Newcastle Ocean Baths


Newcastle Ocean Baths
Newcastle East, NSW


Newcastle City Council

Construction Budget


Project Details

The works proposed by council were as follows:

  • Restoration and refurbishment of the dilapidated existing building
  • Structural upgrades and strengthening of the heritage listed building to current code requirements

Challenge Faced / Engineering Problem Solved:

  • Strengthening existing foundations and installation of new footings to account for high wind loads and earthquake stability
  • Extensive repairs to corroded reinforcement in concrete walls

Safe Strong Stable Solution

Construction systems used included:

  • Temporary propping of the existing façade for retention whilst repairs and upgrades were carried out
  • New building foundations for shear walls and floor slabs
  • Structural steel awning framing to act as bracing for the tall facade

Engineering Design Services / Reviews

  • Earthquake and wind modelling, analysis and design
  • Footing and foundations analysis and design
  • Reinforced concrete shear wall analysis and design
  • Structural steel framing and engineering design

Project Type

Inspection and Report
Alterations and Additions
New Building Construction
Existing Building Demolition

Engineering Type

Construction Phase Services

Project Stages

  • Site Investigation and Assessment of existing building conditions, extent of corrosion and stability
  • Structural 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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