City of Perth Council House Façade Inspection
Category: Building, Heritage
Client: Hocking Heritage Studio, City of Perth
Asset: Council House
Location: St Georges Tce, Perth WA
MEnD Consulting Pty Ltd was engaged by Hocking Heritage Studio to inspect the external tiled concrete T elements that form part of the building’s envelope for Council House, located at 27 St George’s Terrace, Perth WA 6000. A thorough visual and detailed testing engineering inspection was undertaken of the concrete ‘T’ elements in November 2015. Subsequent laboratory testing was undertaken on obtained samples.
- Principal engineer Liam Holloway completed detailed inspections of the façade via rope access.
- Scanning Electron Microscopy Petrography, Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy and X-ray Deification analysis were used to characterise the concrete elements of the structure.
- Rebar scanning was used to identify ferrous and no ferrous elements embedded in the structure.
- A 5-year maintenance plan was developed including immediate and long term works.