Address: Building 27, ECU Joondalup Campus
Project Value: $5 million
Construction Time: 45 Weeks
Architect: T&Z Architects
Edith Cowan University School of Engineering, accommodates structural, civil and geotechnical facilities (including an overhead gantry crane) and a chemical engineering facility with two fume cupboards. The civil engineering slab required specific restraint points for load testing, posing a significant challenge to PACT’s construction delivery.
The School of Engineering requested improved tolerances on the location of the restraint points, changing them from ±6mm to ±1mm. To accurately achieve these tolerances, we undertook a detailed design and consultation process with suppliers, subcontractors and the client, finding the optimal solution that included laser-cutting steel and determining a detailed support system for cast-in plates.
The new building utilised a concrete tilt-panel wall construction method with structural steel roof framing and cladding supports. Aesthetically, the building features multiple fresh finishes. Architectural aspects include bespoke, colourful printed Vitrapanel sheets and sun shading to windows.
The sun shades on the windows are the building’s greatest architectural feature. This type of architectural sun shading has never been done before. PACT Construction provided some design input as they collaborate with T&Z Architects and subcontractors to deliver this feature.