Kidbrooke

National Maritime Museum

NEW STORAGE FACILITIES WERE NEEDED FOR RARE ARTEFACTS

An upgrade to the National Maritime Museum facilities will see the provision of 35,000sq ft of new workshop and storage facilities including laboratories and a visitor’s centre at their Kidbrooke site. The role of ByrneLooby is to provide full civil and structural engineering services for the project.

The project comprises a reinforced concrete frame on piled foundations. A significant technical challenge during the works was addressing the very tight tolerance on floor movements from the high density racking scheme. The requirements for fire design have also been a major consideration with the storage of rare artefacts to be catered for.

With a combination of value engineering and alternative foundation designs, ByrneLooby provided a solution that would keep the project within budget, an issue of significant importance to the client.  A first floor slab extension has been cantilevered to save on foundations and support and floor levels have been adjusted to minimise cut and fill movements.

 

STAFF INSIGHT

“The scheme has been run as a BIM project and it has been good to have an opportunity to use our in house BIM protocols and integrate the Tekla analysis model into the Revit model.”

Martin, BIM Manager
ByrneLooby

 

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