Exxon Mobil Refinery Occupied Building Structural Upgrade

Exxon Mobil

ML Design

$8 Million

Time Frame
September 2013 – September 2014

ExxonMobil undertook a comprehensive review and upgrade of all occupied buildings at their Altona Refinery site, to ensure all buildings provide a safe environment for the occupants in case of a blast event. The upgrade and refurbishment consisted of the Main Administration Building, a 2 storey office building of approx 2,400m2 originally constructed in the early 1990’s.

Works  included: demolition of the existing reception building, removal of existing ceiling, services and internal partitions, provision of a new entry canopy, replacement of all external windows and doors, replacement of all light weight external claddings, replacement of the metal deck roof cladding, the addition of structural bracing and a structural roof truss, addition of a lift, the provision of new roof access, replacement of all mechanical and electrical services, refurbishment of all toilet facilities, provision of new ceilings, full internal refurbishment  and fit-out, code compliance with current Building Codes Australia (BCA)

The construction work incorporates a new separate single storey Central Amenities Building of approx. 500m² comprising of; change room, toilets and shower facilities for maintenance, operations and office staff. The construction comprised concrete slab, steel portal frame structure, concrete precast wall and metal deck roof. Internal walls are steel stud frames. Sundry works include fencing, paving, landscaping and associated site works.

Ireland Brown Constructions was awarded the Safety Commitment Award from Mobil Altona Refinery for Commitment to Continued Safety Performance Improvement 2014