Civcon is a prequalified contractor to deliver various works on behalf of The Water Corporation, ATCO Gas Australia and other leading service providers in Western Australia.
ATCO GAS AUSTRALIA PROJECT KAIZEN
February 2016 – ongoing
Project Kaizen is an agreement between Civcon and ATCO Gas Australia (AGA) involving the construction and maintenance of the ATCO Gas Distribution System throughout the Perth Metro Area.
The works include constructions of new mains (approx. 20 km per annum), services and associated service offerings, including:
· New Service Connections (Air Construction)
· Replacement Mains
· Mains Extension
· Routine Meter Change
Included in the project scope is the development of a fleet/job management software that is required to manage Civcon’s daily job allocations, Service Level Agreement (SLA) commitments, to report both internal and externally, to capture completion job data, and processes revenue and costs. This software also provides ATCO direct access in an emergency situation to be able to locate resources and re-direct as required in real time.
All works are required to be scheduled to ensure delivery against Service Level Agreements (SLA), crew competencies, and optimal travel time is met by the crews. Civcon are responsible for the management of the workflows through the development of the customised software system. This software provides the ability to receive the workloads for the next day and the ability to return the completed workflows for the previous day at ATCO.
Under the SLA, Civcon are required to have a minimum number of employees available for call out after hours to assist with emergency repairs.
Civcon successfully replaced 80 km of mains during Project Kaizen at several locations within Perth including Palmyra, Attadale, Fremantle, City Beach, Bentley and Claremont.
Over 23 km of new mains have been constructed by Civcon at Perth Optus Stadium and in Hazelmere, Osborne Park, Middle Swan, Swan Valley, Malaga, Cannington, Murdoch, and Fremantle.
Civcon consistently delivered their monthly quota against the program and continues to grow in expertise in this field. We have delivered the works ahead of schedule to the highest quality which resulted in ATCO awarding Civcon with further works.
ATCO and Civcon have developed a collaborative working relationship over the duration of this program. The parties review various processes and procedures together and as required, assign personnel including management, operational personnel and subcontractors to participate in these reviews.
Civcon provide up to 16 fully equipped service trucks and up to $500,000 of materials to be available at any time. Several gas inspectors and G Class plumbers are working across the network to assist in the works at emergency or peak times.
Civcon heavily invested in training both internal and sub-contractor personnel to be capabale and flexible in undertaking the full scope of work by the Civcon project teams.
Pipes for pertH
2016 – ongoing
Water Corporation are undertaking a water main renewal program to improve the security and reliability of Perth’s water supply. Sections of Perth’s water main network are over 100 years old and the replacement of the old cast iron pipes is required. Civcon have been awarded several of the contracts including Roe Street, Victoria Park, Cambridge Street, Nicholson Road, Hammersley & Keightly Road, Bayswater, and Package A.
The projects are located along major roads and in residential areas. Replacing the buried pipes has to be managed with minimal disruptions to surrounding residences, businesses and local traffic. Due to the highly urbanised environments, the project teams have restricted access to works - sometimes restricted to a 3m corridor (single traffic lane) and ensuring driveway access is available to several properties throughout the works.
Civcon are specialised in water main replacement works, offering creative solutions to challenging locations. For example, Civcon developed a trenchless vacuum extraction head unit to install a steel sleeve underneath the transmission lines for the replacement of cast iron infrastructure on Coughlan Road & Subiaco road. No excavating around the mains was therefore required, protecting the Western Power assets as well as time and cost benefits for the client.
For the Pipes for Perth projects, Civcon deliver around 80% of the works with trenchless technology through the use of various directional drills to suit the pipe sizing. This construction methodology reduces the impact of open trenches, reduces the need for roadworks, and shortens the project program.
Civcon’s collaborative approach in developing solutions to reduce the impact on the local communities and traffic movement led to the award of further works under the Pipes for Perth program by Water Corporation.
rokeby road combined services project & streetscape
August 2016 – March 2017
The three utility and service providers, Water Corporation, ATCO Gas and the City of Subiaco, collaboratively procured for the renewal of services through Rokeby Road in Subiaco (WA). Civcon were contracted through Water Corporation (the Principal) to undertake the works of all parties to upgrade the Water Mains, Street Lighting and Communications conduits respectively.
The major challenge upon commencing these works was to amalgamate the designs, requirements and specifications of all three stakeholders and manage the works in sequence to the satisfaction of all parties.
The scope of works required the installation of water and gas mains as well as electrical, communications and reticulation pipes into a common utilities trench on Rokeby Road. Some of these pipes required the installation below existing tree roots which had to be protected to avoid any damage to the existing tree line.
Prior to commencement of the works, a survey of existing services was undertaken. Civcon then designed a common trench for all services to best fit the existing infrastructure on Rokeby Road. After the design was accepted by all parties, works proceeded efficiently to completion.
The roots of the trees were wrapped in protective material that still allowed access to oxygen and water.
Civcon’s proactive planning and management of the stakeholders allowed works to be completed on schedule, with zero harm to the environment and to the satisfaction of all parties. The success of the project led to further jointly run projects in the City of Subiaco.
hay street gas and water main renewal
October 2016 – Feburay 2017
Following the Rokeby Road Combined Services Project, Water Corporation and ATCO Gas Australia again engaged Civcon to renew water mains and gas mains in a combined services project along Hay Street in West Perth.
This project, under a Water Corporation contract, involved construction of 150 metres of a new DN250 PN16 PE water main via open excavation in the southern lane of Hay Street between Milligan Street and Elder Street, including all connections to fire hydrants and domestic services.
Civcon successfully managed the needs and expectations of a large number of stakeholders, including the residents and businesses in several large buildings adjacent to the work. A traffic management plan was put in place to ensure safe access to the site and residential and business properties, as well as maximising the safety and traffic flow for both pedestrians and motorists.
Given the high-traffic location of the works, the main challenge was to find a suitable alignment for water and gas mains whilst maintaining a series of access ways to the local businesses and residents. Hay Street had to remain open as a thoroughfare at all times.
Civcon decided on a common trench solution within the vehicular traffic lane to limit restrictions to traffic movements along Hay Street. An innovative approach, developed by Civcon, enabled the trenchless installation of the water and gas mains in the location of driveways while maintaining driveway access. An air extraction head unit was designed to allow airflow to cut and remove sand in reverse and to enable a pipe to move forward in the ground without the need for excavation.
The success of the invention led to a fully patented design. Civcon’s diligent approach to traffic and stakeholder management delivered a successful result with minimal impact to surrounding businesses and residents. The developed technology has been implemented on a range of other water and gas mains projects.
Perth City Link Services Scheme
December 2013 - January 2017
This project involved a complex upgrade of services along Wellington Street, Kings Square, Milligan Street, King Street, Prince Lane, and Little Milligan Street to cater for the future demands of the Perth City Link Project. Works included stormwater drainage, water main installations, electrical pipe and ATCO Gas pipe installations. Civcon delivered this project successfully for the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority (MRA).
The close proximity of the project to the Perth Arena presented a major challenge with a high number of events carried out during the project life. It was imperative to ensure the safe and efficient movement of approximately 15,000 personnel within small event timeframes through the works vicinity.
Traffic management was another major challenge, as the works had a substantial impact on the traffic flow through a major section of the CBD
Civcon developed and implemented Community and Communication Management Plans, engaged regularly with key stakeholders, and conducted early stage planning to ensure public safety and access was effectively managed throughout the life of the project, without any incidents or complaints. Civcon established detailed traffic management plans to ensure minimal disruption to traffic flow, especially during peak periods, while maximising safety and uninterrupted access to surrounding areas.
Civcon successfully delivered the Stage 2A with zero safety LTIs and zero complaints from stakeholders, resulting in the award of Stage 1B and Northern Verge as a variation to the original scope of works.
Burswood metallic mains replacement
November 2015 – February 2016
This was Civcon’s first gas utilities project delivered for ATCO Gas Australia and the beginning of an ongoing and strong client relationship. The Burswood Metallic Replacement Project involved the replacement of old ATCO Gas metallic gas main infrastructure along Rutland Avenue and Kitchener Avenue, across the PTA railway, and along Canning Highway.
The project included the replacement of approximately 1.5 km of mains and associated services, including all traffic management and reinstatement associated with the works:
· Replacement of approximately 1140 metres of 100mm CI, 260 metres of 230mm ST and 120 metres of 330mm ST on Rutland Avenue, Lathlain, with DN110mm and DN160mm SDR17 PE;
· DN160mm SDR17 PE PTA rail crossing within a DN315mm SDR13.6 PE sleeve; and
· Replacement of 380 metres of 350ST on Canning Highway, Victoria Park, under Shepperton Road/Causeway, with DN225mm SDR17PE.
Given the location of the works, the project required operating around two of the major arteries into the Perth CBD that are known for heavy pedestrian and motor traffic especially during peak hour. It also required managing the needs and expectations of a large number of stakeholders, including the residents and businesses in the area, and other service authorities.
Civcon’s project team developed a site-specific traffic management plan to manage safe access to the site and residential and business properties, as well as maximising the safety and mobility for both pedestrians and motorists.
The project team, through consistent communication, worked collaboratively with the client, service providers, local business owners and residents, to create a works schedule that minimised noise and dust disruption to adjacent businesses and residences, whilst maximising access.
Civcon successfully delivered the project safely, within budget and on time, while meeting client and stakeholder expectations. Since 2016, Civcon has continued to work with ATCO Gas Australia on Project Kaizen – an agreement between the two companies for the construction and maintenance of the ATCO Gas Distribution system throughout the Perth Metro Area.