarts.

Alastair Kleyn Director of Alita Constructions and Wife Rita, holding the Best Office Building Award from the MBAWA
Alastair Kleyn, Director of Alita Constructions, and Wife, Rita Kleyn

Bernard van Ryssen and Wife
Bernard van Ryssen and Wife

Ed Bruning and Wife
Ed Bruning and Wife

The Alita Team and Partners at the Master Builders Association awards night
The Alita Team and Partners at the Master Builders Association Bankwest Excellence in Construction Awards night

Ian French with the Award
Ian French

Emily Swarts and Partner
Emily Swarts and Partner

Mark Bruning and Wife
Mark Bruning and Wife

Matt Kleyn and partner
Matt Kleyn and partner

Steve Montgomery and Partner
Steve Montgomery and Partner

What is Industrial Construction

What is Industrial Construction

Construction cannot be limited or defined to merely just the act or process of building; it can be further categorised according to the types of buildings being constructed. The differentiation between each building comes when considering the purpose of that building. For example, you have residential construction, commercial construction and industrial construction services. Admittedly, commercial and industrial design and construction are similar and cater to organisations as opposed to individuals but a distinction can be drawn between the two on the basis of the scale of operations conducted. Read on to find out more information revolving around what it means to be an industrial construction company.

What is Industrial Construction?

Industrial construction is the construction of premises used for manufacturing, such as processing plants and factories. It pays close attention to the structural integrity of the project as well as the intricate parts and details needed to ensure the building facility is perfectly suited for hosting the operations intended. This specific type of construction demands a high level of understanding the business needs.

Who Leads the Way in Industrial Design and Construction?

Due to the sheer scale of these projects, a high level of expertise is required to ensure it is successfully completed. These design and construction capabilities are vital components that ensure structural integrity and functional capacity across every facet of the building project.

  • The construction process

A departure from traditional construction processes means that now instead of relying on an independent design team you can engage an industrial construction company for the whole process from design to build. This means you can oversee the timelines and schedule while you secure all the necessary services from one provider for a lower cost, and less time and resources.

  • Compliance

Ensuring that you build within the confines of legislation and with the necessary permissions is of the utmost importance. A thorough understanding of government regulation which spans site selection, to environmental impact and land use is required. Partnering with a contractor who has operated in the industry with various clients is also an effective way to avoid any complications and the delay of your construction project’s completion.

Alita Construction is a full-service industrial company offering not only construction but industrial design and construction too. Contact us today to find out more or to secure the services of a team proven professionals.

Building a New School

After consultation and discussion, you’ve decided that you are going to start a new school construction project to enhance the current teaching and learning experience while also accommodating the varying needs of all the learners. The key process of building a new school is making effective use of all available resources.

What to keep in mind when choosing your contractor

* Cost of building a school

The cost of building a school is of paramount importance because your stakeholders will want to see a return on their investment and growth in the potential for the future. It is also why it is vital that your stakeholders be involved in the planning and design process so that the outcome matches expectation.

* Technological capacity

The advancement of technology has endowed construction companies with incredible scope for flexibility from the choice of materials right down to the method of construction. Technology provides you with the opportunity to build a new school that caters to the future of education and the changes in the curriculum.

* Longevity

We often take durability for granted because most buildings are durable. However, there are varying degrees of longevity which are influenced by the materials and design. The cost incurred in choosing the right materials for your school construction can offset future maintenance costs.

* Health and safety

When building a new school, it is imperative that health and safety be included in the design of the building. Whether it’s teachers, parents, visitors or learners, the environment and security, it must be optimised. The design and build of your school should include energy efficiency, acoustics and the fundamental requirements for a function learning environment.

* Maintenance

Maintenance is of utmost importance when choosing the materials and design to incorporate into building your new school.

By incorporating poor design methods, you could incur unnecessary maintenance, renovation and labour costs.

* Scalability

Just as you came upon the need to take on school construction, you could very well reach a point in the future where expansion is deemed necessary. Where possible, your contractor should be able to build to allow for possible future development.

* Trust a proven track record

It can be difficult to always rely on the words of a contractor for an indication of quality. It’s always recommended to ask for past projects and references to use as a benchmark of the service you can hope to receive.

Alita Construction has years of experience and scores of successful school construction projects under its belt. For quality construction and expert advice, contact us today

Building a Church

Building a church

Building a church is a particularly challenging undertaking because the importance of a budget is arguably more prominent in this construction case than most other cases. Funding is the main reason why a budget is necessary for church construction, and it would be frowned upon to return to the congregation to ask for further funding.

Furthermore, a church from a functional standpoint has to be able to comfortably seat a congregation, allowing for the effortless entry and exit of members. It also needs to be aesthetically pleasing and support acoustics effectively. Read on to discover essential considerations to take into account to ensure that you accomplish cost-effective church construction.

Cost-effective church construction & making sure it all adds up

Whether you are looking to construct a modern church building or a more traditional church building, the costs should undoubtedly be something kept top of mind – reiterating the importance of having a plan and being able to communicate that plan. Doing so ensures an agreement is made on how best to complete the project within budget and the predetermined timelines. The following hard, soft and FFE costs should be listed:

*Professional services and permits

* Construction costs

* Furniture, fixtures and equipment

It is commonplace and best practice to ensure that the soft (professional services, and more.) and furniture, fittings and equipment costs are estimated before.

Cost and quality aren’t always in agreement

When committing to a contract with your contractor always keep in mind that cheaper isn’t always better. This short-term view of construction might result in a completed project sooner than later. However, by opting solely for less money, you could incur additional costs through exorbitant maintenance and renovation fees in the future.

Function & purpose

Function and purpose should be included in the planning process, as the design of the church in question will influence the location and cost of church construction. When talking to the congregation, there should be agreement on the needs of the church to accommodate existing and future members. You should ensure the aesthetics and acoustics are consistent with the requirements of your members not to compromise the sermons and services.


The choice of material will not only influence the cost but will speak to the design and longevity of the church too. The overall structure of the building should be considered first, such as tilt panel church designs, and also the detailing such as external cladding and features, and internal fit out. Material choices for a building a church are essential for the durability of the building, overall aesthetics and budget constraints.

For more information on how best to go about building a church that caters to your specific needs, get in touch with our team of experts today.