Thursday 22 August 2013

Commercial Office and Warehouse at Seven Hills

Built in 2009, this airy office and warehouse was the new home for a joinery company, designed with space and efficiency in mind. 

The building consisted of a warehouse, upper floor office and basement car park. Tilt-up panel construction was used to speed up the time of construction. The roof framing was directly fixed by the pre-cast walls. The panels were supported on piles, instead of using traditional steel columns. The upper floor was built on slabs. The entire building and first floor is free of columns. In the basement, tilt-up panels were used as retaining walls.

Client: Karisma Joinery

Thursday 6 June 2013

How to Design for a Cyclone-Prone Area - article in Light Home magazine

SPAD Consulting's director, Paheer Paheerathan, provides valuable advice on how to design a home for a cyclone-prone area, in the current issue of Light Home Magazine. 

Read the article here

Thank you to Light Home Magazine for investigating into this important issue of making homes structurally safe and sound for Australians who live in those regions affected by cyclones and tornadoes. 

Tuesday 19 March 2013

LightHome magazine interviews SPAD Consulting Engineers

We are pleased to announce that our director, Paheer, was recently approached by the leading online green building magazine, Light Home, to share his expert views on the fundamentals of good cyclone design.

Please view the episode (Episode 25) here.

Thursday 7 February 2013

8-storey Apartment Block in Wattle St, Ultimo

This is an eight-storey residential building.

This apartment block has 74 units and a basement car park.

We designed a reinforced concrete frame and concrete slabs with post-tensioned flat plate transfer slab.

We used a 450 thick flat soffit transfer slab to facilitate adequate head clearance in the basement.