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.