Decmil was awarded the $2.7 million contract by the Department of Defence for the Bullet Escalator Trap Replacement Project located at Campbell Barracks in Swanbourne, WA.
The Bullet Escalator Trap Replacement Project consisted of the removal and disposal of the existing bullet escalator trap including the steel plates and deenergiser, and the complete replacement including the design, fabricate, supply, install and commission of the bullet escalator trap to provide a performance life of 40 years to the training range.
In order to minimise construction time and interaction between trades inside the building, Decmil pre-assembled
lamells and associated beams prior to installation. The Department of Defence’s Estate Maintenance and Operation Support Contractor was then able to utilise this installation method developed by Decmil to maintain the facility.
Decmil also undertook research and sourced second hand rubber lamells in lieu of brand new rubber, resulting in a saving of $0.7m to the Department of Defence.
The Project took place over a construction period of 10 months and was completed in March 2017, two months prior to the agreed completion date. Collaborative initiatives were required to ensure continuity of Defence operations on Base including weekly meetings and regular engagement with stakeholders and other Contractors on Campbell Barracks.