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Civic and Cultural Facilities Project Perth

1 January 2015

Civic success in steel

Lot number 497 on Boas Avenue in the rapidly expanding Strategic Regional Centre of Joondalup, 25kms north of Perth, was earmarked to carry the new ‘civic heart’ for the area. A modern metropolis is being developed there by Landcorp and the City of Wanneroo.

Richard Kendall of Doric Construction worked closely with the architect James Christou & Partners and structural engineers Halpern Glick Maunsell to achieve savings by using a steel alternative without compromising the concept, purpose or the quality of the building. It was therefore agreed to adopt steel framing with precast floor planks above podium level to save on formwork and falsework at greater heights.