Client: Habitare Developments
The project consisted of 10 Townhouses spilt into four (4) separate buildings. The buildings were constructed as either single, two or three storey structures . The 3 level units have suspended slabs for the first floor supported on reinforced blockwork basement walls. All other construction for the units is timber framing except for the party walls which are reinforced core filled blockwork. The upper levels and roofs are timber framed construction. Lambert & Rehbein were engaged to provide Structural and Civil engineering services for the buildings and boundary retaining walls.
The development was built on steep terrain so a major challenge was the design of the retaining walls which in some areas were as high as 8.0 metre’s. The retaining walls were constructed using reinforced concrete block with the larger walls having some of buttresses and steps up the slope. A large portion of the land contained uncontrolled fill so the retaining walls had to be supported on reinforced concrete piers, that extended up to 5.0 metre’s through the fill to reach suitable material.
- Liaison with the Client/Builder’s representative and the Architect;
- Design of footings and retaining walls;
- Design of suspended slabs;
- Design of block walls;
- Design of timber framing, bracing and tie-down; and
- Inspecting the works during construction.