The design of Conrad Gargett’s Lightning Ridge project is based on a modular mode of construction. Each modular pod dimensions, is to allow for a project that can be pre-fabricated offsite, and delivered to site with minimal onsite work required. Each pod is set to the maximum dimension allowable for road transport without a pilot vehicle so cost control is maintained.
A benefit of modular construction is the ease of future expansion
The planning of Lightning Ridge is based on this principle and the corridor system is ready to accept the extension. Screening has been designed to fit as premanufactured units which are insitu fixed to the volumetric premanufactured modules. Whilst there are limits to the modular method, the layout and design intent has not been sacrificed, and it does not take away from the team delivering a health facility that achieves the future model of care the industry is striving for.
Each pod is set to the maximum dimension allowable for road transport without a pilot vehicle so cost control is maintained.
This mode of construction also further allows for greater control of construction costs through offsite fabrication, with minimal groundworks required onsite prior to delivery of modules. A benefit of modular construction is the ease of future expansion, if and when required, as the modular grid allows for structural efficiencies and ease of future modules being added to the building footprint.
Whilst there are limits to the modular method, the layout and design intent has not been sacrificed.
Modular flexible planning is provided in this building by maintaining the regular 4.2m module which will fit a variety of room modules within a health facility. The rooms can change within the 4.2m module at any time to fit different configurations. The change is therefore, flexible in the lateral direction of the building. The 4.2m holds the consistent size of the majority of rounded or standard sized rooms.
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