The contract involved the refurbishment of a space in the Heriot Watt University James Nasmyth Building. The contract involved partial refurbishment of existing Mechanical Engineering Laboratory to form flexible laboratory space. Rearrangement of existing basement below to form storage space for new laboratory. Space to accommodate rapid alteration and configuration of portable benching for multidisciplinary use. Installation of new goods lift to accommodate transporting of equipment between lab and storage area.
The full works comprised:
• Strip out of existing facilities along with ceilings, flooring, partitions, doors, plumbing and M&E Services
• Removal of waste materials
• Structural works
• Manufacture and installation of new doors, furniture and work stations
• Plastering and decoration throughout
• New specialist floor finishes
• New M&E services
• New suspended ceilings throughout
• Installation of a new goods lift
All works were undertaken within a live environment . Buildings situated around the site were in use including the rest of the James Nasmyth Building. These buildings were occupied during the construction period. The overall goal is to complete the project with zero lost time or reportable injuries, diseases or dangerous occurrences affecting those involved in the construction work, member of the general public or others. SJS were highly successful at ensuring safety and minimising disruption to staff undertaking their daily operations. Efficient planning and phasing of the works combined with effective communication from our site management team ensured all building stakeholders were made fully aware and conversant with all work activities, thus allowing the project to be completed on programme, safely and within budget.
Heriot Watt University
Aug - Dec 2016
February 23, 2017