February 2013

Sydney Adventist Hospital

Client: Buildcorp Product: Acrow SuperCuplok Scaffolding System

Adventist Hospital  Sydney - Acrow SuperCuplok

Acrow Scaffolding, just what the doctor ordered…

When Acrow tendered for the redevelopment of a major North Shore hospital, our reputation for service and efficiency preceded us. The success of the $360m Sydney Adventist Hospital redevelopment has been underpinned by Acrow’s unique combination of multi-function products, service and flexibility.

Expect exceptional customer service

Acrow Regional Sales Manager, Martin Rees, says project builder, Buildcorp, selected Acrow not just because of our competitive pricing, but also because of the high level of service we offer.

“We have a dedicated site manager who is there every day. He oversees everything and is on the spot to sort out any unforseen issues, saving time and hassle and ensuring immediate solutions to problems that could otherwise hold up construction.”

To further safeguard the smooth running of the redevelopment, Acrow has also facilitated engineers’ involvement on site visits and held weekly project management meetings.

“Good communication is vital, especially with a project like this which is occurring on site at a fully functioning hospital.”

One company, three build sites

The Sydney Adventist Hospital project includes three separate build sites: a new cancer unit, a multi deck car park and a medical education facility. Acrow project manager, Tim Whalan, says parties involved in the project appreciate dealing with a single scaffolding company across all sites. And while each site’s building team does things slightly differently, meeting the expectations and requirements of each has not been a problem for Acrow.

“We have come up with the best solutions for each build team’s needs, including bringing in additional labour crews to meet demand levels as required,” says Tim.ÂÂ

Multi function products produce costs savings

The capabilities of Acrow’s scaffolding systems have played a key role in the successful construction process, according to Acrow Account Manager, Sam Kapellos.

“Acrow SUPERCUPLOCK has provided major benefits because of its versatility. Its higher weighting means it can be used as scaffolding or falsework,” explains Sam. “For example, on the perimeter of the cancer unit, SUPERCUPLOCK was used as traditional scaffolding as well as falsework to support the balconies. Acrow was able to offer a cost-saving one-stop-shop instead of the client having to use two separate products.”

“Acrow always has scaffolding stock available, so we can provide it as soon as it’s needed and help the builders meet their schedule,” adds Tim.

Both Buildcorp and the hospital itself have been very happy with Acrow. With the hospital now planning the construction of two additional facilities, Acrow’s involvement on site looks set to continue.

Good communication is vital, especially with a project like this which is occurring on site at a fully functioning hospital.