JCU Medical School, QLD
Builder: Brennly Enterprises Pty Ltd
Contractor: Abigroup Contractors Pty Ltd
Architects: PDT Architects & RPA Architects
Project Value: $45 million
The School of Pharmacy and Molecular Sciences at James Cook University is a multidisciplinary unit comprising of 40 academic, technical and administrative staff and 25 postgraduate and honours students.
This project proved to be quite a challenge for LCJ Engineers and Rondo to design, due to the very high wind loads together with wall heights up to 4.2m, which resulted in having back to back 150mm studs at 300mm centres. This project was nicknamed “Steel City” and from viewing the images, you can see why.
Brendan Johnston of Brennly Enterprises recognised this project as one of the most difficult he has worked on and thanked both LCJ Engineers and Rondo for their Technical Assistance in working out the design issues.
Rondo products used on this project
DUO® Exposed Grid Ceiling System
Expertly engineered for fast assembly on site, Cross Tees positively lock into each other through the Main Tee to create a sturdy exposed grid ceiling system. Seismic Designs that have been fully tested to meet code requirements are available.