XLAM Australia CLT Manufacturing Plant

2018 NSW State NECA Awards – Finalist

Project: XLAM Australia CLT Manufacturing Plant – Barnawartha
Builder: Joss Construction Pty Ltd
Project Value: $1.2M (Approx.)
Time Frame: Approx. 20 months
Referee: Steve Kerr (XLAM Project Manager)

The brand new, from the ground up, XLAM CLT manufacturing plant produces cross laminated timber panels. Cross Laminated Timber is a generic name given to large structural building panels made from solid wood boards glued together in layers. Like plywood, CLT panels are lightweight but very strong because the layers of boards run in opposing directions.

The new site works included:

  • Factory Building
  • Administration / Control Rooms
  • Engineering Workshop / Laboratory Rooms
  • Ancillary Buildings
  • Site Substation

EXTENT OF WORK:

The contract works by GPE Electrical and Communications Contractor Pty Ltd and its sub-contractors, included the design, supply, installation, commissioning, testing, certification and warranty of the general Low and High Voltage electrical services, communications, mechanical services, security / CCTV systems as specified.

The extent of work includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Coordination with Hydraulic, Mechanical, Structural, Architectural Services and all Other Trades
  • Site Substation and High Voltage Reticulation
  • Switchboards and Distribution Boards
  • Supply Authority Metering
  • Low Voltage Power and Lighting Sub-Mains / Sub-Circuit Cabling and Reticulation
  • Security / Access Control with Multi-Camera CCTV
  • Fibre Optic and CAT 6 Phone / Data Cabling and Reticulation
  • Mechanical Services Wiring for Room Exhaust Fans, Fire System Rooftop Smoke Spill Fans and Factory Dust Extractor
  • Cable Trays, Ladders, Conduits, Pits and Cable Containment for Electrical, Security and Communications Works
  • Provision of Power Factor Correction Units
  • Luminaires Including Lamps and Control Gear, Mounting Systems and Block Outs
  • CBUS Lighting Control System with Light Harvesting
  • External & Internal LED Lighting
  • Exit & Emergency Lighting
  • General Purpose Power Socket Outlets and Isolators
  • As Built Operation / User Manuals and Drawings