Asbestos roofing replaced

ASBESTOS roofing in a Gladstone Regional Council-owned building will be replaced with a tender being awarded yesterday.

At the council meeting, Infrastructure Services director Ross Paroz said there were four tender applications for the design and installation of roofing at the existing NRG reservoir roof.

“The reservoir is one of several that we have that have old AC (asbestos cement) roofing that needs to be replaced,” he said.

Some of council’s reservoirs are covered with asbestos cement sheeting. These roofs are deteriorating and require replacement in order for Council to ensure that water quality complies with the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines.

Evaluation of the tenders was undertaken in consultation with the Contracts and Procurement unit, utilising council’s standard weighting matrix.

Council undertook to accept the tender from Brice Engineering Pty Ltd to design, supply and install a replacement roof for NRG reservoir at an estimated cost of $761,070 including the following provisional cost items; strengthening of concrete columns which were $134,000 and coating of concrete structures at $30,000.

Mr Paroz said Brice Engineering had included quotes for the strengthening of concrete columns and coating of concrete structures to protect from air to concrete surface damage in their tender.

Mr Paroz said council engineers have recommended coating only be applied where there was water movement.



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