10 Jul 2019
The construction of the new AEGIS Aged Care Development in North Coogee is now well underway and we have just reached a major milestone.
The first 3 major concrete pours for the suspended slab have taken place at site. Each pour included approximately 250 cubic meters of concrete so each of these events has demanded extensive prior planning and preparation.
One of the most important requirements prior to concreting the suspended slab areas is the correct installation of the vibration isolation pads. These are installed on top of the basement columns and under the soffit of the suspended slab areas.
This structure is unique in that vibration isolation has been incorporated into the engineering design effectively separating the superstructure from the sub structure. This is to ensure that no vibration is felt from nearby rail freight which passes close by to the western side of the development. The rubber pads (or bearings) that are used for the vibration isolation have been individually designed, manufactured and tested prior to their installation.
Each bearing has been specifically inspected and checked to verify its correct installation prior to the start of the concreting works. There are 360 vibration isolation pads in our new building.
The attached aerial photographs show the progress of the suspended slab works.
Architect: peter hunt architect
Client: aegis aged care group
- BPA Engineering– Structural Engineer
- RVAC Design – Mechanical Engineer
- Best Consultants – Electrical Engineer
- Rock water – Thermal Bore Consultants
- CHD - Hydraulic Engineer
- Saraceni – Fire Engineer
- REVERBERATE – Vibration Engineer
- Ian Lush – Certifier
- Gabriel ACOUSTICS Engineer – Building Acoustics
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