Challenge Brick Paving have recently invested in a vacuum brick paving machine. This machine allows us to save many hours of labour in laying paving, and on top of that it takes our already high levels of health and safety to new levels and there is now no longer the same back , shoulder and knee joint injuries suffered by our employees, as this machine alleviates the majority of the bending and twisting with weight. These problems have a major effect on staff to carry out paving effectively, and thanks to our vacuum machine, we have all but iliminated those health and safety problems.
The speed at which this machine allows us to work is translated into cost savings for those clients we contract to. Not only does it allow us to get the job faster than if it were done completely manually, but it also means that we can do the job cheaper. Everybody wins.
You can see our staff operating this machine by viewing our video (see bottom of the page for link)
The brick paving for the Waikiki train station was completed in 2006 for Brierty Limited in a joint venture with Doric Construction
The Rockingham Train Station brick paving project was completed in 2006 for Brierty Limited in a joint venture with Doric Construction
Rockingham Waterfront Estate – This brick paving project was completed in 2007 under Marsh Civil
The brick paving works at Port Bouvard were completed for Malavoca Pty Ltd (who are now VDM Western Operation Pty Ltd). We started in 2001 in Northport and have worked on all stages of Bouvard. Eastport which is where the Marina is and Southport the other side of the Dawesville Cut. We were still working at Bouvard in 2010 for VDM
Mariners Cove brick paving project – We are still working at Mariners cove in 2012 but now for Tracc Civil.
Challenge Brick Paving completed the Baldivis Shopping Centre brick paving project in 2007, working for Broad Construction
This brick paving project was completed at the end of 2001Challenge Brick paving subcontracted to the Georgiou Group who were the main contractor for the Mandura Marina project
The purpose of the Mandurah Streetscapes project was to create a pedestrian-oriented town centre with streets to facilitate a more vibrant, safe and enjoyable environment for residents of the City of Mandurah as well as visitors and tourists.
The key aim for the project was to improve the City of Mandurah’s CBD streets and to increase the activity within the vicinity, to be both engaging and interesting to the public. This was achieved by the design and the development of the landscape, and by creating an attractive area for all residents and visitors to the region. It was also important to develop safer streets with better traffic management for pedestrians and increased street lighting for all users.
The project has created a shared pedestrian and vehicle environment to make it a safer place. The rood surface and footpath along Sholl Street and Tuckey Street have been constructed at the same level to improve pedestrian amenity and reduce traffic volume and speed. The streets have become greener with the enhanced streetscape, including trees and planted sections to create attractive and inviting, shady streets.
The streetscape has also been improved with upgraded street lighting, the removal of overhead power lines, better paving treatments and new street furniture. There has also been improvement in street parking by replacing the 900 car parking on Sholl Street with parallel parking. The improved stormwater management has meant an upgraded drainage system and the construction of rain gardens to filter and improve the quality of stormwater.
Key elements that have been delivered in the project:
• Upgrade of streets to promote activity within the CBD
• The environment is more appealing and people friendly.
• Safety, in the management of traffic and anti-social behaviour
• Pleasure in a pedestrian-Friendly, improved landscape.
The $5.5 million project was commissioned by the Mandurah City Council, funded by the Better Regions Programme through the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and local Government and was constructed by Gavin Constructions.
The construction commenced May 2010 and was completed in May 2011. To accelerate the construction process and to decrease the disruptions the majority of road pavement works were carried out at night and utilised profiling technology to reduce construction timeframes. The project included 8500m2 of pedestrian paving with Urban stone large-format concrete paving, and over 1.2km lineal metres of road works. The Mandurah City Council commissioned the manufacture of unique cobble pavers by Urbanstone. The mould created for the pavers resembles cobbles, but in fact they are 300 x 200 x 75mm road pavers. “This made construction of the road significantly quicker,” said Project Manager Martin Harrop from the Mandurah City Council. Challenge Brick Paving (CBP) started work in September 2010 and have been on site for nine months. They will be on site for another two months to complete the associated remedial works outside the original contract. “The City has been very happy with the performance of CBP in the completion of their contract within the Mandurah City Centre.
The project was of a major scale and being within the city centre, provided challenges to ensure businesses were not adversely affected. This required contractors that were reliable, flexible and capable of carrying out quality work over a period of six months.
Challenge Brick Paving have been extremely reliable and have completed the required jobs to a high standard, resulting in an excellent finished product,” said Mr Harrop. CBP have been looking towards the future in this type of work, whereby large format paving is installed in large volumes. For some years now they have been seeking a difference in style, along with architects, designers and builders. “We had installed this type of paving in the post and consistently suffered injuries to staff and hence we have avoided this type of installation,” said Director of CBP Paul Francis.
To overcome this issue the company invested in the staff and the future with the purchase of a transportable vacuum installation machine that can lift these units, making them virtually weightless for the operator. “You can install three to four units at a time, depending on size and weight, and that is on increase in productivity.” he declared. CBP have been very pleased with the operation of this vacuum machine; during the installation of these larger units over the past nine months they have, to date, remained injury free.
The project was not delivered without some challenges. The existing streets and landscapes locked pavement subgrade soil as it was on old port of Mandurah. “… and some services were not where they were supposed to be,” added Mr Harrop.
“The cooperation of all contractors was exceptional and permitted expedient delivery of the project, given that we hod to cease construction over Christmas and school holidays,” he continued. The project included an initial survey and design works to a value of $200,000, but the project has also delivered:
• Stormwater upgrades: $670,000
• Underground power: $1,515,000
• Pavement works: $1,250,000
• Street lighting upgrades: $300,000
• Verge works: $1,300,000
• landscaping: $265,000
Developer: Mandurah City Council
Design: City of Mandurah
How do you rehabilitate an aging tarmac carpark in the heart of Subuiaco – With brick paving, of course.
Although it is hard to show the scope of the work that was involved, we completed 4,200 m2 of road paving and 660 m2 of pedestrian brick paving on this project working for KTB Contractors in 2010
The Perth to Bunbury Bypass was one of the bigger projects that we have worked on, and involved a number of differing brick paving skills from our team. Completed for the joint venture in 2010
This project was for the laying of paving for hardstanding areas and the entrance to the Prix Cars offices
This project was completed as a subcontract to Brierty Ltd on Behalf of the Shire of Newman (East Pilbara). The scope of the works included streetscape paving and paving to the entrance of the local public swimming pool
Ascot Turf Club brick paving project – Working for T.I.C.E. (Terry Illich Construction & Engineering) and the turf club
Challenge Brick paving completed this brick paving project back in 2008. The project involved laying 6,000 m2 of paving along with all preparation works. Due to the experience of the team on this project they were able to prepare and lay 500 m2 per day
Ever wondered how preparation for the paving is carried out?
Watch this short brick paving video to see