Merewether Surf House


Merewether Surf House
5 Henderson Parade, Merewether, NSW, 2291


Sailor’s Rock Pty Ltd

Construction Budget


Project Details

The development comprised:

  • 3 storey building partially embedded into existing embankment

Challenge Faced / Engineering Problem Solved:

  • Structure required to be built into existing embankment imposing significant lateral pressures onto the structure
  • Foundation solution required consideration of limited site access and the need for speed of construction due to steep exposed embankment
  • High corrosivity due to coastal exposure
  • High lateral wind forces due to coastal exposure

Engineering Design Services / Reviews

  • Earthquake and wind modelling, analysis and design
  • Footing and pile foundation design using steel screw piles
  • Suspended conventional slab on ground design due to variable soil strengths
  • Suspended concrete upper level slab and beam design using post tension systems
  • Structural steel column and wall analysis and engineering design
  • Structural steel roof rafters, purlins and awning framing analysis and engineering design

Safe Strong Stable Solution

Construction systems used included:

  • Building supported on steel screw piles
  • Continuously reinforced ground slabs
  • Proprietary Dincel retaining walls
  • Post-tension suspended concrete systems
  • Structural steel framed roof

Project Type

Existing Building Demolition
New Building Construction

Engineering Type

Structural and Civil
Inspection & Report
Construction Phase Services

Project Stages

  • Site Investigation and Assessment of founding conditions
  • Structural and Civil Engineering Design and Documentation
  • Design Workshops and Project Meetings
  • Design Coordination with all Consultants, Client and Principal Contractor
  • Safety in Design / Environmental Considerations
  • Environmental Materials / Considerations
  • Construction Phase Services – Site Inspections, RFIs, Shop Drawing Reviews

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