New headquarters for IPAS
The Australian Federal Government, South Australian State Government, DSTO, Defence SA and The University of Adelaide have invested over $40M to construct a headquarters for IPAS, which will house a unique suite of transdisciplinary laboratories.
These facilities include glass development and processing, optical fibre fabrication, laser and device development, luminescence dating, environmental genomics, photonic sensor development, and synthetic, surface and bio-chemistry and offices to co-locate IPAS researchers and students from a broad range of scientific disciplines. This will all be located in the University’s new building, which is due for completion by early 2013.
The Braggs will also incorporate a 420-seat lecture theatre and other teaching and research facilities.
Check here for a real-time view of the building’s current progress as well as time lapse images of the last day or week.
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 - Topping Out Ceremony - Illumin8 is officially named 'The Braggs'
after father and son joint 1915 Nobel Laureates, Sir William Henry Bragg and his son, Sir William Lawrence Bragg, both Adelaide University Alumni.
You can see the building really taking shape, third abd fourth floors are now well under construction.
Work is well underway on the ground and first floors of the building. In the next month we expect completion of the Level 1 slab.
Detailed excavation and pile caps arenow complete on the illumin8 project. In the next month the following will be undertaken:
- Basement raft slab construction
- Basement lift/stairs
- Forming up slab at ground
- Pour eatern ground floor columns
Pouring of the concrete basement slab is currently underway. The tower crane was erected mid August and bulk excavation is complete. Over the next month we expect completion of the detailed excavation and of the formwork on the walls and columns to the under side of the ground floor to commence.
Diaphragm wall and foundation piling have now been completed
Constuction is progressing steadily, preparation for the basement slab is currently underway.
A sample which is 39 million years old was excavated during the core drilling of the illumin8 construction site. It is composed of the same tertiary (late eocene) fossiliferous 'blanch point formation' that is seen in outcrops along the Maslin Beach cliffs.
Work began on the construciton of the basement walls. These 12m deep walls are constructed in a series of panels around the perminter of the building.
We celebrated on the Barr Smith Lawns the next stage in development of the building. The Vice Chancellor Prof James McWha held an illumination ceremony on 2 Feb 2011 where Senator Hon Kim Carr, the Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science & Research ‘illuminated’ a light, representing the Illimin8 building.
Siteworks are now steadily underway.