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Structural Design for a Fire-Proof Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) Room

Project Structural Load Assessment of an Existing Car Park
Client Queensland Department of Transport Main Roads
Project Value < $100k
Project Overview An Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) is to be relocated into a new room in the car park area of a building. The client requires a structural assessment of the existing concrete slab to withstand the new load.
JJR Involvement The structural assessment will be in accordance with relevant Australian Standards, including:

  • Building Code of Australia (BCA);
  • AS3700, Mason structures;
  • AS3600, Concrete Structures; and
  • AS2870, Residential Slabs and Footing Construction.

Existing structural elements will be assessed for fire rating as per AS3600 and AS3700 requirements, which is comprised of the following:

  • Existing concrete slab on grade;
  • Existing concrete suspended slab above and relevant beams; and
  • Existing masonry block wall.