Curtin University CEIF - Paleomagnetic Lab


Project Details

Client:Curtin University
Architect:T & Z Architects
Contact Value:$3.6 million
Commenced:June 2015
Completion:March 2016
The project comprises refurbishment and new construction works to four areas of the Curtin University Engineering Faculty. The works were completed within a live university environment, resulting in minimal disruption to the university, its staff and students. The four components include: TIGeR Paleomagnetic Laboratory, Vibration Research and Laser Laboratory, Big Blue Building and Aggregate Stores and the Structural Dynamics Workshop Decant/Mixing room & Hazardous Goods Store. The Structural Dynamics Workshop includes the creation of an extremely complex “strong floor”. The slab itself is 2 metres deep and comprises multi-strand Post Tension cabling as well as the casting in of over 300nr 50 and 75mm high tensile Macalloy Bolts, which are 2 metres in length and are to be cast within extremely high tolerances (+/- 1mm vertically, +/-2mm laterally). The forces imposed on the slab will be immense and the facility will be the largest of its kind in the Southern hemisphere.

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