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

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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).


Seismic Protection of Structures with Modern Base Isolation Technologies

education2Co-authored by BE Collective’s John Tuxworth, this paper was presented and published as part of the Concrete Institute’s 2009 Conference.

Synopsis: Increased resistance to earthquake forces is not always a desirable solution for buildings which house contents that are irreplaceable or simply more valuable than the actual primary structure (eg museums, data storage centres, etc). Base isolation can be employed to minimize inter-story drifts and floor accelerations via specially designed interfaces at the structural base, or at higher levels of the superstructure.

This paper presents the design comparison of two isolation systems (lead-rubber bearings, and friction pendulum bearings) for a five-story reinforced concrete framed building. The response of the base-case, fixed-structure, and isolated systems is compared for dynamic analysis to actual historical records for five significant seismic events.

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