Following the introduction of new 2016 NSW council regulations regarding pools and open storage tanks, Alexander Murphy led a team of individuals from engineering, construction and corporate business backgrounds in designing a solution for this contemporary regulation.
Any open storage tank holding more than 15cm of water must have a surrounding barrier to protect citizens (particularly minors) from this hazard.
The solution entailed designing a hollow PVC level on the surface of the water to mitigate against any potential impact force that may occur (a child falling into water). The PVC level ensures that water can still be stored below the surface, but only allowing a maximum of 15cm of water to appear above the surface.
The tank ledge construction was hidden by a layer of stone which covers any trace of this tank. This tank allows rainwater to filter through stone and be stored below the surface.
This ledge was designed to be an aesthetic solution to this contemporary regulation.
This construction was contracted by Banksiaview Professional Services Pty Ltd.
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