The Mater Hospital Whitty Building Refurbishment

This facility provides a clinical teaching environment for students from the Mater Hospital and The University of Queensland, allowing medical, nursing, midwifery and allied health students to experience the best of theory and practice in a tertiary teaching hospital. The building now accommodates education and teaching spaces, administrative offices, student amenities and various business units. Refurbishment works included the movement of fire lines, cutting into and diversion of water, altering of mechanical chilled water, pneumatic tube relocation, stem relocation, existing hospital equipment relocation, isolation and disconnection of power boards, installation of breakers into existing power boards, and isolation of existing fire sprinkler pipes. The presence of staff, patients and visitors in the project surrounds meant that safety was a paramount operational consideration. The site was located within the busy Mater campus at South Brisbane which was in operation at all times.