Wiley praised for $136m Primo facility

Food industry specialists, Wiley, has been praised for its role in the construction of Primo Smallgoods' $136m facility at Wacol, Brisbane.

Wiley designs, builds and services food manufacturing facilities and on 31 May was presented with the Australian Institute of Buildings's Queensland Chapter's Excellence in Building State Award for 'Research, Development and Technology.'

Construction of the facility comprised of two stages spanning a two year project lifecycle: the first covered the cold storage and distribution facilities, while Stage two focussed on the production and administration buildings.

In accepting the award, project director, Graham Harvey said, "This award is a testament to the Wiley integrated project delivery system, the diverse in-house talents of the project team across design, engineering and construction combined with the extensive depth of food facility experience has led to this outstanding world-class result.

"One of the biggest challenges was communicating the complexity of this kind of project’s unique food processing and manufacturing hygiene standards across a complex network of design, engineering and construction teams. Additionally, all project members were fixed on an immovable project end date which would enable Primo to meet their immediate Christmas demand," he said.

Harvey said this was achieved by employing in-house Building Information Modelling (BIM) or 3D modelling to communicate key design elements across all project and client teams.

Wiley will now compete in the national awards, announced in Melbourne in September.


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