20 Sep 2019
The construction of the new AEGIS Aged Care Development in North Coogee is progressing well and we have just reached another major milestone.
The first area of formwork to level 2 (which is the “third” suspended level) is currently being installed.
The suspended ground floor slab concrete pours are now completed and total a quantity in excess of 2000 cubic meters.
This structure is unique because vibration isolation has been incorporated into the engineering design to separate the superstructure from the sub structure.
Therefore, one of the most important features of the suspended ground floor slab 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 above 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, each of which is unique to its location. Now that the ground floor suspended slab is completed, the performance of the bearings is being monitored to ensure that the vibration isolation is fully compliant.
Similar developments nearby may require the same type of vibration isolation engineering; EMCO Building is available to discuss the process that is involved with this type of specialist design.
The attached aerial photographs show the progress of the works at the site.
Architect: Peter Hunt
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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