Structural Engineering design for Travel Centre, Nambucca Heads
Klopfer Dobos are the appointed Structural Engineers for a new Travel Centre located on a newly built portion of the Pacific Highway, Nambucca Heads.
The project is being built on Roads and Maritime Services owned land and consists of a BP petrol station, two family restaurants, restrooms and picnic facilities as well as an information travel area with fresh produce.
The large overhead canopy, which will boast an unusual but practical overall shape (as well as a number of feature architectural cranks), was a complex structure to design due to the limited depth and fixed column locations to suit the petrol bowsers. After careful analysis, Klopfer overcame these design constraints by designing a number of continuous steel beams located and crossing each other within the same depth.