Charles Sturt University

Wagga Wagga, NSW


$7.2 million

Structural and civil engineer

Located on the Wagga Wagga Campus, the National Wine and Grape Industry Centre consists of a three storey teaching, research and commercial facility, with laboratories and office accommodation on the upper floors and preparation areas and cellar door space on the lower floor.

The main objective of this project was to deliver high value research, education and training to the Australian wine industry, and to provide leadership for the industry into the future.

Our role

Woolacotts Consulting Engineers was appointed as structural and civil engineers.

For suspended floor design, a flat slab floor structure was adopted to maximise ceiling space for services reticulation and provide flexibility for any future changes externally to the project.

The civil works included additional bus/trailer parking and lay-by spaces, which involved advice on traffic management aspects of the parking area.

Incorporated with the building project is the design of a stormwater harvesting system for the Ron Potter campus. Runoff is collected from hard paved areas of the campus for storage in a turkey nest dam to irrigate surrounding vineyards.

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