Complex Substructure at St Georges Terrace, Perth 

A multistorey subterranean diaphragm wall structure, which had differing modes of support on each elevation as dictated by neighboring building constraints.

Typically multi-level basement excavations utilise a temporary anchored regime that are specifically designed to cater for the temporary loads placed on the retaining wall during construction. Once permanent slabs are in place, these anchors becoming redundant. However, access limitations on one elevation for this project required the construction of perpendicular blade walls to brace the wall during construction instead of the more typical anchoring approach. These blade walls or buttresses had specific zoning of reinforcement so that they could effectively engage into the permanent floor slabs while other "soft  zones" of reinforcement allowed for ease of removal from the more complete structure.