A Beautiful Challenge

42500m2 of Slab Post-Tensioning in Queensland (Australia)

A strikingly beautiful blendign of curves and angles, the Peppers Pier Resort in Queensland (Australia) was always going to challenge its builders. Undaunted, the BBR Network Member STRUCTURAL SYSTEMS has now completed the design & construction of a post-tensioned slab & load-transfer system. Post-tensioning was chosen for both the economic and structural benefits, allowing for reduced beam depths in the transfer area and thinner slabs resulting in reduced transfer loads. This reduction in slab thicknesses also allowed increased floor to floor heights achieved in the car park areas. The defections of the structure were minimized to reduce associated risks with the finishing trades, thus ensure long term maintenance costs are reduces when compared to a conventionally reinforced solution. The total post-tensioned area is 42500m2.