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Adelaide Desalination Plant
In July 2018 Swart & Sons were contracted by Adelaide Aqua Pty Ltd to carry out repair works on a concrete overflow tank. Works consisted of concrete repairs, abrasive blasting and application of protective coatings to the walls and floors of the tank. Due to the nature of the tank, work was considered to be ‘high risk construction work’, which incorporated working in confined spaces, risk of a person falling more than two metres plus working in an area with movement of powered mobile plant.
Lewis Bandt Bridge, Geelong
Swart & Sons were contracted by the South West Alliance (VicRoads) in 2018 to remediate approximately 480 metres of the metalwork railing on the outbound lane of the Lewis Bandt Bridge, located over the Moorabool River, approximately 11 kilometres from Geelong.
Concrete Repairs, Ardrossan
Swart & Sons were contracted by Viterra in August 2018 to carry out structural concrete crack repairs to more than seventy concrete plinths at their Ardrossan property. Whilst undertaking repairs on site, we were requested to carry out additional repair works on concrete nib walls. All works were carried out in accordance with a specification provided by Viterra.
Pedestrian Bridge Painting, Mount Waverley
Swart & Sons were contracted by VicRoads in March 2019 to remove corrosion and apply protective coatings on a pedestrian bridge over Blackburn Road at Mount Waverley. Many challenges were faced during this project due to both the complexity of the project and the ownership of land abutting the bridge, however all works were completed within the specified timeframe and to the satisfaction of VicRoads and other stakeholders.
Electra House heritage restoration
In 2014 we were contracted by Schiavello to restore and conduct repairs to the walls and intricate plaster mouldings of Electra House. As the building is Heritage listed we used classic techniques and materials to bring the building back to its former glory. With Corinthian columns, ornate walls and six metre high ceilings this created a challenge that were were happy to accept.