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Australian Glass Install (AGI) was selected as the facade install contractor for the curtain wall & frameless glass installation at the University of Adelaide’s Health and Medical Sciences (AHMS) Project. The builder for the project was Lendlease, and we are proud to report a successful install project for our client and the builder.

The scope for the project, was to provide all the access, lifting solutions and installation of external glass in a very tight and restrictive site. This included:

• Main External Curtain Wall Façade

• All cassette glass frames glazed on stair frames in a remote location, so they could be trucked to site

• All glass frames on east and west edgescapes

• All shopfront glass on the lower floors 1,2,3.

• All internal ground floor glazing around the lecture theatres, including autobeam doors.

Fortunately AGI is best suited for this type of work, with its extensive fleet of equipment and installation crew.

The scope of the project consisted of glass installation for the building’s external façade as well as internal shopfront glazing for the ground floor – including the glass entry auto beam doors.

AGI installed 12,356m2 of glass, over 1,000 curtain wall panels, fitting 5,700 glass sunshades to the panels. Every panel is of a different sunshade colour, so we adopted a stringent QA system to manage this situation and ensure that every panel was launched from the building in the correct order.

This was completed incident free, on time and at a very high quality standard. The project came with a number of challenges as multiple coloured sunshades were fitted to the panel, in cases making the panel weight of 800kg.

AGI has a number of strong business systems, managing safety, schedule performance and quality. Our QA systems ensured that quality was maintained at a very high standard.