Department of Emergency Services Brisbane

Department of Emergency Services Brisbane

Speed and safety for emergency services

The new $4.9 million Department of Emergency Services' combined workshop, office and warehouse complex at Kedron Park in Brisbane employed the latest composite steel and concrete floor design techniques, as well as a performance-based fire engineering approach.

According to Mark Jones of Mark Jones Architects, all the various steel elements were selected after detailed research into alternatives: “Material selections were made on the basis of economy, availability and keeping the client’s maintenance costs to a minimum,” he said. “Time and cost advantages confirmed the choice of a structural steel frame in preference to concrete construction.”

Article published on Thursday, 01 January 2015

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