NSW Department of Education approached Advitech to provide concept civil and structural design services for a proposed upgrade to a community school in NSW.
Advitech conducted a desktop review and inspection of the proposed NSW site and identified the following potential constraints to the proposed design layout.
- The civil concept design identified that further development of the proposed stormwater overland flow paths and proposed building access was essential to ensure the school met student accessibility requirements and was not impacted by flooding.
- The structural concept design identified that the proposed school building would need to be modified to avoid an existing underground tank which was identified within the proposed building footprint.
- A functional design review identified a useability issue for the canteen. Modifications to the design were recommended to ensure vehicles could access the proposed canteen.
- As part of the structural concept design, several construction options were examined including prefabricated structures, design for manufacture and assembly (DFMA) and conventional construction.