The rapidly changing nature of learning environments compels the higher education sector to deliver building projects in shorter time frames, on-time, and to a high level of quality. How can we develop a highly collaborative process to reshape project delivery positively, while minimising impact on these factors? Director David Tweedie, with Richard Lindner from La Trobe University, presented the Donald Whitehead Building Redevelopment as a case study at this year’s TEMC conference, Eureka.
A ‘Deferred Let Lump Sum’ (DLLS) delivery model can be a game changer – it was this model that allowed the flexibility of the building and design process of the Donald Whitehead Building Redevelopment to accommodate and implement meaningful stakeholder consultation, and begin on-site building work in parallel. This was achieved with a quality outcome, and within a tight timeframe – essentially not possible with traditional building and design contracts.
David and Richard reflected on the contractual model in the Donald Whitehead Building Redevelopment. Key themes and lessons-learnt across the life of the project were discussed to identify the value of a highly collaborative approach within a nimble contractual framework, including how DLLS allowed Hayball to respond effectively to significant constructional and design challenges, and how DLLS influenced our ability to control design outcomes.
Highlighting the consultant’s and the client’s perspectives, David and Richard explored the architectural outcomes of the project, and the success of the model from a university perspective.
The Donald Whitehead Building Redevelopment is part of the La Trobe University Eastern Campus Redevelopment.
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Reshaping tertiary building projects with a game changing delivery model
Presented by David Tweedie (Hayball) and Richard Lindner (La Trobe University) at the TEMC conference 2017, Melbourne