Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Murchie Sweeps Recent Awards

Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Murchie Sweeps Recent Awards

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AND the winner is... Murchie Constructions.

This was a regular call at the recent 2014 Burnett Wide Bay Housing and Construction Awards held at the Brolga Theatre on Friday, July 18.

Andrew and Julie Murchie won awards for four categories including:

Health and Education Facilities $5 milllion-$20 million -- Shalom College administration block and Year 7 works -- Murchie Constructions;

Refurbishment/Renovation project over $5 million -- Hinkler Central flood refurbishment -- Murchie Constructions;

Trade Contractor -- Shopfitting and Cabinet Making -- Shalom College administration building and Year 7 works joinery fit-out -- Adina Designed Interiors;

Project of the Year -- Hinkler Central flood refurbishment -- Murchie Constructions.

Shalom College Administration Block and Year 7 Works

With an extremely tight construction time of 22 weeks for the administration building and 30 weeks for the Year 7 works, the project management team had the daunting task of ensuring deadlines were met. Work started during Term 3, 2013, and the project management team professionally managed the site while the school was occupied -- adding an extra layer of complexity to the project with stringent workplace health and safety procedures in place to ensure the safety of staff and students during the construction process.

Shalom College now proudly boasts an architecturally designed masterpiece welcoming staff, visitors and students to the school. This 1251sq m administration building with a multi-coloured facade accommodates two reception areas, board room, meeting rooms, offices, staff kitchens and lounge, staff work rooms, store rooms, amenities, student triage and sick rooms. The building was strategically designed with a skillion roofline to conceal the air-conditioning plant on top of the building. …

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