Ausco Modular was contracted by Walterbrooke Architects to supply classroom buildings for the new Navigator College located in Port Lincoln, South Australia.
Walterbrooke Architects approached Ausco Modular to provide feedback on their designs and layouts as well as determine a pricing structure for the project. After assessing the suitability of the design for modular construction, Ausco Modular recommended a 12° roof pitch to replace the original roof pitch of 18° with a curved apex, which was too high to transport economically. The 12° pitch still serviced the project requirements and was easily transportable.
Ausco Modular also refined the specifications and finishes, including air conditioning systems with fresh air supply as well as ceilings with excellent acoustic performance. Ausco Modular was then contracted to supply and install the modular buildings in conjunction with a general builder who was responsible for the site works, administrative offices and the canopies between the classrooms.
A key challenge in the execution of the project was the limited time available to complete the structures before the scheduled opening date of the new school year. Working collaboratively with Walterbrooke Architects and their builders, Ausco Modular ensured on-time delivery of the education project, meeting the expectations of the client and allowing them to move in as planned. Custom Orb was chosen for the external finishes to complement the rustic Australian landscape.
The project was cohesive during construction, and the outcome was well-received and praised by the Navigator College, which opened in 2009 with 118 students.