Craigslea High School Canteen

Project No: 7081

BEC’s Craigslea High School project involved the demolition and extension of the existing school canteen alongside BSPN Arcitecture.  The BEC team provided structural design and documentation as well as construction phase support.

Following the demolition of the existing canteen and pavement slab, we undertook an inspection of the exposed roof structure and framing to assess how best to approach design of the extension bracing.  The new school canteen structure required full glazing on all three sides of the extension, which left minimal room for wall bracing.  To work around this, we braced the extension primarily through the rear wall where it met the existing structure and roof.

A Review of Two-Coat Seal Failure at Caloundra Tennis Centre


Project no. 6382

Built Environment Collective was commissioned to provide Civil & Structural consulting services for the Caloundra Tennis Centre Redevelopment. The project included tennis courts shade structures and a 580 square metre car park extension.

A number of guidelines and literature sources support the use of spray-seal as an effective carpark pavement surface for light vehicle use, providing an economical and appropriately durable asset. In-keeping with budget requirements and site specifications a two-coat spray seal pavement was determined appropriate for the carpark.

Three months into the on-maintenance period the new car park pavement exhibited significant aggregate stripping.

In order to isolate the cause of the pavement failure BE Collective conducted an investigation into the installation of the two-coat spray seal.

The findings are presented in the appended Technical paper co-authored by several members of BE Collective’s team as accepted as part of the Australian Asphalt Pavement Association 2015 Conference.


Permeable Concrete Pavements

education1 Permeable (or pervious) pavements employ concrete block pavers, open textured porous asphalt/concrete mixes, or grassed systems, that allow air and liquids to pass through the pavement surface. Permeable insitu-concrete pavements are also know as Percrete, Percolating Concrete, No-fines Concrete, and Portland Cement Porous Paving. These pavement types are typically adopted for their environmental, cost, and/or functional advantages in relation to stormwater management. Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) has been adopted in several countries around the world in order to decrease stormwater flow rates and also the volume of catchment runoff. Permeable pavements are considered a ‘source control’ option in providing a means of collecting and treating stormwater, and thus minimising the extent and cost of traditional stormwater infrastructure.

The Related Download provides a technical paper authored by BE Collective’s Managing Director John Tuxworth.

Changing Lanes Video

change1In May 2012 BE Collective et al hosted an exhibition of works from QUT’s School of Design.

The event turned into a street party with over 500 people joining us despite the pooring rain.
This video is a wonderful visual documentary of the event produced by The Arcade Creative…enjoy

related downloads:

Bouncing Back – Documentary

edu5A documentary about an innovative and collaborative journey of learning. Starting with a response to the natural disasters in Australia and Japan in 2011, and culminating in realisation of the Modulo Emergency Shelter by BE Collective.

Featuring interviews with John Tuxworth (BE Collective) & Glenda Caldwell (QUT).