The development of a 13-storey commercial space, made complex by the requirement to build over an existing 9 level carpark within inner-city Brisbane.
A complex framework of steelwork bracing frames, fully designed and documented by ADG, was installed through the existing carpark levels to laterally brace the existing framing. The braces allowed the existing shear cores and their foundations to be completely cut out and replaced with a storage-upgraded shear core without compromising safety, as well as being faster and cheaper than strengthening the existing cores. The new core was then tied back into the old building using post-tensioned reinforcement.
ADG’s innovative approach to design and the team’s specialist capabilities allowed this complex development to be constructed on time and within budget.