The story behind the advanced engineering solution adopted for the Brisbane Square project, and the role concrete framing played in it, features in the recent Concrete Concepts case study from Cement Concrete and Aggregates Australia .

Builder and Project Manager, Baulderstone Hornibrook turned to a concrete framed design with post-tensioned floors to ensure the project was delivered on time and budget.

In fact, BH worked closely with its key suppliers to employ a number of innovations that helped minimise floor cycle times and reduce crane reliance.

The 38-storey Brisbane Square is the city’s major office building. Its sleek and well-designed façade belies a complex engineering structure, epitomised by the three slender concrete columns that are expressed externally on the George Street side of the building, rising 100 metres above the plaza level to support the overhanging uppermost floors.

Brisbane Square is also the largest office building yet to be awarded a 5 star rating (office design v 1) under the Green Building Council of Australian Green Star scheme.

Concrete Concepts is a free series of case studies that focuses on the application of concrete framing on commercial high-rise projects around Australia to deliver low cost, low risk and high speed construction solutions.