Orange Airport Terminal

Orange Airport Terminal
Construction of New Orange Airport for Orange City Council

Project Value $3,667,000

The works under contract included the demolition of the existing Orange Airport Terminal, associated services, fencing and car park structures and the construction of a new state of the art airport terminal building.

The demolition scope of works involved the removal of the existing terminal structure including services, structural components and external car parks. The excavation scope of works involved the excavation of the footings to support the new structural members.

The scope of works for the main construction phase of the works included the installation of new in ground essential services, the main structure was erected which included structural steel, metal roof and wall cladding, feature alucabond eave and soffit lining, external fc sheet soffit lining and internal fit off of the service areas. External works included new hard and soft scapes including concrete kerbs and pavements and new asphalt car park including accessible access bays.

As a federally funded project, the works were completed in compliance with the Australian Government Building and Construction WHS Accreditation Scheme. Monthly safety audits resulted in at an average compliance score of 98%.

During construction the airside of the airport remained in operation. Management of associated risks was an integral part of the risk management plan. Maintaining a strong line of communication with the airports operational management team and Orange City Council management team was key. Other methodologies incorporated included erecting appropriate construction zone hoarding and site fencing with printed shade cloth provisions, co-ordination of deliveries at off peak times, keeping a clean site at all times, maintaining appropriate site signage and co-ordination of weekly site meetings with subcontractors and suppliers.

Despite challenging weather conditions and significant structural design inadequacies resulting in major redesign and a three month delay, Momentum Built was able to successfully deliver the project on time and within Orange City Council budget constraints.