Airey Taylor Consulting have over 45 years project specific experience in the design of buildings subject to cyclonic wind loading.
Buildings designed by our firm in Darwin (for Greater Union Theatres and Qantas Airways Limited) survived the famous Cyclone Tracey without structural damage.
Within Western Australia we are able to list an extensive portfolio of structures and buildings which have given satisfactory service when subject to cyclonic wind loads. Examples of these successful projects include the collection of buildings for Kailis Gulf Fisheries at Learmouth; Carnarvon Hospital, and numerous schools and commercial buildings.
Roebuck Primary School (right) Stages 1 & 2
The buildings designed included Administration, three learning blocks, a covered assembly and a Library building. The buildings have been designed to suit the climate and culture of Broome.
South Cross Care (WA) Pty Ltd – Residential Care Facility, Broome
Airey Taylor Consulting were commissioned in June 2005 to design and document the structural component and associated siteworks and carparking (civil) of a new 32 bed + 2nd stage 23 bed residential care facility at Broome for Southern Cross Care (WA) Inc. Associated office and staff accommodation was also designed and documented on the site at Dickson Drive, Broome.
North West Shelf LNG Project
Airey Taylor Consulting was responsible for the heavy industrial design and documentation for the construction of a series of steel enclosures housing compressors and generators within a high cyclonic area of Western Australia.
Esplanade Atrium Hotel – Darwin.
Architects Parry & Rosenthal engaged Airey Taylor Consulting to design the structural component of this 3 star, 140 room atrium hotel which was opened in 1988. Constructed of load bearing concrete block walls with insitu concrete floor slabs, this hotel has been designed to withstand cyclonic wind loadings and high temperatures, with the large atrium area providing comfortable climatic relief from both heat and rain during the wet season.
This hotel has maintained a highly successful occupancy rate, and high patronage of food and beverage areas.
A large scale industrial development utilising ground-breaking industrial design for the cyclonic environment and provided an sound economic brace frame solution which was incorporated for future projects.