Earlier in 2022, South East Queensland experienced one of Australia’s worst flood events which was brought on by a record amount of rainfall. With the upcoming wet season ahead of us, the community is on alert to respond to the forecast weather events. CV was called upon by a number of our clients during the flooding to help them through the disaster. With a 24/7 call out team, CV had the capability to mobilise our teams rapidly to deal with fast moving events. This capability was put to the test on multiple occasions with our teams rising to the challenge, working long hours to assist our clients and ensure the best outcome for all involved.
The Fire Services team was required to respond to River Park Central at 120 Mary Street in Brisbane’s CBD. The flood damage caused essential services systems to malfunction leaving the building with no fire protection. Our team supplied emergency backup generators and temporary booster pumps sets to power up the essential systems until Energex were able to reinstate power back to the building. All works were completed rapidly to minimise the risk to the building and its occupants.
The Electrical Services team responded to multiple call outs during the event. SIMS Metal in Rocklea was particularly affected with the site’s switchboards inundated with flood water. With the switchboards needing to be replaced urgently to get their operation back up and running, our teams were rapidly mobilised to carry out the replacement works.
Another customer, Scentre Group, had a switchboard malfunction from flood damage at their Mt Gravatt Shopping Centre. Our crews mobilised swiftly to repair the board and minimise the disruption to the centre’s operations.
The Plumbing Services team attended numerous roof leaks at Brisbane Airport and across the Defence bases that CV services. Our teams worked around the clock to minimise the damage to our clients’ facilities. With the widespread damage caused by the floods, our plumbing crews were also kept busy clearing dam walls and stormwater pits at sites throughout SEQ.
The Building Services team were in high demand throughout the flood period, working hard to repair ceiling collapses and ensure safety at Brisbane Airport and all Defence bases in SEQ. At the Greenbank Military Range, our team carried out extensive fencing repairs for our customer, Downer. It was critical to reinstate fencing rapidly due to the nature of activities that take place at the range. At St Lucia, the team were first to respond to the Regiment Building when it was inundated. The entire ground floor flooded and the team completed a major clean up operation to make the building safe.