Building condition assessment audit report

  • Developed remediation solutions for an extremely hazardous safety issue in a challenging site.
  • Delivered results under tight timeframes and restrictive conditions.
  • Approach complied with strict security and safety requirements, without disrupting building access or occupants.

Project overview

BGIS engaged Nutbrook Group to complete a condition assessment audit report for the Wellington Correctional Centre. The site was impacted by a mice infestation, which damaged both the building fabric and some of its building services.  

Our approach

The nature of the site and the extent of the damage meant this was a complex project. Our approach needed to account for the high-level security requirements of the centre, the limited time frame available to resolve the issues and – being in regional NSW – access to specialist consultants such as a BCA and hygienist.

We worked closely with the Department of Justice and BGIS project team to deliver condition audit reports and tender schedules on time. These reports were then taken out to tender by BGIS for completion of works.

In undertaking this work we addressed some unique challenges, including:

  • Hygiene – ensuring our team was aware of and practiced the necessary hygiene measures, appropriate induction and monitoring was provided so they remained safe and compliant during the inspection.
  • Deadline – all inmates were relocated to another correctional centre so works could be completed. The timeframe was just 11 weeks for us to access, inspect and report on the site.
  • Scope – given the challenges associated with the works, the project scope grew as additional requests were made (and accommodated), including further technical expertise. 
  • Coordinating with stakeholders – the inspection requirements and coordination needed to be conducted in line with the centre’s own OH&S procedures.

The benefits  

Under complex conditions, Nutbrook Group delivered a high-quality result. The reports identified all aspects of rectifications works required to be undertaken immediately and within the next 5 to 10 years.

These reports were used by quantity surveyors to create tender schedules, helping to prioritise works and avoid duplicating requirements. Tender schedules and audit reports included pricing estimates for the works, which meant reviews were efficient.