Rodgers Leask is currently employed as Civil & Structural Engineer for the new £90million Swansea University campus development.
The scheme comprises Engineering, Academic and Residential buildings which will provide accommodation for teaching laboratories, offices and materials testing and research rooms for development of new products and emerging technologies. A key driver for the University is to ensure that the facilities are both fit for purpose now, and suitably future-proofed for students and research graduates to enjoy.
The structures comprise multi-storey steel frames with concrete floors and also concrete framed structures for the multi-storey residential buildings. The buildings are supported on piled foundations and protected with a sub-slab gas membrane. Plant rooms are provided at roof level to service the development.
The central internal streets are covered with tensile fabric roofs which will provide protection against the weather but allow natural light to percolate into the street due to its opacity.
Design and detail works are being fully integrated to BIM level 2 with the architect and specialists all using REVIT with design disciplines adding information to a common building model.