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Glen Eden Units


On this project Thompsons worked with Dr Benoit Gilbert of Griffith University to ultimately establish a ground breaking wind uplift resistance system. The system which Thompson’s team invented, involved streamlining the design of party walls to the high set duplex dwellings, making it a more cost effective construction. This project design consisted of removing internal steel tie down rods inside the walls and substituting them with sheet bracing, saving hundreds of hours of labour and thousands of dollars in material costs.


This system was tested at the world class Griffith University by Dr Benoit Gilbert and his team, and was shown to far exceed the minimum resistance requirements of the existing method of construction, prescribed by the relevant Australian Standards. It is approaches such as this example that showcase Thompson Building Groups’ dedication to need driven solutions and cost effective new techniques.


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