Airey Taylor Consulting have project specific experience in the design of buildings subject to cyclonic wind loading which extends over a period of in excess of 30 years.
Buildings designed by us in Darwin (for Greater Union Theatres and Qantas Airways Limited) survived cyclone Tracey without structural damage.
Within Western Australia we are able to list an extensive portfolio of structures and buildings which have given satisfactory in service duty when subject to the acid test imposed by cyclonic wind loads. These are exampled by the campus of buildings at Learmonth designed for M G Kailis Gulf Fisheries, the Hospital at Carnarvon, 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.