Recently, Total Eden Nerang were commissioned to build an 18-hole irrigation upgrade at the Burleigh Golf Club in Miami, Gold Coast. The project is expected to take six to seven months to complete.
While Total Eden are the head contractors, Mark Lawson of Prolinks will complete the installation work.
Business Development Manager at Total Eden, Steve Moncrieff, said it was an exciting opportunity for the Nerang branch to lead such an important construction job.
“Total Eden hasn’t done many major projects in southeast Queensland for a few years and this is a really large project,” he said.
“We can’t wait to show everyone the extent of our ability to do these kinds of jobs.”
Steve singled out the strong name of Prolinks in golfing circles and their proven ability when it comes to construction projects.
“Prolinks is the subcontractor Total Eden are partnering with. They have a very good reputation in the golf industry so we’re excited to be working with them,” he said.
The project would use state of the art materials, including polypropylene piping, offering benefits compared to more traditional forms of piping.
“The advantage of using polypropylene is that you can use a butt-weld machine which welds the pipe together,” Steve said.
“This allows us to use electrofusion fittings which increases overall longevity and strength and is an advantage over conventional PVC piping and ductile-lined fittings.”
The lateral piping to be used for the project will be installed via mole ploughing, which effectively vibrates the piping into the ground. This eliminates trenching and the backfill it generates.
The central component of the project is a Rain Bird IC system which comes with electric valve-in-head in sprinkler system on the tees, fairways and greens.
Steve credited the experience and expertise of project superintendent, Daryl Edwards, for all his behind the scenes work.
“Daryl has really bent over backwards to provide as much information and local knowledge of the course, which has been instrumental in the early stages of the project.”