The Charles Perkins Centre is the University of Sydney’s centre for obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. This $200 million project will be one of Australia’s premier laboratory and research facilities investigating and discovering new treatments for cardiovascular disease, and providing education on this area to students at the University.
The centre accommodates 950 researchers and 1455 undergraduates, providing a combination of wet and dry laboratory spaces, new imaging and flow cytometry facilities, including live cell imaging, clinical research facilities and a ‘biobank’.
- Basement – Circa 16,500m2
- Level 1 Podium – Circa 9,600m2
- Levels 2 to Roof – Circa 26,000m2
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Brookfiled Multiplex Constructions
Robert Bird Group Services:
Structural Engineering – Concept, Design, Tender Documentation, Construction Documentation, Site Phase Services
Civil Engineering – Concept Design, Tender Documentation, Construction Documentation, Site Phase Services.
Key technical challenges
- The primary tower structure consists of a composite slab and beam structure. Due to the long beam spans and thin slab, extensive analysis for footfall vibration was required to ensure the structure achieved code requirements and client expectations.
- Working with the existing structure and developing design solutions that strengthened rather than demolished.
- Extensive co-ordination with the mechanical engineer to develop a strategy that minimised beam penetrations and beam notches.
- Differential shortening analysis with consideration of mega truss, steel structure, concrete structure and existing structural elements
- 5 Star Greenstar
- 5 Star NABERs Energy and 4 Star NABERs Water ratings.