MoSC Hospital Demountables

Project No: 7074

Another Mornington Shire Council Project, we were engaged to provide structural consultancy in support of moving 9 hospital demountables to new sites. MoSC specified a bored design for the new piers, with setout to vary between buildings.  Council had access to a wide range of geotechnical reports for the township and nominated the closest profile to supply to the proposed site. With this in mind, we engineered to a conservative assumption for the soil profile based on the information from council. We also supplied options for the site foreman where it was likely for a rock profile or refusal to be encountered at a shallow depth.

For the Design and Documentation stages of the project, we provided design of building foundations and support posts, general arrangement and details for the nine demountables, and form 15 certification.  During the project’s construction phase, we provided RFI Responses and form 16 certification.  Mornington Island’s extreme remote location proved challenging in a number of ways for the project.  Aside from the expected lead time extensions, we were particularly limited by the type of equipment that council had available, which restricted our options for bore holes and depths.

Burwood Nursing Home

Project No. 6777

Burwood Nursing Home

BE Collective was proud to work alongside Jackson Teece on a 3 storey plus basement building, which will facilitate a high-end aged care facility for inner Sydney.

Our commission included preliminary structural, building services, a Stormwater Drainage Concept Plan (SWDCP), and mechanical consultancy on Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC).

Our team had to work within rigid height restrictions and coding, specifically in regards to air conditioners placed on top of the structure. We proposed a cutting edge gas powered air-condition system, which would save the client energy costs over time, improve the sustainability of the building, and could be moved off the top of the building to ensure compliance. These kinds of systems are only just being introduced to Australia, and we’re aware of only one supplier in country, Yanmar. (more…)

Villa Maria Centre

chc_hero_residence_images_0_0_villamariaipswichProject No. 6510

The Villa Maria Centre in Ipswich is a three-storey aged care facility dedicated to the care of older women. The original structure is over 150 years old and houses 40 residents, each in separate rooms over its 500m2 floor area. The building was originally constructed as a luxury residence in the 1860’s and now features a small chapel, a library, and landscaped garden areas.

BE Collective was commissioned to ensure fire compliance, reviewing the quality and capacity of the site’s fire plan and provisions, including hydrants, fire compartments and pipes.

With reference to pressure and flow tests, and the fire compartmentalisation plan, three new external attack hydrants and a fire booster were required and larger pipes installed to facilitate adequate flow.

The fire service achieved QFES endorsement, and BE Collective has continued to provide QUU Endorsed Consultant services for the construction. (more…)

UQ Rural Clinical School, Bundaberg


Project no. 6269

BE Collective were commissioned to provide structural, civil & hydraulic consulting services for the new UQ Rural Clinical School in Bundaberg. The development is an extension of the existing hospital precinct, and is one of several buildings proposed to be constructed on the old Pony Club oval. The facility will house ward treatment rooms and will be used to train new health professionals by both the hospital and the University of Queensland.

Elevated above the modeled Q100 flood level, the new UQ Clinical School  will accommodate car parking and building services in a spacious under-croft. The structure is comprised of a suspended reinforced concrete floor and load-bearing tilt-up wall elements.

Following recommended best practice, the civil design incorporates an in-ground rainwater detention system in addition to the formal project requirement. The design also includes a solar thermal hot water system  supplemented by an instantaneous backup, and reclaimed water system for the toilets.

Architect: S3


UQ Oral Health Centre, Herston


Project no. 6252

The new University of Queensland Oral Health Centre, is being incorporated into the Royal Women’s Hospital precinct at Herston. The multi-storey reinforced concrete structure is being built by Lend Lease,  who commissioned BE Collective to provide specialist advice relating to the Class of finish for off-form concrete surfaces with respect to AS 3610 Formwork for Concrete. Our John Tuxworth is considered one of a hand-full of  concrete specialists in Brisbane. We undertook forensic inspection of the sub-contractor’s works and identified non-compliant items in relation to face-step tolerance, formwork quality & reuse, propping, fixing and sealing…and even a work-glove cast intoa concrete slab. Our reporting informed contract negotiations. (more…)