Executive Education Centre – QUT

qut b-block 6Project No. 6233

BE Collective was commissioned to support refurbishment of QUT’s B-Block Executive Education Centre.

Repurposing the space was achieved via façade works and reconfiguration of internal spaces.

Extensive structural glazing within partitions, walls and facades required intricate framing to work in the with the existing post-tensioned slab. Structural framing was implemented also to facilitate operable walls and ‘floating shelving’ storage spaces.

Ground Penetrating Radar was employed to confirm locations and clearances from post-tension ducts.

QUT benefited from clear and constant communication maintained with architects and the contractor’s team to ensure a high-quality outcome within constrained time parameters. (more…)

QUT V Block Façade

IMG_5203Project No. 6421

BE Collective was commissioned to provide structural consultancy input for two of the recent renovations to the QUT Gardens Point Library.

V-Block is a beautiful, austere and brutalist concrete structure that has well served the student population over decades. In the current digital-age the role and function of libraries is changing rapidly, and the base building fabric of V-Block is enabling re-lifing through wonderful modifications and updates.

The particular project included façade modification to enhance natural light, and also transparency and connectivity with the broader campus, including the historic and heritage listed Old Government House. Our input contributed to the removal of sections of the existing façade including the demolition of pre-cast sunhoods and trimming of insitu-concrete up-stand beams. This had to be done with consideration to the constraints of the existing post-tensioned concrete waffle-pod slab.

A feature outcrop glass glazing façade was incorporated through the use of stainless steel fittings and plates for a clean and contemporary finish. (more…)