Padua College

Address: Padua College, 92 Turner Road, Kedron (Brisbane A1)
Client: Padua College
Completion: 2014
Value: $7.3 million
Work Category: New Facility/ Addition
Services Activity: Civil Engineering & Structural Engineering
Commission Type: Design, Documentation & Construction Services

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Four-storey multi use science and arts learning facility. This included linking walkways and covered breezeways that integrate the existing school buildings with the new facility.

CIVIL WORKS

Scope of Services provided:

  • Site Based Stormwater Management Report addressing Quality Issues.
  • Erosion and Sediment Control Program,
  • Bulk Earthworks Plan & Sections,
  • Finished Hardstand/Carparking Levels and Gradings,
  • Internal Stormwater Drainage Plans,
  • Internal Linemarking and Signage Plan,
  • Construction Services.

SIGNIFICANT CIVIL ASPECTS

BG Civil successfully set the building levels and pavement grades to ensure that the development would be positioned above any localised flooding, whilst also ensuring that Australian Standard – Design for access and mobility was carefully adhered to, ensuring access for all abilities.

STRUCTURAL SYSTEM

A combination of pre-stressed, precast, cast-in and normally reinforced concrete elements were used in the footings, walls, stairs and suspended slabs, with integrated brick and metal sheet cladding. Structural Steel with cold formed purlins were used to frame the roof, walkways and awnings structures.

SIGNIFICANT STRUCTURAL ASPECTS

Accounting for shrinkage and differential movement in connection detailing at junctions between new precast, pre-stressed and with existing structures while not adversely affecting the construction methodology.