Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, an effective and expedient response was required to manage public health. Coming in the form of a resilient Quarantine Centre, the Australian Federal Government prescribed a facility that could host 1,000 beds for safe quarantining purposes.
Engineered and constructed to withstand seismic events.
Fast and responsive technical support was essential for this time sensitive project.
Build to comply with strict quarantine requirements.
Following an unexpected design change, the contractor was tasked with resolving an 80mm deflection in the building’s structural steel. Studco took on this objective as the Technical Team sought to determine the root of this structural concern. In identifying the complications of the build, specific design alterations were able to be pinpointed.
Within three working days Studco had the product designed, engineered and delivered to site ready to be installed. This immediate turnaround was achievable on the strength of Studco Technical, Logistics and Sales teams – integrating to deliver excellent and efficient service. Studco responded by creating a custom Deflection Head Track with 110mm flanges. This eclipses the Australian standard for deflection in Commercial buildings four-fold.
The expanses of Studco’s servicing for the project encompassed all common areas throughout the building, including offices, laundries, waste rooms, caterers kitchens and more. From the engineered designs to expedient supply of materials, all input served to meet the needs of the 1,000-bed population of the hub. The extensive services offered by Studco were signalled by Expoconti in their statement:
Value engineering provided by Studco was characterised by the project’s seismic requirements. Preparing a comprehensive look into relevant seismic considerations, Studco presented a design that addressed these requirements in comprehensive detail.
Engineering specifications were also informed by the 6.5m high walls established throughout the hub. The specified wall height allows space for internal servicing hardware in the ceiling – including the healthcare grade ventilation systems.
The Centre for National Resilience will serve as a fundamental hub for addressing the challenges presented by COVID-19 and in preparation for future use. Home to a high standard of medical-grade infection prevention control, the centre was designed and constructed accordingly.
Having met the strict requirements for a public health facility, the centre is primed for other public health purposes and accommodation, should the time come. This flexibility is viable through the accomplished work of the initial design and construction – something Studco is incredibly proud to have serviced.
The lateral thinking and practical application of Studco’s practices exhibited in this development could transform your next project. The Studco team is here to realize this transformation – get in touch at 1300 255 255 or email@example.com