Black & More managed the the concept development and construction of a new government building for Sea Rangers and Environmental Officers on Thursday Island. The building, now known as “Powuppoon Haus”, achieves a 5-star energy rating and was designed to reflect the Torres Strait lifestyle, with the new space providing opportunities to represent local culture through built-in art & garden areas.
Powuppoon is the traditional Kaurareg name for a large pheasant-like bird. The Powuppoon is considered to be “passionate about its surroundings, determined, steadfast and a conservationist, always seeking to preserve natural things”.
Construction was undertaken with an Indigenous participation rate of 90%, which is the first time a participation rate this high has been mandated in a federal government agency building contract.
Black & More acted in the role of Principal Consultant to undertake major renovations of more than 20 Far North Queensland Schools. Works included architectural, structural, mechanical and electrical upgrades. Works also entailed in the identification and removal of asbestos containing materials from buildings built before 1990.
A fall arrest system is the last line of defence for workers whose duties expose them to fall hazards.
Black & More recently investigated the fall arrest system at William McCormack Place, an 8 storey State Government Building in Cairns. We provided access and undertook site investigation and reporting to assess the condition of the existing system and provide advice for system upgrades and ongoing management. Our engineering report provided prioritised recommendations for upgrades and management based on cost benefit and risk analyses and in accordance with best industry practice.
Black & More undertook structural inspections and condition assessments for elements of the Innisfail Public Hospital. This included the hospital roof, parapets and lift shafts. Our team are trained in access at heights and also utilise aerial drones to access and photograph difficult to access areas.
Management of planning, design and construction of the award winning Gab Titui. The Centre includes; two gallery areas; external performance stage; conference facilities; administration buildings; retail space and gallery storage.
Lead consultant in the master planning, project management and civil engineering of a hillside subdivision and 18 housing units.
Black & More carried out Level 3 structural investigations and RPEQ reporting to TMR standards for several bridges in Noosa Shire.
Black & More managed the design and construction of the demolition and replacement of the Lockhart River Airport Road Bridge. These works were funded by TCICA and Works 4 Queensland. This bridge is a vital link on the only access road into Lockhart River.
Black & More completed structural condition assessments and reporting for the external timber decking areas at Noosa Aquatic Centre.
Black & More completed structural condition assessments and reporting for the external timber decking areas at Noosa’s premiere performing arts venue, ‘The J’.