Rork Projects was engaged by Deakin University to undertake the fit-out of their nursing and midwifery simulation rooms for students’ practical studies.
The project consisted of the demolition of existing offices and teaching spaces across two occupied buildings and installation of new nursing simulation center with supporting rooms to provide a monitored teaching space perfectly replicating a hospital environment.
The scope included an extensive AV investment to monitor and record classes in these spaces across each teaching space back to a control room & infrastructure to include specialist teaching aids. Secondary to the nursing simulator we also created new office and staff room facilities.
Works were undertaken in a live environment with special requests from the client that there was to be no interruption of existing facilities as the buildings remained operational. This became particularly challenging when coordinating the relocation and demolition of switch boards, mechanical, compressed air and hot water services that were serving occupied spaces within the two buildings.
Due to COVID outbreaks and supplier industrial action, we also faced material shortages on items such as plasterboard, flooring & mechanical units, which threatened to delay progress.
As an Indigenous business, we proudly acknowledge that this project was completed on the traditional lands of the Boonwurrung, Dja Dja Wurrung, Taungurung, Wathaurung and Wurundjeri peoples of the Kulin Nation.