Construction of Ballymore's National Rugby Training Centre (NRTC) has reached the halfway point as the facility's roof and seating structure were both put in place by Queensland Rugby's official construction partner Buildcorp during the past month.
September saw all precast seating platforms installed for the 3010-capacity McLean Stand as well as the completion of the concourse deck allowing spectators plenty of room to move and view world-class sporting events at the iconic Herston venue.
This month's major construction highlight was the installation of the structural steel roof trusses and commencement of roofing works for the impressive facility.
The roof's structure is made-up of 83 tonnes of steel trusses and 30 tonnes of steel purlins which are the horizontal beams across the length of the roof.
Overall, the roof of the NRTC will be constructed of 3455 square metres of Klip-Lok roof sheets and 110 lineal metres of Box Gutter.
It's not just outside, but inside there's been plenty of construction too with wall framing on the ground floor also starting last month.
October will see the completion of the roof sheets and box gutter, commencement of aluminium window frames, lifting 26 tonnes of steel for the plant deck and the removal of "Angus" the tower crane.
Construction Update - September
- All precast seating platforms installed
- All precast panels installed
- Concourse deck completed
- Structural steel including roof trusses installed. Minor bracing and wall support steelwork remaining
- Roofing works commenced
- Wall framing commenced on ground floor
- Service Rough commenced on ground floor
- Mechanical plant has been delivered to site