News | Created 29 Nov 2017
The New Museum building is starting to take shape and the first concrete slab expected to be poured in early 2018. In preparation for this work, Multiplex and its subcontractors are drilling pilings to support and stabilise the new building.
This auger (pictured) is drilling the 315 holes, each up to 32 metres deep, before concrete and reinforced steel mesh is inserted. The pilings are then levelled and a pile cap poured over to tie them together. This methodology distributes the weight load of the new building over a much greater surface area.
Ready mixed concrete is being supplied by local company Hanson. Its trucks have been making their way from the depot in East Perth to the Perth site over the past few months. Almost 3,000 cubic metres of concrete has been delivered to date –enough to fill an Olympic sized swimming pool plus a bit more!
Work to underpin the heritage buildings has also taken place. This involves injecting grout into their foundations to increase stability and ensure the longevity of these important buildings.
Concrete pilings at New Museum site.
Image courtesy of Multiplex