Main Roads WA, Materials Engineering Branch upgrades, 2018

$3.0M estimated construction value

The Main Roads WA Materials Engineering Branch in the Perth eastern suburb of Welshpool is responsible for the monitoring and testing of soil, rock, concrete, paint and asphalt samples from main roads construction projects in the state. The 2018 upgrades included the alterations and additions to existing concrete and soils testing laboratories and the alterations to asphalt and paint laboratories.

Customised fume handling equipment was specified to cope with the industrial solvents used as well as dust and heat control ventilation systems to specialised laboratory test equipment. All normally occupied areas such as laboratories and offices were air conditioned. A comprehensive site survey was undertaken during the design phase to enable the accurate documentation of the demolition and new works scope.