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Sacred Heart School

The hub building is 2 storeys tall with approximately 1,000m 2 and is entirely of timber construction. The building consists of institutional areas such as teaching rooms, conference rooms, meeting rooms, staff working spaces and library area. The primary structure system comprises Glulam Columns and beams supporting Potius timber floor units. The lateral system comprises of concentric LVL bracing in both directions at the ground floor. The first floor comprises of concentric LVL bracing in one direction and glulam frames in the other direction. The timber braces provide an elegant lateral solution which can be tied into the building’s aesthetics which combined with the special connection system increase the resilience of the structure.

Client: Robertson Architecture Design 

Service: Structural and Civil Design

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