Wiley wins for world class innovation on Primo Smallgoods facility

31 May 2013

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Wiley, food industry specialists in integrated facility engineering have won the AIB Queensland Chapter’s Excellence in Building State Award for “Research, Development and Technology” at tonight’s gala awards dinner.

The award celebrates the outstanding level of innovative design and engineering delivered during the construction of a $136 Million smallgoods facility at Wacol in Brisbane. The project was broken into two stages spanning a two year project lifecycle: Stage one 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.”

Graham explained, “We achieved this by employing in-house Building Information modelling (BIM) / 3D modelling to effectively communicate key design elements across all project and Client teams.”

Tom Wiley, Managing Director of Wiley said, “this project showcases how the Wiley team’s constant focus on innovative solutions delivers optimal efficiency for food manufacturers and creates world leading food facilities. Our team’s unique depth, diversity and focus on food projects give our clients security and peace of mind from the inception to the handover of each individual project.”

Looking ahead, Wiley is now in the running to compete at the national level. The winners of the National Awards will be announced at a Gala dinner in September in Melbourne.

An in-depth profile of Stage One of this award-winning project is available to read and download here