In April 2018, Kane Constructions was engaged under an Early Contractor Involvement phase for the Deakin University Building KA Infill Refurbishment. The ECI process involved working with the design team to finalise documentation, completing numerous investigations for existing services, structure and architectural, hazardous material sensitive equipment audits, preparing construction management plans and staging plans for the future main works project.
In late November 2018, Kane was awarded the $23 million contract to deliver the main works at the Waurn Ponds campus.
The KA Building has been identified strategically as an important building to undergo expansion to support and accommodate the forecasted growth in staff and associated Higher Degree by Research (HDR) student numbers.
The existing central courtyard of Building KA will be infilled to create additional accommodation on levels 3, 4 and 5.
The infill extension will enable establishment of additional accommodation to suit the updated needs and expanding requirements of the staff and students. The project also incorporates refurbishment of the existing KA Building Level 5 to create a contiguous and modern environment on the Level 5 floor plate.
The project will be split into two separable portions, with SP1 programed for completion in November 2019, and SP2 in July 2020.