Shenton House Medical Centre

Shenton House Medical Centre

The Shenton House is a six-level medical suite/office building with 2 levels of basements, featuring a church and Genesis Cancer Care, Heart Care and Sleep Care.

The structural system was particularly challenging due to a number of reasons:

• Presence of limestone pinnacles which created differential settlement problems which were dealt by piling all the foundations
• Underpinning of existing buildings located on the boundary
• High Earthquake loadings
• Support of 2m thick concrete walls and slabs for the Genesis Cancer Care. We had to undertake detailed concrete thermal analysis to ensure adequate concrete curing
• Extensive service penetrations coordination through the slab
• Footfall vibrations assessment to ensure adequate slab stiffness to support health precision equipment
• Various levels of transfer due to architectural complexity
• Secondary steel to support the façade system

NOTE: This project has not been delivered by Hera Engineering. This is a project that Matteo Tirapelle fully leadwas Project Engineer for while he was at Wood & Grieve Engineers, from concept throughout the full construction phase. Matteo fully designed, coordinated and supervised this project.

Location: Perth, Western Australia
Project Completion: 2011
Number of Basements: 2
Number of Stories: 6
Building Height: 30m
Market: Health
Service: Structural Engineering

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