Kevin McDougall, head of Civil Engineering and Surveying at USQ outlined that the expansion was a significant investment for the future.
We’re very excited to be able to further enhance the educational experience in engineering and research activity at Springfield,”
“Engineers and surveyors play a pivotal role in shaping our world and will be critical in Australia’s economic recovery efforts post-COVID-19″.
“We want to make sure our students have the best facilities and opportunities to learn, and ensure our graduates have the sought-after skills that industry needs, both now and into the future”.
“It will also expand our capacity to conduct leading-edge research and work with industry to contribute to the development of new knowledge and solutions that address real-world problems.” McDougall said.
Designed by dwp Architects and construction underway by Quadric, the structural health performance of the building will be monitored in real-time, with multiple sensors embedded throughout to allow students to monitor its studies.
– Civil engineering laboratory with separate concrete mixing
– Curing and durability facility
– Heat treatment, fire testing and materials testing and metrology laboratories
– Mechanical engineering and fluid dynamics laboratory
– Electronics laboratory
– Communications laboratory
– Electrical power laboratory
– Robotics and automation laboratory with fabrication facilities
– Surveying preparation room
– Student collaboration space
– Seminar room
McDougall was pleased that the health monitoring system will be installed and serve as a ‘living lab’ to students and visitors, creating research and teaching collaboration opportunities across different engineering field.
“One thing very special about this system is that it has been integrated sensor roving technology that has never been done before in Australia and possibly around the world”.
“Our engineering specialist Andy Nguyen has been at the forefront of this system development, which will allow us to measure critical static and dynamic characteristics, such as strain-stress, deflection, frequencies and mode shapes,” McDougall said.
Construction is scheduled for completion in late January 2021.
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Source: Information, Drawings and Images
All article information is sourced and available for review from referenced locations.
– Media Release: USQ Media
– Image: Quadric
– Construction: Quadric
– Architect: dwp Architects
– Images: Google Streetview and Aerial
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