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Project: Chiswick, New South Wales

An absolute joy to have been involved in this project. The client knew exactly what he wanted (and what he didn’t want). The builder was a genius. The architect – PL Projects – was focussed, firm, yet fair. And the team at ACSES Engineers just loved working on it.

ACSES Engineers designed both the bulk excavation solution and the various building structures. Utilising our finite element modelling (FEM) capabilities, we were able to eliminate the need for shoring works by taking advantage of the geotechnical parameters of the site. The FEM analysis verified that our vertical cut solution could safely be carried out without adversely impacting the neighbouring structures.

Again using our FEM expertise, ACSES Engineers designed the superstructure as a concrete framed solution made up of off-form reinforced concrete columns, walls and stairs. To achieve various parameters set by the architect, we designed the suspended slabs as post-tensioned solutions.

The level of detailing required for this master piece was ‘unbelievable’. From the concrete pool rising out of the ground with the infinity edges. To ‘the box’ suspended two levels over the Lower Ground Floor and cantilevering out 5m past its supports. To the off-form concrete walls almost 8m tall that needed to be poured in one go. To the ‘zig-zag’ stairs that could only be 100mm thick or the cantilevered stairs that could be no thicker than 110mm – the end results make all that work well worth the effort.

Congratulations to all involved.

ACSES Engineers are incredibly proud to have been part of the Design Team and honoured to have been the Project Structural Engineer for this development.

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Project: 1 Bede Street Strathfield

The structural frame at 1 Bede Street Strathfield has been completed, and the builder has done an amazing job in an incredibly short time.

General site specs:

  • Five Storey Building
  • Two below ground basements
  • 12 Residential Units

ACSES Engineers designed both the shoring and bulk excavation solutions, as well as the building superstructure.

Given the relative small size of the development, cost was a major driving factor for the client who gave us a very specific project brief – “fast, cheap and safe – make it happen”…

Utilising our finite element modelling capabilities, we were able to minimise the shoring works required to support the two level excavation face. Our modelling took advantage of the geotechnical parameters present at the site and ACSES Engineers were able to design a cantilevered pile wall solution with shotcrete infills.

Again using our FEM expertise, ACSES Engineers designed the superstructures as a concrete framed solutions made up of columns and walls using the Rediwall product wherever possible. This eliminated the need for traditional vertical formwork and resulted in further savings in time and cost. The slabs were all designed as conventionally reinforced slab solutions and the individual units were partitioned using lightweight non-load bearing walls made from fibre cement (Hebel) and framed Gyproc.

The project was architecturally designed by Ghazi Al Ali Architects and ACSES Engineers are proud to be part of the Design Team and honoured to be the Project Structural Engineer for this development.

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Project: 1 Villawood Place Villawood

Works are well underway at 1 Villawood Place Villawood and the team from Grandviewco have gotten off to an excellent start.

General site specs:

  • Nine Storey Building
  • Three below ground basements
  • Each basement level is over 2300m2
  • Ground Floor is over 2000m2 of commercial space
  • 119 Residential Units

ACSES Engineers designed both the shoring and bulk excavation solutions, as well as the building superstructure.

Utilising our finite element modelling capabilities, we were able to minimise the shoring works required to support the three level excavation face. All the basement levels were designed as conventionally reinforced slabs, while Ground Floor and Level 1 were designed as post tensioned solutions. All these levels were supported on traditionally formed and reinforced concrete walls and columns. Working with our design partners from Ultrafloor and AFS Systems, ACSES Engineers designed all the upper levels as a load bearing wall – concrete framed solution. From Level 1 upwards, AFS Logic Wall was used to support the Ultrafloor slab system, from Level 2 onwards. This construction process was adopted by Grandviewco to eliminate the need for traditional formwork as much as possible. To partition the units, lightweight non-load bearing walls made from fibre cement (Hebel) and framed Gyproc were used.

The project was architecturally designed by Tony Owen Partners and ACSES Engineers are proud to be part of the Design Team and honoured to be the Project Structural Engineer for this development.

Here is the 3D Perspective.

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Project: 5-7 Telegraph Road Pymble

ACSES Engineers designed a shoring and bulk excavation solution that extended four levels below 5-7 Telegraph Road Pymble as well as the superstructures.

Below are some site specs:

  • Two buildings over common basement carparking
  • Three below ground basements
  • Each Basement level is over 2100m2
  • 47 Residential Units

Utilising our finite element modelling capabilities, we significantly reduced the required shoring works at 5-7 Telegraph Road Pymble by designing an anchored pile and shotcrete wall to support the excavated face above the Class IV material, and then vertically cut the rock strata down to the bulk excavation level.

We also designed the crane base, without requiring piles, to bear directly on the Class IV material located higher than the final bulk excavation level. This shoring and bulk excavation solution designed by ACSES Engineers resulted in massive cost and time savings for South West Builders, who must be congratulated on successfully carrying out the detailed works.

Again using our FEM expertise, ACSES Engineers designed the superstructures as a concrete framed solutions made up of columns and walls using the Dincel Wall product wherever possible. This eliminated the need for traditional vertical formwork and resulted in further savings in time and cost for the builder. To partition the units, lightweight non-load bearing walls made from fibre cement (Hebel) and framed Gyproc were used.

The project was architecturally designed by Aleksander Design Group and ACSES Engineers are proud to be part of the Design Team and honoured to be the Project Structural Engineer for this development.

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Here is the 3D Perspective.

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Project Location: 35 Devlin Street Ryde

ACSES Engineers designed a shoring and bulk excavation solution that extended four levels below Devlin Street, one of Sydney’s busiest roads.

Site access was limited to only the single carriage laneway at the rear, and large tenanted commercial buildings either side of the development were supported on high-level foundations that needed to be protected as well. Utilising our finite element modelling capabilities, we significantly reduced the required shoring works by designing an anchored pile and shotcrete wall to support the excavated face above the Class IV material, and then vertically cut the rock strata down to the bulk excavation level. This resulted in massive cost and time savings for the builder YTO Constructions, who must be congratulated on successfully carrying out the detailed works. To further reduce construction time, we designed the superstructure as a concrete framed solution made up of columns and walls using the Dincel Wall product, which eliminated the need for traditional vertical formwork where ever possible. ACSES Engineers are proud to be part of the Design Team and honoured to be the Project Structural Engineer for this development.

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Project Update: 100 Castlereagh Street Liverpool

Thanks for all the fantastic feedback.

Below are some site specs:

  • Four below ground basements
  • Each Basement is over 3300m2
  • 2 Commercial Levels
  • 25 Residential Levels – 298 Units

Here are some more images from the site:

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Project Spotlight: 2A-8 Burwood Road Burwood

Shoring and bulk excavation works at 2A-8 Burwood Road Burwood have been completed and foundation works have begun. It’s a tight, detailed site, but the COPLEX Constructions team have everything running smoothly like a well-oiled machine. ACSES Engineers are proud to be part of the Design Team and honoured to be the Project Structural Engineer.

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Here is the 3D Perspective.

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Project Spotlight: 75-83 Second Avenue Campsie

Sheet Piles are in and bulk excavation works at 75-83 Second Avenue Campsie have now begun. Sam and the team at SWEDA have got it all under control and congratulations to Balintore Developments on yet another great project. ACSES Engineers are proud to be part of the Design Team and honoured to be the Project Structural Engineer for this development.

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Project Spotlight: 76-80 Pemberton Street Parramatta

Concrete Structure works at 76-80 Pemberton Street Parramatta have progressed really well. Michael and his team at Conquest have done a great job once again. ACSES Engineers are proud to be part of the Design Team and honoured to be the Project Structural Engineer for this development.

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Project Update: 153-165 Brougham Street Potts Point

Bulk excavation works at 153-165 Brougham Street Potts Point are coming to an end, and foundation works have begun. The crane is up and running and our ‘modified hybrid’ crane base design is working well. It’s a tight, detailed site, but the Reform team have everything well under control and moving like clockwork. ACSES Engineers are proud to be part of the Design Team and honoured to be the Project Structural Engineer.

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