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CSIRO Princes Wharf #3

ClientCSIRO
Value$5.34M
StateTasmania
CompletedMarch 2017

Princes Wharf 3 is located in Battery Point, Hobart, Tasmania and was understood to be originally constructed in the 1930’s and housed the CSIRO research labortory on top of it.

The wharf construction comprises of over 200 concrete reinforced piles with lower and upper transverse beams supporting a concrete deck. Chloride induced corrosion of the reinforcement has caused reinforcement steel section loss within the concrete, leading to cracking and eventually spalling.

The Project

Whilst minor remediation works have been previously carried out, the wharf owner desired the wharf to be returned back to its original load carrying capacity. Returning the wharf back to its original capacity requires significant remediation works to each of the wharf elements. The scope of the work includes the removal of defective concrete and previous repairs to allow for remediation works.

Remediation works took place beneath the wharf, with the CSIRO building above the construction work area. The CSIRO building contains laboratories with equipment and specimens that are highly sensitive to noise and vibration. The CSIRO offices tend to be working at all hours due to the nature of their work with incoming and outgoing vessels, testing requirements and environmental constraints. This requires considerable liaison between VEC and a nominated CSIRO contact, so that CSIRO staff are aware of when construction work will take place that could disturb their work, and they can plan accordingly.

Head Office

10b Industrial Dr, Ulverstone,
TAS 7315

PO Box 812
Ulverstone, TAS 7315
info@vec.com.au

Phone +61 3 6425 6530
Fax +61 3 6425 6112

Hobart Office

Level 3, 116 Bathurst Street
Hobart, TAS 7000

PO Box 812
Ulverstone, TAS 7315
info@vec.com.au

Phone +61 3 6425 6530
Fax +61 3 6425 6112

Melbourne Office

Level 10, 567 Collins Street, 
Melbourne, VIC 3000

PO Box 812 
Ulverstone, TAS 7315
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Phone +61 (03) 9278 5100
Fax +61 3 6425 6112

Queensland Office

135 Coronation Drive
Milton, QLD 4064

PO Box 812 
Ulverstone, TAS 7315
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Phone +61 3 6425 6530
Fax +61 3 6425 6112