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Tribeca East

Structural Engineering

Project Type / Category
Multi Residential
End Client
BGC Development
Architect
ADD Inc
Project Value
$22.6M
Project Location
Lot 1010 Hawksburn Road, RIVERVALE WA 6103
Project Completion
Q1 2017
Value Engineering Solution
  • Utilising a forward works contract to gain early site access.
  • Using apartment walls as deep beams to support suspended slabs for a 200 thick apartment slab.
  • Modelling the suspended slabs and wall supports in a 3D finite element package to reduce the slab reinforcement by 60% of the original scheme.
Unique Design Items
  • Using Ritek walls as deep beams to span onto columns.
  • Removing transfer beams at ground floor.
  • Raised pool deck and landscaping at ground floor and over basement car parking.

The Tribeca residential development is a collection of three boldly designed apartment buildings in Perth’s newest urban precinct, The Springs. The Springs Rivervale is a 14.7 hectare site developed by LandCorp.

Tribeca offers an exciting new way of life with the resort style facilities, prime location beside the river and parklands, proximity to the city, Crown Perth, new sports stadium and major transport routes.

Tribeca East comprises of 75 apartments and 10 two-storey townhouse style apartments. 

BGC Developments engaged Pritchard Francis to complete the structural design and documentation as well as site inspection services.

This seven storey stepped development has a support system of Ritek walls to the apartments sitting on concrete columns to the basement. These walls are used as deep beams to support the 200 thick suspended slab and typical floors, with a flat plate transfer slab at ground floor. The purlins are supported off the Ritek wall, minimising roof steel on the project.

Pritchard Francis commissioned an early forward works package to allow the Builder to gain early access to the site.

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