June 26, 2020

The Incolink bus visited the Woodlea Town Centre project today delivering health checks, flu injections and COVID-19 testing (clearance check) for all site personnel.

In partnership with the Australian Prostate Centre, Incolink Health Checks can come to your site.

The program has been designed to educate workers on site about their health.

More information regarding the Incolink Bus can be found here: https://incolink.org.au/wellbeing-support-services/incolink-bus/

We have reached a huge milestone at Highpoint Shopping Centre with the completion of vertical transport works and the opening of the Hoyts escalators to the public.

The team has also made great progress with tiling continuing to be laid and floor demolition works making its way into our final zone.

This is Daniel M.

Daniel is a Senior Project Manager and one of four team members who form our Operations Team. He loves to see a construction plan come to life – from winning a project to handing over on completion…

The role
I started at Maben 11.5 years ago, fresh out of school, and worked as a Contract Administrator whilst studying. From there I progressed over the years into my current role as Senior Project Manager. I currently oversee two projects – Highpoint Aesthetic Upgrade & Porsche VW Training Facilities at Essendon Fields – and I am a part of the Operations Team, managing the day to day operations of Maben Group.

What do you love about your role?
Seeing a plan come to life – from winning the project to opening day.

What has been one of your favourite projects?
Collaborating with the Australian Prostate Centre (APC) for a second time to deliver their state-of-the-art Australian Medical Robotics Academy (AMRA). The Robotic Surgical Training Facility is equipped with the latest robotics simulators, designed to train the surgeons of tomorrow in a safe environment before entering live surgery.

My team worked closely with APC on a Construction Management Contract, to demolish and refurbish 500sqm Level 7 of 14-20 Blackwood Street, North Melbourne. The facility includes two simulated operating theatres, two mentor suites, a centralised collaboration room and a multi-use break out space.

Access restrictions added to the complexity of the project with larger items such as the large robotic equipment requiring to be craned into the building through the 3rd floor façade. Project Duration: 6 months

Which past project have you found the most challenging?
Wendouree Shopping Centre. The project required extensive demolition of the existing Woolworths, loading dock, carparks and neighbouring houses.

Three staged handovers were required to enable reconfiguration of the existing malls and completion of the demolition works. The expansion included the new build of 7000m² retail space, comprising of a new Woolworths, BWS, 22 specialty tenancies, four kiosks, two new shopping centre entries, reconfiguration and construction of new carparks and new carpark entry on Norman Street.

Internal aesthetic upgrade works of the live trading centre were also completed with new mall tiling works, revised signage, extensive services upgrades and two new playground spaces were created. Access into the shopping centre was maintained at all times via a customer tunnel to limit impact on the shopping centre tenants with loading dock and carpark access remaining functional throughout the build. The large and complex project was successfully completed in 11 months.

Describe the Maben Group people?
Young, vibrant, dynamic group, eager to impress and deliver

What makes Maben Group different to other organisations?
Involvement from Directors at all aspects of the project.

It has been a busy 2 weeks at Essendon Fields.

Porsche building
Structure is now complete and wall framing service rough in has commenced. Externally, the louvre outriggers and aluminium window frames are also complete.

Volkswagen building
Stage 1 roof structure is now complete and Stage 2 is well on the way. Our roofer has commenced and we are keen to have the building water tight by our next update!

Structural steel is now complete to the retail area at Merrifield City.

Coles is progressing well, with the first third of the polished slabs due for completion this week.

Our team have completed the roof and all concrete slabs to the future Coles. Service trades continue in this area with the mechanical ductwork to begin shortly.

Ground level slabs to Lot 2 are now complete with a majority of the precast erected and structural steel scheduled next.

All in-ground services and footings are complete to Lot 3. The team are now focused on pouring the ground slab in this area, with precast and structural steel to follow.

A wonderful effort by the team and all our subcontractors.

Keep up the quick progress and quality work everyone!

This week, our Eastland Team continued their steady progress with fitout works and the removal of the gantry and loading bay.

With the gantry and loading bay removed, landscaping is scheduled to kick off to this area next.

The final touches to the Maroondah Highway facade are now complete with the installation of the external facade uplighting.

Well done Team Eastland – great effort!

This week at Merrifield City floor polishing is underway to the Coles box and roof sheeting has commenced to the retail area.

The team have also been pushing hard to complete structural steel works heading into the long weekend.

Well done to our construction team for their efforts this week!

The team have continued their momentum at Essendon Fields, achieving exciting milestones onsite across both buildings!

The Porsche roof is complete and the amenities slab and in-ground hoist cassettes have been poured.

Inside Volkswagen, Stage 1 of the precast panels have been erected with steel to follow, as we complete the in-ground hoist cassette install.