Murrumbateman Public school is one of 14 new or upgraded New South Wales schools to open its doors to students and staff on day 1, of term 1, 2023.
The offsite construction process, DFMA – Design for Manufacture and Assembly, employed by the NSW government is allowing more quality schools to be built in less time
DFMA is a design and construction process that combines the manufacture of building components such as wall systems and facades, in a safe, clean and efficient environment with onsite construction assembly.
In contrast to the traditional approach of having a bespoke design for every asset, DfMA encourages the creation of multiple assets of similar and predictable quality, which nevertheless retain the flexibility to meet a variety of user needs. This can be done by standardising a set of core components into a ‘kit of parts’ that can be manufactured and used many times; and combining this with a set of rules and common standards for how these parts should be assembled.
A total of 183 louvre windows by Safetyline Jalousie were included in the kit of parts for Murrumbateman school. The prefabricated windows incorporated 6.38 Laminate safety glass, inbuilt security via the horizontal louvre bearers and predrilled fixing holes in the frames to provide quick and easy installation into the double storey building modules.