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Griffith University Business School Wins Gold Coast Master Builders Awards Project of the Year

Congratulations to all those involved in the project including Wilson Architects and Lend Lease, which recently won this significant accolade. Meinhardt provided Structural and Civil Engineering services.

The $38m building consists of seven storeys framed up with large span post-tensioned floor slabs supported on reinforced concrete columns; and three lecture theatres with tiered seating.

The structure exists on a sloping site hence the ground floor is partly ‘slab on ground’ and partly suspended with an undercroft level beneath the suspended area.

One of the structural design challenges in this project was a 16m long transfer beam on Level 4, spanning over the main lecture theatre, where no internal columns were allowed due to architectural reasons. The beam had to support a column at midspan holding up three levels of floor structure on top.

The Master Builders Housing & Construction Awards program has grown into one of Queensland’s most prestigious industry events since beginning in 1987.

The awards celebrated their 28th year this year with more than 1,000 entries received.