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St Catherine's College - UWA - Additional Student Housing

Engineering design for student accommodation hydraulics systems

  • $38M

    Project Value

  • Perth, Western Australia

    Perth, Western Australia

Collaborating on this student housing, we coordinated detailed design with the builder to complete the project with minimal delays

St Catherine's College is a leading independent college at the University of Western Australia and was looking to offer residential accommodation to students. Built in five interconnected three and four storey buildings with roof garden facilities on two, the development would feature 250 rooms each with an en suite and kitchenette.

We were engaged by Pindan to provide an integrated design for the housing’s hydraulics services. Our design featured an innovative warm water solution that eliminated the need for individual tempering valves in each room, significantly reducing maintenance costs. We also provided detailed design of the sanitary waster system, the wet fire services system, and stormwater drainage. A coordinated early works package allowed the builder to get out of the ground while detailed design of the upper floors was being finalised. We issued documentation for the construction package of in-ground work, allowing coordinated services to proceed without hold up.

The completed project offers the community and students safe and healthy buildings to live in, now and in the future. We were able to meet our client’s requirements and reduce overall maintenance costs for water usage.

At a Glance

Offices
Client
  • Pindan Constructions Pty Ltd
Architect
Allen Jack + Cottier
Award
Master Builders Association of Western Australia - Best Multi-Unit Development
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Michael Ruescher, Associate, Structural Project Engineer

I pride myself on working to provide efficient structural solutions that consider cost, speed of construction, and constructability.
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Daniel Castro, Principal, Acoustic Section Manager/Australian Discipline Leader

We help you achieve an optimum balance between acoustic technical accuracy and cost-effective solutions.
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Travis Demeza, Principal, Group Leader Albany/ Australian Discipline Leader, Civil

It’s incredibly satisfying to see the infrastructure we create being used as envisioned, on what was once bare ground.
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Mark Carroll, Associate Director, Electrical Section Manager

I seek to enhance projects by harnessing proven technology in innovative ways.
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Andrew Wakelam, Principal, Mechanical Section Manager

I’m a people person—I thrive on the collaborative process with both the project design team and between the disciplines at Stantec.
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Prasanna Suraweera, Director, Senior Sustainability Project Engineer/Australian Discipline Leader, Sustainability

There are a thousand sustainability options out there and I love finding the right path to meet the client’s needs.
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Michael Ruescher

Associate, Structural Project Engineer

Daniel Castro

Principal, Acoustic Section Manager/Australian Discipline Leader

Travis Demeza

Principal, Group Leader Albany/ Australian Discipline Leader, Civil

Mark Carroll

Associate Director, Electrical Section Manager

Andrew Wakelam

Principal, Mechanical Section Manager

Prasanna Suraweera

Director, Senior Sustainability Project Engineer/Australian Discipline Leader, Sustainability

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