Rutherford Glen Aged Care Facility


Rutherford Glen Aged Care Facility
Rutherford, NSW


Domain Principal Group
North Constructions and Building

Construction Budget


Project Details

The development comprised:

  • Construction of 144 bed residential aged care facility
  • Structure was 2 storeys with an overall building footprint of over 7000m²
  • External carparking and access roads for servicing vehicles

Challenge Faced / Engineering Problem Solved:

  • Detailed assessment of ground floor foundations accounting for expected differential settlements and concrete shrinkage over the large plans area of the building
  • Assessment of suspended concrete structural solutions to ensure cost effectiveness and constructability
  • Utilisation of lightweight roof framing systems to limit building mass and isolated point loads on suspended structural elements

Engineering Design Services / Reviews

  • Earthquake and wind modelling, analysis and design
  • Stiffened waffle pod round slab engineering design on compacted fill material
  • Suspended conventionally reinforced concrete floor slab and beam engineering analysis and design
  • Structural concrete, steel and masonry 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:

  • Stiffened waffle pod slabs and footings on compacted fill material
  • Loadbearing clay masonry
  • Conventionally reinforced suspended concrete systems
  • Structural steel roof framing for entry awning and roof support

Project Type

New Building Construction

Engineering Type

Constructions Phase Services

Project Stages

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

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