Location: Joondalup, Western Australia
Client: Edith Cowan University / Multiplex
Architect: Silver Thomas Hanley
Value: $4.5M
DENMAC Deliverables:

The complete façade, curtain wall, aluminium windows and glazing package including:

  • Kingspan Eurobond and Dri-Design façade system.
  • Parapet wall cladding and capping.
  • The World’s Largest Permanent Periodic Table in perforated screens.
  • Art Feature comprising multiple hexagon shaped laminex panels.
  • All external and internal aluminium framed windows and doors.
  • Curtain wall on the north elevation.
Status: Completed December 2019
  • Architectural External Cladding
  • Architectural Glass
  • Architectural Metalwork
  • Commercial Metalwork
  • Facade Elements
  • Facades
  • Modular Facade Construction

Bold new directions for science education in WA have been embodied in the design of ECU’s new $50 million Science Building. The five-level structure at the University’s Joondalup Campus provides a state of the art science facility for the university students, whilst also providing two floors dedicated to industry and government, including the WA Police Force’s Cyber Crimes Unit, WA’s AustCyber Centre and threat intelligence company Sapien Cyber. The building features the world’s biggest permanent periodic table as the facade of one entire side of the structure.

DENMAC was engaged by Multiplex to deliver multiple elements of the New Science building including:

  • The complete façade incorporating:
    • Eurobond panels supplied by Kingpsan.
    • Dri-Design aluminium panels supplied by Kingspan.
    • KS1000 Parapet panels.
    • Curtain wall on the north elevation
  • All external and internal aluminium framed windows and doors.
  • Art features including:
    • A Periodic Table made from a proprietary mullion system and punched perforated aluminium screens.
    • A series of hexagon shaped laminate panels constructed from Fundermax.

A tight installation timeline to meet the Practical Completion date required DENMAC to mobilise extensive labour and supervision resources peaking at an onsite labour-force of close to 50 personnel. A large injection of access equipment was also required which DENMAC managed including booms & scissors, mobile cranes, mast climbers and swinging stages.

Despite all these challenges, the DENMAC team including all subcontractors and the supply chain ‘stepped-up’ to deliver the project in time for the Practical Completion date and the official opening of the building on the 12th February 2020.