Project:  Atlas Apartments Stage 1
Value of job:  $50 million
AMA Contract: $1.6 million
Contractor: PBS Building (QLD) Pty Limited

Scope of works: Glazed balustrades, facade screens, overhead street front glazed awnings, rooftop pergola, podium divider screens, bollards, chainwire mesh, height bars, stainless handrails, overhead soffit timber look screening and the feature facade screen.

Established in the ACT in the late 1980′s, PBS Building are an Award-winning recognised leader in the project management, and design and construction, of residential, commercial, industrial, retail, office, apartment, aged care and mixed-use developments. In 1998 PBS were also an integral part of the Sydney Olympics when they won a contract to build a large portion of homes and apartments in the Olympic Village.
Atlas Apartments is the latest development in the PBS portfolio and is described as “a lustrous new encapsulation of urban style”. Situated in South Brisbane, Atlas is at the centre of Brisbane’s cosmopolitan surge, and everything about this project capitalises on its location. The building features an array of one, two and three-bedroom apartments, a glistening infinity pool, bubbling spa and fully appointed gym. AMA were appointed as subcontractors on the Atlas project and completed all metalworks on the Atlas Apartment building.

Contracts Administrator, Keenan Duimpies, explained, “The project was very complex, and with glazed awnings and feature facade screens blending together creating a high level of detail, it was important all sub-contractors on this project had the ability to deliver”. PBS Building philosophy is Inspire, Innovate, Deliver, “it was crucial we worked with contractors who could help deliver the vision”.

Keenan went on to say, the main thing that sets AMA apart from other contractors is that they aren’t scared to use technology to achieve a successful outcome. “This is the biggest thing that impressed me about AMA, they use technology in our industry, it is the way of the future”. Keenen referred specifically to a 3D scanner AMA used to scan the building at various stages of the project to monitor accuracy and progress.

The logistics of this project also created a challenge for both builder and subcontractor. Atlas Apartments are situated on two of the busiest street frontages in South Brisbane and therefore all works had to be carried out with minimum disruption and safety of the surrounding area. “The AMA team worked around any constraints with efficiency and professionalism”, said Keenan. “You always get the feeling that no matter what you throw at AMA, they have no concerns and will find the best solution. Big or small, they can handle it!”

“Starting with balustrading, to awnings and then a full metalworks package, AMA are a true one-stop shop. This project was another successful collaboration between PBS Building and AMA and we look forward to working with them again in the future”, Keenan concluded

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