Construction,
Asbestos Removal & Demolition

Construction

Formed in 2006, Dawsons Construction is one of the newest divisions within the Dawsons Group of Companies. In a short period of time the division has developed an impressive client base across all market sectors including mining, education, healthcare, Defence, commercial, Government, and private clients throughout North Queensland.

Providing the complete construction solution, our experience covers a variety of projects across all market sectors, from initial client contact through all phases of design, to construction, commissioning and handover. Our highly experienced team of carpenters, plumbers, concreters, electricians, and refrigeration mechanics can provide a complete commercial, industrial, and residential maintenance and construction service.

We are highly experienced in design and construction, construction management, lump sum contracts, building maintenance, earthworks and civil works, and working in remote and environmentally sensitive locations.

Asbestos Removal & Demolition

Removal of asbestos must be carried out by licensed operators in accordance with the National Occupational Health & Safety Commission’s Code of Practice for the Safe Removal of Asbestos.

Dawsons has been licensed by the Queensland Division of Workplace Health and Safety to carry out asbestos removal and demolition since 2000, and is highly experienced in the removal of friable asbestos-containing material and bonded asbestos.

Recent Projects

Princess Hills Ranger Base

Building and Asset Services
Mount Garnet
2018
$0 Million
The Princess Hills project involved the construction of 2 new 3 bedroom houses at Princess Hills Ranger Base. Works including; site preparation, supply of all materials, labour, tools and equipment to erect the new buildings. Works were completed within time and budget.

Rta Housing Upgrades

Rio Tinto Weipa
Weipa
2015
This project included the upgrade of 3 x manager residences located at River Drive, Weipa. Local resources and labour were used on this project to support the community. Works involved asbestos removal and the full refurbishment of each residence. Works were completed within time and budget.

Tully Gorge Camping Ground

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service
Tully
2018
$0 Million
The construction of the new toilet facility at the Tully Gorge Camping Ground including the completion of earth works, construction of concrete slab, installation of septic tank, filtration system, roof, plumbing, fixtures and fittings.

Conway Ranger Base

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service
Airlie Beach
2017
$0 Million
This project for Queensland Parks included site preparation and clearing, construction of new work shed 18m x 9m, concreting and asphalt works, installation of security fencing, fit out of work shed, and the removal of existing demountable building. All works were completed within time and budget.

Wairuna Homestead

Building and Asset Services
Wairuna
2018
$0 Million
The Wairuna project included asbestos removal to 4 buildings, demolition of 12 buildings/structures, structural upgrade of roof framing, roof replacements, installation of hydraulic services, installation of electrical, painting and general refurbishment and restoration works.

Edith Street, Innisfail

Nuveau Constructions
Innisfail
2018
$0 Million
This project included the safe removal and disposal of the asbestos-cement ceiling sheeting from the footpath awning at the shop frontage located at Edith Street, Innisfail.

Atherton Hospital

Queensland Health
Atherton
2018
$0 Million
The projects work scope covered the removal and disposal of the identified asbestos containing vinyl tiles located in the kitchen and hallway of the Atherton Hospital. All works were completed on time and within budget.

Coen Carrier Station

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service
Coen
2017
$0 Million
This project involved the recording of heritage internal, safe removal of asbestos wall sheeting and roof sheeting, decontamination and clearance, the installation of a new roof, resheeting of external walls and painting works.

Old Incitec Shed

Cairns
Far North Queensland Ports
2016
$0 Million
The demolition of the Old Incitec Shed included the demolition of the identified main shed and small shed including the removal of the slab, removal and disposal of existing metal sheeting / braces / posts, disposal of all collected timber and concrete waste and protection of the existing concrete slab by means of a sand / soil medium. All works were completed on time and within budget.

Olandi Street, Poruma Island

Torres Strait Island Regional Council
Poruma Island
2018
$0 Million
Asbestos wall sheeting removal and complete demolition of existing residence. Works involved transporting all equipment via Sea freight to Poruma Island to carry out the project. All works were completed on time and within budget.

Bolton Street, Whitfield

Private
Cairns
2017
$0 Million
This project included the removal and disposal of asbestos linings throughout the residence, disconnection of services and the complete demolition of the existing residence.

THE DAWSONS DIFFERENCE

  • The team thrives on the challenges presented by working in environmentally sensitive, culturally significant and geographically remote locations. In fact, they often solve the problems associated with this work, when other companies cannot.
  • Especially when working in remote areas, Dawsons Construction employs local indigenous labour and source tradesmen where possible through the local communities.
  • Dawsons values include “whatever it takes, whatever the job, whatever location” – the division is highly mobile and able to keep costs low by being resourceful.
  • Dawsons Construction can provide a fast solution by leveraging off the strength of other Dawsons divisions e.g.: engineering, labour hire, waterjet cutting and the training division which ensures staff have the most up to date qualifications available.
  • Asbestos removal is dangerous and requires precision project management. The Dawsons specially qualified asbestos removal team can work in any location not matter how remote.
  • Dawsons have a fully equipped mobile crew at the ready – turnaround time is very short.
  • We have a proven track record with zero incident reports. Safety is our first priority for our clients and our team.
  • We keep our team small, highly trained and limit the number of job work fronts – the quality of the operation is paramount.

Our People

Lex Stanley
Lex Stanley
Manager – Asbestos and Demolition

Lex is a member of the 20+ year club at Dawsons. A Cairns local and boilermaker by trade, Lex has extensive experience in Mining, Sugar and Marine industries, spending many years on projects around North Queensland during the work hard, play harder era. Lex now heads up our Asbestos and Demolition Division, where his meticulous planning and attention to detail ensures that we are operating within our statutory requirements and providing the safest and most reliable service to our clients.

Wes Dawson
Wes Dawson
Construction Manager and Director

A carpenter by trade, Wes is most at home on remote sites where his ability to operate any machine from a helicopter to a dozer makes him the most versatile worker we have. Wes is a problem solver and enjoys the challenge of delivering projects in remote and environmentally sensitive locations.

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