Tours of this building will operate every 30 minutes during opening hours.
The Australian Industry Trade College (AITC) is a deliberately different school for students in Years 10 to 12 who wish to complete senior school and start an apprenticeship. The school enables and empowers young people to find their purpose and proudly pursue a pathway in industry.
The college was established in 2006 and now has 330 students at the Gold Coast campus. Many of the students helped build the campus under the eye of Alder Constructions, which began work on the facility in February 2010. Design development of the building took roughly three months to procure and the actual building work was completed on a 10-month construction program.
The building, opened in April 2011, encloses a central courtyard and has 1600sqm of floor space with learning spaces, gymnasium and administration at ground level and staff rooms above.
The initial design concept was put together by Amy Degenhart of DegenhartSHEDD. This design was further modelled and adjusted to suit the AITC special requests to accommodate the specific administration and training facility layouts.
The classroom building required numerous concrete bored pier foundations to support the structure. Soil sampling suggested the existing ground conditions were unsuitable to support the proposed development. Deep foundations were drilled in to the existing ground areas to support the new structure.
Some interesting facts about the AITC structure:
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