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Santa Maria College - Stage 3

Structural Engineering

Project Type / Category
Education
End Client
Santa Maria College
Architect
EIW Architects
Contractor
EMCO Building
Project Value
$8.1M
Project Location
Stoneham Road, ATTADALE WA 6166
Project Completion
September 2015
Value Engineering Solution
  • Having previously designed the adjacent plant room, we were able to support the new building off this retaining wall and remove the need to disrupt or relocate existing services.
Unique Design Items
  • Micro-cement grouting under existing building.
  • Secondary ceiling designed as fire rating protection to roof structure adjacent to existing building.
Awards
  • 2016 Master Builders WA – Winner, Best Education Building Under $10M (Awarded to EMCO Building)

The Stage 3 Science Block at Santa Maria College is another of several buildings Pritchard Francis has designed at the college. The campus rests on a large, sloping site located close to the banks of Swan River in Attadale.

Pritchard Francis provided structural engineering, detailed design, documentation and site administration of this three storey science block, including basement.

To allow for large open classrooms and a bus parking bay undercroft, the building was constructed with concrete slabs spanning between widely spaced concrete columns. The external building face consisted of masonry veneer, with a traditional steel framed roof.

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