Assignment 1 - Basement Construction

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HLM CONSULTANTS LTD

HLM File No.: ARBE3100_A1_2014
April 2014

Basement Construction

Prepared for:
DreamHome Furniture Group
ARBE3100 – Construction Technology 3
The University of Newcastle
Callaghan NSW
2308

Prepared by:
HLM Consultants Ltd

HLM

Basement Construction
ARBE3100 – Construction Technology 3
Assignment 1

CONTENTS
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ................................................................................................................ 3
1.0 | INTRODUCTION...................................................................................................................... 4
2.0 | SITE INVESTIGATION / CONSTRAINTS........................................................................
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The report compares and contrasts the advantages and disadvantages of a variety of methods and technologies for constructing basements.
A basement, for the basis of this report, is part of a building partly or wholly extends below ground level. It is essential basements are well planned, designed and constructed to ensure that for the life of the building it functions effectively and efficiently. A common concern of basement construction is the effects of groundwater. These issues are considered and the areas where these issues could potentially occur are identified. Additional cumulative effects of basements have also been considered.
Finally the report sets out recommendations on the appropriate approach to the design and construction of the basement and details the steps which should be taken in the construction of the chosen design and construction.

April 2014

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Basement Construction
ARBE3100 – Construction Technology 3
Assignment 1

1.0 | INTRODUCTION
In general, basements provide an effective internal space within a building without compromising the site area. Basements commonly are used as utility space for building including but not limited to car parking, plant equipment, amenities and storage.
The project brief provides that the commercial building is intended to be a precedent development which reflects “a successful professional company”. The project involves the construction of a new
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