The BubbleDeck suspended slab is currently being installed at the PYMS project for the City of Mandurah and GP Down South.
BubbleDeck is a precast concrete floor system which makes floor slabs lighter and stronger by incorporating large, hollow plastic balls in a lattice of steel. With 1kg of recycled plastic replacing 100kg of concrete, it is a low cost and sustainable solution!
The civil stormwater has been completed using Eco Aid storm tanks (pic below) to provide storage capacity and the hydraulic in-grounds and pre-lays are nearing completion.
Going forward; there will be bulk import of fill to bring the site up to design level and then the detailed excavation of the lift pit and footings will commence.
The project is being built on the town’s old tip which was closed in the early 60’s. The challenge for Alita has been ensuring the design accounts for any future potential movement. Alita have achieved this by providing alternative engineered solutions for the building’s substructure.
Wednesday 3rd of October 2018
It was a privilege to show Federal Minister for Health – Greg Hunt, the building progress on the Peel Youth Medical Services building, alongside Andrew Hastie and Eleanor Britton.
Andrew Hastie, the Federal Member for Canning and part of the 2015 Canning Ice Action Group identified huge potential in GP Down South’s dream of building a dedicated facility to support youth mental health and tackle drug and alcohol abuse in the Peel region.
See more about the Peel Youth Medical Services Project here.
In partnership with Business Armadale, we recently held a showcase event at our Award Winning Project – Rossiter Pavilion & Playing Field!
The night included insightful speeches about the economic and business growth in the Forrestdale Business Park and City of Armadale from;
- Simon Lenton from the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority,
- Paul Sanders from the City of Armadale, and
- Local Forrestdale Business Park Business owner Paul Harrison from Beaver Tree Services
Alastair also talked about the importance of community and how we need each other to make change and to grow.
The event was a great opportunity to network with those within the community of the City of Armadale and more specifically within the Forrestdale Business Park.
A huge thank you to the door prize sponsors; Polguern Estate, Benchmark Business Works, Grand Cinemas Armadale and Daly and Shaw Buildings.
Did you know?
According to the latest work health and safety statistics, tradies make up almost one-third of Australia’s workforce, but they represent over half of the country’s serious workers’ compensation claims. As a builder engaging over two hundred subcontractors we find this statistic alarming.
August is Tradies National Health Month and we encourage everyone to take the time to focus on educating and engaging tradies on the importance of full body health and safety.
The linked article was published in The West Australian last week and we feel the need to comment.
While we don’t necessarily agree with everything said in the article, as a builder engaging over two hundred contractors, we do agree with a lot of what has been stated by the anonymous subcontractor. The current system does not provide much protection for the subcontractors to receive payment on time or at all. Too often we see Builders go into administration, leaving many contractors out of pocket due to outstanding invoices. Sadly many good contractors also then need to shut their doors as they cannot trade their way out of the unpaid invoices from the Builder who went into administration. This has a negative effect on the industry because it removes some really good contractors from the market (not to mention the emotional toll it takes on people losing everything from ‘no fault of their own’). It also discourages the good contractors to start their own business due to the many risks of not getting paid on time or at all.
We also agree that the current system allows builders to take advantage of contractors too easily by not paying them on time due to various reasons. Unfortunately, we see this happening far too often in the industry. Alita Constructions’ has a strong belief that trades who fulfill their contract correctly deserve to be paid in full and on time. We have a strong moral and ethical stance on how we treat our subbies as we all know in a lot of ways that we are only as good as our trades and like everyone in the workplace, they deserve to be treated fairly.
Therefore, we generally don’t have retentions (unless the head contract asks for it) and we pay trades on time.
We believe change is certainly needed for the benefit of both builders and contractors. We think something like a Project Specific Fund Account should be looked at as a serious way forward as this will guarantee both the Builder and Contractor getting paid if they fulfill their contract correctly. As mentioned in the article, insurance schemes could also be another option but either way, let’s continue the discussion so hopefully, with enough momentum, we can see some changes in the near future for the better of WA families in the construction industry.
Alita Constructions were awarded the Best Public Use Building in the Category $5-$10 million range for the Rossiter Pavilion & Playing Field at the prestigious Master Builders – Bankwest Excellence in Construction Awards on Saturday 21st July 2018.
We would like to thank all of the consultants, subcontractors and suppliers involved, as well as Fratelle Group for their amazing contribution to this project for the Armadale community. Lastly we would like to thank City of Armadale, particularly Andrew Barnett for entrusting us with this project and for being such a pleasure to deal with.
Read it in the Community Comment News
Read it here (Page 16).
John Calvin School Campus in Capel 3D walkthroughs
A special camera collects accurate visual and spatial data to map entire areas in minutes and using powerful algorithms automatically stitches them into a complete, immersive 3D model of a real-world building.
How to use it?
Well, if you own a set of VR glasses you can use the Matterport VR app for Gear VR, Cardboard, and Daydream. Otherwise, you can view it direct from your web browser on your desktop or mobile device. When you select to watch the video, the view will show the “Dollhouse” of the building, if no buttons are clicked it will automatically guide you through the building. However, at any point using your mouse or finger (on your mobile device) you can direct where you would like to go throughout the building.
So, have a walk through our project for the Free Reformed School Association.
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The Administration Block at the recently completed John Calvin School Campus in Capel.
The Primary School Block at the recently completed John Calvin School Campus in Capel.
The Middle School Block at the recently completed John Calvin School Campus in Capel.
The Library at the recently completed John Calvin School Campus in Capel.
Alastair Kleyn and Mark Bruning joined Federal and State MP’s and Dignitaries last Friday at the sod turning ceremony on site to signify the beginning of the construction phase.
(From L to R: Ann Fletcher-Chair Peel Health Foundation, Marina Vergone – Mayor of Mandurah, Andrew Hastie – Federal Member for Canning, Hon David Templeman- Minister for Local Government & Member for Mandurah, Robyn Clarke- Member for Murray Wellington, Eleanor Britton – Business Development Manager, GP Down South, Amanda Poller- CEO, GP Down South.)
This building will allow for all of the services for young people located in Mandurah to be brought together in the new building to help tackle the increasing drugs, alcohol and mental health issues in the Peel region. Andrew Hastie, alongside GP Down South Business Development Manager, Eleanor Britton and various local service providers have worked hard to make this a reality since the by-election in September 2015.
The hub includes at least 60 consulting rooms, two training rooms and five waiting areas along with two reception areas.
The Peel Youth Medical Services Health Hub project is jointly funded by the Federal Coalition Government ($2,000,000), the Western Australian Government ($4,995,000), Lotterywest ($1,870,000), the Peel Health Foundation ($250,000), and Growing Our South Administration Fund ($78,000).
We look forward to keeping you updated on the progress of the build.
Related Press on the Peel Youth Medical Services Health Hub
Through the Armadale Aspire program, Alita Constructions is providing work placement for two students in the month of October. The program is aimed at increasing job-readiness, broadening young local’s horizons and introducing the students to the variety of diverse career opportunities within their own region.
Alita Constructions is pleased to announce the completion of another quality project. The Vincentian Retreat Centre, Karrakup.
This single storey brick and timber truss roof building consists of a 600m² retreat centre with 22 rooms and adjoining ensuites and also a separate 83m² conference room.
Alita Constructions is a proud supporter of Pindari Restoration House for Men.
This not-for profit organisation offers a long-term residence program, usually lasting 12 months, helping men who themselves are ready and determined to end their endless cycles of addiction, homelessness, poverty, irresponsibility, chronic anxiety and other dysfunctional behaviours.
Head over to Pindari Restoration House for Men to find out more about this great organisation.
Did you know Alita Constructions is currently a station sponsor on 98.5fm?
Make sure you tune in to hear our radio ad.
Unwavering commitment. Honest. Understanding. On budget and on time.
These are just some of the great things Alita Constructions’ clients have said about them.
Station sponsor, Alita Constructions, are Christian-owned, and having worked with many churches, respect what is needed in a place of worship, and will ensure that your church or commercial building, is built to the highest level of excellence.
Read, Alastair Kleyn’s, the Director of Alita Constructions, interview with Amy Blom, from the Serpentine / Jarrahdale Examiner, regarding the “home stretch” of Byford & Districts Country Club Project.
Alita Constructions completes another quality project, The Rocks Church, Cannington.
Alita Constructions is pleased to announce the completion of another quality project, The Rocks Church, Cannington. This large church has an approximate 1400m2 large auditorium that can seat 500 people, a 3220L baptismal bath, 3 proposed offices, large seminar room, large timber stage and a parents room. The project was completed on time, allowing the Church to hold their first worship experience last Sunday. (more photos to come)
Check out THE ROCKS Facebook page to see more photos.
Alita Constructions would like to welcome Bernard van Ryssen to the Alita Team. Bernard is a welcomed addition to the contracts administration team and we look forward to utilising his experience.
Alita Constructions would like to share the Pindari Restoration House Facebook page with you. Pindari Restoration House is not only a service Alastair Kleyn (the Director of Alita Constructions) is the vice-chairman of, but is a passion that he and Tim deVos (Pindari Restoration House Manager) have had for over 5 years. Pindari Restoration House is a not-for-profit service provider committed to helping men in need live the solution to fullness of life.
Pindari Restoration House is opening in 2016 and is located within the City of Armadale.
Please support us and “like” this Facebook page, so we can share developments with you.
December the 5th, 2015, Alita Constructions celebrated their end of the year celebration at The Elizabethan Village Pub.
The afternoon was filled with delicious food, giant jenga, quoits and most importantly, fun and laughter.
We are very excited about the launch of our new website, which you are now viewing.
Our website’s fresh new look, user-friendly navigation and mobile friendly optimisation are some of the features you will enjoy. The new site has easy to find subtabs taking you right to the updated information about Alita Constructions and our services. One of our main goals was to build a mobile-friendly and simple to navigate site. The new design allows the users to quickly find the content they require thanks to its easy hierarchical structure. We hope that you will enjoy browsing our new site and find more options and information each time.
For support questions, contact Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 9498 1766
Giving back to the community is something I am very passionate about and as a Director in the Construction Industry, working with the Pindari Restoration House has been a great avenue for supporting Men within the industry.
Inside Construction states that “Construction workers are twice as likely as any other people in Australia to commit suicide. It is one of the worst industries for substance abuse amongst employees, and the prevalence of anxiety amongst those working in the industry is over 20 per cent.”
Pindari Restoration House, offers a long-term residence program, run on Christian principles and provides 24/7 guidance in a family-based, therapeutic environment, making use of external services as required. If you would like to know more about Pindari Restoration House or are able to support in any way, please contact Tim on 0427 386 381 or visit https://www.pindariministries.org.au/
The Piara Waters (South) Pavilion, recently awarded to Alita Constructions was featured in the Examiner Newspaper (20/07/2017).
Alita Constructions is honoured to be apart of this development for the Armadale Community. We look forward to sharing the progress with you.
Alita Constructions was honoured to be announced the winner of the Employer of Choice Award at the Annual Business of the Year Awards 2014 last Friday night.
Alita Constructions takes a whole team approach to operating the business and validates each employee and their skills and attributions. As the business is family owned, Alita Constructions is very passionate about having a good balance of work and family.
Alita Constructions was honoured to participate in the Inaugural City of Armadale Cup on Thursday to celebrate the Araluen Golf Resort 20th year of existence. The team of 4 from Alita Constructions enjoyed the beautiful day and the beautiful surroundings. The Alita Constructions team had a great round of ambrose golf and won the City of Armadale Cup.
Set in what has often been described as an “enchanted valley”, Araluen Golf Resort boasts a world class golf course surrounded by natural Australian bushland inhabited by abundant native wildlife and boasting breathtaking views of Perth City. The golf course is in pristine condition and this is a credit to the staff at Araluen Golf club. Thanks to the City of Armadale and all the sponsors for a great day out.
Troon Golf, Drummond Golf, Sporte Leisure Golf Brands, Perth Now, Sunday Times, Hog’s Breath Cafe and Titleist Golf Clubs.
Our Official Opening last night was a great evening with informative guest speakers – Cr Henry Zelones, Mayor of the City of Armadale and Kieran Kinsella from the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority. Thank you to all the staff, attendees and businesses who contributed to the evening.
September PYMS Update
Watch as the panels are stood, bubbledeck is installed and poured and the steel and roof covering is installed at the Peel Youth Medical Services Hub for the City of Mandurah
See more of this project here.
Watch as 37 panels are lifted at our Piara Waters (South) Pavilion Project back in September.
OSH Note: The power-lines appear closer than they are; all correct safety regulations were met.
See the project here
Alita Constructions would like to thank Chris, the Superintendent and Senior Structural Engineer for the Carpenter Mechanical Engineering project, for his glowing testimonial of the recently completed workshop in Canning Vale. The team at Alita Constructions thoroughly enjoyed working as a team with the client and thank them for having the confidence in building with Alita.
Watch the bird’s eye view of a panel being lifted at the GMS project located in Forrestdale.
50 panels were lifted in 2 days!
The GMS project is located inForrestdale and consists of
- 1343.4m2 workshop
- 378.3m2 warehouse
- three storey office with a total floor area of 355.6m2.
The massive 2194.5m2 floor area build will provide ample space for GMS to conduct all their mining solutions.
Alita Constructions is pleased to announce the completion of another quality Church. The Samoan Independent Seventh Day Adventist Church is located in the beautiful rural setting of Baldivis and comprises of not only a large church with a 480 seat capacity auditorium with baptismal bath but also a multi-purpose hall and 7 bedroom residence. This large facility is set to be a focal point for the local Samoan community.
Alita Constructions is pleased to announce the completion of another quality project in 24 weeks.
The 1096.4m2 workshop located in Canning Vale was uniquely designed to accommodate the client’s area of work, which is mainly servicing of mining machinery. The workshop features ;
- 1096.4m2 workshop with mezzanine
- two storey office with a total floor area of 262.1m2.
- Polished concrete throughout the lunchroom and corridors
- Washdown bay in the workshop
- And two roller doors
Testimonial from The Rocks Church
Alita Constructions would like to thank Simon from The Rocks Church for his glowing testimonial of the recently completed place of Worship in Cannington. The team at Alita Constructions thoroughly enjoyed working as a team with the Church and thank them for having the confidence in building with Alita.
Alita Constructions is pleased to announce the completion of another quality project.
The Byford and Districts Country Club for the Serpentine Jarrahdale Shire was completed in a record 24 weeks, thanks to Ed, the site supervisor, the team at Alita Constructions, valued subcontractors and an amazing team at the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale.
This Community Centre Project includes a Bowling Green, Club Room, Bar, Dining and Function areas, various offices as well as a purpose built area for International Pool Competitions.
Externally there is an extensive verandah, paved areas and a future BBQ area. A 42m x 42m international standard covered bowling green has been installed as part of this project, including a curved single span roof with LED lights for use at night.
Alita Constructions would like to thank Paul Harrison from Beaver Tree Services for his glowing testimonial of the recently completed project in Forrestdale. The team at Alita Constructions thoroughly enjoyed working as a team with Paul and Joe and thank them for having the confidence in building with Alita.
Alita Constructions is pleased to announce the completion of another quality project. This 3-showroom development located in Joondalup has a total floor area of 1960m2 as well as ample parking for customers, loading bay at the rear and additional parking for employees. This project was completed ahead of schedule and on budget.
Groundbreaking Mining Solutions Update
Alita Constructions have begun work on another new project located in our very own Forrestdale Business Park.
With the prelays and earthworks complete and the slab poured, the Forrestdale project for Groundbreaking Mining Solutions is ready for making panels on site.
Watch the latest time lapse from the Byford & Districts Country Club project of the bowling green cover being erected. The bowling green area will now be prepared for the green surface to be installed at the end of the construction process.
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Alita Constructions would like to thank Dr Ivo Buters for such a humbling testimonial. As a long time local in the Armadale area, Alita Constructions was pleased to assist Dr Buters in completing his long term goal.
Watch as the beginnings of the Free Reformed Church of Mundijong project takes place in this time lapse. This project is on schedule with the site cleared, earthworks and pre-lays complete and the concrete for the footings and the first ground slab poured late last week.
Byford & Districts Country Club News!
After starting on site with earthworks only 6 weeks ago, the 38 panels were already lifted at the Byford & Districts Country Club yesterday. The project is off to a good start and is on schedule with the structural steel and timber truss roof getting erected in the coming week.
Watch the time lapse video of the concrete pours and panel lift.
See more of our projects here.
Watch this large multipurpose office/warehouse evolve in 1 minute and 22 seconds.
Alita Constructions is excited to announce the completion of another quality project. Beaver Tree Services is a large multipurpose office/warehouse consists of 3 warehouses with a double storey office at the front.
The Forrestdale Business Park project, APT Polyurethane, is now 60% complete with the roof sheeting and external cladding installed last week. Alita Constructions’ in-house concrete team are now busy pouring the first floor suspended slab, carparks and the polished concrete floors to the front office.
As you can see from our time lapse video the the Cannington project is progressing on schedule with the roof cover complete, wall cladding and internal wall framing started and storm water drainage almost complete. In the upcoming week the mechanical contractors will start installing the duct work.
Alita Constructions is proud to announce the completion of ANOTHER quality project. The Byford Medical Centre has now been handed over with the occupancy permit to the client. The Byford Medical Centre is set in the ever increasing Serpentine Jarrahdale Shire. The centre will include medical consultation rooms, pathology, podiatry, psychology, physiotherapy and a pharmacy. This project was on a tight timeframe, yet, despite the challenges was still built on time and within budget.
On Wednesday the 10th of June we hosted our first completion walk through at the Carey Baptist College. This event provided an opportunity for us to thank the Subcontractors and Suppliers for their hard work and commitment to the project. It also allowed the subcontractors and Suppliers to see their work as a completed building.
We look forward to continuing partnering with our valued subcontractors and suppliers on future projects.
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