Ivanhoe Grammar School – Underground carpark Structural Design & Construction Update
The construction of an underground carpark for Ivanhoe Grammar School is currently in progress.
Klopfer Dobos has been carrying out regular site inspections to ensure that the works is in accordance with our structural documentation.
After completing the detailed structural design, we were engaged to assist Building Engineering Pty Ltd to engineer and oversea their construction sequence and construction details to suit their tight program.
Some examples of time and cost saving sequencing measures we have undertaken are:
- Using Soff-Cuts in lieu of traditional saw cuts, allowing the slab on ground to be saw-cut 1.5 to 2.5 hours after the concrete has been poured. Soff-cuts in combination with curing should reduce the risk of early shrinkage cracking and deliver high quality product.
- A strip of perimeter slab around the basement walls was combined with the footings to enable the propping of the precast panels. This will allow the builder to select a smaller crane for installing the precast panels and will save on construction times.
We look forward to seeing this interesting project come to completion.