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Concrete In Australia : September 2013
6 Concrete in Australia Vol 39 No 3 NEWS Concrete Institute of Australia Office contact details National and NSW Branch Suite 401, Level 4, 53 Walker Street North Sydney, NSW 2060 PO Box 1227, North Sydney 2059 Phone: 02 9955 1744 Fax: 02 9966 1871 Email National: firstname.lastname@example.org NSW: email@example.com Queensland Branch Suite 2, Level 2, 485 Ipswich Road Annerley, Queensland 4103 Phone: 07 3892 6668 Fax: 07 3892 5655 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Victoria Branch 2nd Floor, 1 Hobson Street South Yarra, Victoria 3141 Phone: 03 9804 7834 Fax: 03 9827 6346 Email: email@example.com South Australia Branch PO Box 559 Marden, South Australia 5070 Phone: 08 8362 1922 Fax: 08 8362 1822 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Western Australia Branch 45 Ventnor Avenue West Perth, Western Australia 6005 Phone: 08 9389 4447 Fax: 08 9389 4451 Email: email@example.com Tasmania Branch 2 Davey Street Hobart, Tasmania 7000 Phone: 03 6221 3715 Fax: 03 6224 2325 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org increase the tensile reinforcement as well as increasing the e ective depth. Again, the horizontal shear force is resisted by the vertical dowel bars. Where shear strength is considered a problem, the vertical dowels extend down to the bottom reinforcement. e second method is to strengthen the structure from below by means of a series of steel beams, situated beneath, and connected to the understrength members. In the end, both methods were adopted. e use of the strengthening solutions was determined by the presence of heritage oor or ceiling nishes. A heritage oor nish precluded the use of an overlaid solution, while conversely a heritage ceiling ruled out the use of strengthening steelwork beneath the beams. is redevelopment is a positive for the environment as well, as the ability to reuse the building extends the lifespan of the embodied energy contained within the building, while saving the materials that would be required for the construction of a replacement, not to mention the land ll that would have been created by the demolition of the building. e refurbishment has also improved the energy consumption characteristics of the building, with state-of- the-art services being installed. Ralph Belperio, Aurecon project director said, " is project was de nitely the highlight of my four year stint in Brisbane. To be given the opportunity to work on one of the city s most loved and prominent buildings was a real privilege. I feel like I have had some small part in leaving a legacy in Brisbane for a long time to come." e redevelopment of Brisbane City Hall presented a signi cant challenge to Aurecon. e nal result is one which contains very few compromises from the client s expectations in terms of the product delivered. e building was handed back in late 2012, and now provides stunning modern facilities within a heritage context. Brisbane City Hall, and the Museum of Brisbane which is housed inside the building, has again become the tourist attraction that it was in the past. Brisbane City Hall has been a hub of community activity for over 80 years and is of the most significant heritage buildings in Queensland.