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by AG
Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4142
Views: 621020

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

Demo’s will continue all this year (ie Croydon Kings soccer club has until the end of their season before they need to vacate). I think construction is from early 2020 and take until the end of 2022 for completion. The main job is the overpass. It will be interesting if they assemble a bridge/overp...
by AG
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4142
Views: 621020

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

I can't quite tell what the set up is here - is there a piled wall behind the retained slopes, or is this shotcreted wall the only thing supporting the surface road above? From what I can tell, the wall in question is an unreinforced shotcrete sloped wall which relies on gravity (i.e. it's own weig...
by AG
Thu May 30, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] 104-106 Currie Street | 117m | 33lvl | Sofitel Hotel
Replies: 510
Views: 162691

[U/C] Re: 104-106 Currie Street | 117m | 33lvl | Sofitel Hotel

I'm not sure if there's a technology forum to lump these kinds of answers together for future reference... A few months ago someone explained how tower cranes get taller and a few other technical aspects. One that I did not see covered is the tower concrete pump. Is there a clear explanation (or ca...
by AG
Wed May 29, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] 104-106 Currie Street | 117m | 33lvl | Sofitel Hotel
Replies: 510
Views: 162691

[U/C] Re: 104-106 Currie Street | 117m | 33lvl | Sofitel Hotel

I'm not sure if there's a technology forum to lump these kinds of answers together for future reference... A few months ago someone explained how tower cranes get taller and a few other technical aspects. One that I did not see covered is the tower concrete pump. Is there a clear explanation (or ca...
by AG
Mon May 13, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4178
Views: 602110

Re: Oaklands Crossing | $174m

If the Seaford Line is going to squeeze any more services into peak hour, then some compromises or changes are going to be needed to maximise peak hour capacity. At peak frequencies of every 3-4 minutes (or quicker) inbound from Woodlands Park including the Tonsley Line, you are not going to be able...
by AG
Fri May 10, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4142
Views: 621020

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

The walls on the T2T section are secant pile walls (these are structural) covered with pre-cast panels (non-structural).

The Darlington section looks like they've tried to go for unreinforced shotcrete and relying on gravity for it to stay in place (ummm, what?!).
by AG
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic
Replies: 1215
Views: 177989

Re: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic

Throwing massive amounts of money to target small problem areas to give the perception of doing something. Anyone else smell an election coming up?
by AG
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [COM] Oaklands Crossing | $174m
Replies: 836
Views: 131518

[COM] Re: Oaklands Crossing | $174m

If you look through the scope of works outlined in the March newsletter, then it becomes apparent that the rail closure period is also being used to undertake other upgrades further along the rail corridor beyond where the Oaklands crossing upgrade is being finished.
by AG
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Metropolitan Development
Topic: [COM] Burnside Village (Extension)
Replies: 254
Views: 62871

[COM] Re: Burnside Village (Extension)

Wonder if David Jones is even interested in a 4th Adelaide site given Rundle Mall store is 6kms away from Burnside (15min)? They should invest their money and upgrade/downsize the Marion store as they did West Lakes I think David Jones is more interested in going down the boutique format like they ...
by AG
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] Festival Plaza Redevelopment | $800 million
Replies: 843
Views: 205759

[U/C] Re: Festival Plaza Redevelopment | $800 million

I wonder how deep the water table in the area is, and if it rises when the Torrens floods. What happens if the bottom of the car park is below it? The site of the car park does rise a fair bit from the river heading up to North Terrace. Generally basements are constructed either with a waterproofin...
by AG
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] 11 Frome Street | 135m | 37 Levels | Crowne Plaza / Adelaidean | New tallest
Replies: 1380
Views: 299900

[U/C] Re: Adelaidean | 11 Frome Street | 135m | 37 Levels | Mixed Use | New tallest

The concrete slabs around the void for the tower crane would incorporate ferrules at the interface with the void, which would allow the reinforcing bars for the infill slab sections to be continuous with those of the rest of the slab.
by AG
Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [COM] GPO Exchange | 85m | 22 Levels | Office
Replies: 457
Views: 125352

[COM] Re: GPO Exchange | 85m | 22 Levels | Office

What is being placed between the concrete gaps? And is there a finish/gloss to the concrete itself? Can't tell from the renders, but it looks like the space between the glazing at each level could be either stone or metal cladding. Either way, the renders don't show the glazing running full height.
by AG
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] Renaissance Arcade | 132m | 40 Levels | Realm Apartments
Replies: 1217
Views: 302180

[U/C] Re: Renaissance Arcade | 132m | 40 Levels | Realm Apartments

I see that post-tensioning is being used for the slabs on this building.
by AG
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [COM] 150 Wright Street | 74m | 23 Levels | Bohem Apartments
Replies: 284
Views: 98929

[COM] Re: 150 Wright Street | 74m | 23 Levels | Bohem Apartments

ghs wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:16 pm
That picture really sums up the Australian taxation office. They would have to be one of the most hopeless organisations in the history of the world.
To be fair, it's more likely to be the landlord's responsibility than the ATO's.
by AG
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [COM] 27-31 Angas Street | 103m | 30 Levels | Kodo Apartments
Replies: 839
Views: 222305

[COM] Re: 27-31 Angas Street | 103m | 30 Levels | Kodo Apartments

I can't help but notice how slender the columns look, particularly one on the receiving end of a column load offset - that would be imposing some significant bending forces on the column.