Hunter School of Performing Arts

Binishell Demolition

Project

Hunter School of Performing Arts – Binishell Demolition
Broadmeadow, NSW

Client

Novacastrian Demolitions Pty Ltd
Richard Crooks Constructions

Construction Budget

N/A

Project Details

  • MPC were contracted by Richard Crooks Constructions via the demolition contractor, Novocastrian Demolitions, to conduct a thorough structural engineering assessment of the contractor’s proposed methodology for demolition of the existing “Bini Shell” structure

  • MPC inspected the existing facility, created a structural model of the shell and its supporting framing, analysed and checked the structure for stability risk during each step of the demolition sequence, and summarised the process in a report. The shell was successfully and safely demolished in or about December 2018

Challenge Faced / Engineering Problem Solved:

  • Other school buildings on the property, some heritage protected, were located in close proximity to the Bini Shell. Subsequently, a system of protective hoarding walls were nominated, and the demolition sequence was specified in such as way that ensured the structure collapsed inward on itself and not laterally onto adjacent buildings

Safe Strong Stable Solution

Construction Engineering services included:

  • Review of demolition procedures proposed by contractor
  • Staged structural analysis of demolition process
  • Detailed inspection of existing building to check for defects that may impact on its temporary stability

Engineering Design Services / Reviews

  • Inspection of the existing building to check for defects that may impact on its temporary stability prior to analysis
  • Staged structural analysis of demolition process
  • Preparation of a summary report with the proposed demolition sequence, relevant structural risks, and recommended controls summarised

Project Type

Construction Engineering Services
Existing Building Demolition

Engineering Type

Structural
Construction Phase Services

Project Stages

  • Site Investigation and Assessment of existing structure
  • Structural Engineering Design Review of staged demolition process
  • Design Workshops and Project Meetings
  • Design Coordination with Demolition Contractor
  • Safety in Design / Environmental Considerations
  • Construction Phase Services – Reviews and advice

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