A key innovation in building the ultimate skyscraper is making the buildings progressively more and more intelligent…
In 100 years, skyscrapers like the Trump Tower have expanded to 1o-storey bricks to 100+storey steel. All of the skyscraper’s weight is eventually transferred down to the ground, this ultimately takes the strain. The buildings of the modern skyscraper begins out of sight, deep below the earth. Today’s skyscrapers can have foundations more than 100-feet deep but the nature of the ground they rest upon is a crucial factor.
But the big change is still to come. We are going to see buildings in the future progressively become more and more intelligent. The next level of technology is going to be 100+ storeys using active control systems. This technology is already well and truly integrated into our cars, anti-lock brake system, traction control etc. It’s just a matter of time before it becomes standard features to our buildings.
Work has begun on the project located at 278 Bunnerong Road Hillsdale. Meso Solutions are currently inserting sheet piles and bulk excavation works are set to take place shortly. Great design by Nick Krikis and the architects at KTA. Bradley and the team at Jebeko have got things well and truly under control.
ACSES Engineers are proud to be involved in this terrific development and honoured to be the Project Structural Engineer.
* Three below ground basements
* Two buildings on a common transfer slab
* 84 Residential Units in total
Our Scope of Works
* Design and Detail the following:
* Shoring & bulk excavation solution
* Foundations solution
* All concrete slabs
* All concrete columns & walls
* Specialist Engineering Assessment Report including full calculations package for Sydney Water
* Shoring Report including full calculations package for Roads and Maritime Services
* Dilapidation reports covering public assets and neighbouring properties
The phone call went exactly like this…
Hello, George speaking…
“George… I just left Council and we are adding two extra levels on top”
But you’re forming up Level 1?
“I know… Architect will send you plans tomorrow”
Yes, but you’re in the process of forming the deck for Level 1?
“Ok cool… Architect will send you plans tomorrow… I’ll call you later”
The line went silent…
So imagine this:
• Foundations were built
• All the Basement 2 and Basement 1 structures were completed
• The Ground Floor main transfer deck was well and truly done
• And the boys on site were in the process of forming up the Level 1 slab
Suddenly we found ourselves needing to support an additional two levels of a structure that was not designed to carry an additional two levels.
This was going to be interesting, to say the least.
Using Finite Element Modelling (FEM), we were able to highlight weak areas of the existing structure that needed reinforcement as well as confirm areas that had sufficient strength to resist the new loads.
From the foundations to the supporting columns and walls to the suspended slabs, ACSES Engineers developed a total solution that enabled the extra levels to be added, while still maintaining the overall safety of the structure.
Below are some images of the carbon fibre reinforcement that were retrofitted to the soffit of the transfer slab. A terrific technology that gave us the extra strength we needed. Other strengthening works included widening and underpinning specific foundations as well as ‘beefing up’ specific columns and walls.
Shane and his team at First Class Building did an amazing job pulling it all together and the end result is a building that is safe, two storeys taller, and just about to be handed over to the various new owners.
Well done to all involved…
ACSES Engineers are honoured to have been appointed as the Project Structural Engineer for the project located at 43-45 Beane Street Gosford. We are incredibly excited to be part of the design team that will help deliver this exceptional development on the Central Coast.
Scope of Works includes the structural design of the following by our in-house Structural, Civil and Geotechnical Engineers:
For more information please contact us anytime.
Bulk excavation works at 248-252 Liverpool Road Enfield are proceeding as planned. It’s a tight site and access has been incredibly difficult, but the boys from ADN Civil are getting the job done. ACSES Engineers are proud to be part of the Design Team and honoured to be the Project Structural Engineer.
Here is the 3D perspective.
There are many fields of engineering but today we’re focusing on our specialty here at ACSES Engineers, civil and structural engineering.
Firstly let’s look at the term Engineering. It is derived from the Latin ingenium, meaning “cleverness” and ingeniare, meaning “to contrive, devise”. Engineering has been around since the ancient times. From the aqueducts built by the Ancient Romans to the Great Pyramids to the Great Wall of China fast forward to Burj Khalifa, currently the world’s tallest building.
Engineering makes our world infinitely better.
But what exactly is civil engineering? Simply put, civil engineering deals with the design, construction, and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environments. Every structure that is on or in the ground is the work of civil engineers. They build dams, bridges, pipelines, roads, towers and buildings. They are responsible for the design and construction of all our transport systems, the design and management of our gas and water supply, sewerage systems, harbours, airports and railways. Pretty awesome, right?
But enough of us talking about ourselves, we’ll let some of our clients tell you how we do things here at ACSES Engineers.