On Linkedin we recently posted Screwpile Australia having completed another construction stage of the Karrakatta Cemetery, locally referred to as “The Dead Centre of Perth”, expansion where old grave sites make way for new & ever expanding crematorium facilities. The original post provided this “WAKING THE DEAD” YouTube video below which shows Screwpile's original installation, (love the music of CCR’s Bad Moon Rising), but that had little to do with the strange times that followed: (please excuse the grainy viewing as its old VHF converted stuff):
As with every project we tender our Group strives to provide BPO’s (Best Practise Outcomes) for its clients, this includes structurally engineered & certified rapid optimised results. But its not always easy to effectively relay that message to builders who are fighting tooth & nail to win work in WA’s current construction environment. Well, here is a classic example of how important it is to tick all the boxes & not just focus on price.
Because Screwpile Australia piled previous Karrakatta crematorium facilities they knew everything there was to know about this next stage. Their engineered design was spot-on, as was the installation methodology, testing regime & construction time efficiencies. But even though they believed it would be a given that they would be awarded this new stage of works, they weren’t.
Moral of the story? You don’t want to upset the Spirits. So don’t compromise on quality, professionalism or reputation in Australian Standards of construction. Particularly when it comes to underground works at a cemetery as you may get a visit!