Standing on the southern shore of Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra, is the National Library of Australia. By 2001 the building housed over six million items.
In late 2005 GHD was engaged by the client to provide a long term solution to water ingress through the podium slab into library areas below. It was imperative that the areas below the podium remain dry during the refurbishment of the podium as well as upon completion. Accordingly the well-proven Wolfin Waterproofing Membrane System was specified for the project and temporary shedding was constructed up to 2,500msq, over the work areas. This involved the coordination of several trades & implementation of a regimented works program.
On completion and sign-off of the membrane works by Wolfin Membranes Australia each deck area was flood tested for a minimum 72 hours before hand-over to the builder & then to the client after reinstatement of the original slate tiling.