To minimise costs and maximise construction efficiency, the team utilised facetted rather than curved trusses
. Due to the size of the steel sections, curving of the main chords would have required transportation interstate, resulting in additional costs and lead times that could not be accommodated on this project.
A prominent paneled and curved metal wall defines the training areas, while a second-floor exposed curved trussed
roof structure houses the research and development department.
The floors are all either mosaic or still have their original floorboards and the main lecture hall has a barrel-vaulted ceiling with curved trusses
The floors are all either mosaic, or still have their original floorboards, and the main lecture hall has a barrel-vaulted ceiling with curved trusses
are connected to the timber framed walls by slender diagonal steel braces.
The roof is spanned by a series of curved trusses
supporting secondary cleated frames that allow the roof plane to sit back from the upper chord of the truss.
These elements surround and enclose a four-story atrium and building lobby accented with soaring curved trusses
and a translucent roof.
The lightweight metal roof is supported on seven triangulated curved trusses
, which themselves are supported on arms that stretch out to carry loads down to rows of six massive concrete pylons at each end of the space.