Project Description

The Woodcroft Church Extension project was a purposeful project to enhance the existing church infrastructure. The design incorporated 8-meter-high precast panel walls, adding a touch of grandeur to the building. Complementing this was a suspended concrete slab that facilitated practical spatial arrangements. The steel-framed roof structure provided durability and an aesthetic touch. Additionally, the extension featured an expansive balcony, supported by framed steel sections, adding both functionality and visual appeal.



Adelaide Structural Engineers (ASE) role in this endeavour was pivotal. ASE coordinated the integration of the precast walls, engineering them for optimal stability. Additionally, we conducted in-depth calculations for earthquake actions, ensuring the structure’s robustness in the face of lateral forces. ASE took on the critical task of designing shear walls, strategically positioned to effectively counter lateral actions, safeguarding the building against horizontal forces and conducted a thorough review of constructability.

Designed components included:
  • Precast panel design
  • Detailed analysis of Earthquake Actions on Each wall
  • Shear wall design
  • Suspended slab design
  • 3d Analysis of the Balcony framing
  • Steel roof frame design
  • Free standing Steel framed Screen design
  • Raft footing design
  • Constructability review
I had a bit of a false start with a previous engineer, who wasn't really meeting our requirements to get things underway. Raj came to the rescue to some degree, because we were anxious to get things started. He was fantastic, jumped on it straight away, and has been very proactive problem solving many issues we encountered with this build.
David Thompson
ASE helped us on various projects from large scale solar projects to transportable buildings, detailed design services... We get support from Raj's, and quick turnaround times and they're willing to walk the extra mile with us.
PSD Energy
When I contacted Raj he was very attentive, and responsive. There was a few tricky components to [this project] and he was great at listening and brought forth some ideas. It was a no-brainer.
Gary McVicar
Adelaide Abundant Life Centre
David Thompson
PSD Energy
Gary McVicar
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