09 - 10 April, 2019 | Novotel Sydney Central, Sydney, Australia

Mark Gobolos


Principal Structural Engineer
Wallbridge Gilbert Aztec


2:00 PM CASE STUDY: Cancer Research Institute Development Project Achieving LEED Gold Star Standards in Sustainable Architecture

In 2018, University of South Australia opened the doors to their new Cancer Research Institute located alongside the SAHMRI building. The $230m project delivered a unique 14-storey building which met the international standard LEED gold star rating and is the highest level achieved in Adelaide. Their design plan was largely driven by the need for open and flexible research areas, lab spaces and optimal floor designs to control vibration, thermal and acoustic insulations.

In this session, Mark will run through challenges that the design team at WGA faced and measures taken to overcome constraints in location and design:
  • Considerations around infrastructure and its capacity to support future building expansions
  • Development of seismically rated anchors for the Australian market and followed through on innovations in design
  • Overcoming complex site constraints including the development of a future underground railway below the building
  • Exploring the best approaches to collaborating with stakeholders including building surveyors, geotechnical engineers, building services engineers, surveyors, planners and quantity surveyors
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