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Lightweight TECSLAB™ System for Car Park Application

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Client: Australand
Architect: SJB Architects
Engineers: Irwin Consult
Project: Parkville Gardens Carpark in multi-residential apartments
Location: Cnr Kade Way & Galada Ave, Parkville VIC

Parkville Gardens is a low rise development consisting of 1 and 2 bedroom apartments. Unique to this development is the use of the TECSLAB™ system in a car park application. This innovative composite system of 75mm Hebel® Powerfloor™ panels laid on 300mm and 400mm TECBEAM™ joists provides a transition from a conventional wet pour method to a lightweight timber construction system.

Australand commissioned SJB to design a ground level car park that had a sleek spacious feel without compromising the structural integrity of the multistory apartment building.

The high performance TECSLAB™ system has enabled services such as plumbing and wiring to be concealed as they are fed through the TECBEAM™'s web-holes and suspended from the beams.

The Structural integrity and strength of the beams allowed for spans of up to 7 meters in length. Due to the lightweight properties of the system fewer columns were used resulting in a more open design that otherwise could not be achieved with a wet pour system.

Australand's decision to employ the TECSLAB™ system has seen significant cost saving, a quicker on site build, a reduced need for concrete columns, and easy installation of services with the majority of work was carried out by onsite framing carpenters.

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For enquires please contact Tilling Timber on 03 9725 0222

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For enquires please contact Tilling Timber on 03 9725 0222



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