Temporary buildings quickly supplied by Ausco Modular allowed a primary school in Dunalley in the Tasman Peninsula to function after a fire damaged the school building in January 2013.

The devastating fires razed much of the Tasman Peninsula with many small towns and communities suffering immeasurable losses. Dunalley, located 57km east of Hobart, lost a third of all buildings including the police station and primary school.

Ausco Modular responded quickly to the tragedy and supplied temporary buildings for the school while it was being rebuilt, minimising disruption to the regular operations of the school. Ausco ensured the delivery of a range of modular buildings packed in 17 semi-trailers to the site within a ten-day timeframe to be installed and fitted out.

Within just four weeks of the fires, five classrooms, one staff and administration building, one library and a number of toilet blocks were installed at the school site and ready for use, allowing staff and students to commence the school year on time.

The close collaboration between Ausco Modular, the Department of Education, architects, engineers, subcontractors and local transport companies played a major role in the quick and efficient execution of the project. Ausco Modular was able to manage the quick turnaround thanks to their dedicated team of employees and subcontractors in Tasmania and by leveraging their national capabilities, enabling the company to respond quickly to the crisis.

Ausco Modular’s high level of flexibility in the overall layout of the school also allowed the client to complete final designs during the installation of the buildings. The client was extremely pleased with the fast turnaround time, and specifically, how the requirements of the school were so easily met by Ausco Modular’s range of products and customisation options.