The wettest spring in years was just one of the many challenges faced by project managers during the building of the new Shepparton Law Courts Project.
Thirty people from engineering firms and organisation across our region enjoyed a presentation of the site this week, hosted by Court Services Victoria and project management representatives.
‘‘(Wednesday) was another step in involving the community in the project ... to promote the project ... to help people learn about what’s happening in the industry,’’ ISG Projects director Andrew McKinley said.
ADCO project manager Grant Chipperfield spoke about security of the building, acoustics, environmental impact and other challenges encountered throughout the $73million build.
‘‘Courts are interesting projects, just the fact it is a court, there wouldn’t be too many courts of this size being built,’’ Mr McKinley said. ‘‘It was about learning because not everyone gets the chance to see firsthand the site and gets to appreciate (the intricacy of) it.’’
This exciting project will form a regional headquarters for the Hume/Goulburn region and is set to provide an open and transparent precinct centred on the delivery of justice.
‘‘At the moment there is about an average of 130 (workers) on site each day, about 800 people directly involved throughout the project and thousands indirectly involved,’’ Mr McKinley said.
‘‘It’s really exciting to see the joinery go in and the court rooms starting to take shape.’’