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Broome Residential College - Stage 2

Structural Engineering

Project Type / Category
Education
End Client
Broome Residential College, Department of Education
Architect
Engawa Architects
Contractor
Colin Wilkin Developments
Project Value
$7.9M
Project Location
Kerr Street, BROOME WA 6725
Project Completion
December 2016
Value Engineering Solution
  • Light gauge steel trusses.
  • Unreinforced blockwork in dormitories with exterior cladding frame used for tie down of trusses.
Unique Design Items
  • Swimming pool constructed under existing half- court basketball roof.
  • Use of forward works construct to minimise delays of earthworks as contract scheduled to commence in wet season.

Broome Residential College was originally built in 2007 to house 72 high school students who live on campus while attending secondary school in Broome. Stage 2 of the facility increases the capacity to 116 students, as well as providing an undercover basketball court, undercover pool, new recreation hall and new staff accommodation.

Pritchard Francis undertook the role of civil and structural engineering consultant, designing and documenting the new building and associated civil works. The buildings varied from steel frames to blockwork walls with light gauge steel trusses.

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