Lake Cathie Public School


Lake Cathie Public School, Lake Cathie, NSW – In Design Development


SHAC & NSW School Infrastructure

Construction Budget


Project Details

The development comprised:

  • 2 x single storey and 1 x 2 storey classroom buildings
  • Sports Hall including Stage and Storage areas
  • Covered ways and Shelters

Challenge Faced / Engineering Problem Solved:

  • Variable founding depths required detailed foundation and pile assessment
  • Limitation of shear walls to enable open plan learning spaces
  • High corrosivity due to coastal exposure

Safe Strong Stable Solution

Construction systems used included:

  • Building supported on steel screw piles
  • Continuously reinforced stiffened waffle pod ground slabs
  • Proprietary concrete formwork for shear walls and deep lintel beams
  • Conventionally reinforced concrete suspended slabs and beams
  • Structural steel framed roof.

Engineering Design Services / Reviews

  • Earthquake and wind modelling, analysis and design
  • Footing and pile foundations
  • Ground slab engineering design suspended on steel piles
  • Structural steel column and wall analysis and engineering design
  • Suspended concrete upper level slab and beam designs using conventional reinforced concrete
  • Structural steel roof rafters, purlins and awning framing analysis and engineering design
  • Civil Stormwater pipe and pit modelling, analysis and design
  • Stormwater water quality modelling using MUSIC software, and design of Gross Pollutant Traps and filters
  • Sediment and Erosion Control Design

Project Type

Greenfield Site
New Building Construction
Alterations & Additions

Engineering Type

Structural and Civil
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 all Consultants, Client and Principal Contractor
  • Safety in Design / Environmental Considerations
  • Construction Phase Services – Site Inspections, RFIs, Shop Drawing Reviews

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Let’s Design Safe, Stable & Strong Solutions Together!