ADDRESS Broadbeach, QLD
VALUE $5.2 million
Jupiters Hotel and Casino undertook significant demolition to enable construction of the new hotel and integrated gaming areas and restaurants and bars. The work involved the demolition of an existing “high rollers” area and associated structure and plant over five levels inside the existing gaming area. The gaming areas and associated theaters are such were kept live and operational through out the demolition process.
The demolition involved removal of concrete structure over five levels including lifts and lift shafts. Large post tension beams where also throughout the structure proving an engineering challenge for removal. As the building was also tied into extensions of the existing Casino, numerous areas required installation of both temporary and permanent structural steel to enable the adjacent areas to stay in situ and also stay operational.
Work commenced with disconnection of services whilst ensuring no effect to the operation of the Casino, followed by the soft strip out of areas for Acoustic hoarding to be installed. Once this was completed, the areas where soft stripped of all ceilings, carpets etc back to structural elements. The lift shaft was a major component of the demolition and after lowering the car and dismantling the associated mechanical items demolition commenced. This was undertaken by remote controlled electric excavator to eliminate fumes and noise. This machine ran a hydraulic crusher equivalent to 8t excavator and enabled demolition of concrete lift shaft and adjacent stair case to occure without impacting casino operations.
On larger lower levels a number of post tensioned beams created engineering challenges as they needed to be removed and where hard up against existing theatre structure which had to be kept live. This required specialised pulverisor attachments to be brought in and the beams carefully dismantled to ensure safety of adjacent structure.
The project was a success and had a recycling rate of over 90 % by weight. A very challenging job in a difficult environment in which to undertake structural demolition.