Boola Katitjin taking shape with largest engineered timber beams in Australia

Some of the largest engineered timber beams in Australia are currently being installed at the Building 360 – Boola Katitjin construction site.

The impressive 26 metre long, 7,282 kg beams are the largest glulam (glued laminated) beams by volume ever used in Australia and have been manufactured by HESS timber for the Multiplex construction project. 

Project Director Daniel Price said the five massive beams currently being installed were part of the final timber installation of the project’s northern plaza.  

“These beams are made as one piece and form a vital part of the timber facade of Boola Katitjin.” 

The building is approximately 180 metres in length and will form a new entrance to the University from Discovery Way.

Boola Katitjin is now more than 75% complete and will accommodate up to 60% of the University’s teaching requirements in a sustainable, tech-enabled building when it is completed by the end of the year. 

Watch the incredible installation of these massive beams at the Boola Katitjin construction site in the video above or read the full story in The West Australian.

Video footage supplied by Multiplex. 
Learn more about our exciting future learning and teaching space, Boola Katitjin
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25 Aug 2022

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