ADG Engineers are providing structural engineering services on the $300M Gateway Shopping Centre in Palmerston, NT. Stage one of the 15-hectare site consists of 40,000 square metres of retail space to accommodate Woolworths, Big W, a six-screen Event Cinemas complex, 100 specialty stores and kiosks, dedicated restaurant precinct and a food court with searing for more than 350 patrons. The total roof area of Stage one of the shopping centre will be 37,000 square metres and will carry 1.5 megawatts of solar panels.
ADG were able to identify and implement significant value engineering measures to assist the builder achieve the required price to enable the project to proceed. Value engineering measures included consultation with the geotechnical engineer to re-design the whole foundation system, re-design of the lateral resisting system from column frame to ductile shear walls, economical and efficient re-design of all post tensioned slabs, re-design all steelwork to find efficiencies despite increases in internal wind pressures associated with the re-design.