RMIT Project Planning and Management students have gained a true insight into the various regulatory hurdles faced in driving a project through to completion.  While the project goals will be achieved, latent structural conditions encountered has meant the scope of works required is upgraded from refurbishment to brand new rebuild.

A new build triggered an additional regulatory authority processes that wasn’t required in a refurbishment.

While this has increased the scope of works and delivery time frame for this exciting project, collaboration with the PCYC identified an interim opportunity for the RMIT students to improve the outdoor courtyard area.  Clearing the garden, providing furniture and garden beds and creating an alfresco BBQ and recreation area will transform the outdoor space in time for PCYC’s residents to enjoy this summer.

The SEMZ team along with RMIT and PCYC staff, residents and students planned and coordinated an on-site working Bee last week to jump start this phase of the project.

With students keen to maintain involvement post 2018 semester completion, the ‘real world’ complexities of managing a live project will continue to unfold as they work towards completing the project in 2019. Watch this space!