St Philip’s Christian College Cessnock


St Philip’s Christian College Cessnock – Activate Centre
Nulkaba, NSW


St Philip’s Christian College, Cessnock

Construction Budget


Project Details

The development comprised:

  • Multipurpose Sports Hall
  • Gymnasium and Classroom Facilities
  • Amenities, Mezzanine and retractable seating

Challenge Faced / Engineering Problem Solved:

  • Variable fill material and founding conditions plus limitations required for noise and vibration solved using steel screw piles
  • Structural design required to cater for future expansion, additional mezzanine classrooms and change of use including retractable seating loads
  • Large span over sport courts and future use required allowance for catwalks in truss depths
  • High lateral wind forces required high deflection performance to cater for brittle internal finishes

Safe Strong Stable Solution

Construction systems used included:

  • Building supported on steel screw piles
  • Continuously reinforced stiffened waffle pod ground slabs
  • Structural steel framed walls and roof with deep trusses

Engineering Design Services / Reviews

  • Earthquake and wind modelling, analysis and design
  • Footing and pile foundations
  • Ground slab engineering design on steel screw piles
  • Structural steel column and wall analysis and engineering design
  • Suspended mezzanine structural steel beams and floor joist engineering analysis and design
  • Structural steel roof rafters, trusses, purlins and awning framing analysis and engineering design
  • Civil Stormwater pipe and pit modelling, analysis and design
  • Sediment and Erosion Control Design

Project Type

Greenfield Site
New Building Construction

Engineering Type

Structural & Civil
Constructions Phase Services

Project Stages

  • Site Investigation and Assessment of existing fill platform and 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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