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Case Studies


Neuroscience Research Australia Centre Barker St, Randwick, NSW, AUSTRALIA


Principal Contractor: Richard Crookes Constructions
Architect: Cox Richardson Architects
Concrete Supplier: Holcim
• Penetron Admix
• Penebar SW-55
• Peneseal Pro

This seven level Neuroscience research facility located at Prince of Wales Hospital comprised of doubleheight basement (future CT Scan/MRI and Crash Test facility) Entry, Administration, three floors of PC1 & PC2 laboratories, clinics, cafeteria, and seminar spaces.
The development ties into the existing Neuroscience Research facilities via numerous linkways. The development also interfaces with platform lifts, fire, chilled water, medical gases, security and comms data services.
The project has a 5 star NABERS rating. Features include glazing, glass, special lighting and approved architectural features on the building facade. The Neuroscience Research Precinct project will provide facilities for 700 research staff, incorporating both Neuroscience Research Australia and Randwick Hub partners.
Richard Crookes Constructions was selected to construct this project and has chosen Penetron to assist in protecting the valuable assets within the structure.
Penetron Admix: 700m3
Lift pits, In-situ retaining walls below grade, Balconies level 1,3,6,7 + Roof
Penebar SW Waterstop: Construction Joints to 4 Lift Shafts.
Peneseal Pro: 300m2 Level 2 podium slab.

As of 26 October 2011, the concrete for the top floor had been poured. Pictured here atop the Penetron Admix treated concrete roof are (l-r) Neil Coubrough, Chris Bradshaw and Prof Peter Schofield.


Epworth Hospital Stage 1


Geelong, Vic, AUSTRALIA
Principal Contractor: Brookfield Multiplex
Architect: Silver Thomas Hanley (Aus.)
Engineer: Bonacci Group
Concrete Supplier: Local Mix
Value: $200,000,000 project value
PENETRON PRODUCTS USED: Penetron Admix SB, Penebar SW45 Type A

Penetron Admix SB chosen to waterproof below grade walls, ground floor terraces and roof slab. Penebar SW45 type A used to seal below ground construction joints.

Project summary: Stage 1 is a six story building which includes 202 overnight patient beds (medical, surgical, obstetrics and rehabilitation), 12 intensive care units, 9 operating theatres and a 20 cubicle emergency department.

Structures Contractor: Form 700