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Cockburn Integrated Health Facility

PROJECT DETAILS

Client

Bollig Design Group

Value

$40 m

Year Completed

2014

Role

Civil & Structural Consultants

Cockburn Integrated Health Facility

Cockburn Integrated Health Facility is a large 3 storey building that faced a number of challenges during design. The building contains large spans that were repeated throughout the majority of the building. The structural solution adopted was a precast beam and plank system.

The choice of structural system also involved consideration of green-star criteria and construction programming. With the precast floor system, the majority of the formwork; and associated construction time, that would be required in a conventional concrete system was able to be omitted. Likewise the volume of concrete poured on site was greatly reduced.

The structure utilised precast prestressed concrete beams to support the floor system. These were shallow shell beams. While propping is required during construction, the composite beam created with the insitu concrete topping allowed for a relatively shallow beam depth; leaving sufficient space for other services in the ceiling zone.

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