As the sun was about to rise over the Macquarie University’s North Ryde Campus yesterday morning, we were very excited to guide the last of 22 pre-fabricated mass timber roof cassettes into position. In only 4 nights of lifting, the small install team of only 5 workers were able to install approximately 2,000sqm of roof cassettes and the mass timber structure now proudly stands complete. A very bold and unique design ensured the whole team were stretched and focused on solving complex details to make this project a success. This was very evident as the last of these roof cassettes were installed in a fraction of the time it took the first one.
This was definitely no run of the mill project and the final result is exceptional. A truly inspiring looking structure, the “Innovation Hub” will be blend seamlessly into the park-like campus located within the heart of Australia’s largest high-tech precinct, just 15 kilometres from the city centre.