A residential tower in Perth's CBD that was recently completed is being hailed as a flag bearer for sustainable building practice in action.

The 29-storey Condor Tower has quite literally grown off the back of an existing 10-storey office building. Rather then demolishing the old structure, Condor Tower effectively recycled the old building into something economically and socially viable.

The new building is an example of the versatility, cost efficiency and speed advantages of concrete framing, with an innovative hybrid concrete framing solution adopted by builder and project manager, Q Con, to deliver the outcome.

Numerous concrete solutions and forms were used across the project, from precast and insitu elements to AFS walling, a proprietary system that utilises cement fibre board panels core-filled with concrete.

Full details of how these solutions have been employed appears in the latest CONCRETE CONCEPTS Case Study, from respected industry association Cement Concrete and Aggregates Australia (CCAA).

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