Indoor Aquatic Centre to replace failing outdoor pool with 50m x 8 lane pool 2m to 3.7m deep and movable boom. 1m, 3m and 5m platform diving facilities and Learners pool suspended over plant rooms. Gymnasium built over Learners Pool with post-tensioned beams spanning 14.5m. Extensive Playing field 100mx70m raised using suspended post-tensioned slab over the car park. Exposed 31m span tubular truss roof over 50m pool with Y shaped columns and large cantilever façade. Ultra Fine Filtration filters are used for all pools. Onsite sodium hypochlorite generator used to eliminate traditional bulk delivery of sodium hypochlorite.
BE was engaged to provide multi discipline engineering for Earle Plaza in Nerang. Our commission included Design and Certification for a new Fascia screen; engineering for transparent and solid roof areas along with their associated requirements; and balustrading. We also provided Hydraulic consultancy services which covered roof water drainage.
The BEC Team undertook a visual inspection of the existing roof structure and a detailed wind analysis of the site. We then delivered detailed foundation design, two different possible screen options, roof member design, tie back detailing to existing roof structure and secondary framing to existing roof as required.
Our Brisbane Transit Centre project was delivered alongside long term Clients (& facade experts) Locker Group – for whom we provided structural design services for the new Brisbane Transit Centre facade. The design involved perforated aluminium panels fixed to a horizontal steel member, which had to withstand a 1-in-250-year wind event.
Building on our significant façade engineering experience, we’ve recently been involved in the Logan Enhancement Project. Our Client required specialist engineering consultancy and façade certification for the design of aluminium screening across a number of different bridges as part of the project.
The bridge screens have been sourced through PicPerf, Locker Group’s architecturally designed perforated panels range. The vandal-resistant panelling carries a natural tree-scape image, created through varying aperture sizes in the metal. We ensured that the pedestrian barriers were certified against a 2,000-year wind event, plus usual pedestrian and cyclist loads per main roads specification requirements. BEC provided cost saving analysis, and assisted in streamlining aluminium thickness and grade to achieve the most cost-efficient approach.
In our recent Dryandra Road Underpass project, the BEC team linked up with one of our favourite regular clients Locker Group to design and engineer the Façade Screening for an underpass involved in the New Parallel Runway by the Brisbane Airport.
Dryandra road is located North of the Domestic Terminal and is now to be realigned as part of the New Parallel Runway project to will pass directly underneath the Taxiway, requiring the underpass to be capable of supporting a fully loaded, 700 tonne aircraft. (more…)