This project involved $50M substructure contract, construct-ion of new residential pier to deck level. The design and construction of the substructure works for the pier and shore apartments plan area 14,000 square metres, containing a 200m x 40m basement car park within the inter-tidal zone of the Sydney Harbour adopted a method that has not been previously used for a residential building facility, anywhere in the world.

Project Value:
$50 million
Year Completed:
2003
Building Metrics:
Total Area: 10,120 m² approx
Levels: 6 storeys
140 Apartments
Sectors:
Residential
Waterfront

Client:
Multiplex Constructions NSW
Architect:
HPA
Robert Bird Group Services:
Structural Engineering
Construction Engineering

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

Environmental performance

  • 5 Star Greenstar
  • 5 Star NABERs Energy and 4 Star NABERs Water ratings.

Awards

  • Civil Contractors Federation – Award for Construction Excellence 2003
  • Civil Contractors Federation – Award for Construction Excellence 2003 (Project over $10m)
  • Concrete Institute of Australia – Award for Excellence in Concrete 2003 (Substructure)
  • Master Builders Association of Australia – National Excellence in Construction Award 2002 (Civil Construction over $10m)
  • Institute of Engineers Sydney Division -Engineering Excellence Award 2002 (Project Development, Building & Asset Management)
  • Master Builders Association of Australia – NSW Excellence in Construction Award 2002 (Civil Construction over $10m)
  • Master Builders Association of Australia – NSW Excellence in Construction Award 2002 (Best Use of Concrete)
  • Master Builders Association of Australia – NSW Excellence in Construction Award 2002 (Civil Construction)
  • Civil Contractors Federation Awards for Construction Excellence NSW 2003 (Project over $10m)

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