Education Projects

Building Education Revolution
Client: QLD Department of Education

Project Description
The Building in Education Revolution (BER) was a government administered program to provide investment in school facilities throughout Australia. The program total for investment in primary school facilities was in excess of $14b.

blueVisions' Role

blueVisions was the client side Project Manager for 14 schools throughout Brisbane and Regional Queensland with a combined construction value of over $45M. The aim of these projects was to provide a strong employment and economic stimulus through the rapid construction and refurbishment of school infrastructure to build learning environments to help children, families and communities participate in activities that will support achievement, develop learning potential and bring communities together. blueVisions' roles included project management of the following:

  • Schematic Design/Contract Documentation Phases; ensuring the preparation and facilitation of designs and alternative options as required to ensure the design solution complements the existing facilities and achieves a cost effective design solution.
  • Tender Phase; coordination / preparation of responses/documentation regarding tender queries, administration of the evaluation process and preparation of a tender review / evaluation plan.
  • Construction and Post Construction Phase; monitor progress of the works and advise on corrective actions to benefit DETA, cost and time effectively and administration of the contract, defects rectification executed in a timely manner.
  • Specialist programming services; provide an expert review and advice with regard to the Contractor's program(s) including a review of resource levels, trade sequencing and potential risks as well as review and report on potential and actual claims for extensions of time.

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