Case Studies – Clubs


VALUE: $550,000.00

PROJECT BRIEF: Tender to Construct 4 x Compliant Tennis Courts on an Asphalt Pavement. Works to include earthworks, excavation, crushed rock base, Asphalt Pavement, Fencing, LED Lights and book a court system, Acrylic Hard Court Surface, Furniture, footpaths, viewing areas.

Cardinia Shire Council put out to Tender, this project which involved the demolition of two existing Tennis Courts and the construction of 4 x new tennis courts at Cochrane Park Tennis Club in Koo Wee Rup.

A.S.Lodge were grateful to the Cardinia Shire Council for being chosen to build these courts along with a further two in Catani which was another Tender run concurrently. Initially the council was keen to adopt a flexible pavement using fine crushed rock and asphalt. However once the initial site strip was performed it was obvious the CBR of the subgrade was insufficient to hold a flexible pavement without extensive improvement and cost. Our design team put together a proposal to construct a heavy duty concrete pavement which was adopted by the council engineering department.

The project required earthworks to the existing sub-grade to get it to a standard capable of supporting the new pavements, and then the importation and placement of a 100mm capping layer of Class 2 Crushed Rock. A 150mm reinforced (SL92) concrete pavement was adopted and installed complete with stiffening edge beams.
The main drainage to be installed , consisted of 225mm UPVC pipes and associated pits, which was then discharged to the existing storm water system of Cochrane Park 

We at A.S.LODGE were able to construct these courts in direct line with the specification, design and other tender requirements.

Low level LED lights were designed to minimise any light spill to the surrounding residents. This low level lighting was still able to present in excess of 400lux per court (PPA) and with a uniformity of 0.75 these lights were wired back to a Book-a-Court control system that allowed for public access to the courts in line with council philosophy.

The resulting facility provides a state of the art , attractive, modern and fully serviceable Tennis Court Facility to the Cardinia Shire and its constituents. We at A.S.Lodge are both grateful and proud that we were given the opportunity to be involved in this impressive infrastructure project.

Monash University Tennis Club

Clayton Campus
Wellington Rd Clayton
CLIENT: Monash University
VALUE :$2.3million

PROJECT BRIEF: A design was presented by Sporteng via the Monash University to a select number of tenderers. After extensive consultation the tender list was shortlisted to 2 contractors. A S Lodge were able to prove their expertise during post tender evaluation discussions and were selected for the total rebuild. The site consisted of 8 Plexipave courts that were originally built in the 1980s. these courts had failed on several occasions and it was decided to completely rebuild the courts. The design included excavating over 900mm (in some areas over 1200mm) to find a firm and sound subgrade. Multiple layers of crushed rock complete with 2 layers of geotextile were installed to overcome the localised ground movement. Finally, a single layer of hot mix asphalt was installed to a tolerance of +/- 4mm was installed to create the perfect base for the final Plexipave which was installed using Australian Open 2 tone blue.

Each layer of the crushed rock was surveyed to ensure compliance and compaction tests were also undertaken regularly.

The university chose an asymmetrical design LED light fitting to provide in excess of 350 lux. These fittings were installed on 18m high tapered poles. All switching for the lights was run to a control centre in the Sports and rec centre some 300m away.

Stainless steel grated covers was installed to trench drainage on all low sides of the court. This drainage was then connected to the university’s mains storm water pipes via sump pits for future maintenance.

Heavy duty (90mm od) fence posts were installed to a concrete plinth (450mm wide) around the perimeter and up the centre of the courts. This heavy-duty fencing will allow the university to install full shade / wind screens to all or any fences. The fence was left slightly elevated along sides of the courts where maintenance is required to clear gum leaves.

The Plexipave surfacing was installed with lines for both tennis (8 courts) and netball (2 courts). Rollaway tennis netposts and nets were installed to allow rapid change between tennis and netball when required by the Sports department.

As timing was essential to the university A.S. Lodge employed their Project Manager full time at this project and further supported him with constant input from company engineer and administration. The university were extremely happy with the final result and timeline for the construction.

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