The QLD Academies – Science, Mathematics and Technology Campus is a selective entry high school, which offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program and the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program, in partnership with the University of QLD.
BG&E provided structural and civil engineering services for the $30 million upgrade of the Toowong Campus, which included a new four storey Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) building and a three-storey General Learning area building with link walkways and a Middle School terrace between them.
The works also included internal upgrades to several other buildings around the campus with additional link walkways added to service student movements. The project was delivered under a Ministerial Designation instead of a traditional Development Application.
BG&E aided the contractor during their tender stage with significant value adding design inputs including:
- Changing the structural scheme to aid in constructability and remove the need for two tower cranes.
- Removal of several column grids to make the structure significantly more economical.
- Reduction of all prestressed and reinforced concrete rates.
The upgrade of the Campus will support the institution’s consistent achievement of International Baccalaureate scores above world average.