Safe and functional outdoor spaces for students and staff

Schofields Public School COLA, Sydney

Building Safe and Autonomous Outdoor Learning Environ-ments for Future Generations

Asset Building Systems is at the forefront of supporting New South Wales’ educational infrastructure boom. From Western NSW to Greater Sydney, South Coast, Snowy Mountains, and the Riverina and beyond, we’ve delivered more than 100 school projects.


With a proven track record with the NSW Public School and reputable private education institutions, we deliver fixed-price certainty and affirm peace of mind through our fully customisable turnkey strategy.


For more than two decades, we’ve been constructing safe, compliant and durable Custom Covered Outdoor Learning Areas (COLAs), Sports Shelters, Shade Structures & Canopies, Covered Courts (Eg. Basketball, Tennis, Netball), Covered Walkways, and School Weather Awnings. Specified for primary and secondary public schools and private schools, TAFE institutions, and universities.

Built to Your Budget at a Fixed-Price

Let Asset Building Systems manage your project from start to finish at a fixed price. Our team will work with you to find the best design for your budget.

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Built to Your Time Frame

Working during school holiday periods or after-hours, we are committed to minimising disruption and risk of injury to staff and students during active construction. Our in-house capabilities to design, fabricate, and construct are fast, efficient and tailored for punctual program execution.

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Workplace Health, Safety & Compliance

Adhering to the NSW Government’s Educational Facilities Standards and Guidelines (EFSG) and NCCs for school construction, our Custom Structural Steel COLAs and outdoor structures are engineered, designed and built with stringent quality controls.

Basketball Court COLA, Southern NSW School

We have an unrivalled obsession with ensuring that our systems, people and processes are safe, and compliant and setting new benchmarks that go above and beyond expectations. We manage all necessary permits and legal requirements on your behalf with diligence. Our qualified team undergo mandatory working-with children checks (WWCC), safety inductions and thorough WHS reviews before working at school sites.


Following NSW Department of Education’s requirements for best practice, we use the latest advancements like bird-proofing, down-pipe protection, acoustic lining, and zero obstructions to guarantee compliance, health and safety.

What are COLAs?

Covered Outdoor Learning Areas (otherwise known as C.O.L.As) are custom outdoor structures that are purpose-built for school programs and activities, serving as excellent learning and recreation environments. Offering complete weather protection all-year-round against the harsh Australian elements, COLAs have gained nationwide approval as the preferred solution for optimising outdoor learning outcomes.


Rain, hail or shine, COLAs offer refuge, safety and sun protection to students and staff for school assemblies, play, recess and lunch periods, special events, concerts, performances, sports, and outdoor classes.

Dirt to Done, Autonomous & Safe: Project Managed Construction with Fixed Price Certainty

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