Expansion of the existing hospital in NSW
Muswellbrook Hospital is located in the Upper Hunter region of NSW, about 243km North of Sydney, where Bonacci Group provided structural and civil engineering design services for our client, Health Infrastructure.
The aim of this project is to expand the existing hospital to include new imaging, renal, shared services, chemotherapy, pathology, and ambulatory care centres.
The structure is built over a mine, and the foundations and superstructure have been designed to accommodate the specified tilt, curvature, and ground strains associated with a mine subsidence event. For the design of mine subsidence, we provided a slip layer between the primary vertical elements and the footings. This is a commonly used method for prevention of damage resulting form mine subsidence. A structural platform made up of ground beams was provided above the level of the slip layer which allows the structure, including all internal walls and facade elements, to move independently of the ground during a mine subsidence event.
Location: Muswellbrook, NSW
Services: Structural and Civil Engineering